When you arrive in Barbados, various methods of transport are open to you as to how you will continue your journey to your accommodation.
— Barbados Car Hire
— Tour Operator/ Coach
— Barbados Transport Bus
— Island Hopping and Private Jet
— Rolls Royce Bentley
If you have booked your travel through a tour operator, they usually provide a coach to collect all their arrivals and will stop at various hotels to drop everyone off. When you come out of the airport, you will see representatives from multiple companies holding up boards with the travel company’s name on them. Just look for your tour operator’s name and give the representative your name, and they will direct you to your coach.
Car Rental Guide
You may have hired a car when you booked your vacation, in which case a representative from the car hire company will be waiting with your name on a board, and they will complete the necessary paperwork, give you a map of the island and direct you to your car.
If you haven’t booked a car in advance, there are several car rental companies with offices at the airport that will have vehicles ready for you to drive away. You will need your full driving license from your home country for both of these options.
If you have booked your accommodation directly, you may have to get to where you are staying. Several Barbados taxis are waiting outside the arrivals hall. Just tell the driver the name of the place where you are residing, and they will take you there.
- Taxis from the airport to the west coast are approximately USD 40.
- Taxis from the airport to the south coast are about $25USD.
If you have been to Barbados before and know where you are going, there is also a bus stop directly in front of the airport terminal. These buses go to St. Philip from the ‘out of city bus stop,’ and there are two buses that run from the ‘to city stop.’
One will take you straight into Oistins on the south coast, from where you can catch another bus that will take you along the south coast road. Or you can find a bus that takes you straight into Bridgetown; from here, you can catch another bus to all parts of the island. All bus journeys are a fixed fee of $31.50 BDS.
Sandy Lane Hotel, one of the most exclusive hotels in Barbados, has recently introduced a new method of transport for their guests.
Traditionally, Sandy Lane Hotel has always supplied a Rolls Royce Bentley to collect guests from the airport, which is doing Barbados in style. However, they now offer guests the ability to transfer from the airport to the resort by Helicopter.
This service can only carry three guests at a time, and your carry-on luggage; will transfer to your checked baggage by road. So if you are having the holiday of a lifetime in Barbados, Sandy Lane Hotel shows you how to enjoy it to the max. You need to book the helicopter option when making your reservation with the hotel.
You will find a representative from Sandy Lane holding your name card when you come out of the arrivals hall.
Perhaps while in Barbados, you would like to visit another Caribbean island. If so, you can hire a private jet from Grantley Adams International Airport. This is the ultimate way to travel and means you can decide where you would like to go and when without waiting on typical charter aircraft.
Depending on where you stay and who has organized your travel arrangements, the tour company could collect you from the airport in a luxury vehicle such as a Mercedes. This method of transport is usually for guests booked to stay in one of the island’s luxury villas. A representative from your dwelling will be holding your name card when you come out of the arrivals hall.