Adjacent to the parish in which Barbados' international airport is located, you'll find St. Lawrence Gap. The airport itself, called Saint Lawrence Gap.(BGI), is located in Christ Church. In order for international airplanes to reach this airport, many of them will sweep around the island's west coast towards the south and then head east inward to the runway. This will give passengers a great view of the island's west coast, and then moments before landing, a shot of
From there, the plane will touch down on the 11,000 foot long asphalt runway which leads to five taxiways, two terminals, and 22 gates. Inside the airport are a few quick service restaurants, shops, the customs area, baggage claim, and the arrival hall. It only takes 15 minutes to get to Saint Lawrence Gap from the airport, making flying a recommendable way to get there.
As you review the charts below you'll notice that nonstop flights to this airport are frequent from several locations in the United States, Canada, and Europe with airlines such as San Juan, is particularly popular for connecting flights that result in Barbados as the final destination., , and . If you don't live near enough to the cities listed as departure points, the fact that so many major airlines fly here makes it easy to also book connecting flights that don't require long layovers. The airport in
If you live in the states the following chart can aid the planning process. Not all of the flights you will see displayed on some of the booking engines make sense so it can be useful to see which airlines actually provide direct service to this airport.
|Miami, FL, USA||MIA||American Airlines|
This list displays which airlines offer direct service from Canada.
|Montreal, Canada||YUL||Air Canada|
If you'll be traveling from a location in Europe this table is relevant.
|London, United Kingdom||LGW||British Airways, Thomson Airways, Virgin Airlines|
Check the following table for a listing of scheduled air service from other airports in the Caribbean. If there aren't any flights directly from your local airport, a connecting flight from another airport in the Caribbean may be a great option.
|Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda||ANU||LIAT, Thomas Cook Airlines|
|Basseterre, St. Kitts||SKB||LIAT|
|Bequia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||BQU||SVG Air|
|Canouan, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||CIW||SVG Air|
|Castries, Saint Lucia||SLU||Caribbean Airlines, LIAT|
|Mustique, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||MQS||SVG Air|
|Simpson Bay, The island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten||SXM||LIAT|
|St. Vincent, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||SVD||LIAT, SVG Air|
|Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago||POS||LIAT|
|Union Island and nearby islands, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||UNI||SVG Air|
|Vieux Fort, Saint Lucia||UVF||Thomas Cook Airlines|
The requirements for gaining entry to Barbados are that you have a valid passport and a return or onward ticket. If you stay longer than three months you'll need to contact your local embassy for visa information. You shouldn't have trouble getting through customs, but do be warned that camouflage is not allowed on the island and any items in camouflage, including clothing, will be held at the airport until you leave the island.
Taxis, Buses, and rental cars are the three modes of transportation to get from the airport to your accommodations in Saint Lawrence Gap. The bus stop is located directly across the street from the parking lot at the airport and will cost you $0.75(USD) to ride, though this may not be the best option for tourists carrying a lot of luggage. Taxis are reasonable for this destination, costing just $15(USD). If you rent a car, the drive keeps you going west on Tom Adams Highway for the most part. You'll head south as you approach the Gap, turning left on Kendall Hill, right on Maxwell Hill Road, right onto Third Avenue, and finally right onto Third Avenue Dover.
However you choose to spend your days vacationing in Saint Lawrence Gap, the first leg of your journey will likely take place going from one airport to the next, leading you to Christ Church Parish, and then finally to St. Lawrence using ground transportation. Many people find trip planning to be overwhelming, but if you break it down step-by-step in this way, you'll find it to be a simple process that will bring you to the end result of your toes in the sand – which makes every part of planning worth it in after all.
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