Antigua Docks

Getting to and Around Antigua

Getting Around Travelling By Air  Travelling By Sea
Rental Cars Airlines Serving North America  Barbuda Express


Travelling By Air From The UK
Buses Airlines Serving Europe
Travel Agents and Bureaus Inter-Island Airlines
UK Tour Operators
US Tour Operators
Tour Operators & Ground Handling Agents

Rental Cars

Renting a car is an ideal way to discover more of Antigua while on your vacation. The cost is about US$40-50 per day. In addition to a valid driver's license from your country of residence, or an international driver's license, a permit to drive in Antigua is required. The rental agency can assist you in getting this temporary license, which costs approximately US$20 and is valid for three months. Don't forget that driving here is on the left side of the road! Here is a listing of rental agencies:

Budget Rent A Car
P.O. Box 1600
Tel: 268-462-3009
Tel: 268-462-6702
(Barrymore Beach Branch)
Fax: 268-460-9177

Capital Car Rentals and Tours
St. George& Popeshead Street
Tel: 268- 462-0863/461-2165

Carters Rent A Car
P.O. Box 3383
VC. Bird Int Airport
Tel:  268-463-0675

Dions Rent A Car & Taxi Service
P.O. Box 1544
VC Bird Int Airport Coolidge
Tel: 268-462-3466/461-3267
Fax: 268-462-3267

Dollar Rent A Car
Factory Road, Box 1005
St. Johns
Tel: 268-462-0362
Tel: (268)-0123/460-7699
Fax: (268)-462-5907
VC. Bird Int Airport 
Tel: (268) 462-8802

Hertz Rent A Car
P.O. Box 1323
All Saints Road St. John's
Tel: (268)481-4440
Fax: (268)481-4460
Airport Branch (268)481-4455
Royal Antiguan Branch 268-481-4457
Jolly Harbour (268)2481-4456

Huntley Car Rental
Alfred Peters Street
Tel: (268)462-1575

Hyatt Rent-A-Car
English Harbour Branch (268)460-6551
Lunar Park Branch (268)463-2012

Ivor's Car Rental & Taxi Service
Liberta Village
Tel: (268)460-1241
Tel: (268)460-3357

Jacob's Rent -A-Car
VC.Bird Int'l Airport
Tel: (268)462-0576

Jeeps R US Rentals
Box 2819 Tindale Road
Tel: (268)462-9099

Jonas Rent-A-Car
Box 1831 Factory Road
Tel: (268)462-3760
Fax: (268)463-7625
VC.Bird Int'l Airport Branch (268)462-9296
Jolly Harbour(268)462-9418

Lion's Car Rental
English Harbour Branch (268)460-1400
Tel: (268)463-7100
Fax: (268)460-2707
Airport Road Branch (268)562-2708

National Car Rental
Carlisle Airport Road
Tel: (268)462-2113
Fax: (268)462-2113

Oakland Rent-A-Car
VC.Bird Int'l Airport Coolidge
Tel: (268)462-3021

Paradise Car Rental
Rex Halycon Cove
Tel: (268)462-9780

Prince's Rent-A-Car
Fort Road St. John's
Tel: (268)462-0766

Rawlins Supreme Car Rental
Fitzroy Road St.Johnsons Village
Tel: (268)461-0110/1878
Fax: (268)481-1878

Stead's Rent-A-Car
Airport Road (268)462-9970
Fax: (268)460-5603

Slane's Supreme Car Rental
Lower Newgate Street St. John's
Tel: (268)462-8789
Tel: 268)461-6171
Tel: (268)460-5836

Thrifty Car Rental
Airport Road St. John's
Tel: (268)462-9532
Fax: (268)463-9030
VC.Bird Int'l Airport Branch (268)462-8803

Village Car Rental
Box 1309 Anchorage Road St.John's
Tel: (268)461-3746

Travelling By Air

V.C. Bird International Airport, located on the northeast corner of Antigua, is the point of entry for visitors arriving by air to Antigua & Barbuda. There are both direct flights and connections from North America via San Juan and St. Martin and several weekly flights from Europe. Scheduled and charter service is available to many of the neighboring islands. Flying times:

New York--4 hrs.; Miami--3 hrs.; Baltimore--4 hrs.; Toronto--4 hrs.; Puerto Rico--1 hr.; London--8 hrs.; Frankfurt--9 1/4 hrs.; Paris--8 hrs.

Airlines Serving North America:

Air Canada
(800) 422-6232
(268) 462-1147

American Airlines
(800) 433-7300
(268) 462-0950

Caribbean Airlines
Reservations & Information: + 800 744 2225 (toll free)

Continental Airlines
(800) 231-0856
(268) 462-5355

(800) 532-4777
(800) 337-4777
Flights out of Atlanta on Wednesday and Sunday.

US Airways
(268) 480-5601 Extension 5704
(800) 622 1015


Travelling By Air From The UK

Caribbean Airlines
we offer a daily frequency with our code share partner British Airways via Barbados and Trinidad.
Reservations: 020 8577 1100

British Airways
Reservations: 0870 850 9 850 (24hrs)

Virgin Atlantic
(Twice Weekly)
Reservations: 01293 747 747 


Airlines Serving Europe:

British Airways
(800) 247-9297
(268) 462-3219

Virgin Atlantic
(Twice Weekly)
Reservations: 01293 747 747 top

Inter-Island Airlines:

Scheduled service from the Caribbean and South America.
(268) 480-5601 

Air St. Kitts/Nevis
Charter service to most neighboring islands.
(268) 465-8571 (Call collect)

Carib Aviation
Charter service to most neighboring islands.
V.C. Bird International Airport
(or PO Box 318, St. Johns)
Antigua, West Indies
Tel: (268) 462-3147 or 462-3452
Fax: (268) 462-3125
After-hours calls: (268) 461-1650 
Email [email protected] 

Caribbean Airlines
We offer a direct or connecting flights from Trinidad, Tobago, Barbados, Paramaribo, Georgetown to Antigua on Sunday, Tuesday Thursday and Friday.

Montserratt Airways
Charter service to most neighboring islands.


Travelling By Sea

Cruise ship ports are located at St. John's Harbour and Heritage Quay, in the heart of the country's capital, and minutes away from Antigua's great beaches and water sports.

Private boaters can enter at St. John's Harbour on the west coast, English Harbour or the St. James' Club in the south, or Crabbs Marina in the northeast.

Bare-boat or crewed chartering is available through:

Nicholson's Yacht Charters
Tel: 800-662-6066, (617) 661-0554

Sun Yacht Charters
Tel: 800-772-3500, 207-236-9611

Nicholson Yacht Charters Inc.

Barbuda Express

The Barbuda Express is an innovative wave-piercing design giving maximum passenger comfort at high speed and a journey time of 90 minutes in nearly all weather conditions. 

It runs 5 days a week between St Johns and Barbuda: 

Barbudans can spend a convenient day in St Johns for business &/or shopping with a liberal allowance for personal goods carried on board by hand 
Antiguans can visit Barbuda for the day or longer, at reasonable rates, to enjoy the amazing beauty and peace of their sister island 
Tourists can economically visit Barbuda with a selection of packages to explore and discover this undeveloped and little-visited island 
Freight can be regularly and reliably moved between the islands

Getting Around Antigua


Taxis are available throughout Antigua. Fares between the airport, harbour, and many hotels and destinations are fixed and can be obtained upon arrival. Sample fares from V.C. Bird International Airport to: Nelsons Dockyard--US$21; Shirley Heights--US$21; St. John's--US$7. Taxi drivers are also qualified as tour guides for sightseeing trips. Tour rates can be obtained beforehand through hotels.

Download the Official Taxi Fare document (pdf-format).


There is some local bus service; schedules and routes can be obtained through the hotels.

Lawrence of Antigua
P.O Box 73,
St. Johns,
Telephone: 1 (268) 464-4428 (Antigua - International Number)
(717) 389-6181 (Number to call from the U.S. and Canada)
E-mail: [email protected]
[email protected]
Web Site:

Scenic Tours Antigua
Tours and Transportation
P.O.Box W1639, St. John's
Phone: 1 (268) 764 3060/720 4020
Toll Free: 1 888 380 1234
Email: [email protected]

Travel Agents and Bureaus


Alexander Parrish (Antigua)LTD
Thames Street Box 45 St. John's
Tel: (268)462-0187
Tel: (268)462-0387/4458
Fax: (268)462-4457

Bryson's Travel Agency
Long and Thames Street Box 162
Tel: (268)480-1230
Tel: (268)480-1233/4/6
Fax: (268)462-5324

Carib-World Travel
Cruise Specialists
Woods Centre Box W122 St.John's
Tel: (268)480-2999
Fax: (268)480-2985
Redcliff Street Branch (268)480-2990
Fax: (268)480-2995

Global Travel & Tours LTD
High Street St. John's
Tel: (268)480-1001
Tel: (268)480-1002/3/4/5
Fax: (268)480-1006

International Travel Consultants LTD
Thames & Church Streets Box 346 St. John's
Tel: (268)462-0811
Tel: (268)462-2053/0634/9781
Fax: (268)462-4156

Kiskidee Travel & Tours
Briggins Road Box 185 St. John's
Tel: (268)462-4801
Tel: (268)463-7392
Fax: (268)462-4802

Nicholsson Travel
Briggins Road Box 185 St. John's
English Harbour Branch (268)562-2065

Novella's Travel & Tours
Yacht Club Marina Building Nelson Dockyard Box 1813
English Harbour (268)460-1209
Fax: (268)462-3352

Travel Connections Ltd
Cobbs Cross
Tel: (268)462-3963
Fax: (268)462-4780

Tri Star Travel LTD
Old Paraham Road Box 1538 St.John's
Tel: (268)481-1702
Tel: (268)481-1703/4
Fax: (268)481-1701
Jolly Harbour Branch (268)481-1707
Nevis Street & Temple Street (268)481-1706

Wadadli Travel & Tours Ltd
Box 589 Market Street St. John's
Tel: (268)462-2227
Tel: (268)462-2228/4489
Tel: (268)460-7955
Fax: (268)462-4489

West Indian International Tours
Briggins Road Box 185
Tel: (2680462-0582
Fax: (268)462-4802



Tour Operators & Ground Handling Agents

Alexander Parrish (Antigua) LTD
Thames Street Box 45 St. John's
Tel: (268)462-0187
Tel: (268)462-0387/4458
Fax: (268)462-4457
Email: [email protected]

Corner Long & Thames Street Box 508
Tel: (268)462-4788 St. John's
VC.Bird Int'l Airport Branch (268)460-7374
Fax: (268)462-4799

BO Tours
Box 2323 St. John's
Tel: (268)462-6632
Fax: (268)462-5336

Destination Antigua
P.O Box 804 St. John's
Tel: (268)463-1944
Fax: (268)463-3344

International Travel Consultant LTD
Thames & Church Street
Box 346 St. John's
Tel: (268)462-0811
Tel: (268)462-2053/0634/9781
Fax: (268)462-4156

National Tours
Tel: (268)462-7979
Fax: (268)462-7979

Paradise Island Tours
Tel: (268)462-7208/727-5632
John Henry
Tel: (268)461-8179/727-6953
Michael Joseph

Antigua Vacations Ltd
Box 1026
St. Mary's Street
Jardine Court
Tel: (268)460-7383
Tel: (268)460-7384/6919
Tel: (268)463-8959
[email protected]

Kiskidee Travel & Tours
Briggins Road
Box 185 St. John's
Tel: (268)462-4801
Tel: (268)463-7392
Fax: (268)462-4802

Nicholson's Travel Agency
P.O. Box 185
St. John's, Antigua W.I.
Tel: (268) 463-7391/2
Fax: (268) 462-4802

Coral Island Tours
Incentive Programs
Redcliff Quay Box 1275 St. John's
[email protected]

Wadadli Travel & Tours Ltd.
St. John's
Tel: (268)462-2227/28
Tel: (268)773-0364/724-0367
Tel: (268)560-5087

Global Travel & Tours
High Street St. John's
Tel: (268)480-1230
Fax: (268)462-0320



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