Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport Guide (EIS)

Airport info
Code: EIS
Trellis Bay, Beef Island, British Virgin Islands

Beef Island Airport is located 14.5km (9 miles) east of Road Town in Tortola.

No. of terminals: 1 Dialling code: +1 284
852 9000.
Timezone: GMT -04:00

Also known as Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport, Beef Island Airport is the main airport in the British Virgin Islands. Take a look at our Beef Island Airport guide for information on airport facilities, transport options and nearby accommodation.

Airport news

Beef Island Airport underwent major renovations in 2004, including a new terminal building.


There are no information desks at Beef Island Airport. For information on the British Virgin Islands, contact the local tourist office (tel: 494 3134).

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Driving directions

The airport is situated on Beef Island, a cay linked to Tortola Island by the Queen Elizabeth II Bridge. From Road Town in Tortola Island, head eastbound on Blackburn Highway/Waterfront Drive, which leads directly to the airport.

Public Transport

Public transport road

Taxi: Taxis are available at the airport. The fare is about US$15 to Road Town, US$30 to Cane Garden Bay and US$35 to the West End. Hotels often provide courtesy shuttles to and from the airport.

Public transport air

There are numerous companies operating charter flights among the islands. For further details, contact the British Virgin Islands Tourist Office (tel: 494 3134; www.bvitourism.com/inter-island-aviation).

Public transport water

Ferry: The North Sound Express (tel: 495 2138) connects the airport (at nearby Trellis Bay dock) to Virgin Gorda (book in advance). There is also a free ferry (tel: (284) 494 2174) to Marina Cay. Full details and schedules for inter-island ferries are available on the British Virgin Islands tourism website: www.bvitourism.com/inter-island-ferries.

Terminal facilities


There is an ATM within the terminal building, which is open from 0530 to 2230.


Telephones and Wi-Fi internet access are available at the airport.


There is a restaurant serving local and international food in the terminal building.


Some small shops are located at Beef Island Airport, each of which offers duty-free shopping.


A lost and found service is available: contact security (tel: 852 9000 ext. 9024) or visit the Central Checkpoint in the terminal building.


There is a reservation desk located in the terminal building covering tourist needs such as accommodation and tour bookings.

Airport facilities

Conference and business

There are no conference or business facilities at Beef Island Airport, but there is a VIP lounge, which offers refreshments. Meeting space is available, however, at Scrub Island Resort, Spa and Marina (tel: 440 3440; www.marriott.com) just 2km (1.6 miles) away offshore (via a 10-minute boat ride).

Disabled facilities

Facilities for disabled travellers are basic. Travellers requiring assistance should contact their airline before departure.

Car parking

Car parking is available directly outside the terminal building.

Car rental

Avis, National and Hertz are located at Beef Island Airport and offer pre-arranged pick-up services. Full details can be obtained from the British Virgin Islands Tourist Office.


There are no hotels at Beef Island Airport but numerous accommodation options exist on Tortola and the surrounding islands. Our Beef Island Airport guide provides the following options:

Scrub Island Resort, Spa and Marina

440 3440.

Situated a short distance from Trellis Bay and connected by a regular boat service, the resort is one option for those seeking accommodation close to Beef Island Airport. Scrub Island Resort, Spa and Marina is composed of a high-end hotel with a wide range of leisure and dining facilities.

Scrub Island, VG1120, British Virgin Islands

Beef Island Guest House

495 2303.

Rather more upmarket than the 'guest house' its name implies, this property is situated on Trellis Bay’s beach, a few minutes' drive from the airport. It only has four guest rooms, but is situated alongside 'De Loose Mongoose' restaurant and bar.

Trellis Bay, East End, Beef Island, British Virgin Islands