To and From the Airport

Antigua - V.C. Bird Intl (ANU):

Location: 5 km/3 Miles ENE of St John's, 8 km/5 Miles NE of Jolly Harbour & 8 km/5 Miles N of English Harbour.
Airport Overview: A single terminal building divided into departure and arrivals sides. Most of the airport prior to security is open air, and therefore hot and sticky.


By Taxi:
Taxis wait outside arrivals. Taxi prices are set by the government, but always check the fare first. There is a taxi desk outside arrivals, where tickets are issued, but you pay the driver on reaching your destination. You are likely to be made to share a taxi and receive no discount for doing so.
Approximate Costs: Prices from the taxi desk: To St Johns US $11/EC $29/15-25 mins, Jolly Harbour/Jolly Beach Resort US $24/EC $64/25-30 mins. Pineapple Resort US $28/EC $74. Call (268) 562 0262. Regular Taxis: To St John's US$15-20(EC34)/15-25 mins.
Taxi Companies: King Jango Taxi Service +1 (268) 462 7205 or 462 0061. Mobile Tel 464 5533.

By Bus: No buses call at the airport, but some do travel up the airport road to within a mile or so of the terminal. From a Traveller Dec 2008: Buses run directly outside the airport on Airport Road and can be had for less than $3EC and the bus takes you to St. John's. I would not suggest this mode of transportation if you have a lot of baggage but it can be done.

Rental Cars:
On-Airport Rental Car Providers: Several companies have offices at airport in a small room on the right immediately that you exit arrivals. It is usually insisted that you buy a local driving licence for US $20/EC $50 before being allowed to rent a car. The licence is valid for 3 months.
Car rental companies include AVIS (268) 462 2840 or 2847, Oakland Rent a Car (268) 462 3021 or 409 5941 (beeper), Carter's Rent a Car (268) 463 0675 or 460 1354, Dion's, Budget, AJ's Car Rental 462 0576 or 772 2834, HERTZ 462 6450, Jonas Rent a Car 462 3760, Payne's Car Rental 460 9177, Stead's Rent a Car 460 3364 or 463 9970, Dollar 462 0123, St John's Car Rental 462 0594 or 461 0449 & Thrifty 462 9532 or 8803. EUROPCAR does not have a desk in the terminal, but can be contacted on 562 2708.

Dep Tax: Payable by all passengers on departure, and not included in the ticket price. US $20/EC $50 for non nationals, and EC$ 35 for Antiguan nationals, payable in cash only.
Notes: A 24hr ATM/cash machine accepting VISA, MasterCard & Cirrus is at the airport bank. There is a post office outside arrivals.
Airport Tel No: +1 (268) 462 0358 or 460 9398.
Updated Oct10 ADV. Last Visit Oct07




Codrington, Barbuda (BBQ):

Location: 100m S of Codrington town.
On Foot: Short walk to Codrington.
By Taxi: Taxi to nearest good beach, US$15 each way/10 mins. Call Levi John on +1 (268) 773 7062 or 460 0581.
Rental Cars: Jeeps available for rent. It is usually insisted that you buy a local driving licence before being allowed to rent a car. ◊Byron Askie has cars available for rent at ~US$50 daily. Tel +1 (268) 773 6082 or look for him at the Green Door Tavern in town.
Updated May06. Last Visit Oct02




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