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A male frigate, the national bird, puffs out his chest.
The Barbuda Express boards at Barbuda docks.
Barbuda Express sets sail from St. John's.
Typhoon Express en route to Barbuda.
Horses ride at sunset on the beach.
Wild frangipani flowers.
The wild north coast.
A local fisherman's pot.
Sea crabs make their homes on the beach.
Ruins of Martello Tower, an old British fort.
A taxi tours Barbuda's pristine wilderness.
Fresh snapper lunch.
An American Kestrel looks out from its perch.
A stunning conch shell.
Barbuda's clear west side waters.
Barbuda's clear west side waters.
The capital, Codrington, from the air.
The majority of Barbuda is purposefully preserved from development.
Kids ride their bikes on a road in Codrington.
Sunset over a lagoon.


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 be made online, by phone call at +1 (268) 560-7989 or +1 (268) 764-2291 or +1 (268) 764-8643, by WhatsApp at +1 (268) 764-2291 or via email at

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

The Barbuda Express provides year-round passenger ferry service between the islands of Antigua and Barbuda. Service is provided from St. John's Harbour (bottom of High St.) and Jolly Harbour (behind the Casino) 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 please call/message:

Do you offer group fares?

Yes! The Barbuda Express offers reduced fares to parties of 12 persons minimum 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 +1 (268) 560-7989 or +1 (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.

Useful Links


Helpful, practical guide to all things Barbudan.

Antigua Nice

Learn everything you need to know about Antigua & Barbuda from one central website.

Antigua Sailing Week

Every year, Antigua hosts one of the Caribbean's largest yacht races.

Antigua & Barbuda Department of Tourism

The official website of Antigua & Barbuda's Department of Tourism. Contains lots of useful information on the islands.

Antigua & Barbuda Met Office

The official website of Antigua & Barbuda's Meteorological Services. Contains lots of useful weather information on the islands.

10 Unique Things to Do in Antigua & Barbuda

Article featuring Barbuda Express as one of the top ten unique things to do in Antigua & Barbuda.