By air: Grenada’s Maurice Bishop International Airport is served by international and regional airlines from destinations throughout North America, the Caribbean, UK and Europe. Nonstop flights regularly depart for Grenada from Miami, New York, Charlotte and Toronto as well as regional cities like Bridgetown, Barbados and Port of Spain, Trinidad. Other international flights arrive weekly from both of London’s airports.
JetBlue Airways offers daily service from New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport, including premium Mint service on Saturdays. American Airlines flies daily nonstops from Miami International Airport, and seasonal once weekly service on Saturdays from Charlotte Douglas International Airport.
Virgin Airways offers flights Mondays and Fridays originating from London (Heathrow) while British Airways offers flights Wednesdays and Saturdays from London (Gatwick).
Air Canada offers nonstop service from Toronto on Sundays and Wednesdays.
By sea: Regular ferry service connects Grenada to its sister islands of Carriacou and Petite Martinique. Passengers can travel on the Osprey Lines. For more information, including scheduling and pricing, visit ospreylines.com.
The cruise industry is an extremely important one for Grenada’s tourism business. Global brands visiting Grenada include Carnival Corporation plc, Royal Caribbean Group, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, MSC Cruises, TUI Cruises, Disney Cruise Line, Sea Dream Yacht Club, Viking Cruises, Marella Cruises, Fred Olsen Cruises, PONANT, Windstar Cruises, Saga Cruises and Island Windjammer. Ships are deployed primarily from the Port of Miami and San Juan, Puerto Rico. In 2018, Grenada welcomed its milestone total tourist arrivals of 528,740. Cruise visitors accounted for 342,826 arrivals, with stopover arrivals numbering 160,970, and by yacht 24,944 arrivals. The country’s current focus continues to be on attracting cruise brands that can homeport and allow more visitors to enjoy evening experiences to savor delectable and unique cuisine and exciting cultural entertainment.
Ground transportation: Car rentals are available at Maurice Bishop International Airport, with rental desks located at the Arrivals exit. Avis and Enterprise are among the international car rental companies operating in Grenada, and local car rental firms have locations at the airport and around the island.
Grenada has an extensive public transportation network, with bus terminals at Melville Street in St. George’s, Grenville, St. Andrew Parish, and Sauteurs in St. Patrick Parish. The Route 1 bus picks up passengers near the airport roundabout for the 20-minute trip to downtown St. George’s. Buses generally run from 6 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. from Monday-Saturday, but the Route 1 buses operate on Sundays, too. Rates start at $2.50EC—equivalent to approximately U.S.$1.
Visitors can hail taxis at the airport, hotels and other locations. Some taxi drivers also can be hired as tour guides.