Most people visiting Barbados will be staying in one of the hotels either around St Lawrence Gap or up on the west coast but will want to visit Bridgetown either to shop in the duty free shops or to see some of the sights of Bridgetown.
If your hotel does not offer a free shuttle to Bridgetown, then the cheapest way to head there is on one of the various buses that operate throughout the island. Check out my Barbados Transportation Tips on my Barbados Island page for information on the various options.
Getting around Bridgetown/ around the whole island is SO INCREDIBLY EASY AND INEXPENSIVE! The bus/ or ZED-R (Which is a little van than hold sometimes up to 20 people UNCOMFORTABLY! haha, but is so much fun) costs $1.50 beigin which is 75cents US. Talk about a bargain! The signs are so easy to read. "TO THE CITY" (meaning bridgetown) or "OUT OF CITY" (out of bridgetown). ZED-Rs will stop wherever you are if you need a ride. Buses only stop at marked posts "to city, out of city".
The bus network is pretty good in Barbados. On any major road, you'll find bus stops at regular intervals. It's a familiar sign - a circular red "bus stop" sign indicating either "to city" or "out of city".
The fare is always BB$1.50, regardless of distance travelled.