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Map & Directions

There is no complimentary airport shuttle. The hotel can arrange either luxury car transfers or limousine transfers - further details follow. Guests may choose from the following transportation options to travel from the airport to the resort:
  • The Barbados airport provides 24/7 taxi services
  • Rates start at approximately $120 to $150 BDS ($60 to $75 USD) depending on the type of car. We recommend confirming the price prior to hiring the service
  • Travel time from the airport to Fairmont Royal Pavilion via taxi is approximately 45 minutes.


Luxury Car 
  • Must be reserved at least 48 hours in advance
  • Rates: approximately $210 BDS ($105 USD) one-way between hotel and airport or $300 BDS ($150 USD) round trip
  • For 4 or more travelers a luxury van can be arranged at an additional cost
  • For more information and reservations please send us an e-mail
  • Must be reserved at least 72 hours in advance.
  • Rates and availability on request. 
  • For more information and reservations please send us an e-mail.


The closest airport to Fairmont Royal Pavilion is Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI). 
  • Grantley Adams International Airport is located 12 miles (17 km) east of Bridgetown, near Christ Church.
  • Barbados is serviced by American Airlines, Air Canada, Air Antilles, British Airways, Caribbean Airlines, Condor Airlines, JetBlue, LIAT, Thomas Cook, Virgin Atlantic, Westjet                       
  • Airport porters charge $2 BDS per bag for transporting luggage to the street, outside of the customs terminal.
  • Facilities in the airport include a bank, bar and restaurant.
  • There is an incoming duty-free shop that is open for most international flights. The outgoing duty-free shops offer jewelry, perfumes, china, crystal, cameras, shoes and clothing.
Approximate flight times to Barbados: 
  • From Miami - 4 hours
  • From Charlotte – 4 hours 30 mins
  • From Toronto – 5 hours 20 mins
  • From Montreal – 5 hours 15 mins
  • From London Gatwick - 8 hours 30 mins
  • From Port-of-Spain – 1 hour
  • From Kingston – 3 hours
  • From Frankfurt – 9 hours 30 mins
  • From Fort Lauderdale – 3 hours 40 mins
  • From New York (JFK) – 5 hours
  • From Boston – 4 hours 45 mins
  • From Newark - 4 hours 45 mins
  • From Manchester – 9 hours
  • From London Heathrow  - 13 hours
  • From Los Angeles - 9 hours


Barbados has a good network of roads that cover the entire island. In Barbados traffic drives on the left side of the road and the speed limit, on average, is 60 km/hr (37 mph). 
If you plan to drive a car yourself, a Barbados driving permit is required. There is a registration fee of $100 Barbados Dollars and a valid national license or an International Driving Permit is also required.
Permits can be obtained from:
  • Car hire companies
  • The Ministry of Transport (Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.)
  • The airport (8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., daily)
  • Police stations in Hastings, Worthing and Holetown
Anything from a mini-moke to a Mercedes is available for hire. Cars may be hired by the day or week. Rates to rent a car start at about $83.00 USD per day or $225.00 USD per week.
Guests should make rental car arrangements in advance through the hotel Concierge.


Self parking is available, free of charge. Bellmen are available for assistance, if needed.


Barbados has an international deep-water harbor at Bridgetown. It is a port of call for a number of British, European and American cruise lines.


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