When is the best time to fly to Barbados?
To experience the hot weather and to bask in the sun on the beach, book your flights to Barbados between February to May. This is the hottest part of the year and an influx of tourists escape to Barbados. Due to this you'll find accommodation and flights to Barbados more expensive than at other times of the year. August is also a great month to secure your flight tickets due to the carnival which takes place. It's a huge celebration of colourful outfits and dancing to music and makes for an unforgettable experience.
There isn't really an off season in Barbados, the weather very rarely gets too cold or too hot. You can find cheap flights to Barbados between June and September as this is the hurricane season. This doesn't mean you'll spend weeks indoors though, just make sure to take a coat with you and take advantage of the cheap flight tickets and discounted accommodation. Certain times during these months are also home to fantastic festivals and events, while this will make cheap flights to Barbados harder to find, if you book early enough you can still make a saving.
When is the best time to book a flight to Barbados?
Cheap flights to Barbados are available most times of the year, with the exception of festivals and celebrations such as New Year's and Christmas. If you book at least 3 or 4 weeks in advance you'll make a saving, don't wait until the last minute though as deals are harder to find. If you can be flexible with your dates, you'll easily find the cheapest flights to Barbados, meaning you'll have more money to spend on your holiday rather than on your flight tickets.
How long is the flight to Barbados?
Flights from London (All airports) to Barbados - 8 hours 50 minutes
Flights from Manchester to Barbados - 8 hours 50 minutes
Flights from Birmingham to Barbados - 9 hours 50 minutes
Flights from Glasgow to Barbados - 9 hours 55 minutes
Which airlines operate flights to Barbados?
Virgin Atlantic, British Airways, American airlines and Iberia, are the 4 main airlines that operate flights to Barbados, although the primary two are Virgin and British Airways. When looking at flights to Barbados, take into account any additional costs for checked in luggage, whether meals are offered, what kind of onboard entertainment is provided etc. A 9 hour flight with a comfortable seat, complimentary drinks and a good selection of movies is always a great way to start your holiday.
How to get from the airport to the city centre?
The airport is only 13km away from the capital of Bridgetown. The main transportation from the airport to any of the neighbouring towns and cities is to get a taxi. This is especially helpful if you have a lot of luggage or if there are a few of you to split the fare. Buses are available all over Barbados, with some great scenic trips taking place in a cool yellow style bus from the 60s. You can also get a bus from the airport, this is the cheapest option but they can get busy, making it difficult if you have a lot of baggage with you.
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Bridgetown is the capital, and a great place to visit. It's full of museums, quaint streets and locals who are happy to recommend fantastic restaurants to you.
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