Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport Guide (EIS)

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

Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport is located 14.5km (9 miles) east of Road Town in Tortola.

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

Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport, previously known, and sometimes still referred to as, Beef Island Airport, is the main airport in the British Virgin Islands. Our guide to the airport is a useful resource for travellers, with information regarding terminal facilities, public transport access and nearby accommodation options.


There is a small information office in the main hall of the terminal.

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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 north and join the eastbound Ridge Road, which becomes the Rte 2. This road leads directly to the airport. The total drive time to the airport from Road Town is approximately 25 minutes.

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 through the British Virgin Islands Tourist Board, including Air America (tel: +1 787 276 5669; www.airamericacaribbean.com) and Air Sunshine (tel: +1 284 495 8900; www.airsunshine.com). For further details, contact the British Virgin Islands Tourist Office (tel: +1 800 835 8530; www.bvitourism.com/inter-island-aviation).

Public transport water

Ferry:The North Sound Express (tel: +1 284 495 2138) connects the airport (at nearby Trellis Bay dock) to Virgin Gorda (book in advance). 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 Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport, most of which offer duty-free shopping.


A lost and found service is available: contact security (tel: +1 284 852 9000) 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 Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport, but there is a VIP lounge, which offers refreshments. Meeting space is available, however, at Scrub Island Resort, Spa and Marina (tel: +1 877 890 7444; www.scrubisland.com) just 2km (1.6 miles) away offshore (via a 10-minute boat ride).

Disabled facilities

Facilities for disabled travellers are basic. Any passengers who may require additional assistance at the airport are advised to contact their airline in advance of travel.

Car parking

Car parking is available directly outside the terminal building.

Car rental

Car hire operators: Avis, National and Hertz have representation at Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport, and offer pre-arranged pick-up services. Full details can be obtained from the British Virgin Islands Tourist Office.


There are currently no available on-site hotels at Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport, but numerous accommodation options exist on Tortola and the surrounding islands, a short drive or ferry ride away.

Scrub Island Resort, Spa and Marina

+1 877 890 7444

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

+1 284 495 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

Maria’s by the Sea Hotel

+1 284 494 2595

Just outside of Road Town on neighbouring Tortola Island, Maia’s by the Sea is a coastal hotel offering sweeping views of the nearby harbour. Facilities here include meeting and event space, a good on-site restaurant and a selection of room and suites.

Road Town, Tortola, British Virgin Islands