Getting around Surinam


Blue Wing Airlines ( and Gum Air ( run domestic and charter flights. Surinam Airways ( can also provide charter flights.


Drivers using their own cars should make sure they carry a full set of spares.

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Road quality

There is a reasonable, largely paved, road network with some potholes.

Car hire

Available at the airport and in Paramaribo through main hotels. Both local and international companies operate in Surinam.


These are not metered; prices should be agreed before departure and tipping is not necessary. They can be hard to find after 2200 and on Sundays or holidays.


International Driving Permit required.

By water

To visit the interior and some coastal areas, river transport is the least expensive and often most efficient option.

Visa and passport information is updated regularly and is correct at the time of publishing. You should verify critical travel information independently with the relevant embassy before you travel.