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Arriving By Air

 

Arriving By Air

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Connecting airports surround the BVI, making arrivals and departures an easy part of your travel itinerary. When travelling to the BVI, there are no direct flights from the USA, Canada, Europe, or South America to the British Virgin Islands' main airport, the Terrence B. Lettsome Airport (EIS).

All flights must connect through another Caribbean airport on islands such as Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, Antigua, St. Kitts, or St. Maarten/St. Martin. Your travel agent or international airline will be able to assist with booking flights. If you plan to make reservations online, remember that you will have to request flights to Tortola (EIS).

If you are travelling on to Virgin Gorda, Anegada, Peter Island, or Jost van Dyke, check with your hotel, resort, or villa to make sure that charter flights or ferry service will be available if you arrive after 4pm. Otherwise, plan to spend a night or two in Tortola before exploring the rest of "Nature's Little Secrets." Boat charters can be arranged via St. Thomas, Road Town or Beef Island. Click here for more information on ferry services in the BVI

Auguste George Airport on Anegada operates as an International Airport. VI Airlink offers both commercial and charter flights from Beef Island, Tortola. Many charter airlines also offer service to Anegada. Visit our Inter-Island Aviation section for more information.

The most direct way to arrive to the BVI from North America, is via San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU). Frequent connecting service is offered by Air Sunshine, Cape Air and Seaborne, with occasional service offered by other airlines and charter flights.

Charter airline service can be arranged from almost anywhere in the Caribbean. Information for airline charter companies is listed under Inter-Island Aviation section.

Flights via San Juan, Puerto Rico Airport Code [SJU]:
The most direct way to fly to the BVI is via San Juan, Puerto Rico. Frequent connecting service is offered by Cape Air and Seaborne, with occasional service by other airlines and charter flights. Air Sunshine has direct flights from San Juan to Beef Island and Virgin Gorda.

Flights via St. Thomas - Airport Code [STT]
If you choose to arrive via St. Thomas, Air Sunshine, Cape Air and Seaborne have regular flights to Tortola and Virgin Gorda. Antilles Helicopter Services and Caribbean Buzz Helicopters also offer airport tranfers to/from EIS and STT.

Most travellers take one of the frequent ferries that travel between downtown Charlotte Amalie or Red Hook, St. Thomas and Tortola. Ferry service is available to Virgin Gorda and Anegada on certain days and to Virgin Gorda every day via West End or Road Town

Getting to the next ferry is very easy - just take a taxi at the St. Thomas Airport and let the taxi driver know that you need to take the next ferry to Tortola or Virgin Gorda (with connections to Anegada and Jost Van Dyke). The taxi drivers will know of any schedule changes and make sure you reach the proper terminal for your connection.

Please note: that ferries from St. Thomas to Tortola and Virgin Gorda (with connections to Anegada and Jost Van Dyke) only operate during daylight hours - so the last ferry is usually around 4:30/5pm. Make sure that your flight arrives in time for the transfer to Charlotte Amalie (approximately 10 minutes) / Red Hook (approximately 45 minutes) or make arrangements to overnight in St. Thomas and catch the ferry the following morning. Ferry service starts at approximately 7:30am. Click here for more information on ferry schedules.

Flights via Antigua - Airport Code [ANU]
Travellers from the UK (from London, Gatwick) and Canada may find it easiest to travel directly to Antigua by way of the VC Bird International Airport. Connecting flights to Tortola can be booked with LIAT, the region airline, private charter flights, or with with VI Airlink which offer direct flights for passengers on Virgin Atlantic and British Airways on Fridays and Saturdays - Bookable with Coast to Coast World Wide Travel.

From other Caribbean Islands:
Scheduled service is also available from St. Maarten/St. Martin via Winair, St. Kitts, as are connecting flights from Barbados and St. Croix. 

For further information about the airlines and their routes, please click the following links:


Travel Notice - Chikungunya

The British Virgin Islands Tourist Board is committed to ensuring visitors have an enjoyable, safe, and memorable experience throughout their stay. We also make every effort to keep visitors and residents aware of any health risks or warnings. The Ministry of Health and Social Development has stressed that all persons continue to work to prevent the spread of Chikungunya by taking the necessary precautions, including using insect repellent on exposed skin and spraying homes or accommodations as necessary. The number of cases of Chikungunya in the Territory remain at a low level since first reported in December 2013.

About Chikungunya 

Chikungunya is a viral disease that is transmitted by infected mosquitoes and onset of illness occurs usually between three and seven days but can range from two to twelve days. It causes fever and severe joint pain. Other symptoms include muscle pain, headache, nausea, fatigue and rash. The disease is transmitted by the same mosquitoes involved in the dengue transmission. There is no cure for the disease and treatment is focused on relieving the symptoms.

For more information regarding Chikungunya Click Here

 

 

 
 
 
 

Connecting airports surround the BVI, making arrivals and departures an easy part of your travel itinerary. When travelling to the BVI, there are no direct flights from the USA, Canada, Europe, or South America to the British Virgin Islands' main airport, the Terrence B. Lettsome Airport (EIS).

All flights must connect through another Caribbean airport on islands such as Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, Antigua, St. Kitts, or St. Maarten/St. Martin. Your travel agent or international airline will be able to assist with booking flights. If you plan to make reservations online, remember that you will have to request flights to Tortola (EIS).

If you are travelling on to Virgin Gorda, Anegada, Peter Island, or Jost van Dyke, check with your hotel, resort, or villa to make sure that charter flights or ferry service will be available if you arrive after 4pm. Otherwise, plan to spend a night or two in Tortola before exploring the rest of "Nature's Little Secrets." Boat charters can be arranged via St. Thomas, Road Town or Beef Island. Click here for more information on ferry services in the BVI

Auguste George Airport on Anegada operates as an International Airport. VI Airlink offers both commercial and charter flights from Beef Island, Tortola. Many charter airlines also offer service to Anegada. Visit our Inter-Island Aviation section for more information.

The most direct way to arrive to the BVI from North America, is via San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU). Frequent connecting service is offered by Air Sunshine, Cape Air and Seaborne, with occasional service offered by other airlines and charter flights.

Charter airline service can be arranged from almost anywhere in the Caribbean. Information for airline charter companies is listed under Inter-Island Aviation section.

Flights via San Juan, Puerto Rico Airport Code [SJU]:
The most direct way to fly to the BVI is via San Juan, Puerto Rico. Frequent connecting service is offered by Cape Air and Seaborne, with occasional service by other airlines and charter flights. Air Sunshine has direct flights from San Juan to Beef Island and Virgin Gorda.

Flights via St. Thomas - Airport Code [STT]
If you choose to arrive via St. Thomas, Air Sunshine, Cape Air and Seaborne have regular flights to Tortola and Virgin Gorda. Antilles Helicopter Services and Caribbean Buzz Helicopters also offer airport tranfers to/from EIS and STT.

Most travellers take one of the frequent ferries that travel between downtown Charlotte Amalie or Red Hook, St. Thomas and Tortola. Ferry service is available to Virgin Gorda and Anegada on certain days and to Virgin Gorda every day via West End or Road Town

Getting to the next ferry is very easy - just take a taxi at the St. Thomas Airport and let the taxi driver know that you need to take the next ferry to Tortola or Virgin Gorda (with connections to Anegada and Jost Van Dyke). The taxi drivers will know of any schedule changes and make sure you reach the proper terminal for your connection.

Please note: that ferries from St. Thomas to Tortola and Virgin Gorda (with connections to Anegada and Jost Van Dyke) only operate during daylight hours - so the last ferry is usually around 4:30/5pm. Make sure that your flight arrives in time for the transfer to Charlotte Amalie (approximately 10 minutes) / Red Hook (approximately 45 minutes) or make arrangements to overnight in St. Thomas and catch the ferry the following morning. Ferry service starts at approximately 7:30am. Click here for more information on ferry schedules.

Flights via Antigua - Airport Code [ANU]
Travellers from the UK (from London, Gatwick) and Canada may find it easiest to travel directly to Antigua by way of the VC Bird International Airport. Connecting flights to Tortola can be booked with LIAT, the region airline, private charter flights, or with with VI Airlink which offer direct flights for passengers on Virgin Atlantic and British Airways on Fridays and Saturdays - Bookable with Coast to Coast World Wide Travel.

From other Caribbean Islands:
Scheduled service is also available from St. Maarten/St. Martin via Winair, St. Kitts, as are connecting flights from Barbados and St. Croix. 

For further information about the airlines and their routes, please click the following links:


Travel Notice - Chikungunya

The British Virgin Islands Tourist Board is committed to ensuring visitors have an enjoyable, safe, and memorable experience throughout their stay. We also make every effort to keep visitors and residents aware of any health risks or warnings. The Ministry of Health and Social Development has stressed that all persons continue to work to prevent the spread of Chikungunya by taking the necessary precautions, including using insect repellent on exposed skin and spraying homes or accommodations as necessary. The number of cases of Chikungunya in the Territory remain at a low level since first reported in December 2013.

About Chikungunya 

Chikungunya is a viral disease that is transmitted by infected mosquitoes and onset of illness occurs usually between three and seven days but can range from two to twelve days. It causes fever and severe joint pain. Other symptoms include muscle pain, headache, nausea, fatigue and rash. The disease is transmitted by the same mosquitoes involved in the dengue transmission. There is no cure for the disease and treatment is focused on relieving the symptoms.

For more information regarding Chikungunya Click Here