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Welcome to Barbados International

The airport is situated 10 miles (16km) east of Bridgetown, near Christchurch.

Information & Facts

Car Parking

Car parks are within walking distance of the terminals.

Car Rental

There is only one, local car hire company at the airport. A Barbados driving permit is required, which can be obtained from the airport or from car hire companies.

City Transfers

There is a regular bus service to the city that departs every 10 minutes and a 24-hour taxi service (travel time 30 minutes). Taxi fares are fixed by the government, however vehicles are unmetered so fares should be established in advance.


Tel: +1 246 428 7101.

Departure Tax

Facilities in the airport include a bank and foreign exchange, bar, restaurant, duty-free, a business centre with Internet facilities, and an information desk. Facilities for the disabled are good.

English is the official language in Barbados.

The Barbados Dollar (BBD) is fixed to the US Dollar at a rate of Bd$1.98 to US$1 and does not fluctuate. Its rate is relative to other currencies fluctuations based on the particular currency's relation to the US Dollar. US Dollars are also widely accepted on the island, and well-known international credit cards and travellers cheques (best carried in US dollars to avoid additional charges) are accepted in most stores and restaurants. Banks and ATMs are freely available and cash withdrawals can be made.

Local time in Barbados is GMT -5.
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