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How to get to Barbados

Barbados is the Caribbean's easternmost island, located around 160km east of St Lucia, and is easily accessible by air with daily non-stop flights from North America, Europe and other islands in the Caribbean.

Getting to Barbados

By air, Barbados receives daily non-stop flights from North America, Europe and other islands in the Caribbean.

From Australia and New Zealand: The most convenient flights are with Qantas, Air New Zealand or V Australia to the USA, with connecting two-stop flights on American Airlines via Los Angeles, Dallas/Ft. Worth or Miami to Bridgetown.

From the UK: British Airways and Virgin Atlantic operate direct flights from London Gatwick to Bridgetown, Barbados.

From the USA: American Airlines offers daily flights from Miami, New York and Los Angeles.

Flight time to Bridgetown, Barbados

Brisbane to Barbados is 24 hrs 40 min, with connecting flightˆ
Sydney to Barbados is 24 hrs 50 min, with connecting flightˆ
Melbourne to Barbados is 26 hrs, with connecting flightˆ
Perth to Barbados is 30 hrs 50 min, with connecting flightˆ

Auckland to Barbados is 24 hrs 30 min, with connecting flightˆ
London to Barbados is 8 hrs 30 min, direct flight
New York to Barbados is 4 hrs 45 min, direct flight
Los Angeles to Barbados is 9 hrs 55 min, with connecting flightˆ
Miami to Barbados is 3 hrs, 35 min, direct flight
(ˆIncludes layover time.)

Flying in

Grantley Adams International airport is 16km southeast of Bridgetown, around 23km southeast of Holetown and about 9km 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: 18 November, 2018


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