Grantley Adams International Airport Guide (BGI)
Code: BGINo. of terminals: 1 Dialling code: +1 246Timezone: GMT -04:00
Grantley Adams International Airport is situated 13km (8 miles) southeast of Bridgetown.
(246) 418 4242.
Grantley Adams International Airport can be accessed from the ABC Highway, which runs from Bridgetown to the airport (journey time: approximately 30 minutes). It can also be reached from Highway 7, along the southern coast.
Bus: Buses run between Bridgetown and the airport every 10 minutes from 0600 to 2400, departing from the main road outside the terminal building (journey time: 45 minutes; fare: BD$2).
Taxi: Taxis operate from the airport 24 hours a day, with a number of authorised companies present, including Barbados Tours (tel: (246) 420 2877) and Quintette (tel: (246) 428 8735). Taxis operate on a fixed-fare basis and do not have meters; fares should be agreed in advance. The average fare between Bridgetown and the airport is around BD$46.
A bank and several bureaux de change are available at the airport. ATMs can be found in the departures area, both before and after security.
There is a post office in the departures area, before security. Public telephones and free Wi-Fi internet hotspots are located throughout the terminal.
A bar and a number of restaurants serve local dishes and international cuisine, from an Asian outlet to a Caribbean grill eatery.
Among the shops at Grantley Adams International Airport are souvenir and gift shops, jewellers, and a convenience store. Duty-free can be found in the departures lounge – there is also an inbound duty-free shop in the arrivals lounge for international flights.
The Club Caribbean Lounge in the departures area has a business centre with fax and internet facilities, and meeting rooms. Airline executive lounges are located on the mezzanine level.
Off-site, the Casa Grande Hotel (tel: (246) 416 2272; www.casagrandebarbados.com) has extensive meeting and event facilities, and is less than 10 minutes from Grantley Adams International Airport. Elsewhere, the island offers two large convention centres, as well as hotel meeting rooms.
The arrivals and departures halls are located on the ground floor and are easily accessible to disabled passengers. There is a lift to the restaurant on the mezzanine floor and disabled toilets throughout the airport. Wheelchairs can be provided by individual airlines, which can also assist passengers onto the aircraft by ambulift: passengers requiring wheelchairs and special assistance should inform their airline prior to travel.
There are two car parks at Grantley Adams International Airport; both are within walking distance of the terminal. There is no separation between short- and long-term parking areas.
Courtesy Car Rentals, S&W Car Rental and Drive-A-Matic are represented at the airport; desks for these operators are located just outside the arrivals hall. Other car hire companies are located off-site and can deliver pre-booked vehicles to the airport.