Public transportation in Barbados is provided by the Barbados Transport Board. It is state owned and tries to effectively and efficiently operate each day. Luckily for visitors to the island, most hotels are located on the south and west coasts and these routes and well-serviced by the board. A ride is $2.00BDS. (about US $ 1.00) No US change is accepted. Once you get off to change bus to another route, you pay again. You can find bus schedules for the various routes island-wide on the Transport Board website. But no maps or route numbers or timetables are displayed at bus stops, and thus no indication of when the next bus might be due.  If you are on the South Coast, you would need an Oistins, Silver Sands, Kirtons or Sam Lord’s Castle bus. On the West Coast, you would need a Speightstown bus as this is our most northernly city. The buses can be easily identified because they are blue and yellow, the colours of the island's flag.   In Bridgetown itself, there are two bus stations.