Taxis are the most efficient and reliable form of transportation, even though you can probably get there also by bus, or colectivo, as Paraguayans call it. Taxis are expensive compared to other prices in Paraguay, and in Asuncion the fares are determined by the meter. Outside Asunción there are no meters so make sure you decide on a price before you get in. Bargaining on a price may be useful, as tourists have been asked for US$10 for a five minute ride. To prevent any disputes, always ask your hotel concierge how much the real cost of the fare should be.
Waterways 3,100 km Ports and harbors Asuncion, Villeta, San Antonio, Encarnacion Merchant marine total: 21 ships 1,000 GRT or over totaling 34,623 GRT/36,821 DWT ships by type: cargo 14, chemical tanker 1, petroleum tanker 3, roll on/roll off 3 note: includes some foreign-owned ships registered here as a flag of convenience: Argentina 2, Japan 1 2002 est.
By Air Taxi
Limited infrastructure makes charter air travel a popular mode of transportation.
Paraguay Jet - Instant Air Taxi Reservations
There are highways connecting all the major regions of Paraguay, but most of them are one lane each way. You may hit toll booths along the way.
Police 'polícia caminera' (road police ) may pull you over for any reason and some may expect bribes. If you have committed something wrong, you should pay the fine and always ask for a receipt.
Please note some tourists have been known to report difficulties dealing with the police on country roads, but that these problems do not generally occur in any of the wealthier areas of the major cities where somewhat 'nicer' relationships with the police are reported. Of course every person's experience in Paraguay will differ and the relations and treatments expected from the Policia will vary with every person's mood, vibe, timing and luck.