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Grantley Adams International Airport in Christchurch, Barbados, Airport Code
ADDRESS Grantley Adams International Airport
Number of Terminals: 1
Telephone: 246 428 7101
Fax: 246 420 7069
Time Zone: GMT - 4
Location: The airport is located 16km (10 miles) southeast of Bridgetown
DRIVING DIRECTIONS The airport can be accessed from the ABC Highway, which runs from Bridgetown to the airport (journey time: approximately 30 minutes). It can also be reached from Hwy-7 along the southern coast.
CAR PARKING There are two car parks at the airport, both within walking distance of the terminal. There is no distinction between short- and long-term parking.
CAR HIRE Courtesy Car Rentals is the only car hire company at the airport; its desk is located just outside the Arrivals hall. Other car hire companies are located off-site.
PUBLIC TRANSPORT Road: Taxi: Taxis operate from the airport, 24 hours a day, including Barbados Tours (tel: 246 420 2877) and Quintette (tel: 246 428 8735). Taxis operate on a fixed-fare basis and do not have meters; fares should be agreed upon in advance. Bus: Buses operate regularly to/from the airport; buses are easily-recognisable modern Mercedes Benz buses. A service runs to Bridgetown every 30 minutes 0600-2400, departing from the Main Road outside the terminal building (journey time: 45 minutes).
INFORMATION AND HELP DESKS An information desk (tel: 246 428 7101) is open from 0800-2200.
AIRPORT FACILITIES Money and communications: There is a bank, a post office and bureaux de change. Eating and drinking: There is a bar and restaurant at the airport. Shopping: There are shops, including a pharmacy, souvenir shop, clothes shop, ice-cream parlour, supermarket and delicatessen. There are duty-free shops in the Departures lounge and an in-bound duty-free shop in the Arrivals lounge, open for international flights. Other facilities: There is a chapel on the mezzanine level.
CONFERENCE AND BUSINESS FACILITIES The Club Caribbean Lounge has a business centre, with fax and Internet facilities, as well as meeting rooms. The British Airways and BWIA first and business class lounges also have fax and Internet facilities. Airline executive lounges are located on the mezzanine level. The nearby Silver Rock hotel (tel: 246 428 2866) has conference facilities, with three venues accommodating up to 200 delegates, and a business centre with computers, Internet, fax and photocopying facilities. The Bougainvillea Beach Resort (tel: 246 418 0990) offers conference facilities for up to 65 delegates, with audiovisual and other equipment available for hire, and a business centre, with telephones and fax facilities, computers and Internet access.
DISABLED FACILITIES The Arrivals and Departure halls are located on the ground floor and can be accessed by disabled passengers. There is a lift to the restaurant on the mezzanine floor and disabled toilets throughout the airport. Wheelchairs can be provided by individual airlines, who will assist passengers onto the aircraft by ambulift; passengers requiring wheelchairs and special assistance should inform their airline prior to travel.
AIRPORT HOTELS There are numerous hotels within 20-30 minutes of the airport. The Shonlan Airport Hotel (tel: 246 428 0039) is 4km (2.5 miles) from the airport. Other nearby hotels include Bougainvillea Beach Resort (tel: 246 418 0990), Casuarina Beach Club (tel: 246 428 3600), Little Arches (tel: 246 240 4689), Peach and Quiet (tel: 246 428 2467), Rainbow Reef Beach Hotel (tel: 246 428 5110), Sand Acres Hotel (tel: 246 428 7141), Silver Rock (tel: 246 428 2866), Silver Sands (tel: 246 428 6001) and Southern Palms Beach Club (tel: 246 428 7171), all within 10km (6 miles) of the airport. Information on hotels in Barbados is available on-line (website: www.barbados.org).
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