Beef Island Airport Guide (EIS)
Code: EISNo. of terminals: 1 Dialling code: +1 284Timezone: GMT -04:00
Trellis Bay, Beef Island, British Virgin Islands
Beef Island Airport is located 14.5km (9 miles) east of Road Town in Tortola.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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).
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.
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 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).
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.