Although a small island, it’s surprisingly easy to find cheap flights to Barbados. Major American and European airlines fly directly into the island’s most important international airport.
Airports and Airlines
Sir Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI) located in Bridgetown is the island’s most important international airport and which receives the bulk of the flights.
If you fly from the US, you should know that American, Delta and United all fly directly into Barbados. Virgin Atlantic and Air Canada also offer direct flights into Barbados.
If you depart from Europe, you can catch a British Airways flight. XL Airlines also offers cheap flights to Barbados from several destinations in Europe –UK, France, Ireland and Germany- as well as from Australia.
There are a lot of cheap flights to Barbados from most of the major European and US cities, although sometimes you might need to make a stop in Miami or New York.
Tips to get a cheap ticket to Barbados
With that many airlines flying into this small island, it’s quite easy to find cheap tickets to Barbados.
Here are some tips to find cheap airfare to Barbados:
- The peak season starts right before Christmas and continues through New Years, followed by the high season until March. So if you want to save some money, plan to head to Barbados during the shoulder season, which is early December and early April. Don’t worry about the weather because it’s still nice.
- Even if you plan to fly during the weekend, check out the prices for the mid-week flights (on Tuesday and Wednesday). They are generally lower and represent a good alternative if you have enough flexibility in your schedule.
- Check all the low-cost carriers that offer flights either directly into Barbados or to one of the hubs from where you can catch a cheaper flight to the island.
- Book as far in advance as possible, especially if you have to fly during the high season or on a weekend.