Barbuda Ferries

Barbuda's local ferry service is important in connecting the island with Antigua

Off the north coast of Antigua is the smaller isle of Barbuda. This undeveloped swatch of land is the perfect destination for those looking for a quiet getaway that revolves around the bountiful nature that surrounds and the peace and seclusion that comes so easily here. There is a lot for potential visitors to be aware of when planning a vacation here, one of which is the important role that the local ferry service plays.

Riding the Ferries

There are three main options when it comes to getting to Barbuda. The first is to fly commercial, the second is to hire a charter, and the third is to take a ferry. While flying will be the quickest pick, the commercial flights between V.C. Bird International and Cordington Airport are often canceled due to lack of tickets sold, and charters can be expensive. For many people, the most feasible solution is to fly to Antigua, take a taxi to the ferry terminal for about $11(USD), then hop aboard the Barbuda Express.

The ferry departs from Barbuda Express every morning Tuesday through Saturday at 9:00 a.m., and sails for about 90 minutes before arriving at Barbuda. The return ferry leaves at 3:45 p.m. You'll spend EC$220 or $83(USD) for an adult round trip ticket, and EC$115 or $43(USD) for children. If you need more details, contact Barbuda Express at 268-560-7989.

Barbuda Docks is the only dock for which we have information.

There is no more perfect way to travel to a getaway on Barbuda than to take a ferry. The slow, scenic ride across the Caribbean Sea gives you just the right amount of time to disconnect from the modern, busy world you came from, and put yourself in the slow moving mindset that will become normal for you during your stay.

Ferry Routes, Barbuda
Location Served Dock A Dock B Company Frequency
Barbuda Docks None Barbuda Express 5 to 6 days per week

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