Travel to Guyana

Flying to Guyana

Air France (AF) (website: www.airfrance.com) operates a flight to Cayenne in French Guiana. There are no direct flights from Europe. Airlines serving Trinidad & Tobago, from where connecting flights can be made, include BWIA (British West Indies Airways).

Flight times:

From London to Georgetown is 10 hours (via Antigua, Barbados or Trinidad & Tobago). There are no direct flights.

Departure tax:

G$4000 or US$20; transit passengers up to 48 hours, and children under seven years of age are exempt.

Other airports in Guyana

Georgetown Airport

Airport Code: GEO. Location: The airport is 40km (26 miles) from the city (journey time - 45 minutes). Website: N/A. Public transport description: An irregular and crowded bus service to the city is available. Taxis meet every plane.

Rail:

Travel by rail

There are no passenger rail services.

Driving to Guyana

Borders with Surinam and Venezuela are in dispute; although these disputes are on a back burner, travellers should be aware of the problems.

By road note:

Borders with Surinam and Venezuela are in dispute; although these disputes are on a back burner, travellers should be aware of the problems.

Getting to Guyana by boat

By water:

Main portsGeorgetown .

Numerous schooners sail between Guyana and the Caribbean islands, but schedules are erratic. For details, contact local ports. Cargo vessels run by the Guyana National Shipping Corporation ply from Miami to Georgetown and vessels run by the Demerara Shipping Company ply between European ports and Georgetown weekly.

Ferry operators:

Following recent improvements in relations with Surinam, a ferry service across the Courantyne River now links the two countries. This is the only mode of transport that should be used when crossing the river; travellers using water taxis could be arrested.

Edited by Jane Duru
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