We fly to Barbados daily

9 hour flight time

Flights from London Heathrow (LHR)
Flights from Manchester (MAN)
From 28th October 2024
Flights from Manchester (MAN)
13th January 2025 - 2nd March 2025

What will the weather be like?

Visas and entry requirements

Fully vaccinated*


Fill in online Immigration and Customs Form 72 hours prior to arrival 


Not fully vaccinated*


Fill in online Immigration and Customs Form 72 hours prior to arrival 


What you need to know

Handy hints to help you hit the ground running in Barbados.

Local time

GMT -4 hours


Barbados Dollar BBD or USD




115 volts 50Hz

Plug type A and B



Local transport

Taxis are popular for short trips. If you'd prefer to hire a car, be aware that there aren't many road signs and the roads aren't up to European or North American standards.

Airport Guides

Before you set off, take a look at our Grantley Adams International Airport guide.

Barbados airport guide

Barbados flight deals

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Save £25 per person on your 2024 Barbados Flight + Hotel bundle

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  • Choose your seats for free within seven days in advance for Flying Club members
  • Extra cover for everyone travelling, and your money, while you're away
  • Secure your booking for just £175 per person and pay the rest by direct debit

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Inter-island hopping

Island hopping, Virgin Atlantic style

Fly from Barbados to Grenada and St Vincent

We're making it easier than ever to experience the unique personalities of each Caribbean island, with hops from Barbados to Grenada and St Vincent now on sale. Enjoy a multi-island holiday in a tropical paradise, with our award-winning service along the way.

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Discover Barbados

Curious to know more about Barbados? 

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Explore Barbados

Taste the real Barbados

Head to Oistins for the Fish Fry, a lip-smackingly good feast of (you guessed it) fish, freshly cooked at a jumble of beachside stalls. Friday night is party night. 

And they're off

Take your family and join the locals for horse racing at the Garrison Savannah. Soak up the atmosphere in the stands, or chill out at the side of the track. 

Go deep beneath the surface

Enjoy a tram ride through Harrison's Cave, a jaw-droppingly spectacular limestone cavern. Just make sure you've got a hand to hold for the bit when they switch the lights off.

Get busy in Bridgetown

There's a lot more to Bridgetown than duty-free shopping. Spend the day sightseeing and hanging out with the locals, then soak up the vibes when the sun goes down. 

Have a Bajan adventure

Make like an explorer with a National Trust hike through the Barbados most people don't get to see. If you're feeling daring, you can even do it by moonlight. 

Why you’ll love flying with Virgin Atlantic

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Cabins and seats

Our seats have been carefully designed to help you fly in total comfort during the flight, no matter which cabin you're in. Find out how our Upper Class, Premium and Economy seats measure up.

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Inflight services

Whichever cabin you're travelling in, you'll enjoy exciting inflight entertainment and delicious food and drinks throughout the flight.


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Virgin Points

We reward your adventures with Virgin Points. Whether you're taking off, doing the weekly shop or splashing out on an exclusive stay, points make it all more rewarding.  

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