V. C. Bird International Airport Guide (ANU)

Airport info
Code: ANU
Address:
PO Box 1051, St John's, Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda
Location:

V. C. Bird International Airport is located 8km (5 miles) northeast of St John’s, on the island of Antigua.

No. of terminals: 1 Dialling code: +1 268
Telephone:
462 0358.
Timezone: GMT -04:00

V. C. Bird International Airport is the largest of Antigua and Barbuda’s three airports and is the only one located on Antigua island. Our V. C. Bird International Airport guide includes information on terminal facilities, public transportation and nearby hotels, as well as contact details for the airport.

Airport news

A new terminal building is currently under construction; it is expected to open in December 2013.

Information

There is an information desk in the public area of the terminal building.

Driving directions

V. C. Bird International Airport is situated in the north of the island, a 10-minute drive from St John's. From the centre of the city, it can be accessed via Antigua Sugar Factory Road or Old Parham Road, which connects to the northeast-bound Sir George Walter Highway towards the airport.

Public Transport

Public transport road

Bus: Some local buses operate along Sir George Walter Highway to and from St John's, but the stop is some distance from the terminal – this mode of transport is not recommended for passengers with heavy bags.

Taxi: Taxis (tel: 562 0262) are available for hire on a government-regulated fixed-fare basis to local hotels and St John's (journey time: 10-15 minutes).

Public transport air

Aeroplane: LIAT (tel: 480 5582; www.liatairline.com) operates flights between Antigua and nearby islands. The ticket desk is located in Arrivals.

Terminal facilities

Money

An ATM is available at V. C. Bird International Airport 24 hours a day. There is a bureau de change in the terminal.

Communication

A post office is located in the terminal building. Public telephones are also available at certain points.

Food

A restaurant and a bar provide a range of drinks, snacks and more substantial meals.

Shopping

There are several shops at V. C. Bird International Airport, including duty-free.

Luggage

A porter service is available (tipping is expected) to assist with luggage.

Other

Other facilities at V. C. Bird International Airport include a first aid service and travel agencies.

Airport facilities

Conference and business

There are no dedicated business or conference facilities at V. C. Bird International Airport, but numerous hotels and resorts on the island offer these services. A VIP lounge provides newspapers, magazines, TV and a refreshments service.

Disabled facilities

A lift, ramps and wheelchairs are provided at V. C. Bird International Airport. Individual airlines can assist disabled passengers on request; passengers requiring wheelchairs and assistance should inform their airline prior to travel.

Car parking

Long- and short-term parking is available in front of the terminal building.

Car rental

Car hire companies represented at V. C. Bird International Airport include: Avis, Dollar, Hertz, National and Thrifty, as well as several local operators.

Hotels

There are no hotels at V. C. Bird International Airport. However, there is a wide choice of accommodation, including all-inclusive resorts and other luxury properties dotted all over the island, some of which will provide airport transfers. Our V. C. Bird International Airport guide includes the following accommodation options:


Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa

1 888 726 3257.

Located in Dickenson Bay, 10km (6 miles) from V. C. Bird International Airport, the large Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa offers a mindboggling choice of 11 restaurants and a good selection of bars. Other facilities here include a wide choice of activities, an opulent spa and nightly entertainment.

Dickenson Bay PO Box 147, St John's, Antigua and Barbuda

Hawksbill by Rex Antigua

462 0301.

Boasting access to four beaches, the Hawksbill by Rex Antigua resort is composed of a large colonial-style house and detached cottages within landscaped grounds. The relaxing resort, which is around 30 minutes from the airport, also has two restaurants and a bar with sea views.

Five Islands, St John's, Antigua and Barbuda

Galley Bay Resort and Spa

462 0302.

Set amongst luscious gardens on the edge of a white sand beach, Galley Bay Resort and Spa offers accommodation in cottages and beachfront rooms. Hotel facilities include three restaurants, a spa and various water sports activities.

Galley Bay Beach Road, St John's, Antigua and Barbuda
Edited by Gavin Haines
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