V. C. Bird International Airport Guide (ANU)
V. C. Bird International Airport is located 8km (5 miles) northeast of St John’s, on the island of Antigua.
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 guide to the airport includes important information on terminal facilities, public transport and nearby hotels.
A completely new terminal building is currently under construction; it is expected to open mid-2014.
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.
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: 784 2653 and 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). The fare is around US$15.
A bank and ATM is available at V. C. Bird International Airport 24 hours a day. There is a bureau de change in the terminal.
A post office is located in the terminal building. Public telephones are also available at certain points, and free Wi-Fi access is available in the departure lounge.
There are numerous shops at V. C. Bird International Airport, including duty-free. Products available range from music to local gifts, jewellery and souvenirs.
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.
Car hire companies represented at V. C. Bird International Airport include: Avis, Dollar, Hertz, National and Thrifty, as well as several local operators.