Salt Spring Island is roughly 27 km (17 miles) long and 14 km (9 miles) wide - just 185 square km (74 square miles). You have many options for getting around Salt Spring Island - even if you don't have or bring a car.  These include cycling, car or scooter rental, taxis and our very own bus service.

Salt Spring is also a popular place to hitch-hike, and you may see 'car-stop' signs, part of a scheme to formalise ride-sharing on the island.

Car Hire - and Scooter Rentals

You can rent a car from Salt Spring Car & Scooter Rentals based in Salt Spring Marina, just outside of Ganges Village. If you call ahead, they will pick you up from the ferry!

A scooter can be a fun way to see everything Salt Spring Island has to offer. They are easy to drive (you'll get a lesson before you set off) and helmets are provided as part of the rental. You can rent a scooter from Salt Spring Adventure Co. or Salt Spring Car & Scooter Rentals

Booking ahead is recommended to guarantee your rental especially in the summer months.

Salt Spring Transit (Bus Service)

Operated by Ganges Faerie Minishuttle, the Salt Spring Island Transit bus system just keeps growing! It serves all three ferry terminals on every day of the year except Christmas and New Year's Day. Our buses have bike-racks that carry up to 2 bicycles on the front. Get your Salt Spring Bus Transit Rider’s Guide here >>  Got transit questions? Call 250-538-4282.


Salt Spring Island Residents of all ages cycle all over the island. You can rent a bicycle at Salt Spring Adventures or even buy one at Outspokin' Cycles. To learn more about what it's like to cycle on Salt Spring Island, visit our Cycling Page >>.


We have two fully licensed taxi services. These are Amber Cab Company and Silver Shadow Taxi Company. Silver Shadow Taxi has 4 cabs, call (250) 537-3030 to make a booking.

Water Taxi

Gulf Islands Water Taxi connects you directly and easily with the other Gulf Islands.