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Bridgetown Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Bridgetown Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

The whole thing (except for the departure lounge for ticketed passengers and the arrival hall) is open to the outdoors and the trees & trade winds are great! – L. Markham

BGI Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Bridgetown Grantley Adams International Airport.

What to Expect

Bridgetown Airport (code: BGI) consists of two terminals that have been joined via a “membrane tent”, making it appear as one single building. The terminals contain 22 gates and almost two dozen eateries and shops split between the airside and landside. WiFi is available, and additional comfort can be found through fee-based access to the airport’s first class lounges. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for locations and rates.

Sleeping in Bridgetown Airport

barbados airport guideOne traveller found a decent sleep spot upstairs between the two terminals.  Benches can be found downstairs.  Lights stay on in both locations overnight, so pack eyeshades.  As there are no flights between 11pm – 6am, the terminal should be fairly quiet.  For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the guide below or read some traveller reviews for more tips.

Covid-19 Update

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours.  Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021.  To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.

For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Bridgetown Airport Guide.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Bridgetown Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Ocean Spray Beach Apartments – (10 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers, including meet and greet service, are available upon request, $30.00USD each way.  » Check Rates
  • Round Rock Apartments of Sea – (10 minutes from the airport) Airport transfer service is available upon request, $15.00USD each way, premium applies to surf gear.  » Check Rates
  • MoonRaker Beach Hotel – (15 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates
  • Butterfly Beach Hotel – (12 minutes) No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates
  • Dover Beach Hotel – (15 minutes) No airport shuttle. A taxi costs approx. $20.  » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Bridgetown Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter by purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

Passes Airlines Executive Lounge – Location: Terminal 1, Airside, between gates 12 and 13. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge pass • Lounge membership programs.

Related Pages: Bridgetown Airport Lounges

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Barbados airport.

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Barbadian dollars are dispensed. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: Landside, Departures terminal • Airside, Retail shopping mall.

Baggage Carts – At the time of this update it is not known if carts are available; however, if you need a hand with your luggage there are porters available. The Red Caps provide luggage assistance for $2.00 BDS per bag.

Currency Exchange – Services are provided at two locations: Departures (Hours: 5:00AM – 9:00PM daily) • Arrivals (Hours: 6:30AM – 9:30PM daily). Both locations are open from 1:30PM on Christmas Day.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty-free shopping is available in landside and airside areas of the Departures and Arrivals terminals. In addition, there is a small selection of shops to choose from including a Sea Shell Convenience Store which may come handy for any last minute needs.

Food & Dining – Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules. At the time of this update, we are unable to confirm if there are any 24-hour dining options. Current selection includes: Banks Bar ▪ Chefette Restaurant ▪ Christophe’s Cafe ▪ Cream ▪ Gate Zero Bar ▪ Good Eats ▪ Grab ‘N Go ▪ Island Grill

Information Desk – If you have any questions, visit one of the airport information desks for assistance. Information desks are located in both Departures and Arrivals terminals.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Medical Services – Contact a member of the airport staff if you require medical assistant. There is an Ambulance center available between 6:00AM – 10:00PM. Location:  Departures Terminal, landside/public area.

Mobile Charging – If your battery is low, four charging stations are available at the airport. Locations: (3) Main Terminal • (1) Regional Terminal.

Pharmacy – Information not available.

Post Office – Send your last minute postcards to friends and family from the airport’s post office. Location: Landside, Departures Terminal. Hours: 8:00AM – 3:00PM (Mondays) • 8:00AM – 3:15PM (Tuesday – Friday). You can also drop off mail in the Check-in Area and near Gate 12.

Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Showers – Available inside one of the lounges. [ see Airport Lounges above ]

Smoking – Smoking is prohibited inside the airport terminals. If you need to smoke the only designated area is available landside, in the airport parking lot area.

Spa – Soothing Touch Da Spa offers massage and other day spa services onsite.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours. Airside is open according to the flight schedule.


Bridgetown airport is served by the following airlines: Air CanadaAmerican AirlinesBritish Airways • Caribbean Airlines • Condor • Delta Air Lines • Executive Air • JetBlue • LIAT • Virgin Atlantic • WestJet.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentalso

The following car rental agencies are available onsite: Courtesy Rent-A-Car • Drive-a-matic • Stoute’s Car Rental.

City Bus

Travel between BGI airport and destinations around the island by taking a local bus, which stops outside of the terminal. Buses depart hourly and at the time of this update, the fare is BDS$2.00. Visit the tourist information desk to plan your route.

Hotel Shuttles

At the time of this update, there were no hotels offering airport shuttles.  Several area hotels can assist guests with transportation arrangements at an additional cost.  See Airport Hotels above.


Authorized taxis are readily available. Look for the yellow sticker on the vehicle and be sure to ask for a receipt.

Last updated: 2021-10-20

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.