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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 Lester Bird International Airport and then take a connecting flight to Tortola on LIAT, or private charter flights. Limited service is also available from St. Maarten/St. Martin (SXM) and St. Kitts (SKB) on LIAT and BVI Airways.

From other Caribbean Islands:
Scheduled service is also available from St. Maarten/St. Martin, 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:

 
 
 
 

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 Lester Bird International Airport and then take a connecting flight to Tortola on LIAT, or private charter flights. Limited service is also available from St. Maarten/St. Martin (SXM) and St. Kitts (SKB) on LIAT and BVI Airways.

From other Caribbean Islands:
Scheduled service is also available from St. Maarten/St. Martin, 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: