Barbados taxi cabs are very convenient. Many taxi stands are scattered throughout the island, and many hotels have an in-house taxi cab service.
What you pay depends on where you are being picked up. If you decide to use an in-house cab, chances are you will pay less than grabbing a cab at an independent taxi stand in Bridgetown or anywhere else.
Airport taxi fares are regulated by the government and are easily identified by the “Authorised Airport Taxi” logo.
There is a ground dispatcher present who will take your information and arrange for a taxi on the spot. No waiting here.
There is nothing I detest, loathe, hate more than being taken advantage of, and I'm sure you feel the same way too.
Although Barbadians are known for their honesty, just like anywhere in the world, you might run into an unscrupulous taxi driver who just happened to have a really slow day and therefore wants to make up for lost time and revenue.
Having said that, I want you to know, or at least have a good idea of what your taxi fare should be from point A to point B. You don’t want to be taken advantage of whether it is in Barbados or anywhere else you might want to visit.
|South Coast Points||East Coast/Inland Points|
|Long Beach/Silver Sands||$24||St. George Parish Church||$39|
|Oistins||$24||St. John Parish Church||$46|
|West Coast/North Points||Central Points|
|Prospect/Cave Hill||$53||Trafalgar Square||$42|
|Gibbs||$64||North of Above||$83|
* Rates are quoted in Barbados dollars. Rate of exchange: US $1 = BDS $1.98.
Divide above rates by 2 for US rate equivalent.
To say I was a little surprised is an understatement. On one visit to Barbados, I had just arrived at Grantley Adams International Airport (airport code BGI) and had come face to face with an extra transportation charge for a van I had not requested.
See Tip #1..
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