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