The Antigua Barbuda ferry service uses the Barbuda Express which is an innovative wave-piercing catamaran giving maximum passenger comfort at high speed. The journey time of 90 minutes in nearly all weather conditions makes it ideal for business use and for day-trips or excursions.

The Barbuda Express ferry can be boarded at the ferry dock in St. John's Harbour. The ferry dock is located at the bottom of High Street in St. John's city.

The Barbuda Express runs 6 days a week between Antigua and Barbuda:


  Departure Antigua Departure Barbuda
Mondays 7:00am 3:45pm
Tuesdays 7:00am 3:45pm
Wednesdays 6:00am 7:45am
  2:00pm 3:45pm
Thursdays 7:00am 3:45pm
Fridays 7:00am 3:45pm
Saturdays available for charter
Sundays 2:00pm 3:45pm


Adults Round Trip
One Way
EC $150
EC $100
US $55
US $40
Children (0 - 2) Round Trip
One Way
EC $50
EC $30
US $20
US $10
Children (3 - 12) Round Trip
One Way
EC $100
EC $60
US $40
US $25
Day Tour #1 Adults
Children (0 - 2)
Children (3 - 12)
EC $270
US $145
US $100
Day Tour #2 Adults
Children (0 - 2)
Children (3 - 12)
EC $270
US $145
US $100


Visit Barbuda, Antigua's Sister Isle & one of the few unspoiled islands left in the Caribbean:

Barbuda Day Tour

Our Barbuda Day Tour departs every day except Saturday and Sunday at 7:00am for the 90 min. trip to Barbuda. There is a short taxi ride to Codrington where you meet the boats that will take you to the Frigate Bird Sanctuary. You will then return to Codrington where the taxi is waiting to take you on a short tour, including caves used by the Arawak Indians and the ruins of the Codrington family home, before delivering you to a beach for an "al fresco" lobster lunch under the trees. Plenty of time to relax, swim or snorkel until the taxi returns you to the ferry for the trip back to Antigua.

Day Tour entails:
  • Monday to Friday depart at 7:00am
  • US$5 of the Tour Fee goes to the Barbuda Council
  • Ferry - Open Caves - Bird Sanctuary - Lunch on Pink Sand Beach - Princess Dianna Beach
  • AdultsUS $145
    (0 - 2)
    (3 - 12)
    US $100

    * US$5.00 extra for lobster or conch lunch.


    For reservations, booking tours or general inquiries, our Contact Details are as follows:



    »   Where can I purchase passenger tickets?

    Reservations are not required but are strongly recommended. We also recommend arriving one hour ahead of sailing time, as we sometimes have cutoff times on busy weekends and holidays. Reservations can either be made by phone at (268) 560-7989 or (268) 764-2291 or via email at info@barbudaexpress.com

    »   Are there different ferry schedules each seasons? Are you open year-round?

    The Barbuda Express provides year-round passenger ferry service to the islands of Antigua and Barbuda.

    Service is provided from St. John's Harbour at the bottom of High Street to Barbuda, and The River Dock in Barbuda to Antigua.

    Please click here for schedules.

    »   Do I have to get a round trip passenger ticket or can I buy a one-way ticket?

    Either round trip or one-way tickets can be purchased. Round trip (return) tickets may only be purchased for same day travel. If your travel plans include different days you will need to purchase separate one way tickets.

    »   How do I get information on the day of sailing?

    For Day of Sailing information:

    • Antigua - (268) 560-7989 or (268) 764-2291
    »   Do you offer group rates?

    The Barbuda Express offers reduced fares to parties of twelve or more persons traveling as a group and consisting of school groups, business organizations, church groups, fraternal organizations, senior citizen clubs, tour groups and other recognized established social groups.

    Party members must travel as a group from point of origin to destination, except when authorized by the Group Sales Office to make the return independently and individually.

    Please call our Group Sales Department at (268) 560-7989 or (268) 764-2291 for information regarding Group Rates.

    »   What if I lose my ticket?

    Without the original tickets The Barbuda Express will be unable to reissue any passenger tickets.

    We do not offer refunds.