Air Travel

Grand Bahama International Airport (FPO) is about 6 minutes from downtown Freeport and about 10 minutes from Port Lucaya. Several international carriers offer direct service to Grand Bahama from various U.S. gateways, but you can also connect in Nassau on regional carriers, including Bahamasair. No bus service is available between the airport and hotels. Metered taxis meet all incoming flights. Rides cost about $15 for two to Freeport, $22 to Lucaya; see posted signs for fixed rates. The price drops to $4 per person with larger groups. There's also an airport in West End (WTD), but it's strictly for private planes and charters.

Contacts

Grand Bahama Airport Company (MYGF). The private company that operates the Grand Bahama airport offers a range of services and amenities to private pilots and charters, in addition to on-site Bahamas customs and immigration. Operating hours are daily from 7 am to 10 pm, with additional hours available upon request. Grand Bahama International Airport, Grand Bahama Island. 242/350--4233; 242/350--4277; www.freeportcontainerport.com.

West End Airport (MYGW). West End Airport reopened for private pilots and charter operators in June 2014. Located just 56 miles from Palm Beach, Florida, with 6,000 feet of paved runway, the airport is open seven days a week from 8 am to 5 pm. Aircraft must be preapproved by West End Airport Management and Bahamas ATC to land there. West End, Grand Bahama Island. 242/727--1335.

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