Nassau Cruise Port lies at the center of downtown Nassau on the island of New Providence. The port is only a few miles away from Lynden Pindling International Airport, Paradise Island, and to other parts of the island, which are easily accessible by well-defined roadways. Downtown Nassau is a home to many businesses and is therefore a high traffic area, serving as the primary hub for public transportation connections and ferry and tour excursion connections.
To Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA):
Driving: Take Bay Street to Shirley Street, then head west via West Bay Street. Make a left at Blake Road, then make a right on John F Kennedy (JFK) Drive. The entrances to the domestic and international terminals will be marked on the left. The trip takes approximately 25 minutes.
Taxi: A taxi can take you to LPIA in about 25 minutes.
To Paradise Island:
Ferry: Ferries to Paradise Island are available within walking distance of Nassau Cruise Port.
Driving: Head east on Bay Street and make a left at the Sir Sidney Poitier Bridge. The trip takes 10 minutes. Parking is available at one of several Atlantis parking lots or along the roadside, depending on your destination.
Taxi: Taxis are available at Nassau Cruise Port. The trip takes about 10 minutes.
Bus/Jitney: A jitney can take you to the bottom of the Sir Sidney Poitier Bridge in 10 minutes. You will have to walk over the bridge to Paradise Island.
To Cable Beach:
Bus/Jitney: Take the Route 10 jitney directly to Cable Beach. The trip will take about 19 minutes.
Driving: Head west on Shirley Street, then continue along West Bay Street to Cable Beach. The trip will take about 19 minutes.
Taxi: A taxi from Nassau Cruise Port can take you to Cable Beach in about 19 minutes.
Buses known as "jitneys" provide public transportation in Nassau. Bus stops are marked. The schedule varies on each route, but they generally run from early morning (around 6:30am) until 7:00pm. Rates vary depending on the route. Fees begin at $1.50 per person one way. Exact change is required. You pay as you exit the bus.
Many taxis are available at Nassau Cruise Port. Metered rates vary by route/destination, but they are set by law. Surcharges often apply for more than two passengers and for additional luggage.
UK driving rules apply in The Bahamas, so you must drive on the left. You can learn more about the road traffic laws of The Bahamas at https://www/roadtraffic.gov.bs.
You can rent a car from any number of car rental agencies including:
Avis (800) 230-4898
Budget (800) 472-3325
Dollar (800) 800-3665
Hertz (800) 654-3001
You can park at any of these lots or garages for a small fee. Rates vary:
- Bahamas Financial Centre, Parliament Street
- Central Police Station Parking Lot, East Street
- The Pointe Parking Garage, West Bay Street