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.

Check out the following table to call a local cab company whenever you are needing a ride.

Taxi Services
Name Phone Location
Andy Wood Taxi & Tours (246) 239-0786 Thornbury Hill - Oistens
Andy's Taxi Services (246) 230-3135 2.6 mi. (4.2 km) North-Northwest of St. Lawrence Gap
Barbados Tours (246) 420-2877 Grantley Adams International Airport - Charnocks
Big Apple Taxi Service (246) 239-0637 2.5 mi. (4.1 km) North-Northeast of Holetown
Blessed Rentals Taxi Service (246) 243-1894 Plantain Walk - 1.8 mi. (2.9 km) East-Southeast of Bridgetown
Chris Adams Taxi Service (246) 231-3566 0.7 mi. (1.2 km) East-Southeast of Bridgetown
Dave's Taxi Service (246) 428-2723 Oistins - Oistens
Keisha's Taxi Service (246) 247-7627 Downtown Bridgetown
Lawrence Taxi Services (246) 417-9066 84 Mint Close - 2.5 mi. (4.0 km) West of Bathsheba
Leroy Taxi Service (246) 232-4172 3.6 mi. (5.7 km) South West of Bathsheba
Lyndhurst Taxi Service (246) 426-4170 Passage Road - St. Michael Parish
Neil's Taxi Service (246) 249-9354 Wildey - 2.3 mi. (3.7 km) North-Northwest of St. Lawrence Gap
Nigel's Taxi Service (246) 249-4477 St. Lawrence Gap
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
Sanjay Kini's Taxi (246) 262-1296 3.6 mi. (5.7 km) South West of Bathsheba
Sherwin's Taxi Service (246) 822-4901 Downtown Bridgetown
Sun Tours (246) 434-8430 Highway 4-B - 3.6 mi. (5.7 km) Northeast of Bridgetown
Sylvester's Taxi Service (246) 267-8186 3.6 mi. (5.7 km) South West of Bathsheba

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.)

Wanting to know what taxi rides cost? Take a look at the following array of examples.

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