While the island nation of Barbados rests in the heart of the Caribbean, it’s location as the easternmost island and is completely surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean. Barbados is approximately 250 miles (400 km) north-east of Trinidad and Tobago, and 62 miles (100 km) east of the Windward Islands.
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Getting to Barbados
International Travel To and From Barbados
Barbados is served by a selection of international and regional carriers including American Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, British Airways, Air Canada, Jet Blue, Caribbean Airlines and LIAT. A number of charter airlines also run services seasonally.
Approximate flight times from Barbados to:
– Miami – 3 hours 30 minutes
– New York – 5 hours
– London – 7 hours 30 minutes
– Los Angeles – 9 hours
– Toronto – 4 hours
The island’s international airport is Barbados (BGI) (Grantley Adams) and is located 8 miles (13km) east of Bridgetown.
Barbados boasts an international deep water harbour in the capital city of Bridgetown and is a popular port of call for some American, European and British cruise lines.
Local travel / Island Hopping in Barbados
Caribbean Airlines and LIAT run daily inter-Caribbean flights to most of the neighbouring islands around Barbados, and private charter aircraft are also available.
Sailing is a very popular method of exploring the islands around Barbados and yachts are available for charter. There are also some service companies on the island that organise boat trips and other short-term excursions from Barbados.
Barbados has an excellent network of roads which covers the entire island and traveling around by car or bus is relatively easy.