Made up of more than 700 islands and 2,400 cays, the Bahamas has more than its fair share of beautiful coastline. Spend your days exploring the country’s vibrant culture, diving in its clear waters or simply relaxing in the warm, tropical sun.
Peak season in the Bahamas runs from December to April. When much of the US is blanketed in snow and buffeted by icy winds, the Bahamas enjoys blue skies and temperatures in the high 80s. As this is a very popular time to visit the islands, Cheap Flights to the Bahamas can be a little harder to find.
Between June and November hurricanes are common in the Bahamas. This is also the country’s rainy season so there’s a good chance your time on the beach will be limited by wet weather. However, when the skies are clear temperatures remain high so if you don’t mind a little rain, this can be a great time to book Cheap Flights to the Bahamas.
The most expensive time to fly to the Bahamas is mid-December to mid-April. If you want to visit during the country’s peak season, try to be as flexible as possible when booking your trip. Tickets to the Bahamas are often cheaper during the middle of the week. Click our ‘My dates are flexible’ box to see if you could save money by moving your trip backwards or forwards by a day or two.
Another good way to find cheap flights from the US to the Bahamas is to search for flights from different airports in your local area. Low-cost airlines often operate from focus cities so you may find there are big differences in ticket prices between departure points. Click the ‘Nearby airports’ link on your results’ page to see if there are any other convenient terminals you could fly from.
The busiest airport in the Bahamas is Lynden Pindling International. Located close to Nassau, the country’s capital, it’s the main entry point to the islands. The airport is a major hub for Bahamasair and is also served by a number of other national carriers and low-cost airlines. A good choice of direct flights link Lynden Pindling International with cities on the US east coast.
Another important air hub in the Bahamas is Grand Bahama International. Located in Freeport on the island of Grand Bahama, the airport offers a selection of regular direct flights to US destinations including Charlotte, Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Orlando. Seasonal services are added in peak season, increasing the number of non-stop services available.
Airports are also located on many of the smaller islands in the archipelago. However as very few of these offer direct flights from US destinations, you’ll probably need to book a connecting service via Lynden Pindling International or Grand Bahama.
A number of airlines offer direct flights to the Bahamas from US airports.
The fastest and most convenient way to travel between islands is to fly. Bahamasair connects Nassau with a number of destinations in the Out Islands, with services departing regularly throughout the day.
If you have a little more time and want to experience an authentic slice of life in the Bahamas, you can book passage on board one of the many mail boats that link the islands. Although not the most comfortable way to travel, the colorful vessels offer a unique glimpse into Bahamian life. Ferries and charter boats are also available between most popular destinations.
Although you probably haven’t flown all the way to the Bahamas for a city break, a trip to Nassau is a must during your stay in the country. The vibrant capital is a great place to experience Bahamian culture, pick up a few souvenirs and try some delicious local cuisine.
Calmer and more laid back than busy Nassau, Grand Bahama is the perfect destination for a stress-free getaway. An excellent choice of amenities and activities mean there’s plenty to keep you busy. Dive centers, restaurants, pubs and boutiques dot the island while idyllic beaches can be found all along the coast.
If you’re searching for a true Caribbean idyll, look no further than the Abacos. These beautiful islands are perfect for swimming, sun bathing and relaxing. Have a go at diving or snorkeling in the islands’ pristine waters.
US passport holders don’t need a visa to travel to the Bahamas for trips of less than 90 days.