Bahamas destination information

All you need to know before visiting Bahamas

Bahamas summary

Bahamas is a small country with around 378K Bahamian. Official language is English. Bahamas uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC-05:00 with daylight saving time. Currency used in Bahamas is Bahamian Dollar (BSD).

🎫 Border Rank #️⃣ 42
🗺️ Passport Rank #️⃣ 56

ATMs in Bahamas are Very common. Internet speed in Bahamas is on average 8.2 Mbps. In Bahamas you drive on the left side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

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👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 378K ☀️ ~25 °C 🌧 ~102 mm 👍 Developing 🚩 14k km2 (5k mi²)
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Socket 🔌

Bahamas uses 120V, 60Hz with sockets and plugs Type A and Type B.

Languages 🗣️

  • English


Currency 💱

1 BSD = 1 USD

Bahamas uses the Bahamian dollar (symbol: B$), code BSD.Banknotes come in denominations of 50, 20, 10, 5 and 1 dollars. Dollar is subdivided into 100 cents. Coins come in denominations of 25, 10, 5 and 1 cents.

ATM 🏧🏦

Very common

Automatic teller machines are very common in Bahamas. You can find them in both large & small cities, tourist areas etc.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Tipping 💁🏽

Expected to tip

Tipping is quite common in Bahamas and it's good etiquette to leave one. How much money you leave depends on the service and how happy you were with it. Receipts usually include a service charge.

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Mobile Phone 📱

Roaming 🌐

Emergency Calls 🚨

Universal :


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Calling ☎️


To call Bahamas, dial +, then 1 242 (the country code for Bahamas), then the area code (without the initial 1) and the local number.


For local calls within Bahamas, start with the area code (with the initial 1). In the case above area code is 242 .

international: + 1 242 242 1234567
calling local: 1242 1234567

Internet connection

Internet Speed 💯

Internet speed in Bahamas is on average 8.2 Mbps.

Wifi 📡

WiFi coverage in Bahamas is moderate. It's relatively easy to find one when needed.

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Rules 🚗

In Bahamas you drive on the left side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

Limits 🚦

Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 32 km/h (19 mph) in all built-up areas and 80 km/h (49 mph) on undivided highways.


Temperature 🌡️

Rainfall ☔

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