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Air

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.
  It takes 6 hours traveling from Nassau to New York. 
  It 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 airport

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.
 Address The Airport Authority, PO Box AP 59222, Nassau International Airport, Nassau, Bahamas
 Location The airport is located 10 miles (16km) west of the capital Nassau on New Providence Island.
 Country code 1 242
 Telephone 377 1759
 Fax 377 2138
 Email N/A
 Website N/A
 
Time Zone

Greenwich Mean Time - 5

Terminals

Bahamas airport has 2 terminals, which are within walking distance of each other.

Driving directions

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.

Car Parking

There are 1,760 parking spaces at the airport, and 3 parking lots.

Car Rental

Avis, Dollar, Budget, Hertz and Thrifty are all represented. Car hire desks are situated just outside the customs hall.

Public Transport

No city buses (or any other form of public transport) serve the airport, however taxis are available.

Public 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 1.

Departure Tax

US $18 (for all passengers leaving from Freeport). Children under 6 years of age are exempt.

Airport facilities

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 terminals.

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.

Trolleys 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.

Disabled facilities

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 facilities.

Airport Hotels

There are no hotels on site.

Hotels closest to the airport are situated at Cable Beach, (3.5 miles from the airport) and include :
    Breezes

  Nassau Beach Hotel (telephone: 327 7711)

  Orange Hill Inn (telephone: 327 7157)

  Radisson Cable Beach (telephone: 327 6000)

  Sandals Royal Bahamian

  Wyndham Nassau Resort (telephone: 327 6200).
Sea

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.