Best Ways to Travel to Barbados

Barbados is calling and answering that call has been never easier. The island is set to realise a seven percent increase in airlift during this winter season, having successfully negotiated several inaugural flights. Here is our round-up on the best ways to travel to Barbados:



This New York City-based carrier has been serving Barbados since 2009, having launched with flights out of New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. On November 7th, 2015 the island welcomed two new JetBlue flights – a new Boston service and its new Mint service out of New York. Initially intended only as a seasonal offering, the premium Mint service has now been expanded to year-round, due to its overwhelming reception. The carrier has also announced plans for a daily non-stop service from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport starting in April 2016.


Thomas Cook

On November 8th, 2015 Thomas Cook Airlines commenced a new weekly service to Barbados from Glasgow, Scotland. With flights operating every Sunday, this new service is expected to prove extremely popular with leisure passengers travelling from Scotland’s largest city.  


Air Canada rouge

Air Canada’s leisure airline, Air Canada rouge returned to Barbados on January 7th, 2016 offering its stylishly affordable service to Canadian sun seekers.



Colombia-based Avianca introduced a twice weekly non-stop flight between Bogotá and Barbados on December 2nd, 2015. There are two flights per week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays between El Dorado International Airport and the island’s Grantley Adams International Airport. The new Avianca service now enables connections between Barbados and Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Santiago de Chile, Buenos Aires, Panama City, Mexico, Lima, San Salvador, Guayaquil, and Quito via Bogotá, with connection times of 2.5 hours or less.

Other airlines that offer regular service to Barbados include American Airlines, British Airways, Caribbean Airlines, Delta Airlines, Gol Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes, Virgin Atlantic and West Jet.


Non-stop flight times to Barbados from major cities:


Atlantic , USA

4h 30m


Bogotá, Colombia

3h 10m


Boston, USA

4h 50m


Glasgow, UK

9h 10m

Thomas Cook

London, UK

8h 50m

British Airways, Virgin Atlantic

Manchester, UK

8h 55m

Virgin Atlantic, Thomas Cook

Miami, USA

3h 30m

American Airlines

Montreal, Canada

5h 5m

Air Canada

New York, USA

4h 45m


São Paulo, Brazil

5h 40m


Toronto, Canada

5h 10m

Air Canada, WestJet

Barbados continues to be a destination of choice and its ever expanding roster of direct and connecting flights offers travellers the opportunity to experience all that the island has to offer. Minutes away from the island’s lone airport is the historic Crane Resort which boasts an exceptional array of world-class amenities and services and luxurious accommodations.  For more information, email