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About Bridgetown

Situated along the Carlisle Bay, Bridgetown is the capital of Barbados and the country’s largest city. The first settlers who came to the island where the city was established were British. Bridgetown is one of the most important financial centers of the Caribbean; it extends in a southwest direction and is one of the region’s oldest settlements.

Bridgetown gets its name from being built on the Careenage River. The city has a tropical climate; the year-round temperate climate makes it suitable for tourism. Summers are very hot in the city, with the lowest temperature dropping to 16 degrees. The city is one of the most preferred destinations in the summertime and attracts thousands of tourists due to its favorable climate.

Although traces of the tropical climate can be seen in Bridgetown’s cuisine, you can find dishes from international cuisine as well. The restaurants, offering visitors many flavors from different cuisines, draw attention for their elegant presentation.

Transportation to Bridgetown City Center from Airport


Grantley Adams Intl. Airport

Passengers landing at Grantley Adams International Airport, which is located near Bridgetown, the capital of Barbados, an island country, can benefit from the taxis waiting in front of the terminal and have a comfortable and quick travel to the city center. Buses, which are among the other means of transportation offering service between the airport and city center, can also be preferred since they are budget-friendly and offer a quick travel to the city center. Apart from the taxis and buses, you can also rent a car at Grantley Adams International Airport for travelling to the city center. Renting a limousine is also another option for a comfortable travel. You should make a reservation in order to use this service. In addition, the buses of the tour companies offer quick transportation to the city center.


Approximately 300 taxis offer service in front of Bridgetown International Airport. Therefore, you can easily find a taxi for travelling to the city center from the airport. Taxis offer a comfortable travel for passengers. You should find a reliable and licensed taxi if you prefer travelling to the city center by taxi. Licensed taxis have stickers on their windows. It is possible to travel to the city center or nearby places by taxi for predetermined average fares. You can get information about the taxi fares by talking to the drivers and you can reduce your transportation cost by finding passengers travelling to the same destination with you. Passengers travelling towards Atlantic Shore from the airport can use the taxis by paying 24 Barbados Dollars. The amount you need to pay is 73 dollars for Bathsheba, 64 dollars for Belleplaine, 46 dollars for Bridgetown Port and Bridgetown City, 13 dollars for Coverley, 42 dollars for Trafalgar Square and 24 dollars for Silver Sands. Before getting on the taxi, you can get information about the current fares by talking to the drivers. If you wish, you can prefer a more budget-friendly option for travelling to the city center. Buses can be helpful for your transportation to Bridgetown city center.

Car Rental

Courtesy Rent-A-Car, Drive-a-matic and Stoute’s Car Rental are the three car rental companies offering car rental services for the guests of the airport. Renting a car can be a good option if you also want to discover the nearby places. You can also rent a car for just travelling to the city center from the airport. Travelling to the city center from Grantley Adams International Airport by renting a car lasts about 30 minutes. You can rent a car by visiting one of the car rental offices located just outside the arriving passenger terminal. The renting process lasts only a few minutes. You can even shorten this time by making an online reservation in advance or by reserving your car on the phone.


It is possible to travel to the city center from Grantley Adams International Airport by using the means of public transportation. You can get to the city center by getting on a bus from the bus stop located outside the airport. You need to pay 2 Barbados Dollar for this travel. However, getting on a bus can be difficult for passengers with heavy luggage since the bus stops aren’t very close to the terminal. By visiting the information desk located at the airport, you can get information about the other routes that you can reach by bus.


Passengers who want a more comfortable transportation option can benefit from the limousine rental services. The limousines which are generally rented through the tour operators carry passengers to their destinations in Barbados in a comfortable and quick way. You can get information about limousine rental services by visiting the airport information desk. You can also make a little search on the internet before coming to the city and make a reservation after analyzing limousine rental alternatives. Limousines are among the most convenient transportation alternatives especially for passengers with much luggage. In addition, you can travel to the other parts of the island by renting a limousine. Limousines can generally carry 4 or 5 passengers. If you need a larger vehicle, you can get in contact with limousine rental companies.

Tour Bus

Those coming to the city as crowded groups can travel to the city center from the airport again by using tour buses for budget-friendly prices. You need to make a reservation in advance to use the tour buses. The buses offered to the passengers by the travel operators pick up passengers in front of the terminal and carry them directly to the center of Bridgetown. Ticket prices vary depending on your destination. For those traveling with a large number of passengers, tour buses are much more affordable than taxis and more comfortable than other buses.

Weather in Bridgetown

DayMin - Max
SaturdayMin 28ºC - Max 31ºC
SundayMin 27ºC - Max 30ºC
MondayMin 27ºC - Max 30ºC
TuesdayMin 27ºC - Max 30ºC
WednesdayMin 28ºC - Max 31ºC

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