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: Car hire is easily arranged, although somewhat expensive, and a local license is required which will be organised by the car hire company for a small charge. You will need to take your full British driving license, and buy a good map - signposts are few and far between. Be prepared for a bumpy ride as the roads are very uneven.  There is no public bus service, but taxis are readily available, just make sure you establish the price before you get in. All visitors to Antigua and Barbuda must have an onward or return ticket.

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

Taxis: 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.
Buses: There is a local bus service; schedules and routes can be obtained through the hotels.
Using the bus service can be easy if you know what to do, are adventurous and don't mind waiting for a mini-bus.  It is definitely much cheaper than a taxi.  To get to Royal Antigua from St. Johns (West Bus Station Terminal) for example, the bus driver would charge a little extra (US$2.00) since the buses don't go directly to Royal.  For that particular area they go as far as Five Island which is close to Royal.   To get to St. Johns from Royal you would probably have to walk five-ten minutes or so to Five Island to get the bus.  Beaches and most places of interest as well are easily accessible by bus.

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 neighbouring 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.

Travelling By Air from North America

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

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

(800)-JET-BWIA (US)
(268) 462-0262/3, 462-0934 (St. John's)
(268) 462-3101/2 (V.C. Bird Airport)

Continental Airlines

(800) 231-0856

(268) 462-5355

US Air

(268) 480-5601 Extension 5704 top

Travelling By Air From The UK


(Twice weekly)

Reservations: 020 8577 1100

British Airways
(Five times a week)
Reservations: 0845 77 333 77 (24hrs)

Virgin Atlantic
(Twice Weekly)
Reservations: 01293 747 747

Travelling By Air From Europe

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

(800)-JET-BWIA (US)
(268) 462-0262/3, 462-0934 (St. John's)
(268) 462-3101/2 (V.C. Bird Airport)

Sunsail Airways
An exclusive year round service to The Virgin Islands and Antigua with Air 2000

Tel: (800) 6526520, +44 (0) 23 9222 2226

Fax: +44 (0) 23 9221 5125

Inter Island Airlines

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

Carib Aviation
Charter service to most neighbouring 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


Scheduled service from the Caribbean and South America. (268) 462-0700

Montserratt Airways
Charter service to most neighbouring islands.
Caribbean Star Airlines Ltd
Scheduled service to most neighbouring islands.
(268) 480 2561~5/67
Web site:

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.


Travel Agents and Bureaux

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

Michael Joseph

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 Operator and 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

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

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

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
Group,Tours,Transfers, Incentive Programs
Redcliff Quay Box 1275 St. John’s

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

Citizens of the USA, Canada and the United Kingdom and its Colonies may travel on a Valid Passport, Original Naturalization Certificate, Original Birth Certificate accompanied with valid driver's license with a photograph.

A valid passport is the preferred travel document and that use of the birth certificate and picture identification, while still acceptable, is being phased out.
No photocopies of documents are accepted. Birth certificates must be documents issued by your area's department of births and records or similar office. No notarized copies of documents are accepted.
Commonwealth Citizens:
May visit Antigua for a maximum of (6) months with a valid passport. No visa required.

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