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Travel to Bahamas

Flying to Bahamas

The Bahamas' national airline is Bahamasair (www.bahamasair.com). British Airways (www.ba.com) flies to Nassau from the UK. Airlines operating direct flights from the USA to the Bahamas include Delta (www.delta.com) and JetBlue (www.jetblue.com). Silver Airways (www.silverairways.com) connects Fort Lauderdale with Bimini.

Major airports are: Nassau Lynden Pindling International Airport and Grand Bahama International Airport.

Airport Guides

Nassau Lynden Pindling International Airport

Code

NAS

Location

Nassau Lynden Pindling International Airport is situated 16km (10 miles) west of Nassau, on New Providence Island.

Tel

+1 242 702 1010

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Grand Bahama International Airport

Code

FPO

Location

Grand Bahama International Airport is situated on Grand Bahama Island, 5km (3 miles) north of central Freeport.

Tel

+1 242 352 6020

Address

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Exuma International Airport

Code

GGT

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Governor's Harbour Airport

Code

GHB

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Marsh Harbour Airport

Code

MHH

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Treasure Cay Airport

Code

TCB

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Flight times

From London - 10 hours; New York - 3 hours 30 minutes.

Departure tax

Included in fare.

Travelling to Bahamas by Rail

Driving to Bahamas

Getting to Bahamas by boat

A large number of international cruise ships call at Nassau. Nassau also has direct passenger-cargo connections with the USA, the UK, the West Indies and South America.

Travellers arriving in the Bahamas by private boat must pay a customs and immigration fee and arrive at one of the official ports of entry.

Ferry operators

Balearia Caribbean (tel: +1 866 699 6988; www.ferryexpress.com) runs regular ferries between Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Freeport, Grand Bahama (journey time - 4 hours). 

Bahamas Shuttle Boat (tel: +1 954 969 0069; www.bahamashuttleboat.com) operates a fast ferry on the same route (journey time - 3 hours).

Resorts World Bimini (tel: +1 888 930 8688; www.rwbimini.com) runs a fast ferry between Miami and Bimini (journey time - 3 hours).