Travelling to Barbados

Are you thinking of travelling to Barbados? Barbados is easily accessible from cities across the UK, Europe and beyond. We have compiled a list of flight times from major airports below. Should you wish for further information about travelling to Barbados please contact us and we will be pleased to talk through your options.

London

8 hours 50 minutes with Virgin Atlantic

Manchester

8 hours 55 minutes with Virgin Atantic

Brussels

9 hours with Jetblue with Briish Airways

Frankfurt

9 hours 20 minutes with British Airways

New York

4 hours 20 minutes with American Airlines

Atlanta

4 hours 45 minutes with Jetblue

Dallas

5 hours 30 minutes with Delta

St Lucia

45 minutes with LIAT

Trinidad

1 hour with LIAT

Multiple daily flights now operate from North America to Barbados. If you are travelling to Barbados take your pick from departure cities below:

3 hours and 35 minutes fromMiami, FloridaonAmerican Airlines.

3 hours and 36 minutes fromFort Lauderdale, FloridaonJet Blue.

4 hours and 45 minutes fromJFK, New YorkonJet Blue.

5 hours and 39 minutes fromBoston, MassachusettsonJet Blue.

5 hours fromToronto and MontrealonAir Canada.

The Airport:

Grantley Adams International (BGI) is the sole airport in Barbados. It is located to the south east of the island, approximately 9 miles from Bridgetown and a 45 minute car journey to Holetown, the hub of the west coast. Whilst relatively compact you will find a selection of restaurants, bars, shops and duty free offerings located within the airport.

Car Hire / Airport transfers:

Our team at Sandy Lane Villas can pre-arrange your transfers from the airport to ensure that you and your luggage have a relaxing and seamless journey to your chosen accommodation. With our dedicated concierge services we can also arrange a car hire to meet your requirements, whether you are thinking of renting a vehicle for one day or the full duration of your trip.

Climate:

Barbados offers an average of 8 to 9 hours of glorious sunshine each day, with temperatures ranging from 26°C to 31°C throughout the year. Rainfall on the island tends to be greatest from September to November, whilst the driest months are December through to May. When it does rain this is generally in short sharp showers during early morning or late afternoon, which you may actually find to be quite a refreshing interval to the dazzling Caribbean sunshine.

Currency:

The currency of Barbados is the Barbados Dollar (BBD). It is pegged to the USD at a rate of $1.98 BDS to $1.00 USD. We advise that you carry some local currency with you on your trip to Barbados, although you will find that US Dollars are widely accepted and the majority of shops and restaurants will happily accept all major credit cards.

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