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In Vanuatu, the buses have no fixed schedule or routes. If you're on a major road, they'll often pass by 3 to 5 minutes. To catch a bus, find a bus stop or clear strip of footpath along the main streets in Port Vila and Luganville and flag one down. There are fewer bus stop signs in the rural outskirts, so you're free to just flag them down on any side of the road. When on the bus, tell the driver where you're going, and he'll let you know when you're there, and take your fare at that time. Bus fare is 150vt (Vanuatu currency) per person within city limits, though longer distances can cost 200vt to 500vt. Taxi fares are charged according to distance.

B&T number plates

Privately owned mini buses are the most common form of transport in Port Vila and run unspecified routes through municipal areas. Public mini buses have a red ‘B’ on their number plate. Buses also run in Luganville and northeast Malekula, and on Tanna Island.
Most islands have taxis, which are marked by a red ‘T’ on their number plate and are usually 4WD open utilities.

Bus stops

In Port Vila, there are bus stop signs along the road side where you can catch a bus. Typically, there will be people congregating to flag down the bus. Buses will typically operate near Vanuatu's main resorts and other accommodation, meaning it's particularly easy for the country's visitors to get around. 

Taxis / water taxis

Taxis are plentiful in the capital of Port Vila but are more expensive than buses costing around 100 VT per kilometre, however can present a more affordable option if travelling in a group and you want to get to your destination via the most direct route. The cost can also be increased by the state of the road.
In Port Vila, there is a set price of 1,400 VT from the airport to down town, while to access other parts of Efate, utilities are licensed to carry passengers and can be found at the Port Vila market.