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Language: English | Currency: Barbadian dollar ($) | Local time: (UTC - 4:00) | Average flight time: 8.5 hours
Flights to Barbados take around eight hours and 40 minutes from London; a few inflight flicks and a little snooze and you’ve landed within earshot of the warm Bajan accent and within sight of a pristine white-sand beach.
Barbados flights land on the sun-baked tarmac of Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI), the largest airport in the eastern Caribbean. The airport sits on the island's southeast corner, 16 miles from the colonial architecture and rum shops of capital Bridgetown.
Find out how to get from the airport to your accommodation on our “getting around Barbados” page and “Barbados car hire” page.
While palm-studded images of the Caribbean paint a luxurious getaway, it is certainly possible to get cheap flights to Barbados.
British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Thomson Airways and Thomas Cook all run direct flights to Barbados from the UK. British Airways flies from London Gatwick 12 times a week, while Virgin Atlantic flies daily from London and weekly from Manchester.
Thomson Airways operates seasonal flights between Barbados and a number of British airports, including Birmingham, Cardiff and Newcastle.
Thomas Cook Airlines serves a variety of regional airports with Barbados flights throughout the year from London Heathrow, Birmingham and Manchester. It couldn’t be easier to book your flights to Barbados in 2018!
Caribbean Airlines and LIAT are among the domestic carriers connecting Barbados with the rest of the region’s islands, making a leisurely spot of island-hopping an easy task.
UK travellers simply need a valid passport for the duration of their stay to enter Barbados as there are no visa requirements for British visitors. Find out more here.
Cruise ship passengers dock at the Bridgetown Cruise Terminal, about a mile from downtown Bridgetown and 18 miles from the airport. ‘In-transit’ cruise passengers don’t need to pass any immigration controls and can happily skip on to the idyllic shores with the ship’s magnetic identification card.
Find out more about Barbados on our best time to visit page.