Transport in Barbados
Travelling by road is the most popular mode of travel for visitors to the island. Barbados is relatively small and hence there is no need for internal flights. Grantley Adams International Airport is located about 13km east of Bridgetown, the capital, and is served by many regional and international carriers, with daily flights to the island. Buses are readily available but can be overcrowded during peak times, and hence car hire tends to be more popular with tourists. The range of hire vehicles is extensive and accommodates most purposes. Minibuses and minivans also operate at similar prices to the bus service, but though frequent and quicker, they also tend to be quite crowded. Taxis are readily available on the island and though fares are regulated, it is advisable to determine the rate before making use of the service. The international deep-water harbour at Bridgetown serves as a port for various cruise lines that operate mainly from locations in the UK, Europe and the USA.