Hailing a cab is never easier on the island than when you first arrive. As soon as you exit customs at the airport, you'll be bombarded with taxi drivers waiting to take you to your hotel. For those times when taxis are not so accessible, it helps to know how taxis run in Bridgetown.
Taxi drivers are skilled at their craft, and along with staking out the, you'll frequently find them milling around the most popular tourist areas in Bridgetown. As you make your way around town, whether to explore, do some shopping, or get a bite to eat, you'll easily recognize local taxis by the letter “Z” on the license plates, and there may also be a sign that reads “TAXI” on the roof.
Take a look at the following table to find out how to contact a local cab company when you are in need of a taxi.
|(246) 435-2901||Heroes Square - Bridgetown|
|(246) 228-3093||Trafalgar Square - Bridgetown|
|(246) 435-8527||Accra Beach Taxi Stand - Downtown Bridgetown|
|(246) 243-1894||Plantain Walk - 1.8 mi. (2.9 km) East-Southeast of Bridgetown|
|(246) 431-0605||Passenger Terminal Harbour - Downtown Bridgetown|
|(246) 426-3096||Lower Broad Street - Bridgetown|
|(246) 426-2499||Lower Broad Street - Downtown Bridgetown|
|(246) 427-6345||Belmont Road - Downtown Bridgetown|
|(246) 822-3433||St. Michael Parish|
|(246) 228-4230||2 Coach House Street - St. Matthias|
|(246) 426-0090||Lower Broad Street - Bridgetown|
|(246) 251-2041||First Avenue - The vicinity of Bridgetown|
|Lyndhurst Taxi Service||(246) 426-4170||Passage Road - St. Michael Parish|
|(246) 249-9354||Wildey - 2.3 mi. (3.7 km) North-Northwest of St. Lawrence Gap|
|(246) 425-1027||Paradise Beach - 2.2 mi. (3.6 km) North-Northwest of Bridgetown|
|(246) 421-2015||First Avenue - St. Michael Parish|
|(246) 425-5488||1.8 mi. (2.9 km) North of Bridgetown|
Many tourists choose to utilize local taxi services when they plan to spend most of their time on the beach and in their resort rather than make the trip one filled with sightseeing. If you would like to spend a day out exploring, however, you can venture out with the help of a taxi by hiring a driver for the entire day. Some drivers are also skilled tour guides, and you can ask the taxi service to send you one who knows about particular sites you'd like to see.
...Rates are posted at the airport...
Taxis in Bridgetown are not metered, so it is important for you to discuss your rate with your driver before you take off. Rates are posted at the airport, but your driver should also have a rate card on hand, and typically, drivers are willing to negotiate a price with you, so long as your do your negotiating respectfully.
Want to know what you'll pay to use a cab? Take a look at this list of examples.
|Typical Cost (USD)||Location A||Location B|
|$ 14.50||Downtown Bridgetown||St. Lawrence Gap|
|$ 6.00||Downtown Bridgetown||The Vicinity Of Bridgetown|
|$ 22.00||Downtown Bridgetown||Porters|
|$ 22.00||Downtown Bridgetown||Holetown|
|$ 30.00||Downtown Bridgetown||Speightstown|
|$ 9.50||Downtown Bridgetown||St. Ann's Garrison|
|$ 38.00||Downtown Bridgetown||Grantley Adams International Airport|
|$ 18.00||St. Lawrence Gap||Bridgetown Cruise Terminal|
|$ 38.00||Bathsheba||Downtown Bridgetown|
|$ 30.00||Speightstown||Bridgetown Cruise Terminal|
|$ 5.00||Bridgetown Cruise Terminal||Downtown Bridgetown|
|$ 18.50||Bridgetown Cruise Terminal||Silver Sands Beach|
|$ 26.50||Bridgetown Cruise Terminal||Crane Beach|
|$ 14.50||Bridgetown Cruise Terminal||Sheraton Mall|
If you arrive in Barbados with a party of six or more, it may make sense to hire an mini van to transport you and your group to your hotel rather than a taxi. These airport transfers will take down your flight information and keep track of when you arrive, then pick you up right outside of customs and take you where you need to go. This personalized service may even be less expensive than having your group split up amongst several taxis.
Taxis are not the least expensive transportation option in Bridgetown, yet many people still arrive in town with the determination to utilize local drivers as their main mode of transport. As long as you are aware of the fares head of time and make sure to confirm with your driver, you shouldn't have any issues.
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