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.
Speightstown in the aforementioned Christ Church Parish. Many big name air carriers including , , and 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 on nearby is used frequently for this purpose as well.(BGI) is the name of the airport located southeast of
If you live in the United States the following list may be helpful. The online booking services don't consistently recognize the least costly options so it helps to see at a glance which airlines actually fly direct to this airport.
|Miami, FL, USA||MIA||American Airlines|
The following chart displays airline companies that offer direct service from airports in Canada.
|Montreal, Canada||YUL||Air Canada|
If you're flying from a European city the following list will be helpful.
|London, United Kingdom||LGW||British Airways, Thomson Airways, Virgin Airlines|
Check the chart below for airline service from regional airports. Even if there are no flights directly from your preferred airport, connecting through another Caribbean airport may be a very good solution.
|Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda||ANU||LIAT, Thomas Cook Airlines|
|Basseterre, St. Kitts||SKB||Phoenix Airways|
|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|
|Dominican Republic||SDQ||Phoenix Airways|
|Mustique, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||MQS||SVG Air|
|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 atyou'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.
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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