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St. Johns Airport Guide

Car Hire

Situated five miles from St John’s, VC Bird International Airport is the gateway to the stunning islands of Antigua and Barbuda. Local buses do not stop at the airport though taxis regularly service the facility. Still, the most popular way to access the city as well as the rest of Antigua Island is with car hire in Antigua Airport, with St John’s just over a four-mile drive to the west.

Who to Book With
Car rental firms present at the airport include international suppliers such as Dollar, Hertz and Thrifty, and Antiguan suppliers Jonas Rent a Car and Carters Rent a Car. Counters for these suppliers can be found in the terminal, but vehicles are collected in the car park in front of the terminal building.

Need to Know Essentials
At vehicle collection, drivers need to show the following documents:

- Both parts of their UK licence
- The credit card that was used to book the vehicle
- Passport to prove ID
- Verification of booking

For more info read our FAQ's.

Driving
It is important to follow parking restrictions in Antigua and Barbuda to avoid getting a fine. Sings indicate where parking is prohibited though it is illegal to park in spots that cause danger to others or where you would hold up traffic. Petrol pumps are serviced by attendants and accept cash as payment. Credit cards are sometimes accepted but usually incur a surcharge. It is compulsory to have a local driving permit to drive here, which can be purchased for around £12 from most car hire agents.

Look at our guide to Antigua for more facts on driving here.

Transport

Self-drive is the most convenient way for arriving passenger to access the capital, as well as the rest of the island, from the airport. Taxis will take you to your destination just as quickly but can be expensive. Having your own vehicle allows you to explore the island at your own pace.

Taxis
Taxis at the airport are regulated by the government. There is a taxi desk outside of Arrivals that displays pre-set fares, while taxis depart from the curb in front.

Taxi prices:
Antigua Airport to St John’s city centre is around £7
Antigua Airport to Deepwater Harbour is around £8
Antigua Airport to Dickenson Bay is around £10
Antigua Airport to Half Moon Bay is around £20

Buses
Buses in Antigua are predominately minivans that terminate at St John’s West Bus Station or East Bus Station. Lawrence of Antigua private bus services are also commonplace. There are no direct bus services from the airport to the city though passengers can take a taxi and then board a bus to another part of the island or to the harbour to catch a ferry to Barbuda. Bus fares are typically between £1 and £3, and services operate from early in the morning to 19:00.

Facilities

Terminals
Named after the country’s first prime minister, the single terminal airport serves the entire country and handles aircraft arriving from North American, European and Caribbean destinations. Leeward Islands Air Transport is the airport’s main tenant.

Parking
There is one car park located in front of the passenger terminal building that is accessible on foot. Both short-term and long-term parking is available here.

Wi-Fi
Wireless internet can be accessed free of charge in the airside area of the terminal as well as in the VIP lounge.

Information Services
There is an information desk on the ground level of the terminal, before security.

Useful Numbers
Switch Board: +1 268 462 0358

Accessibility
Assistance is provided at the airport for passengers with reduced mobility. Those needing assistance should go to the information desk or to their airline check-in counter. Restrooms are wheelchair-friendly, and ramps and lifts provide accessibility for disabled persons.

Restaurants and Bars
There is one restaurant in the terminal that prepares meals as well as snacks, and take-away is available. There is also a bar on site.

VIP Lounges
VIP Lounge

Money and ATMs
There are four ATMs in the passenger terminal. One Antigua Commercial Bank branch that offers currency exchange services as well as other banking services is available on site, while a separate currency exchange kiosk is also housed in the terminal.

Shopping
Duty-free jewellery, gifts, perfume, tobacco and alcohol can be purchased at the duty-free store in the Departures lounge. Pharmaceuticals can be purchased at the chemist, while post services are available at the airport’s post office. Other shops in the terminal sell souvenirs, gifts, newspapers, magazines, books and travel accessories.

Frequently asked questions

Is Carrentals.co.uk the cheapest? Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town. What do I need to do when picking up a car? To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient. Are there any additional costs? In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance). What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental? In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car. What is a worry-free label? This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you. How can I change or cancel my reservation? You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less). When will I get a confirmation of my booking? Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours). Which car rental companies are compared by Carrentals.co.uk? at this location
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