Cable Beach, Nassau – Getting there and around
Cable Beach sits 4.8km west of downtown Nassau on the north shore of New Providence Island.
The Bahamas comprise a chain of more than 700 islands and 2000 cays (small islands), stretching for 96km in the Atlantic, southeast of Florida. Paradise Island, New Providence Island and Grand Bahama receive the most visitors, followed by Exuma and Andros islands.
By air, Nassau’s Lynden Pindling International Airport is just a 55-minute flight from Miami and less than 3 hours from New York. Most hotels operate complimentary shuttle buses from the airport. A toll bridge and ferry service link Nassau to nearby Paradise Island.
From Australia and New Zealand: The most convenient flights are with Qantas, Air New Zealand or V Australia to the USA, with connecting one- to two-stop flights via Los Angeles, Dallas and Miami.
From the UK: British Airways operates direct flights from London Heathrow to Nassau as well as connecting flights from all major UK airports. Delta, US Airways and Continental operate services from London Gatwick and Manchester as well as other cities such as Glasgow, Belfast, Edinburgh and Birmingham.
From the USA: US carriers including American Airlines, Continental Airlines, Delta Airlines, Jetblue and US Airways operate daily direct flights to Lynden Pindling International Airport in Nassau and Grand Bahama International Airport in Freeport from all the major US cities.
Flight time to Nassau, Bahamas
From Brisbane to Nassau is 25 hour 10 minutes, with connecting flight
From Sydney to Nassau is 24 hours 45 minutes, with connecting flight
From Melbourne to Nassau is 24 hours 45 minutes, with connecting flight
From Perth to Nassau is 29 hours 04 minutes, with connecting flight
From Auckland to Nassau is 24 hours 25 minutes, with connecting flight
From Los Angeles to Nassau is 7 hours 35 minutes, with connecting flight
From New York to Nassau is 2 hours 52 minutes, direct flight
From Miami to Nassau is 55 minutes, direct flight
From London to Nassau is 9 hours 35 minutes, direct flight
(Note: All connecting flights include layover time.)
Flying in – Lynden Pindling International Airport (formerly Nassau International Airport) is located 16km west of Nassau. Grand Bahama International Airport is situated 5km outside Freeport on Grand Bahama Island.
All visitors must hold return/onward tickets, plus proof of sufficient funds, and with the exception of nationals of Canada and the US, all visitors must hold passports which are valid at least six months after entry.
Australian, New Zealand and UK nationals do not require a visa for a stay of up to three months.
United States and Canadian passport holders do not require a visa for travel to the Bahamas for visits not exceeding eight months; however, they must have a valid passport or a Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) compliant document, or other valid travel document to enter or re-enter the United States.
Hire cars, taxis and local buses are all available in Nassau. You can also rent a horse-drawn carriage, moped or bicycle to get around. Water taxis and ferry boats connect Nassau with Paradise Island.