Getting There - International Travel
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
Approximate flight times
Approximate times are as follows:
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.
Adams International Airport
|| The airport
is located 16 kilometres (10 miles) southeast of Bridgetown
|| 246 420
Greenwich Mean Time - 4
Barbados airport has 1 terminal.
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
There are 2 car parks at the airport, both within walking distance
of the terminal. There is no division between short and long term
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.
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).
transport information and help desks
An information desk (telephone: 246 428 7101) is open from 8.00
am to 10.00 pm.
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.
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.
There is a chapel in the airport, on the mezzanine
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.
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
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;
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
Telephone: 246 428 2866
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
Barbados, which has a deep water harbour at Bridgetown,
is a port of call for a number of British, European and United States
These include Silver Sea, Carnival, Crystal, Fred Olsen, Celebrity,
Costa, Festival, P&O, Princess, Radisson Seven Seas, Sun Cruises
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.
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.
on the Port in Bridgetown.