Grand Bahama Island Transportation

Freeport cruise port; (c) Soul Of America

Grand Bahama Island Transportation

Grand Bahama International Airport (GBIA) is located in Freeport. The airport is relatively close to all major cities of eastern United States. GBIA has US border preclearance facilities. There are various car rental agencies at the airport. On Grand Bahama Island, all motorized vehicles drive on the left side of the road. Notable airlines from the U.S. are:

American Eagle, out of Miami and Charlotte
Bahamasair, out of Nassau, Fort Lauderdale and Orlando
Delta Airlines, out of Atlanta
Silver Airways, out of Fort Lauderdale and Orlando

Services and Facilities at the Terminals:
– Free Wi-Fi access
– ATMs and Banking
– Currency Exchange
– Post Office
– Car Rentals
– Duty Free, Shops, Food & Drinks
– Pharmacy

Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line ( offers a unique opportunity to choose how you want to cruise! Enjoy a 2-Night Bahamas Cruise to Freeport, Grand Bahama Island or a Cruise & Resort Stay of four, six or eight nights. All cruise passengers will receive a comfortable cabin on the cruise: accommodations include economical coach cabins, oceanview staterooms and luxurious suites. Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line operates two cruise ships – the Grand Classica and the Grand Celebration sailing out of the Port of Palm Beach every day!

Public Bus is a practical way to see the sights and mingle with local Bahamians. They operate from 7am until sunset. Bus fare is $1 in the Freeport/Lucaya area and $2 in the West and East End areas. Buses also go to Port Lucaya Marketplace.

Renting a motorized scooter will get you to your destination while you enjoy the island coastline.

Taxis are typically found at hotels, the airport, Port Lucaya Marketplace and other tourist areas. Meter fares begin at $3 and additional miles are $0.40 each. There is an additional charge for every passenger over the age of 2.

Most bike rental shops are located at resorts, some are scattered around the island. With a bike, enjoy the 5-mile Heritage Trail and other off-road locations. Get a chance to cycle to the island’s main shopping district, Port Lucaya Marketplace, while soaking in the sun. Cyclists follow the same rule as cars; drive on the left side of the road.


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