Information on Airports in Barbados
Barbados has only one major international airport, Grantley Adams International, located at the far South-East of the island, near Bridgetown. The airport was refurbished and expanded for the 2007 Cricket World Cup. It’s connected to the rest of the island by a highway, the ABC Highway, running a 30-minute journey to Bridgetown. There are public transport links too, with Mercedes-Benz busses running into Bridgetown every 10 minutes from 6AM to midnight. There’s also a taxi rank, with several companies running cabs 24 hours a day. Taxis operate on a fixed fare basis: there’s no meter, and fares a re agreed in advance. Expect to pay about Bds$46 (US$23) to get into Bridgetown from Grantley Adams.
The airport itself features a modern arrivals gate complex, and there is a bank and several bureaux de change on site. The departures area features ATM machines both before and after security, and there are a number of restaurants and a bar at the airport. These serve both local and international cuisine. There are also several shops, including a pharmacy, souvenir shop, ice-cream parlour, a supermarket and a deli. There is a duty-free shop in the departure lounge and an inbound duty-free shop in the arrivals lounge, open for international flights.
The airport is accessible to disabled passengers, with a lift to the restaurant on the mezzanine floor and toilets for wheelchair users throughout the airport. Passengers who expect to require a wheelchair, or special assistance, are advised to contact the airport prior to flying.
There is no accommodation integral to the airport, but there are many resorts and hotels close by, along the coast and in Bridgetown.
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