Getting around Dominica
Most visitors do not need a visa to travel to Dominica; however, a valid passport is required as well as a round trip or onward ticket. French nationals may stay on the island for up to 2 weeks with an official Carte d’Identite. At the moment there are no international flights available into Dominica, so tourists wishing to come will have to travel here via a third country like Antigua, Puerto Rico, Martinique or Saint Martin/Sint Maarten. There are two airports in Dominica, the Canefield Airport outside Roseau, the capital and Melville Hall Airport in the northeast of the island. The following regional airlines that fly to Dominica are; Caribbean Star, LIAT and Air Caraibes.
If you prefer, you can also get to Dominica by sea via a number of ferries that land here from different islands. The L’Express des Iles runs between Dominica and Guadeloupe and Dominica and Martinique on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays to Sundays. The Caribbean Ferries runs from Dominica to Saint Lucia, Martinique and Guadeloupe as well.
Once on Dominica, your best way to get around is by renting a car or a motorcycle as there is very little public transport here except for buses. The road conditions in Dominica very good and here you drive on the left hand side of the road. Another reason why it is nice to drive in Dominica is because you will find very little traffic here. There are plenty of car rental agencies in town from where you can hire a car including Avis, which operates out of Canefield Airport.
Buses run regularly on Dominica from Roseau to Scotts Head and Portsmouth, but once you go past Canefield the bus service becomes more infrequent. Also the buses do not run on Sunday. Taxis are also available on Dominica for hire; ask your hotel to ring you a cab if you want to travel around on your own.