Getting There - International Travel
The Bahamas’ national airline is Bahamasair (UP).
Approximate flight times
Approximate times are as follows:
It takes 8 hours traveling from Nassau to Los Angeles.
takes 6 hours traveling from Nassau to New York.
takes 9 hours traveling from Nassau to London.
It takes 26 hours traveling from Nassau to Singapore.
| Freeport International
(FPO) is 5 kilometres (3 miles) from the city. Taxis are available
to and from the airport. Banking, car parking, car hire, bar / restaurant
and a duty free shop.
The international airport at Moss Town, Exuma,
also offers a runway.
There are scheduled turbo prop services between many airports in
Florida and Treasure Cay (TCB) and Marsh Harbour (MHH), Abaco Island,
Rock Sound (RSD) and Governor’s Harbour (GHB), Eleuthera,
and Georgetown (GGT), Exuma.
Nassau International (NAS) is 16 kilometres (10 miles) west of the
city. Taxi services are available to and from the airport. Banking,
car hire, post office, bars, restaurants and duty free shops are
some of the facilities available at Nassau Airport.
Airport Authority, PO Box AP 59222, Nassau International Airport,
|| The airport
is located 10 miles (16km) west of the capital Nassau on New
|| 377 2138
Greenwich Mean Time - 5
Bahamas airport has 2 terminals, which are within
walking distance of each other.
Head west on West Bay Street to Blake Road which leads to JFK Drive.
Take a right turn on JFK and the airport is about 2 miles on the
left hand side.
There are 1,760 parking spaces at the airport, and 3 parking lots.
Avis, Dollar, Budget, Hertz and Thrifty are all represented. Car
hire desks are situated just outside the customs hall.
No city buses (or any other form of public transport) serve the
airport, however taxis are available.
transport information and help desks
There are 2 tourist information desks at the airport, 1 in arrivals
(telephone: 377 6806) and 1 in departures (377 6782) in Terminal
US $18 (for all passengers leaving from Freeport). Children under
6 years of age are exempt.
Both terminals have ATMs and telephone booths (which are phonecard
operated). There is a bank (with bureau de change facilities) and
a post office in the Terminal 1 lobby (faxes and photocopies are
available at the bank). Internet stations are accessible in both
There are many bars and cafeterias
located throughout the airport. Shops which sell
records, clothes and souvenirs are available. There is also a newsagent
and duty free shopping is also available.
are available free of charge in the United States departure lobby
(Terminal 2). There are no lockers facilities at the airport. For
lost property enquiries, please contact the Airport Authority Security
Division on 377 1759, ext 2802.
Nassau International Airport is fully accessible
to disabled travellers. There are adapted toilets, ramps, lifts
and dedicated parking spaces outside the terminals. Passengers requiring
assistance are advised to inform their airline before travelling.
Business and conference facilities
There is no executive lounge at the airport, however The
Radisson Cable Beach (telephone: 327 6000) and the Wyndham
Nassau Resort (telephone: 327 6200) nearby provide conference
There are no hotels on site.
Hotels closest to the airport are situated at Cable Beach, (3.5
miles from the airport) and include :
Numerous international passenger ships from New
York and Miami call at Nassau. Nassau has direct passenger –
cargo connections with the United States of America, the United
Kingdom, the West Indies and South America.
In addition, several cruise ships call there. Facilities
for cruisers in Nassau and some harbours of the Out Islands (Andros,
Eleuthera and Exuma) are being improved. Contact Bahamas Tourist
Office for an up to date list of cruise operators to The Bahamas,
with all relevant contact numbers.