Taxis in Barbados

Visitors find taxis a pleasant way to get around on Barbados

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Barbados Taxi
 

Travelers eager to begin their relaxing vacation in Barbados may decide that hiring a taxi is the simplest way to get around the island.

Taxi Companies

Vehicles drive on the left side of the road, so visitors unfamiliar with the British style of driving often prefer to leave the driving to professionals, at least until they get a feel for things. Luckily, hired cars are widely available outside of airports and docks, and can be easily discerned by the letter “Z” that appears on their license plates.

Take a look at the table below for cab companies that serve Barbados.

Taxi Services
Name Phone Location
A A Taxi Tours and Services (246) 435-6666 Near Accra Beach - Rockley
A Personalize Taxi And Van Service (246) 232-7649 Silver Sands - Christ Church Parish
A&B Taxi Service (246) 435-2901 Heroes Square - Bridgetown
A-Team Taxi Service (246) 228-3093 Trafalgar Square - Bridgetown
Accra Beach Taxi Service (246) 435-6727 Accra Beach Rockley - Christ Church Parish
Accra Cabs (246) 435-8527 Accra Beach Taxi Stand - Downtown Bridgetown
Accra Hardcore Taxi Service (246) 435-7232 Rockley - Christ Church Parish
Ace Taxi Service (246) 432-6382 2 Sunset Crest Shopping Plaza - Holetown
Affordable Transport Solutions (246) 428-5180 79 Crane Vale New Road - Christ Church Parish
Almond Beach Village Taxi (246) 422-5813 Almond Beach Village - Speightstown
Almond Casuarina Taxi Service (246) 418-9082 Dover - Christ Church Parish
Barbados Beach Club Taxi Service (246) 428-4979 Maxwell Coast Road - Christ Church Parish
Barbados Tours (246) 420-2877 Grantley Adams International Airport - Charnocks
Black Rock Taxi Service (246) 437-8294 Black Rock Main Road - Bathsheba
Blessed Rentals Taxi Service (246) 243-1894 Plantain Walk - Bridgetown
Boomers Taxi Service (246) 428-2533 St Lawrence Gap - St. Lawrence Gap
Bridgetown Port Taxi Co-Op (246) 431-0605 Passenger Terminal Harbour - Downtown Bridgetown
Bridgetown Taxi Cab Company (246) 426-3096 Lower Broad Street - Bridgetown
Broadway Taxi Car Service (246) 426-2499 Lower Broad Street - Downtown Bridgetown
Bryan's Taxi Service (246) 427-6345 Belmont Road - Downtown Bridgetown
C J's Taxi Haggatt Hall (246) 435-6442 Haggatt Hall
C J's Taxis Black Rock (246) 822-3433 Black Rock - St. Michael Parish
Colony Club Taxi Stand (246) 422-3345 Colony Club Hotel - Holetown
Coral Reef Club Taxi Stand (246) 432-0075 Coral Reef Club - Holetown
Crystal Cove Taxi Service (246) 432-8253 Crystal Cove Hotel - 2.2 mi. (3.5 km) South of Holetown
Dave's Taxi Service (246) 428-2723 Oistins - Oistens
David's Taxi Service (246) 238-9954 Mahogany Court - St. Lawrence Gap
Discovery Bay Beach Taxis (246) 432-1030 Discovery Bay by Rex Resorts - Holetown
Dover Cove Taxi Service (246) 420-4351 Dover
Grand Bay Taxi Service (246) 228-4230 2 Coach House Street - St. Matthias

Rates, Fares, and Fees

As is the case on many Caribbean islands, cabs are not metered on Barbados. Rates are government regulated, however, with fees hovering around $20(USD) per hour. Visitors are advised to settle on a fare and currency before taking a taxi. (An exchange rate of 2 Barbadian dollars to 1 U.S. dollar makes the difference noteworthy.)

This table lists typical taxi rates for the area.

Typical Fares Around Barbados
Typical Cost (USD) Location A Location B
$ 30.00 Speightstown Bridgetown Cruise Terminal
$ 38.00 Bathsheba Downtown Bridgetown
$ 45.00 Bathsheba Glitter Bay Villas
$ 45.00 Bathsheba Sandy Lane Hotel
$ 35.00 Bathsheba Heywoods Beach
$ 48.00 Speightstown Grantley Adams International Airport
$ 22.00 Downtown Bridgetown Holetown
$ 15.00 St. Lawrence Gap Grantley Adams International Airport
$ 30.00 Downtown Bridgetown Speightstown
$ 22.00 Downtown Bridgetown Porters
$ 14.50 Downtown Bridgetown St. Lawrence Gap
$ 9.50 Downtown Bridgetown St. Ann's Garrison
$ 18.00 St. Lawrence Gap Bridgetown Cruise Terminal
$ 48.00 Bathsheba Grantley Adams International Airport
$ 6.00 Downtown Bridgetown The Vicinity Of Bridgetown
$ 38.00 Downtown Bridgetown Grantley Adams International Airport
$ 5.00 Bridgetown Cruise Terminal Downtown Bridgetown
$ 26.50 Bridgetown Cruise Terminal Crane Beach
$ 14.50 Bridgetown Cruise Terminal Sheraton Mall
$ 18.50 Bridgetown Cruise Terminal Silver Sands Beach

Most taxis can also be chartered for guided tours. Rates are then charged hourly and should be between $20(USD) and $25(USD), although the number of passengers can sometimes affect the rate.

Remember that tipping drivers is always appreciated. At least fifteen percent of the fare is common practice.

Although taxis are often the easiest choice for transportation, they are not the only way to get around Barbados. Competing companies make bus fares low, and you can always rent a vehicle if you want to be in control of your own transportation.

Government regulated fares and knowledgeable drivers make taxis an appealing option for travelers who don't want to bother with parking, gas prices, and the confusion of unfamiliar streets. Taxis are just one of the many ways to find your way around Barbados, and their convenience and reliability are ideal for a carefree vacation.

 

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