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How to get to Barbados

Barbados is the Caribbean's easternmost island, located around 160km (99mi) east of St Lucia.

The most convenient route to Barbados is by air to Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI), which is located close to the southern tip of the island. The airport receives daily non-stop flights from North America, Europe and other Caribbean islands.


Flight times to Bridgetown, Barbados

The following are the most convenient flights to Barbados.

From the United States: American Airlines and Jet Blue offer the most convenient scheduled daily flights to Barbados.

Atlanta to Barbados is 6 hrs 42 min, with connecting flightˆ
Boston to Barbados is 4 hrs 54 min, direct flight
Chicago to Barbados is 7 hrs 35 min, with connecting flightˆ
Dallas-Fort Worth to Barbados is 7 hrs 57 min, with connecting flightˆ
New York to Barbados is 4 hrs 46 min, direct flight
Miami to Barbados is 3 hrs, 35 min, direct flight
San Francisco to Barbados is 11 hrs 10 min, with connecting flightˆ
Los Angeles to Barbados is 9 hrs 24 min, with connecting flightˆ


From Canada: Air Canada, American Airlines and West Jet offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Barbados.

Toronto to Barbados is 5 hrs 15 min, direct flight
Montreal to Barbados is 7 hrs 30 min, with connecting flightˆ
Vancouver to Barbados is 10 hrs 35 min, with connecting flightˆ


From Australia: Qantas, American Airlines, Virgin Australia, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines offer the most convenient three stop scheduled flights to Barbados.

Adelaide to Barbados is 28 hrs 9 min, with connecting flightˆ
Brisbane to Barbados is 24 hrs 9 min, with connecting flightˆ
Sydney to Barbados is 24 hrs 14 min, with connecting flightˆ
Melbourne to Barbados is 25 hrs 44 min, with connecting flightˆ


From New Zealand: American Airlines offers the most convenient three stop scheduled flights to Barbados.

Auckland to Barbados is 23 hrs 54 min, with connecting flightˆ


From Singapore: Singapore Airlines and Virgin Atlantic operate the most convenient flights to Barbados.

Singapore to Barbados is 25 hrs, with connecting flightˆ


From the United Kingdom: British Airways and Virgin Atlantic offer the most convenient daily scheduled flights to Barbados from London Gatwick (LGW).

London to Barbados is 8 hrs 35 min, direct flight


From France: Flybe, Easyjet and Virgin Atlantic offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Barbados.

Paris to Barbados is 11 hrs 20 min, with connecting flightˆ

(ˆincludes layover time.)


Flying in

Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI) is located around 13km (8mi) southeast of Bridgetown, around 23km (14mi) southeast of Holetown and about 9km (5.5mi) east of St Lawrence Gap.

Taxis meet all flights and hotels can arrange transport by prior arrangement.


Entry requirements

All visitors must hold return/onward tickets, plus proof of sufficient funds, and all visitors must hold passports which are valid at least six months after entry. No visa is required for a stay of up to six months.


Getting around

On foot; hire cars and taxis are available for exploring the island as are privately owned minibuses.


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Latest update: How to get to Barbados: 24 May, 2019


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