Barbados bus

Get a Barbados bus

Barbados is great for buses. They’re fast, friendly and cheap and a marvellous way to view the countryside and meet the people. We’ve selected some exciting bus routes for you to follow.

Get a ZR, a yellow mini bus or a government blue bus to either Fairchild Street or Princess Alice terminals, Bridgetown, the main hubs.

They are a 15-minute walk apart down the city’s main street – or take the shuttle. If in doubt, ask someone, Bajans are more than happy to help.

And watch out for secretbarbados.com researchers – you may see us on a Barbados bus. We’ll be  updating this page regularly. The maps below show the destinations and the location of the bus stops in Bridgetown.

Bathsheba

Animal Flower Cave

Andromeda Gardens, Bathsheba

Gibbes Beach

St John's Church

Gun Hill Signal Station

The HARP Gun

Miami Beach

Welchman Hall Gully

Princess Alice Terminal

Fairchild Street Terminal

Bathsheba

Bus 6, Fairchild Street

  • Every hour, on the hour, every day
  • Stops by Andromeda Gardens.
  • Buses back to Bridgetown leave near St Aidan’s Church.
  • See the Bathsheba pools video
Barbados bus

This route takes you through some of the most fertile agricultural areas of Barbados and passes the old Andrews sugar factory, currently being rebuilt. Get off at Andromeda Gardens just before Bathsheba and stroll around this unique collection of tropical plants. A small cafe serves sandwiches and drinks.

Catch a later bus – or walk – down the hill to Bathsheba and marvel at the rocks carved by the waves. Watch the surfers tackle Soup Bowl. Walk along the beach to the rock pools where you can bathe at low tide – see the pools video here – but no swimming, it’s too dangerous. The bus back to Bridgetown leaves from the centre of the village.

Animal Flower Cave

Bus 1C, Princess Alice Terminal

  • Every hour, on the hour, every day
  • Visit Speightstown as well
  • After the cave, stop for a swim at Gibbes Beach

This Barbados bus heads up the west coast, past the hotels and beaches for which Barbados is famous.

Once past Speightstown it’s all change. The north is drier and more windswept and the settlements further apart. Ask the driver for the Animal Flower Cave.

It’s then a short walk along a road. Enjoy a meal, the pools and spectacular ocean views at the cave.

On the way back, ask the driver to drop you at Gibbes Beach for a swim. It’s quieter than others as there’s little parking nearby. Catch a later bus back to Bridgetown.

St John’s Church

Bus 7, Fairchild Street

  • Every hour, on the hour, every day
  • Enjoy the east coastal views at this atmospheric church
  • Carry on to Codrington College and the avenue of palms
Barbados bus

The route is through the pretty parish of St George and also passes the National Trust-owned Gunhill Signal Station.

Get off this Barbados bus at Gall Hill for a short walk to St John’s Church and spectacular views of the east coast.

Visit the grave of former prime minister David Thompson.

Catch a later bus to Codrington College.

Admire the avenue of cabbage palms.

Welchman Hall Gully

Bus 22, Cheapside

  • The yellow Sturgess bus leaves at 9.30 from Cheapside, which is near Princess Alice Bus Terminal
  • Catch and drop off near port

Enjoy a walk in this tropical forest in the heart of Barbados. Home of the grapefruit and sanctuary for the island’s native plants.

Try the fish cakes and special gully rum punch! Watch video here or see the website.

Welchman Hall Gully

The HARP Gun

Bus12A, Fairchild Street

  • Every hour, on the hour, every day
  • Picks up along the south coast road
  • Passes south coast beaches and Oistin’s fish market

See the HARP Gun, the rusting monument to one man’s dream to revolutionise space technology.

Enjoy the views over Foul Bay and the walk along the cliff top. On your way back, get off at Oistins and walk to Miami Beach, a great place for a swim, a beer and some shade.

The bus takes you past the airport and the Concorde Experience. There’s a short walk to the gun site, but it’s well worth it for the views along the cliff. Watch out for paint ballers, particularly on the weekend, when it is best avoided!

Learn more about the HARP gun here

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