Antigua and Barbuda
Antigua V. C. Bird International Airport

Everything you need to know before departing from or arriving to Antigua Airport

Transportation from Antigua Airport

Krystof Hajek updated 2. 9. 2023

There is no public transport directly to the airport and most passengers leave either by arranged hotel transfer, taxi or rental car.

Car rental

There are several well-known car rental companies at the airport (Avis, Hertz, Thrifty, etc.), all located in a low building in front of the old terminal. Most passengers arrive at the new terminal, from which there is no signage leading to the car rental companies. Exit the airport concourse and turn left. Just turn the corner, walk 100 metres to the old terminal and you will see the rental agencies.

Prices for renting a smaller car for a week in high season (December to April) go up to about 400 usd. In the low season, you can also rent a car for a week at 350 usd.

We strongly recommend booking your car well in advance. The capacity of local rental companies is small and it happens that cars are sold out even 3 months before the planned trip.

In Antigua and Barbuda, drive on the left.

For detailed information on driving on the island, see the Antigua and Barbuda driving guide.

Taxi

The official taxi stand is outside the arrivals hall of the new terminal and is marked with a yellow "Taxi Dispatcher" sign. Prices from the airport are fixed, and payment can usually be made in cash only, but can also be made in US dollars.

  • St. John's - 12 usd
  • Jolly Harbour - 25 usd
  • Dickenson Bay - 17 usd
  • English Harbour, Falmouth, Old Road, Urlings, Half Moon Bay - 32 usd
  • Long Bay - 29 usd

Bus

The nearest bus stop is on Main Street about 350 metres from the terminal near the petrol station (see google.com/maps). Line 42 runs along this street, terminating at East Bus Station in St. John's. The bus does not go directly to the terminal and is not a convenient form of transport for travellers with large luggage.

In addition, the buses are not real buses, just minivans or small vans with very cramped space.

The ticket costs 2,25 xcd and is payable in cash to the driver on exit if you are travelling in the direction of the airport. In the other direction, it is paid on boarding.

The buses on the island have no regular schedule and come out when they fill up. Line 42 runs approximately 1-2 times per hour. There can be up to 3 services per hour in the morning and afternoon.

For more information on travelling around the island, see our guide to Antigua and Barbuda.

Krystof Hajek

Krystof is the editor-in-chief of Cestee. He is also an avid traveller with 574 flights and 73 countries visited.

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