6 Types of Transport in Niue
6 Types of Transport in Niue

6 Types of Transport in Niue

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Transport in Niue

Niue is not an island brimming with transport connections. While there’s 123km (76 miles) of paved roads around and across the island, your methods of using them are limited. Unless you rent your own vehicle, you will have to rely on airport transfers, the island’s one taxi, walking and the kindness of strangers. Here are your options when it comes to the types of transport in Niue.

1. Rental Cars

By far the most recommended transport option in Niue, car rental allows you to get around Niue at your own pace. Not only that but it’s by far the most reliable way to get around Niue 123km (76 miles) of roads seeing the attractions you’ve come to see. Niue is a safe country to drive with little traffic and low speed limits. Some hazards you might not be used to, however, are the many potholes and animals on the roads. In order to drive in Niue, you need a Niue Driver’s License. Car rental companies offer drop-off/pick-up anywhere around the island, including the airport and accommodations. Learn more in The Guide to Car Hire in Niue.

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2. Accommodation Airport Transfer

Another reliable way of getting around Niue, at least at the start and the end of your trip, is through airport transfers. Airport transfers are offered by some accommodations in Niue, usually free of charge for guests. These services must be booked prior to arrival in Niue, so a driver can be waiting for you at the airport when you arrive. See Niue Airport: Your Transfer Options for more information.

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3. Bicycle Rental

For exploring at least part of Niue, bicycle rental is worth considering. It’s a cheaper and eco-friendly option to see the island. There are four official bike trails taking you down quiet bush roads and seeing a side of Niue not many get to see. Otherwise, Niue’s roads are considered safe roads to cycle, should you want to visit the coastal attractions. Bikes are available to hire with some accommodations, as well as from some car rental companies. Helmets are recommended but not compulsory. See Where to Rent Bikes in Niue for more information.

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4. The Taxi

Niue has one taxi and one taxi driver. The Taxi provides a good alternative to make short trips around the island if you haven’t got your own vehicle. The Taxi is available to book over the phone and accepts payment via cash of EFTPOS, i.e. bank card. See The Guide to Taxis in Niue for more information.

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5. Motorbike Hire

Another vehicle available to hire in Niue is a motorcycle. While motorbikes are comfortable to drive in Niue due to the tropical weather, drivers need to be aware of the potholes on most of Niue’s roads. Motorbikes tend to be more fuel-efficient and slightly cheaper than hiring a car, so if you have a motorcycle license, they are worth considering. See The Guide to Renting a Motorbike in Niue for more information.

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6. Walking and Relying on the Kindness of Strangers

While not exactly the most reliable transport method for Niue, walking and catching a lift perhaps with other guests staying in your accommodation is usually the only option for visitors who arrive in Niue realising that there isn’t much choice for public transport… Of course, this means seeing the attractions the driver wants to see (which is usually what everyone wants to see anyway) and relying on meeting spots and times when you don’t have international roaming to contact them (unless you both have a Niue SIM card).

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Laura S.

This article was reviewed and published by Laura, editor in chief and co-founder of Niue Pocket Guide. Since arriving solo in the South Pacific over 10 years ago with nothing but a backpack and a background in journalism, her mission has been to show the world how easy (and awesome) it is to explore a paradise such as Niue. She knows the island inside-out and loves sharing tips on how best to experience Niue’s must-dos and hidden gems. Laura is also editor of several other South Pacific travel guides.

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