Travel in general around Paraguay is cheap.
Local buses or colectivos are around 0.50¢ for a ride.
Taxis are expensive if compared to the price of bus-ride.
Long distance and overnight journeys are cheap, for example - Asuncion to Ciudad Del Este cost $5 for a 6-hour journey.
Bus trips are the most popular form of public transport in Paraguay. Public buses have routes around the big cities.
Buses vary in shape and size, although usually, they are old, mid-sized vehicles which don’t offer the most comfortable journey.
- Painted in a mix of bright colors local buses are easy to spot.
Long distance buses, in general, are big and comfortable. Various bus companies offer different routes.
- One of the biggest and most popular bus companies - NSA offers comfortable trips to almost all major destinations.
Paraguay was the first country in South America that had a running railroad in the 1800s but from 2006 it's out of services. Only rail part that is still running is a heritage steam train which runs for the almost 40km section between the Botanical Gardens in Asuncion and the small town called Ypacarai, passing the city of Aregua.
- This is a weekly tourist service.
Before considering to rent a car - worth to know that many of the countries inland roads have only one lane and are in bad condition. However, there are a couple of car rental agencies in Asuncion.
- The most popular among travelers s National - located in the downtown area at Avenida Washington.
If compared to other sorts of public transport in Paraguay, they are pretty expensive so the locals don’t use them that much.
In Asuncion, taxis supposed to run on a meter, although drivers often choose not to. So before hiring a ride be ready to negotiate the price. Outside of Asuncion, meters are not used so always ask the price first.