How to Get Around in Micronesia (Commuting and Transportation)

Guam

While most hotels provide courtesy vehicles for airport transfers or taxi service to and from your desired points of interest, the easiest way to explore the island beyond resort Tumon and its Pleasure Island district is to rent a car or scooter.
 
Guam is also home to Guam Mass Transit Authority, which provides public transportation services to residents and visitors. Buses are currently operating in 15 routes, five of which cater to people with disabilities. Service frequencies vary from 30 minutes to two hours at designated bus stops throughout the island, six days per week (closed on Sundays). Hours of service generally extend from 5:30AM to 6:30PM with standard fare at $3/day or $1/ride, with discounts for senior citizens, students, and persons with disabilities.
 
If open-air is your preference, check out the trolley system, which transports visitors from Tumon to other shopping destinations throughout central Guam. Fares are inexpensive, and it can be a memorable experience for families. Trolley schedules and pick-up points are located at all shopping centers. 


Northern Mariana Islands

Saipan

Visitors can freely move around the islands by riding a taxi or driving a rental car.  U. S. driver’s license can be used; foreign visitors can use their home country licenses for up to 1 month.  Shuttle buses are available from most hotels and Duty Free Shopping Galleria in Garapan.  Taxis are available, and many hotels offer airport pick-up and drop-off.


Tinian

Visitors can freely move around the islands by riding a taxi or driving a rental car.  U. S. driver’s license can be used; foreign visitors can use their home country licenses for up to 1 month.  Shuttle buses are available from most hotels and Duty Free Shopping Galleria in Garapan.  Taxis are available, and many hotels offer airport pick-up and drop-off.


Rota

Visitors can freely move around the islands by riding a taxi or driving a rental car.  U. S. driver’s license can be used; foreign visitors can use their home country licenses for up to 1 month.  Shuttle buses are available from most hotels.  Taxis are available, and many hotels offer airport pick-up and drop-off.


Palau

Getting around Palau at your leisure either by land or air. With Koror's roads all paved and completion of the 50 some miles paved road in Babeldaob (nothern island of Palau), sightseeing and visiting cultural and historical attractions and sites is conveniently accessible rental cars. On aerial view of Palau, Palau Helicopters offers various scenic flights of Palau, including the rock islands.

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Federated States of Micronesia

Yap

There are car rental agencies & taxis to take visitors around.  There is also a public transportation system (BUS) that catered to local residents to commute to work, and also for students to go to schools.


Chuuk

Chuuk Star
P.O.Box 1230
Tel: (691) 330-2040
Fax: 691 330-2046
Email: chuukstar@mail.fm

His & Hers
P.O.Box 558
Tel: (691) 330-4608
Fax: (691) 330-5215
Email: grmori@mail.fm

J & R Rentals
P.O.Box934
Tel: (691) 330-2215
Fax: (691) 330-4360
E-mail: jrent@mail.fm

Kurassa
P.O.Box 64
Tel: (691) 330-4415
Fax: (691) 330-4365
E-mail: Kurassa@mail.fm

Moria U-Drive
P.O.Box 217
Tel: (691) 330-3140

Truk Stop
P.O.Box 546 
Tel: (691) 330-4232 
Fax: (691) 330-2286 
Email: TrukStop@mail.fm


Pohnpei

Around Kolonia, walking is the best way to discover Kolonia. Taxis are also easily available and can be called to most location around Pohnpei. Taxi fare are inexpensive in Kolonia only $1.00 to any destination around Kolonia. Around the Island, taxi rates are depending on the destination from one destination to another take for example: a taxi to Palikir from Kolonia is $2.00 and taxi to the Village Hotel is $3 per person. Renting a car is an easy way to go around Pohnpei. Rental cars are available at the airport and through hotels. Renting boat and bus are also available just ask your hotel to make the arrangement for you.


Kosrae

Driving in Kosrae
The legal speed limit of Kosrae is generally 25 miles per hour (40 km/h) unless otherwise specified. Exercise caution when driving during the rainy season. Kosrae's roads are made of coral and asphalt, and when water is added, an oily residue is created. This makes tire contact with the road slippery.
Some facts about driving in Kosrae:

  1. In Kosrae we drive on the right side of the road
  2. the national speed limit is 25 mph (40 km/h)
  3. use of foreign driver's licences (all types accepted)
  4. the legal age for driving is 18 years
  5. Kosrae's roads are made of coral and asphalt
  6. things to watch out for while driving in Kosrae include dogs, chicken, people, street humps

In some of the more remote areas, exercise caution. The Kosrae Visitors Bureau recommends that you inform your hotel's management or place of stay where you plan to go and how long you'll be gone. Do not bring valuables; most sites are free to the public unless otherwise stated. If you find yourself in trouble, dial "911" to contact the Kosrae Police Department.

Taxis - are available across the island everyday from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM.

Car Rentals - There are a number of car and motorcycle rental companies in Kosrae.

Rental Cars & Cycles
There are a number of car and motorcycle rental companies in Kosrae. Please contact them directly for thier prices and offerings.
Senny’s Car Rental
Address: PO Box 653, Tofol, Kosrae 96944
Tel: (691) 370-3288 or (691) 970-3412
Fax: (691) 370-4888
Email: sennyent@mail.fm

Hairom Car Rental
Address: PO Box 934, Utwe Kosrae 96944
Tel: (691) 370-3427
Email: klivae@hotmail.fm

KNS Car Rental
Tel: (691) 370-2584
Japanese style

MGT Car Rental
Tel: (691) 370-7856
Email: kosrae@micronesiagrandtour.com or pacifictreelodge@mail.fm
Website: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuH7g4Cfyfc&feature=plcp


Marshall Islands

There is an abundance of taxis on Majuro. One can get to anywhere in town with just $.75 per ride (most places are within walking distance). To get to Laura, the other end of the island, there is a bus stop that frequently leaves from Robert Reimers Hotel and costs $2.00 per ride. Otherwise, one can also rent a car and cruise the island at Majuro’s car rentals.