Barbados Grantley Adams (BGI) Airport
Barbados Grantley Adams BGI Airport Overview
Barbados Grantley Adams International Airport BGI serves the island of Barbados and is located 8 miles from Bridgetown, in the Parish of Christ Church, on Barbados, the eastern-most island of the Windward Islands in the Caribbeans.
The Airport is served by international airlines and seasonal charters, offering direct and connecting flights to all points of the globe. Flight time from Miami is 3.5 hours. LIAT & Caribbean Airlines offer daily inter-Caribbean flights to most of its neighboring islands.
Departure tax is $27.50, which may be included in the air ticket.
While passports are required for all visitors, US citizens, among a list of others, are exempted from visa requirements.
Barbedos is a heaven for sun & sea seekers and offers an abundance of resort, hotel and entertainment options. Barbado's harbor at Bridgetown is also the port of call for cruise lines.
Barbados Grantley Adams Airport has two passenger terminals under one roof: Both the old and the new passenger terminal, separated by Arrivals and Depatures, give the outside appearance as being one continuous terminal.
Facilities in the airport include a bank, foreign currency exchange, duty free shops a restaurant and a bar, as well as free wireless internet access. A duty-free shop offers an assortment of fine merchandise.
The Airport is still in the process of completing its long-term upgrade project until 2015.
To get from Grantley Adams Airport to your destination, you can rent a car, take a taxi or a bus: Taxis to the city take about 30 minutes and are government-regulated and the tourist office in the passenger terminal can show you the fare list. Do ask for the fare before entering the taxi.
A bus to the City leaves every 10 minutes and takes about 45 minutes
To get around the Island you have a choice. Barbados' road network covers the entire island. You can rent a vehicle--be it mini-moke or a limousine--and cars can be rented by the hour, day or week. Note that speed limit is 37 mph, unless otherwise stated, and vehicles drive on the left side of the road.
ZR Vans are licensed mini vans, identified by a 'ZR' license plate. Their service runs frequently on a non-fixed schedule , but the trip is not for the faint-at-heart. For the same fare you can also take the bus all over the island.
Barbados Grantley Adams BGI Airport Update History
- BGI Airports - Oct 28, 2013
- BGI Airlines Served - Jul 1, 2013
- BGI Official Website Links - Jul 1, 2013