There are two things that visitors should need to know before driving in St. John's. First, the core of the city is on an extremely steep hill down to the water. Second, St. John's is one of the oldest cities in North America, and the street system shows it. There are a number of very unusual intersections, such as the notorious Rawlins Cross, where five streets come together in an asterisk. Be alert! And finally, be prepared to get lost. Unlike some cities, where you can navigate "by feel", a map is essential when driving yourself in St. John's; the street layout is quite unique.

For information on taxis in St. John's, see the Trip Advisor page Inside St. John's: Taxis & Rental Cars. For information on the St. John's bus system, see Inside St. John's: Public Transportation.