Hire a cheap car rental from Bridgetown Airport to experience Barbados’ stunning beaches, fantastic shopping and colourful markets.
With incredible landmarks and monuments, beautiful parliament buildings and a bustling harbour, Bridgetown is a great place to kick off your Caribbean holiday. While many of the main attractions are within walking distance in the city, you’ll want to get out in your rental car to experience the whole island. Head to Saint Philip and Saint Joseph to explore the eastern beaches.
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A quick look at Bridgetown Airport
Officially called the Grantley Adams International Airport, Bridgetown Airport is the only airport in Barbados. Upon landing, you can enjoy some of the airport’s shopping opportunities, grab a bite to eat in one of the numerous cafes, or treat yourself to a relaxing massage at the spa. Check up on emails using the airport’s free WiFi before you pick up your rental car keys from your designated hire company kiosk, located near the baggage claim.
Should you prefer to pick up your rental car from the city, taxis and buses are available for transport.
Driving your rental car in Bridgetown
Getting around Bridgetown and Barbados is pretty straightforward. Roads are generally well maintained - just watch out for the odd pothole in rural areas.
To and from the Bridgetown Airport
The Bridgetown Airport is located just 16km east of Bridgetown’s city centre. Head out onto Tom Adams highway and follow until you reach the Errol Barrow roundabout. Take the second exit onto Errol Barrow Highway and keep left to stay on Highway 6, following until you reach the CBD. The drive will take around 25 minutes.
Rules and tips for driving your car hire in Bridgetown
● Keep to the left hand side of the road.
● Speed limits are 40km/hr in the city and up to 80km/hr on highways.
● Foreign drivers in Barbados must acquire an international driver’s permit, in addition to carrying the license from your country of origin.
● Avoid driving at night, as lighting is minimal.
● Using a mobile phone while driving is illegal.
Where to park your rental car
At the Bridgetown Airport, the car park costs BDS$1 for the first 30 minutes, BDS$2 per subsequent hour, and a maximum daily charge of BDS$12. Pay stations are accessible by foot and accept cash and card.
Bridgetown city has several parking buildings available to you, easily accessible and open all week. There are some areas where street parking is available, however only park where you can see a P sign.
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