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About Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport (EIS)

Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport, previously known as Beef Island Airport, is the main airport on 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.

Information:

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

Website:

http://www.bviaa.com

Driving directions:

The airport is situated on Beef Island, a cay linked to Tortola Island by the Queen Elizabeth II Bridge.

From Road Town, take a left onto James Walter Francis Highway, and then take Belle Vue Road to Ridge Road. Take a left onto Rte 2. Make a slight left and arrive at the airport. The total drive time to the airport from Road Town is approximately 25 minutes.

Airport Info

Code:
EIS
Address:
Trellis Bay
Airport Road
Beef Island
Location:

Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport is located 12km (7.5 miles) east of Road Town on the island of Tortola.

No. of terminals:
1
Telephone:

+1 284 852 9000

Time Zone:
Atlantic Standard Time
GMT -0400

Public Transport

Public transport road:

Taxi: Taxis are available at the airport. The Beef Island Taxi Association (+1 284 495 1982) has vehicles that can accommodate up to 27 passengers. Mini buses, luxury cars, and even open-air safari car services are available. The fare is about US$27 to Road Town. Hotels often provide courtesy shuttles to and from the airport.

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).

Public transport air:

There are numerous companies operating charter flights around the islands through the British Virgin Islands Tourist Board, including Air America (tel: +1 787 276 5669; www.airamericacaribbean.com) and Air Sunshine (tel: +1 954 434 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).

Terminal facilities

Money:

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

Food:

There is a restaurant serving local and international food in the terminal building and an ice cream parlour.

Shopping:

Some small shops are located at Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport, including Coconut Republic and a liquor store.

Luggage:

If passengers find or lose luggage, they should contact security’s lost and found (tel: +1 284 852 9000) or visit the central checkpoint in the terminal building.

Other:

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 for business travellers. Conference spaces are available at nearby hotels.

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. Park for up to 30 minutes free of charge. Short-term and long-term parking options are available.

Car rental:

Car hire companies include Avis, Alamo, National and Hertz. Pre-arranged pick-up services are available.