Barbados Taxis

Visitors find taxis a pleasant way to get around on Barbados

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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.

See the chart below for information on local taxis.

Taxi Services
Name Phone Location
Accra Cabs (246) 435-8527 Accra Beach Taxi Stand - Downtown Bridgetown
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
Black Rock Taxi Service (246) 437-8294 Black Rock Main Road - Bathsheba
Blessed Rentals Taxi Service (246) 243-1894 Plantain Walk - 1.8 mi. (2.9 km) East-Southeast of Bridgetown
Boomers Taxi Service (246) 428-2533 St Lawrence Gap - St. Lawrence Gap
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
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
Lawrence Taxi Services (246) 417-9066 84 Mint Close - 2.5 mi. (4.0 km) West of Bathsheba
Lyndhurst Taxi Service (246) 426-4170 Passage Road - St. Michael Parish
Paradise Beach Taxi Service (246) 425-1027 Paradise Beach - 2.2 mi. (3.6 km) North-Northwest of Bridgetown
Richard's Taxi Services (246) 232-8246 Montrose, Christ Church - 1.8 mi. (2.9 km) East of St. Lawrence Gap
Sam's Tours and Taxi Services (246) 233-3181 Tent Bay - Bathsheba
Starline Taxi Service (246) 421-2015 First Avenue - St. Michael Parish
Sun Tours (246) 434-8430 Highway 4-B - 3.6 mi. (5.7 km) Northeast of Bridgetown

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.)

Wondering what taxis cost? See this array of examples.

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

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.

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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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