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Barbados - Grantley Adams (BGI):
On the south coast of the island, 16 km/10 Miles E of Bridgetown.

By Taxi:
General: Taxis wait outside arrivals, but you are likely to be approached by taxi touts as you exit customs. You are advised only to use taxis displaying the Authorised Airport Taxi Logo.
Approximate Costs: There is a board as you exit customs showing the standard taxi fares to various points on the island. To Amaryllis Beach Resort BDS$ 40/20 mins, Atlantic Shores BDS$ 23 ($24 from 01 Mar 2008), Bathsheba/Cattlewash $69 ($73), Belleplaine $61 ($64), Bridgetown Harbour $44 ($46), Callenders $23 ($24), Coverly $12 ($13), Crane $29 ($31), East Point $38 ($40), Garrison Savannah $35 ($31), Gibbs $61 ($64), Harrison's Cove $50 ($53), Hilton Hotel $40/20 mins, Holetown/Porters $55 ($58)/30-40 mins, Long Beach/Silver Sands $23 ($24), Oistins $23 ($24), Prospect/Cave Hill $50 ($53), Providence $18 ($19), Rockley $32 ($34), Sam Lord's Castle/Pollards $32 ($34), Speightstown $69 ($73), Any point North of Speightstown $79 ($83), St George's Parish Church $37 ($39), St John's Parish Church $44 ($46), St Lawrence $29 ($31) & Trafalgar Square $40 ($42).

By Limo: Find limo service, click here. Click here to find a locally based limousine company.

By Bus:
Bus Stops: The bus stops are on the main road, across the car park from the terminal building.
Bus #12: Route: Airport - Oistins - St Lawrence - Rockley - Amaryllis Resort - Hilton - Bridgetown. Timings:  Runs every hour 0500-0000. Buses leave Bridgetown on the hour. Travel Time: Takes 40-45 mins to get to Bridgetown City centre. Cost: BBD$ 1.50 Note: There are only limited baggage facilities on the bus.
Bus #12P: Route: St James (Holetown etc) - Bridgetown - Airport - Sam Lord's Castle. If going East look for Sam Lord's Castle. Look for Bridgetown if going West. Cost: BBD$ 1.50 Note: There are only limited baggage facilities on the bus.

By Shuttle Van: runs shuttle vans and private cars from this airport to Bridgetown and many island resorts. Click here to make a reservation.

Rental Cars:
On-Airport Rental Car Providers: Courtesy Rent a Car +1 (246) 418 2500, Drive-a-Matic Car Rentals and Stoutes Car Rental have desks outside arrivals. Turn left after customs.
Off-Airport Rental Car Providers: National Car Rentals +1 (246) 422 0603, Corbin's Rentals +1 (246) 427 9531, Direct Rentals +1 (246) 420 6372 or 6391, Jones Car Rental +1 (246) 425 6637 & Mangera Car Rentals +1 (246) 436 0562.
Note: A Barbados driving permit is required. This can be obtained from car hire companies, the Ministry of Transport (0830-1430 Mon-Fri), the airport (0800-2200 daily) or police stations in Hastings, Worthing & Holetown. There is a registration fee of B$10, and it is valid for one year. A valid national licence or an Intl Driving Permit is required.
Weblinks: Click here to book -----> Car Trawler Car Hire.

Car Parking: BBD$1 per 30 mins or part thereof. Maximum daily charge BBD$12.
Airport Tax: It seems that airport departure tax is now included in the ticket price.
Money Services:
There are 2 ATMs/Cash Machines in the terminal, near the entrance to departures.

Notes: Next to the terminal building is the wonderful Barbados Concorde Experience, where a retired British Airways Concorde is preserved.
Airport Tel No: +1 (246) 428 7101 or 8339.
Updated Feb10 ADV. Last Visit Oct07.

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