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How to Get from Nassau Airport to Paradise Island

The Bahamas’ vivid Paradise Island is a well-known haven for travellers seeking to have a good time in fancy restaurants, bars, casinos, water parks or at the beach. The island is located off the shore of the city of Nassau, and it’s only 19km away from the airport. There are two transportation options from Nassau airport to Paradise Island; taxi and shuttle. Taking a Nassau airport taxi to Paradise island is the most comfortable and most convenient transport option, with the journey taking just 20 minutes under light traffic conditions. On the other hand, taking a shuttle is the cheapest transport option available, also taking 20 minutes – excluding waiting times.

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €55 20min 24/7
Shuttle €36 20min

How to get from Nassau Airport to Paradise Island by taxi

Taking a taxi from Nassau Airport to Paradise Island is the safest and most relaxing transfer option available. Comparatively, it is a more expensive transport option, but it is by far the most comfortable way to get to Paradise Island. The travel time depends on the level of traffic, but it normally takes only 20 minutes to get from Nassau airport to Paradise Island.

Taxi fare from Nassau Airport to Paradise Island.

Taxi fares in Nassau are regulated by the government and are usually fixed for different distances. However, these prices are completely negotiable, and you can haggle with your driver before entering the vehicle. A trip from Nassau airport to Paradise Island by taxi costs $55 (€49).

Cost

$55

Trip Duration

20 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?

Taxi ranks are located outside the baggage claim section of both the international and domestic arrival terminals.

Convenience

In addition to being a fast and comfortable transport option, a taxi is also extremely convenient. Taxis are available 24/7 at the airport, making it easy to get a taxi to your destination immediately after you arrive. Also, it’s precious knowing you get a direct transfer to your destination, and there won’t be unnecessary, time-consuming stops on the way.

Editor’s Note

Fares are negotiable, but be sure to agree on a price before getting into the taxi. Also ensure that you know the approximate price before you start negotiating with the driver.

Useful Tips

If you like the service you receive from the driver, you can give them a 15% tip to show your appreciation.
Because the maximum number of passengers per regular taxi is 4, pre-booking is recommended for larger groups.
You may be charged for extra luggage as taxi fares cover only one carry on bag and one suitcase.

How to get from Nassau airport to Paradise Island by shuttle

The cheapest way to get from Nassau airport to Paradise Island is by shuttle, and the trip is 20 minutes, although there may be 10 minutes waiting time for other passengers to get to the vehicle.

How much is a shuttle from Nassau airport to Paradise Island

The shuttle is the best option to use if you are on a budget. The fares are charged per passenger, so if you’re travelling solo or with one companion only, you’ll spend less compared to taking a taxi. A shuttle from Nassau airport to Paradise Island costs $18 (€16) per passenger.

Cost

$18

Trip Duration

20 MINS

*Shuttles are available on-demand

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Shuttles are available on-demand

Where do I get it from?

There aren’t many shuttle companies travelling from Nassau airport to Paradise Island, but you can easily book your shuttle transfer in advance, online or by calling +1 (800) 501-4964 or +1 (242) 456-0125.

Convenience

Shuttles are cheaper than taxis and perfect for people who want to spend less. Even though the trip also takes 20 minutes by shuttle, you may need to wait for other passengers to get to the vehicle, and this might not be a great option if you want to save time.

Editor’s Note

The shuttle is a cost-effective option only for 1-2 travellers. For a group of 3-4 the taxi cost would be approximately the same or less than the shuttle, with a safer, most convenient private transfer.

Useful Tips

You can book your shuttle beforehand to ensure availability when you arrive.
There may be a 10-minute wait time for the shuttle to depart and for all passengers to get on. You can ensure you do your bit to speed things up if you arrive early and have your spot booked in advance.

Frequently asked questions

How to get to Paradise Island from Nassau airport?

The available means of transportation from Nassau airport to Paradise Island are taxis and shuttle. Both options are readily available at the airport, but you can also pre-book your transfer online with Welcome for a safe, personalised service.

How much is a taxi from Nassau airport to Paradise Island?

A taxi from Nassau airport to Paradise Island costs $55 (€49). The fares are negotiable, but you can also pre-book your door-to-door transfer with Welcome Pickups for a set-fare and avoid overcharges.

Is there a free shuttle from Nassau airport to Paradise Island?

There are no free shuttles from Nassau airport to Paradise Island. However, the shuttle from Nassau airport to Paradise Island costs just $18 (€16) per passenger.

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