How to Reach Speightstown by Airplane

Speightstown is near enough to the international airport to make flying a recommendable option

Nearly the entire island of Barbados stretches out between Speightstown and the nearest airport, yet it takes less than an hour to travel between the two destinations by car. Planning your getaway here will typically begin with reviewing your flight options, and many tourists are pleased to discover that the airport in Christ Church is one of the easiest in the region to travel to.

Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI) is the name of the airport located southeast of Speightstown in the aforementioned Christ Church Parish. Many big name air carriers including Virgin Airlines, American Airlines, and Air Canada offer regular trips from Europe, the United States, and Canada. Furthermore, you can book direct flights from several regional hubs including those in Frankfurt, New York, and Toronto. Many people will still find it necessary to plan for a connection at one of the larger airports, and Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport on nearby Puerto Rico is used frequently for this purpose as well.

This chart indicates which airlines offer service from the states and the airports from which they are flying. Booking services don't consistently display the most logical options so it can be useful to see at a glance which airlines actually fly direct to this location.

Grantley Adams International Airport U.S. Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Miami, FL, USA MIA American Airlines

The table below displays airline companies that offer direct flights out of locations in Canada.

Grantley Adams International Airport Canadian Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Montreal, Canada YUL Air Canada

If you'll be traveling from a location in Europe this table will be useful.

Grantley Adams International Airport European Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
London, United Kingdom LGW British Airways, Thomson Airways, Virgin Airlines

Flying to Speightstown from the Caribbean

Look below for a listing of scheduled air service from airports in the region. Even if there aren't any flights directly from your local airport, taking a connecting flight from a regional airport could be your best option.

Grantley Adams International Airport Caribbean Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda ANU LIAT, Thomas Cook Airlines
Basseterre, St. Kitts SKB LIAT
Bequia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines BQU SVG Air
Calliste, Grenada GND LIAT
Canouan, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines CIW SVG Air
Castries, Saint Lucia SLU Caribbean Airlines, LIAT
Dominica DOM LIAT
Martinique FDF LIAT
Mustique, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines MQS SVG Air
Roseau, Dominica DCF LIAT
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


When you arrive at Grantley Adams International Airport you'll be greeted by a clean, modern facility that has very recently undergone a number of renovations. The process of getting through customs is streamlined and passengers rarely have an issue. In order to be granted entry to the country for less than three months you'll need a passport and a return or onward ticket. You will also need to ensure you have nothing in camouflage print in your luggage, as these items are not allowed on the island. If you do, I will be confiscated and returned to you when you leave.

Next Stop, Speightstown

While you can take the bus for just $0.75(USD) or a taxi for $36.50(USD), the most convenient, money-saving way to get to Speightstown from the airport is to rent a car from one of the local agencies on site and drive yourself. You'll spend most of the journey headed west on Tom Adams Highway then north on Errol Barrow Highway for a trip that will take you no more than 50 minutes to complete.

True, Speightstown is one of the destinations farthest away from the only airport on the island of Barbados, but flying remains the most convenient and most popular way to travel to this destination. A quick flight than an hour or less drive is nothing when you compare it to the time it would take you to sail yourself or get there by cruise ship, so that alone is something to consider as you look over the option of flying to your vacation here.


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