Transportation

If you require a car when visiting Blue Bayou, we suggest Coconut Car Rentals.

A network of public and private buses circles the island. Rides cost U.S. $.75, regardless of destination. To visit a specific restaurant or beach, your best bet is a taxi. Mr. Push Button Taxi Cab Service is reliable and conscientious (246-238-5593).

For activities, many outfitters provide shuttle service to and from hotels. To explore the island and its coast, though, you’ll want your own car. All rental fleets in Barbados are privately owned. A $5 registration fee is required of all foreign licence holders, and most rental agencies implement a maximum driving age of 75. Driving is on the left-side. Road signs can be confusing, and are likelier to point the way to a specific destination than to give the names of individual roads.

Flying to Barbados

Barbados is served by Caribbean Airways, British Airways, Delta Airlines, Air Canada, and Virgin Atlantic.

Approximate flight times:
From Barbados to

  • Toronto-Canada is 4 hours,
  • Miami is 3 hours 30 minutes,
  • New York is 4 hours 30 minutes,
  • London is 7 hours 30 minutes,
  • Los Angeles is 9 hours.

Our International airport

Barbados (BGI) (Grantley Adams), 13km (8 miles) east of Bridgetown, in the parish of Christ Church. Airport porters charge Bds $1 per bag for transporting luggage to the street outside of the customs terminal. Facilities in the airport include a bank, bar, duty free shops and restaurant.

Duty Free

There is an incoming duty free shop that is open for most international flights. The outgoing duty-free shops offer jewelry, perfumes, china, crystal, cameras, shoes and clothing.

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Airport Bus Service

There is a regular bus service, costing Bds$1.50, to the city (travel time – 45 minutes) which departs every 10 minutes and a 24-hour taxi service (travel time – 30 minutes).

Departure Tax: Bds $60 for all departures and is added to the ticket at the time of purchase. Passengers in transit who will be remaining in Barbados for less than 24 hours and children under 12 are exempt.

SEA

Barbados, has an international deep water harbour at Bridgetown, and is a port of call for a number of British, European and American cruise lines.

Baby Gear/Equipment

Travelling has become more difficult in recent years. Between security concerns and newly enforced baggage restrictions, bringing all the baby supplies you will need while away from home just doesn’t make sense. By hiring baby gear travelling parents can eliminate the hassle of having to fly with a bulky, heavy pram and a large bag filled with bottles, sterilizers, nappies, pack ‘n play, etc. Baby Gear Hire would love to make your trip easier. Baby Gear Hire looks forward to serving you and welcoming your family and you to baby friendly Barbados

Visit www.babygearbarbados.com for more information on our products and services.