Airline and Ground Transportation
Airlines serving Barbados
Regular service to the Grantley Adams International Airport in Barbados is provided by several international carriers including:
- Air Canada
- American Airlines
- British Airways
- Virgin Atlantic
Regional carriers Air Antilles Express, Caribbean Airlines, interCaribbean Airways, and One Caribbean Airlines also fly to and from Barbados.
However, the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a disruption in service by some of these airlines. Please consult the websites of the individual airlines for their latest schedules, or speak with your travel agent.
For those wishing to explore Barbados outside of the conference, there are several options for getting around on the island. These options include taxis, rental cars, rental bicycles, rental motor scooters and buses.
Please note that taxis are not currently metered in Barbados, so please arrange the fare for your ride with the driver before embarking on your journey. So it is highly recommended that you and the taxi driver agree on the price before setting out for your destination. It is envisaged that taxi metres will be mandatory by February 2021. This information will be updated to reflect any changes.
There is a price list for selected destinations at the Grantley Adams International Airport for taxis operating from the airport.
Arrangements can be made with taxi operators for sightseeing tours of the island.
A number of rental car companies operate in Barbados. Arrangements can be made to pick up your vehicle at the airport or at your hotel.
The Government-run Barbados Transport Board operates a public transportation system which covers virtually the entire island. The Transport Board’s fleet consists of large blue buses with a yellow stripe along the side. Destination signs are in place above the windscreen.
On 22 August 2020, the Transport Board added 33 fully electric buses to its fleet. These units feature access for the disabled, free wi-fi and air-conditioning.
The Transport Board has also incorporated into its fleet a number of privately-owned tour coaches, smaller buses and 14 to 20-seater taxis of various colours. These units are identified by a triangular yellow Transport Board decal on the front, rear and both sides of the vehicle.
Operators of smaller privately-owned mini-buses also ply most routes. These can be identified by their yellow colour, and blue stripe and the license plates beginning with the letter B.
Bus stops are clearly identified with circular red and white signs indicating ‘To City’ or ‘Out of City’ in black lettering. These signs let passengers know if the bus is heading to the capital, Bridgetown, or away from the city.
Bike rental companies are mostly located on the south coast. They offer daily rates. Some create biking tours and adventures for riders to enjoy.
Motor Scooters are available for persons with a sense of adventure. Prospective renters will need to be in possession of a valid motorcycle/scooter license.
A number of ground tour operators also arrange island tours and visits to some of the main attractions, both land and water-based, and transportation can collect you at your place of stay.
With all these choices, there’s no excuse not to go out and explore the island.