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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 (www.ba.com) and Virgin Atlantic (www.virgin-atlantic.com) offer direct flights from London to Antigua. From Antigua, LIAT (www.liatairline.com) flies to Tortola. Fly BVI (www.flybvi.com) 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 (www.capeair.com) or Seaborne Airlines (www.seaborneairlines.com) 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

Code

EIS

Location

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

Telephone

+1 284 852 9000

AddressTrellis Bay
Airport Road
Beef Island

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Anegada Auguste George Airport

Code

NGD

LocationTelephoneAddress

Virgin Gorda Airport

Code

VIJ

Location

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

TelephoneAddress

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; www.tortolafastferry.com) operates ferries from St Thomas, US Virgin Islands to Tortola (journey time - 50 minutes). Speedy's (tel: +1 284 495 5240; www.speedysbvi.com) runs ferries from St Thomas to Tortola and Virgin Gorda.