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Transportation in Anguilla


One of the British overseas territories, the Caribbean island of Anguilla measures only 26 km (16 miles) long by 4.8 km (3 miles) wide, so transport is simpler than in many countries. There is no public transport, such as bus or rail systems, since there isn't enough need. However, Anguilla's roads are better maintained than on many Caribbean islands.

Cars are the main means of transport, with driving on the left-hand side of the road, as in the United Kingdom. Although speed limits rarely exceed 48 km (30 miles) per hour and traffic moves slowly, with the island's small size it doesn't take long to get anywhere. Taxi service is unmetered, with set rates published in tourist guides. In addition to regular transport, taxis often offer island tours lasting several hours. Fares must be paid in cash.

Ferries offer transport from Anguilla to other islands. The ferry from Blowing Point to Marigot, St Martin, known to the locals as the Haddad Express, runs all day on the half hour, into the night time. With no reservations required, taking the ferry is simple and inexpensive. Ferries can also be chartered to other destinations.

Other means of transport include bikes, mopeds, motorcycles and walking. Because off the territory's small land mass and flatter terrain, these methods make more sense on Anguilla than on many other Caribbean islands.

A railway was built to support phosphate mining on Sombrero Island.

Anguilla is served by Clayton J. Lloyd International Airport. The primary runway at the airport is 1,665 m (5,462 feet) in length and can accommodate moderate-sized aircraft. Services connect to various other Caribbean islands via regional carrier LIAT, local charter airlines and others; and although there are no direct scheduled flights to or from continental America or Europe the airport can handle large narrow-body jets such as the Boeing 737 and Boeing 757.


Airports :
3 (2010)

Airports - with paved runways :
total: 1
1,524 to 2,437 m: 1 (2010)

Airports - with unpaved runways :
total: 2
under 914 m: 2 (2010)

Roadways :
total: 175 km
paved: 82 km
unpaved: 93 km (2004)

Ports and terminals :
Blowing Point, Road Bay





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