Honduras — Transportation
Honduras Taxis and Car Rental
Taxis in large cities like Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula are common. They are called directos by locals, and it is expected that you should negotiate the price before departing, since they do not run on a meter. The same applies for any taxis on the bay islands. You can call Taxis Kennedy (+11-504-552-1160) in San Pedro Sula or Airport Taxis (+11-504-233-1115) in Tegucigalpa.
Car rental is available at Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula airports from major companies such as Alamo (+11-504-2233-4962 or +11-504-2668-0317), Hertz (+11-504-2233-5250 or +11-504-2556-4950) and Thrifty (+11-504-234-3183 or +504-255-2549). You can also rent scooters on the island of Roatan in the West End, which is a great way to get around small distances.
Honduras Ferries and Water Taxis
Twice daily ferry service connects mainland Honduras in La Ceiba to the Bay Islands at Roatan or Utila. The Roatan service (called the “Galaxy II”) takes about 80 minutes in a comfortable air-conditioned cabin with flat-screen TVs. The trip to Utila takes about one hour on the New Princess. Once on the islands, water taxis are plentiful to run between places.
Honduras Trains and Buses
A very small rail network exists in Honduras, although does not connect any major cities and seldom carries passengers. The main form of ground transportation is by bus, and all major destinations are easily accessible. Different companies serve different locations, although you will easily find a direct route between San Pedro Sula, Copan, Tela, La Ceiba, and Tegucigalpa. For example, El Rey Express (+11-504-550-8355) has hourly departures between San Pedro Sula and Tegucigalpa, while Catisa-Tupsa (+11-504-552-1042) runs from Tela to La Ceiba every hour.