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Getting from Nassau Airport to Downtown

Nassau is the largest city in the Bahamas and one of the most popular destinations for travellers. Whether you plan to spend a couple of weeks on the island or stop over for a cruise, you’ll like the coffeehouses, bars, modern restaurants, and mix of historic architecture in the city.

Nassau airport is the main international gateway to the Bahamas, and from the airport, there are three transportation options to Nassau Downtown; taxi, bus and private shuttle. Taking a shuttle or a bus from Nassau Airport to Downtown is cheaper, but taking a Nassau airport taxi is faster and more convenient.

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €29 10min 24/7
Bus €6 55min
Shuttle €32 15min

How to get from Nassau Airport to Downtown by taxi

Taking a taxi from Nassau airport to Downtown is the quickest and most comfortable transport option. The distance is about 15km, and the trip takes only 10 minutes under normal traffic conditions. Also, taxis are available 24/7 at the airport, as different taxis companies are operating this route.

How much is the taxi from Nassau Airport to Downtown

The government generally regulates taxi prices, and the fares depend on traffic, final destination, toll fees and the number of people joining the ride. A trip from Nassau airport to Downtown by taxi costs around $32 (€29), including fees and extra charges. The taxi fares are based on two passengers, and there’s an extra charge for extra luggage and extra passengers.

Cost

$32

Trip Duration

10 MINS

*Rates vary on weekends and public holidays

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 at Nassau Airport

Where do I get it from?

Taxis are located at the taxi rank, outside the baggage claim section of both international and domestic terminals.

Convenience

Taxis are the most comfortable and fastest transport option from Nassau airport to Downtown. The taxis will take you straight to your hotel, without stops on the road. Also, taxis are readily available at the airport, and you can get one immediately you arrive at the airport.

Editor’s Note

If you plan to stop on the way to your destination to withdraw cash, or pick up groceries, ensure that you inform the driver in advance to avoid extra charges

Useful Tips

If you like the taxi service you get, you can give the driver a 15% tip on the fare.
The above rates are based on two passengers. There is a charge of $4 (€3.60) for each additional passenger.
One suitcase and one carry on per person is free for the first two passengers. Each additional piece of luggage is charged at $2 (€1.80).
Oversized bags, golf bags and boxes are subject to an additional fee of $3.00 (€2.70).

How to get from Nassau airport to Downtown by bus

The cheapest transport option is taking a bus from Nassau airport to Downtown. However, the buses are located outside the airport, and they run only during the day. Bus 12B is the only bus that operates through this route, and you’ll need to walk 15 minutes outside the airport to reach John F Kennedy Drive to catch a bus to Nassau Downtown.
The trip is for 30 minutes plus an extra waiting time of 10 minutes and a walking time of 15 minutes. Bus 12B stops at West Bay street, which is close to most accommodations.

How much is the bus from Nassau airport to Downtown

If you’re on a budget, taking a bus is the best transport option for you. The buses in Nassau are really cheap, and a bus to Downtown costs $3 (€2.7) per passenger.

Cost

$3

Trip Duration

55 MINS

*There may be a 10 minutes wait

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Buses are only available during the day

Where do I get it from?

To get a bus, you’ll need to walk 15 minutes outside the airport to the Highway roundabout at John F Kennedy Drive.

Convenience

Even though taking a bus is a really cheap transport option, it’s not convenient if you have carry any luggage. You’ll need to walk 15 minutes to catch the bus, and there’s an extra 10 minutes waiting time before the bus leaves.

Timetables

Editor’s Note

Be prepared for an extra means of getting to your hotel as the bus only stops at West Bay street.

Useful Tips

Ensure that you don’t have much luggage if you decide to take a bus from Nassau airport to Nassau Downtown
Remember to keep your trip during the day as buses only operate during day time.

Welcome Pickups transfer

Welcome Pickups

Book a trained, English-speaking taxi driver to pick you up at the same price as a regular cab from the line

If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Nassau. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

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Hand-picked english-speaking drivers

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Prices

DAYTIME
€44.0
NIGHTTIME
€53.0
Same price as a regular taxi from the line

PRICES FOR

Sedan Car

4 pax, 4 pieces of luggage

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How to get from Nassau airport to Downtown by shuttle

Taking a shuttle is also a cheap way to get from Nassau airport to Downtown. The trip is for only 15 minutes, and it’s a perfect option to use if you don’t mind sharing a ride with other travellers.

How much is a shuttle from Nassau airport to Nassau Downtown

Shuttles are not as expensive as taxis, and a shuttle from Nassau airport to downtown costs $16 (€14) per person. Bear in mind that these transfers aren’t private and you will be sharing the vehicle with other travellers.

Cost

$16

Trip Duration

15 MINS

*Shuttles are available on-demand

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Shuttles are available on-demand

Where do I get it from?

You can get a shuttle outside the baggage claim section of both international and domestic terminals.

Convenience

Shuttles are perfect for people travelling in groups or people with extra luggage. Even though they are cheaper than taxis, they may not be a perfect option as you may need to wait for other passengers.

Editor’s Note

Shuttles are only available on-demand, and the prices are per person and not per vehicle.

Useful Tips

You can book your shuttle beforehand online to avoid high fees.
Shuttles are great for people travelling in groups or if you have extra luggage.
There are several shuttle operators at Nassau airport. Make sure you get directions from the one you book with on where to meet your driver.

Frequently asked questions

What is the taxi fare from Nassau airport to Downtown?

The taxi fare from Nassau airport to Downtown is $40 (€36). Taxi fares are negotiable, and you can agree on a price before you enter the taxi. You can also book a taxi with Welcome Pickups for a set-fare and guaranteed on-time pickup.

How long does it take to get from Nassau Airport to Downtown?

Nassau airport is 15km away from Nassau Downtown, and under normal traffic conditions, the trip takes only 10 minutes by taxi and 15 minutes by bus and taxi.

Can I get public transport from Nassau Airport to Downtown?

You can get public transport from Nassau airport to Downtown, but you’ll first need to walk to the highway roundabout at John F Kennedy Dr. Bus 12B is the only bus available toward Downtown and it costs $3 (€2.7) per person.

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