Barbados Airport Information
Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI)
Approximate taxi fare: $36 BBD
Located fewer than 13 kilometers from the capital city of Bridgetown, Grantley Adams International Airport welcomes travelers and flights from all parts of the United States, Canada and Europe. The airport's two terminals are serviced by 22 airlines.
In 2000, an expansion project at Grantley Adams International launched with plans to increase the airport's capacity and upgrade its facilities and services. The US$100 million Phases I and II brought a new runway and arrivals terminal. Phase III will include new departure lounges and improved duty free shopping and restaurants.
For a truly unique and exciting experience, passengers at the airport can visit the British Airways Concorde Museum, just east of the airport grounds. The building holds one of the now retired Concorde aircraft, given to the island by British Airways. When in service, the supersonic Concorde could fly between the United Kingdom and Barbados in fewer than four hours.
Airline carriers serving Grantley Adams International Airport
- Air Canada
- American Airlines
- British Airways
- Caribbean Airlines
- Condor Airlines
- Delta Airlines
- First Choice Airways
- Livingston Energy Flight
- Monarch Airways
- Air Jamaica
- Sunwing Airlines
- SVG Air
- Thomas Cook Airlines
- US Airways
- Virgin Atlantic
- XL Airways
- Zoom Airlines
Barbados Public Transportation
Barbados Transport Board Bus Line
The Barbados Transport Board operates a clean, efficient and economical bus system throughout the country. The island's fleet of 304 blue buses operates from three main terminals. Although the buses have set stops, drivers will often stop for tourists and travelers at any point along the route. Fare is B$1.50. Exact change is required.
Two private companies provide minivan and bus service in Barbados. The ZR minivans are easily identifiable white vans with a maroon stripe running the length of the bus. The ZR buses operate later into the night than the buses, but often will carry more riders in a smaller vehicle. The privately run, yellow buses run along many of the same routes as the Barbados Transport Board buses. Fare to any part of the island is B$1.50.
Courtesy Car Rentals operates at Grantley Adams International Airport from its reservations desk outside of the arrivals hall. A number of other rental companies operate off-site, including StingRay Car Rentals, Voyager Rent A Car, Southern Rentals, Leisure Rentals, Coconut Car Rentals, Fat Jacks Vehicle Rentals and Top Car Rentals.
Many of the rental companies deliver the car to hotels and arrange for a local driver's permit. A local permit costs B$10 and requires proof of a national or international driver's license.
Taxis in Barbados are plentiful and convenient at the Grantley Adams International Airport and at most hotels. Though rates are set by the government of Barbados, taxis are unmetered. Travelers should discuss fare with their driver before beginning the ride.
Fares from Grantley Adams International Airport average US$18 to Bridgetown, US$23 to Holetown and US$30 to Speightstown. Additional fees apply for waiting time and extra baggage.