Jets docked at LPIA Airport, Nassau Transportation

Commercial jets docked at LPIA Airport in Nassau

Nassau Transportation

Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA). The 2-level, three terminal airport features modern amenities that include upscale shops, souvenir & news shops, jewelers, ATM, a food court, a rum cake merchant, soap & candle merchant, wines & spirits, passport & luggage center as well as customs & immigration. The airport is usually a 2 hour or less flight from major East Coast cities. Major cities with direct flights to Nassau include Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Atlanta, Charlotte, NYC, London, and Toronto. Notable airline service includes: Southwest, Air Canada, American, Bahamasair, British Airways, Delta, JetBlue and United. For travel throughout the Bahamas and the Caribbean, Western Air, Caribbean Airlines and Silver Airlines flights are also common.

Taxis: Fees on Nassau and Paradise Island start at $3 for the first 1/4 mile, and an extra 40 cents is charged for every additional 1/4 mile traveled. Rides originating and ending in downtown Nassau cost $6 for up to two people. Taking a cab to the city center from the airport typically costs a flat fee of $22 for two riders. Groups with three or more people cost an additional $3 per person. Taxis (242-323-5818) are found at Atlantis, other major hotels, the airport and Downtown Nassau.

Public Bus: They are the most common form of transport between Lynden Pindling International Airport and Downtown Nassau. They hold up to 32 people and operate Mon-Sat 6:30am-7pm, with reduced hours on Sundays. Each ride costs $1.25 to $3.50 per person on the whole of New Providence Island. Renting a motorized scooter will let you enjoy the journey to each destination. Some hotels rent bikes too. With a scooter or bike, one can enjoy the scenery along west Bay Street, if its not too hot. Cyclists follow the same rule as cars.

Cruise ships at Prince George Wharf

Cruise ships docked at Prince George Wharf, Nassau; credit Bahamas Ministry of Tourism

Cruise Port

Located in Downtown, Prince George Wharf is the official cruise port for Nassau, Bahamas. It is a frequent port of call for Royal Caribbean, Carnival, Disney and Norwegian Cruise lines, since Nassau is often their first stop from Florida for Eastern and Western Caribbean routes.

Water Taxi: They provide short, frequent service between Nassau and Paradise Island. For longer island-hopping, the most popular inter-island ferry service is Bahamas Ferries, along with the smaller service, Bahama Boat Excursions.

Bahamas Ferries
Ferries depart from Potter’s Cay Dock, Nassau. Trips depart Nassau to Harbour Island, Eleuthera, Grand Bahama Island, The Abacos, Long Island, Andros and The Exumas. One-way fees for adults range from $29 to $81, while rides for children ages 11 and younger cost $16 to $57. Round-trip fares are also available.
PHONE: 242-323-2166 or 242-394-9700

Bahama Boat Excursions
It offers excursions from Paradise Island Charter Shack, Paradise Island Ferry Terminal and Nassau
PHONE: 242-421-0071

Car Rentals:

Avis 242-326-6380 (Downtown) or 242-377-7121 (Airport)
Budget 242-325-8154
Dollar/Thrifty 242-377-8300
Drive Green Electric 242-809-0020
Hertz 242-828-1846 (Downtown) or 242-377-8684 (Airport)

As typical of former British colonies, all motorized vehicles drive on the left side of the road. Limousine, ferry, tour and helicopter operators include:

Bahamas Experience Limousine & Tours
Local limousine operator
PHONE: 242-356-2981, 242-397-5000 or 242-356-2982

King’s Taxi and Tours
Faith Gardens
PHONE: 242-428-9912, 242-465-7313 or 242-341-4841

Big Mama’s Tours & Taxi
Prince George Wharf, off Woodes Rodgers Walk in Downtown Nassau
PHONE: 242-395-5219

Virgo Car & Scooter Rental
Located on East West Highway, Nassau
PHONE: 242-394-2122

Celebrity Transfers & Concierge Service
St. Alban’s Close, Nassau
PHONE: 242-323-4323

Happy Tours
Offers tours of Nassau & Paradise Island. Located on Nassau Street in Downtown Nassau
PHONE: 242-323-5818

Paradise Island Helicopters
Soar in our Bell Jet Ranger Helicopters and see Nassau and the surrounding islands from a birds-eye view; heliport located 1/4 mile west of Paradise Island Bridge, on Paradise Island. Call for reservations.
PHONE: 242-363-4016

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