Antigua and Barbuda Transportation

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Antigua and Barbuda Transportation

  • American Airlines to Antigua

    Our choice of airlines for flying to Antigua was American Airlines. In 2012; we had a non stop flight at 6:40am out of JFK. We did leave two hours late from the airport due to a mechanical issue but we arrived safetly in Antigua..even though it was in the middle of Tropical Storm Raphael.Our trip in 2013; was a non-stop out of JFK. We enjoyed a...

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  • Resort Shuttle

    My wife and I were staying at Sandals Grande Antigua in 2012 and they provided transport via shuttle van to the resort from the airport. The transport was clean and comfortable air conditioned. The fifteen minute ride to the resort provided a nice tour of some of the small island roads and rural areas.Our second visit to SGA in 2013; we had an SUV...

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  • Sandals Arrival Desk

    We arrived at V.C. Bird International Airport around 11am. After collecting our bags and going through immigration we proceeded out of the airport. Across the way from the arrivals area is the Sandals Welcome desk. Here is where you check in for the shuttle to the resort. Checking in was easy and they marked our luggage with our room number for...

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  • V.C. Bird International Airport

    V.C. Bird International Airport is located in the Northeast part of the island and was only a 15 minute drive from our resort. We arrived via American Airlines on a direct flight out of JFK. The airport is a decent sized island airport and is currently undergoinging some big renovations and additions that are scheduled to be completed in mid 2014.....

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  • Simply efficient

    The minibus system in Antigua is perfect. Small vans ply the island from one end to the other on regular intervals. The only down side is that St. John’s is the hub and sometimes one has to make a detour to reach a place that seems much closer on the map. Even with this deficiency the minibuses are worth every penny for their flexibility and...

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  • Barbuda Express

    The Barbuda Express is the way to go when travelling between ST. John and Barbuda. The 90 minute ferry ride leaves from St. John five days a week. Ferry schedule can depend on weather conditions so check ahead of time before travelling.

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  • Taxi

    Taxi's are plentiful especially in the downtown area. Even if you don't need one; you'll be asked 100 times if you need a Taxi. Make sure to negotiate the price ahead of time before heading off to your destination.

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  • Arrival Via Cruise Ship

    St. John's, Antigua is a very popular cruise port in the Caribbean. My wife I took a 12 night Caribbean cruise on the Celebrity Silhouette and St. John's was one of our cruise ports.I know many people look down on "cruising" but I enjoy it. It's a way to relax on the sea days and get a taste of each island you visit. Many time we have visited an...

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  • Local Taxi Guided Tours

    We soon discovered that all the locals know exactly when & which cruise ships are arriving. Therefore it is relatively easy to find a local 'taxi driver' who will show you the highlights of his island for a very moderate sum as they turn up in droves at the port to welcome the ships! Sometimes you have to wait a while until they have filled their...

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  • Danger of Driving Motorcycles on Antigua

    I would avoid renting a scooter or motor bike. The roads on Antigua are very poor, to say they are littered with potholes is an understatement they are more like craters.If you hit one of these on a scooter of motor bike you are going to have an accident, in a car it will probably only result in a puncture.Also be very wary about visiting remote...

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  • Cruise Ships

    A lot of tourists come to Antigua for the day by cruise shipIn 2010, our ship (Celebrity Mercury) backed in to the dock. Next to us - bow in- was Ocean Village, and on the next pier over was NCL Gem. The photos taken from the helicopter show all three of them. In 2007 when we came on the NCL Pearl, there were three other ships in port with us. One...

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  • Taxis and Tours

    We took a taxi from the cruise ship dock to the heliport, but it was part of the excursion. On our first visit in 2007, we saw a list of approved fares for taxi tours and there was also an hourly rate. There were folks hanging around the cruise ship dock waiting to take people on tours. Taxi license plates are yellow with black letters (photos 3, &...

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  • Getting Around on the Ground

    There is some local bus service; schedules and routes can be obtained through the hotels. You can rent a scooter at the cruise ship docks (photo 5).You can also rent a car which will cost about US$40-50 per day. A permit to drive in Antigua is required. The rental agency can assist you in getting this temporary license, which costs approximately...

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  • By plane to Antigua

    If you are not doing a cruise trip or are on your own boat, the obvious choice to get to Antigua is the aircraft. VC Bird International Airport, named after the country's first president, is one of the larger airports in the east Caribbean. Unfortunately, it is only large in terms of traffic - the buildings are rather small and not fitted out for...

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  • Taxi

    Taxis are associated with day-tours around the island in Antigua. But of course, there are also taxis driving you from one point of the island to another. These are the same vehicles, so it may be harder for you to find a taxi when one of the cruise ships is arriving and all taxis are tyring to get some of the lucrative day-tourists. But it is not...

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  • Antigua's bus system

    The most remarkable fact about Antigua’s bus system is the lack of a system. Well, it’s not that bad, but surely not comparable with european/north american standards. If you have travelled on mini-buses in Africa or South America, you may surely find it easier to get used to the buses in Antigua. There are several bus-lines running across the...

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  • Taxi Vans

    Van taxis are cheap (about $5) and easy t use. They will take you around Antigua and to Antigua from the airport. The drivers will answer questions and are very interesting and helpful. They do like to have their loads full before traveling though. Also, I suggest if you take a taxi into ST. John's, dont' buy buy the return trip too because we were...

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  • Hire a taxi for the day!

    There are plenty of tours and trips on offer through your travel companies, but we found one of the best ways of seeing the island (which is small, after all) was to join up with another couple and hire out a taxi for the day. We negotiated a private deal with the guy who had driven us to Shirley Heights and he was very happy with a hundred dollars...

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  • Buses

    Buses cost minimum 1 USD or 2.50 EC. They do run most everywhere on the Island, but not on any time schedules of course. The West Bus Station in St. Johns is the central location where buses arrive and depart throughout the island.

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  • Your chance to drive on the wrong side...

    When I was in Antigua I was a passenger in a car driving around the island. The problem was in Antigua you drive on the right hand side of the road (same as in USA). But strangely, most of the cars in Antigua also have the steering wheel on the right hand side (same as in Australia). This meant that I, the passenger, faced the oncoming traffic with...

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  • Local Taxi Drivers

    It is a good idea to hire a local cab driver. Negotiate your price up front, telling him where you wish to go, sights you want to see and how long you want to be gone. They are very knowledgable and friendly, will take you to off-touristy places and share many interesting facts, tips and customs about their home. Ask them anything and you will be...

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  • V C Bird International Airport

    Antigua's VC Bird Airport is extremely small and has very little facilities. Nothing more than you would expect from a small island.

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  • driving

    Being an ex-British colony, they drive on the left in Antigua. If that's not bad enough, the roads are very narrow. So when no traffic was coming the other way, the driver would use the center of the road. When an oncoming car approached, the driver would move to the left half of the road. Each time he did this, it threw me for a loop and I knew my...

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  • Plane . . . Landing strip is...

    Plane . . . Landing strip is fine, no landing through mountains or strips that end right before you go into the ocean . . . Airport is quite large and very organizedIf you like adventure, rent a car . . . Otherwise, beware, roads are extremely narrow and you drive on the opposite side of American roads as the island is British . . . Look out for...

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  • LIAT offer daily flights into...

    LIAT offer daily flights into Antigua & Barbuda from the Caribbean islands that include Puerto Rico.Taxis are an excellent option for touring.

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  • Mini buses transport you from...

    Mini buses transport you from the airport -no problems at all.Suggest the taxis, cheap, reliable (from your hotel or apartment is best!) They even wait for you, without charge sometimes. Also they recommend places of interest. So friendly.

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  • Look on auction sites for...

    Look on auction sites for really good value fares and package holidays.The local busses are quite regular and come in the form of transits with seats. You can get these all over the island except on sunday's, when the church services are running and sometimes for the rest of the day. Taxi's are quite cheap and some of these run on Sunday's, you can...

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  • Plane for us, you can get a...

    Plane for us, you can get a cruise ship too, but this island is worth a long relaxing stay.Taxi service.We were quite scared on the scooters with the local drivers (and you are on the left side of the road),the taxi drivers a quite nice -yet very aggressive drivers, you are safer being on the inside of one... and you can negotiate fares -there is...

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  • We flew on US Airways & they...

    We flew on US Airways & they were wonderful! We had to fly to Philadelphia from Raleigh (strange), but then it was a direct flight to Antigua. Then we had to stay over in Philly on Saturday night though b/c there were no late flights from Philly to RDU.We rented a car & it was fine. However you *must* know how to read a map. No road signs, every...

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  • We have gone there several...

    We have gone there several ways and you just have to figure that it will take most of a day from the States. Our best trip from Chicago was up to Canada-Toronto and then directly into Antigua. we have also used Liat from San Juan and had no problem regardless of the comments made about this island airline.We have been there many times and we find...

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Antigua and Barbuda Hotels

  • Rex Halycon Cove

    We hav stopped at the Rex Halcyon Cove for the our last 2 trips to Antigua. On our first trip the...

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  • Galley Bay Hotel

    Five Islands P.O. Box. 305, Antigua Island, ag

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4.5 out of 5 stars

  • Verandah Resort & Spa

    Indian Town Rd, Saint Philip, Caribbean

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 3.5 out of 5 stars

  • Cocobay Resort

    Valley Church, Bolans, Caribbean

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Carlisle Bay Antigua

    Old Rd, Caribbean

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

  • Blue Heron By Rex Resorts

    Johnsons Point, Antigua and Barbuda

  • K Club

    Barbuda (Antigua)

  • Yepton Beach Resort

    The Yepton Beach Resort is where we were married in July 1994 and was a small privately owned hotel...

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  • St. James's Club

    Mamora Bay, Saint Paul, Caribbean

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

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