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Barbados Getting There - International Travel
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Barbados is served by numerous international airlines including Air Canada, Air Jamaica, British Airways, BWIA, American Airlines, Canadian Airlines and Virgin Atlantic.

Caribbean Star, BWIA and LIAT run flights to most of the neighbouring islands.

Approximate flight times

Approximate times are as follows:

  It takes 3 hours and 30 minutes traveling from Barbados to    Miami.
  It takes 5 hours traveling from Barbados to New York.
  It takes 7 hours and 30 minutes traveling from Barbados to    London. 
  It takes 9 hours traveling from Barbados to Los Angeles .

Barbados International airport

Barbados (BGI) (Grantley Adams International) is 13 kilometres (8 miles) south east of Bridgetown, in Christ Church. Airport porters are everywhere and charge Bd $1 for transporting luggage between the luggage claim area and the street.
 Address Grantley Adams International Airport
 Location The airport is located 16 kilometres (10 miles) southeast of Bridgetown
 Country code 1
 Telephone 246 428 7101
 Fax 246 420 7069
 Email adamsair@sunbeach.net
 Website -
Time Zone

Greenwich Mean Time - 4


Barbados airport has 1 terminal.

Driving directions

The airport can be accessed from the ABC Highway, which runs from Bridgetown to the airport (the journey time is approximately 30 minutes). It can also be reached from Hwy-7 which is along the southern coast.

Car Parking

There are 2 car parks at the airport, both within walking distance of the terminal. There is no division between short and long term parking.

Car Rental

Courtesy Car Rentals is the only car hire company at the airport, its desk is located just outside the Arrivals hall. Other car hire companies are situated off site.

Public Transport

Taxis operate from the airport, 24 hours a day, including Barbados Tours (telephone: 246 420 2877) and Quintette (telephone: 246 428 8735). Taxis run on a fixed fare basis and do not have meters, fares should be agreed upon in advance.

Buses operate regularly to and from the airport, buses are easily-recognisable modern Mercedes Benz buses. A service runs to Bridgetown every 30 minutes from 6.00 am to 12.00 am, departing from the Main Road outside the terminal building (the journey time is 45 minutes).

Public transport information and help desks

An information desk (telephone: 246 428 7101) is open from 8.00 am to 10.00 pm.

Departure Tax

Bd $25 is charged for all departures. Passengers in transit who will be remaining in Barbados for less than 24 hours and children who are aged under 12 are exempt.

Airport facilities

There is a post office, a bank, and bureaux de change. There is a restaurant and a bar based at the airport. There are shops, clothes shop, including a pharmacy, souvenir shop, ice cream parlour, supermarket and delicatessen. There are duty free shops in the Departures lounge and an in bound duty free shop in the Arrivals lounge, open for international flights.

Other facilities

There is a chapel in the airport, on the mezzanine level.

Disabled facilities

The Arrivals and Departure halls are situated on the ground floor and can be accessed by disabled passengers. There is a lift to the restaurant on the mezzanine floor and disabled toilets all over the airport. Wheelchairs can be provided by individual airlines, who will assist passengers onto the aircraft by ambulift, passengers requiring wheelchairs and special assistance are advised to inform their airline prior to travel.

Business and conference facilities

The Club Caribbean Lounge has a business centre, with Internet and fax facilities, as well as meeting rooms. The British Airways and BWIA 1st and business class lounges also have fax and Internet facilities. Airline executive lounges are situated on the mezzanine level.

The nearby Silver Rock hotel (telephone: 246 428 2866) has conference facilities, with 3 venues accommodating up to 200 delegates, and a business centre with computers, Internet, fax and photocopying facilities.

The Bougainvillea Beach Resort (telephone: 246 418 0990) offers conference facilities for up to 65 delegates, with audiovisual and other equipment accessible for hire, and a business centre, with telephone and fax facilities, computers and Internet access

Airport Hotels

The main airport hotel is The Shonlan Airport Hotel, 4 kilometres (2.5 miles) from the airport.  4 kilometres (2.5 miles) from the airport.    Telephone: 246 428 0039

Other nearby hotels include;

Little Arches
Telephone: 246 240 4689

Peach and Quiet
Telephone: 246 428 2467

Rainbow Reef Beach Hotel
Telephone: 246 428 5110

Sand Acres Hotel
Telephone: 246 428 7141

Silver Rock
Telephone: 246 428 2866

Silver Sands
Telephone: 246 428 6001

Southern Palms Beach Club
Telephone: 246 428 7171

Bougainvillea Beach Resort

Telephone: 246 418 0990

Casuarina Beach Club
Telephone: 246 428 3600

These hotels are all within 10 kilometres (6 miles) of the airport. Information on hotels in Barbados is available on line.


Barbados, which has a deep water harbour at Bridgetown, is a port of call for a number of British, European and United States cruise lines.

These include Silver Sea, Carnival, Crystal, Fred Olsen, Celebrity, Costa, Festival, P&O, Princess, Radisson Seven Seas, Sun Cruises and Windjammer.

Cruises call at the Bridgetown Cruise Ship Terminal, which is a multi-purpose marketplace containing duty free shops, a local goods market, restaurant and bar, immigration, customs, health services and police facilities.

Other services include car rental, a bureau de change, ATM and a communications centre with telephones, fax machines and mobile phone hire. For further details, please contact the Tourist Office. There is a small departure tax charged.
Useful links
Barbados Port more information on the Port in Bridgetown.