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Travel to British Virgin Islands

Flying to British Virgin Islands

The easiest way to reach the British Virgin Islands from the UK is via Antigua. British Airways ( and Virgin Atlantic ( offer direct flights from London to Antigua. From Antigua, LIAT ( flies to Tortola. Fly BVI ( runs chartered flights to an assortment of Caribbean islands.

Travellers arriving from the USA can take a connecting flight from San Juan, Puerto Rico with Cape Air ( or Seaborne Airlines ( or fly to St Thomas, US Virgin Islands and take a ferry to Tortola. The islands are also accessible via St Maarten and St Kitts.

The major airport is: Terrance B Lettsome International Airport.

Airport Guides

Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport




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


+1 284 852 9000

AddressTrellis Bay
Airport Road
Beef Island

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Anegada Auguste George Airport




Virgin Gorda Airport




The airport is 3.5km (2 miles) from Spanish Town on Virgin Gorda.


Flight times

From London - 14 hours (including stopover in Antigua); New York - 6 hours (including stopover in Puerto Rico).

Departure tax

By air: US$20. Children under five years are exempt. By sea: US$20 for foreign visitors and US$15 for residents.

Travelling to British Virgin Islands by Rail

Driving to British Virgin Islands

Getting to British Virgin Islands by boat

Ferry operators

Road Town Fast Ferry (tel: +1 284 494 2323; operates ferries from St Thomas, US Virgin Islands to Tortola (journey time - 50 minutes). Speedy's (tel: +1 284 495 5240; runs ferries from St Thomas to Tortola and Virgin Gorda.

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