Officially known as Lynden Pindling International Airport, Nassau International Airport is the largest airport in the Bahamas, and the main gateway for the popular holidays destination. Located 8 miles (13km) west of Nassau on New Providence Island, the airport has recently expanded and upgraded its facilities, adding 34 new gates and increasing its capacity to five million passengers per year.
The airport has basic facilities that include a few shops and restaurants, but the main attraction to Nassau International Airport is the efficient processing times; passengers can arrive at the airport about an hour before their flight and enjoy smooth processing and short queues. Nassau International Airport has US Border pre-clearance facilities as well, making flights to the US a simple procedure.
Flights to Nassau International Airport come in from destinations all over North America and the Caribbean, including cities like Toronto, Atlanta, Montreal, Dallas, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Grand Cayman, Kingston, Panama City, Havana, Boston, New York, Montego Bay and Washington DC.
The airport is situated 8 miles (13km) west of Nassau.
Getting to the city
There is no public transport from Nassau Airport into the city. Taxis are available and many hotels offer courtesy buses.
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Most major car hire companies operate from the airport.
Transfer between terminals
The two terminals are within walking distance of each other.
Airport facilities include a duty-free shop, a restaurant and bar, Internet facilities and tourist information desks. ATMs, banking and foreign exchange facilities are also available. The terminals are fully accessible to disabled visitors. Note that Nassau Airport is non-smoking; however, there is a smoking louge in the Graycliffe Lounge and Divan section.
Short-term parking at Nassau International Airport charges $2 for thirty minutes of parking, $3 for an hour of parking, while 4-8 hours of parking or a day will cost travellers $16 and $20, respectively. Long-term parking requires visitors to park their cars for a minimum of two days, at $22 for this period; thereafter, the cost is $11 per day.
Departure tax is typically included in the cost of visitors' tickets.
The airport has free wifi.
Lynden Pindling International Airport does offer lounge facilities, such as the Lignum Club which serves food, drinks and provides workstations and private rooms. Alternatively, there are conference venues at nearby hotels.
Nassau International Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.