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More than 20 flights arrive on Barbados from all over the world every day. Grantley Adams International Airport (tel. 246/418-4242) is on Hwy. 7, on the southern tip of the island at Long Bay, between Oistins and a village called the Crane. From North America, the four major gateways to Barbados are New York; Miami; Toronto; and San Juan, Puerto Rico. Flying time to Barbados is 4 1/2 hours from New York, 3 1/2 hours from Miami, 5 hours from Toronto, and 1 1/2 hours from San Juan.

Virgin Atlantic Airways (tel. 800/821-5438 in the U.S. and Canada; www.virgin-atlantic.com) flies daily from London's Gatwick Airport to Barbados.

American Airlines (tel. 800/433-7300 in the U.S. and Canada; www.aa.com) has dozens of connections passing through San Juan, plus daily nonstop flights to Barbados from Miami. US Airways (tel. 800/622-1015 in the U.S. and Canada; www.usairways.com) flies daily from New York's LaGuardia to Philadelphia, Washington, or Baltimore, then on to Barbados. There are no nonstop flights on US Airways from New York to Barbados.

All flights are nonstop from Toronto to Barbados. Air Canada (tel. 888/247-2262 in the U.S. and Canada; www.aircanada.com) flies daily from Toronto in winter. From Montréal, connections are made through Toronto.

Barbados is a major hub of the Caribbean-based airline LIAT (tel. 888/844-LIAT [5428] from most destinations within the Caribbean, 268/480-5601 for reservations, or 246/428-8888 at the Barbados airport; www.liatairline.com), which flies to most points within the Caribbean but provides generally poor service to Barbados from a handful of neighboring islands, including St. Vincent and the Grenadines, St. Lucia, Antigua, and Dominica.

Air Jamaica (tel. 800/523-5585 in North America and the Caribbean; www.airjamaica.com) offers daily flights that link Barbados to Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, and Miami through the airline's Montego Bay hub. Air Jamaica also flies between Los Angeles and Barbados on Monday and Wednesday (but it requires an overnight stay in Montego Bay). Nonstop flights from New York to Barbados are available at least 4 days a week (Mon, Wed, Fri, and Sun).

Cayman Airways and Air Jamaica have joined forces to provide an air link from Grand Cayman to Barbados and Trinidad, via Kingston in Jamaica. Flights wing out of Grand Cayman Sunday, Monday, Thursday, and Friday, linking up in Kingston with continuing flights to Barbados and Port-of-Spain, with daily return flights. For reservations and information, call Air Jamaica at tel. 800/523-5585.

British Airways (tel. 800/247-9297 in the U.S. and Canada; www.britishairways.com) flies nonstop daily to Barbados from London's Gatwick Airport.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.