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Travel to Dominica

Flying to Dominica

The main airline to serve Dominica is LIAT ( There are no direct, non-stop flights from Europe or the USA, mostly because the two airports are too small for jets. Popular routes from Europe are via Antigua, Barbados, St Lucia, Guadeloupe or Puerto Rico, then a local flight to Dominica.

Airport Guides

Canefield Airport




Melville Hall Airport




Flight times

To Roseau from London via Antigua is approximately 10 hours (depending on length of stopover), and from New York is 7 hours.

Departure tax

EC$55 (US$21). Transit passengers continuing their journey on the same day and children under 12 years of age are exempt.

Travelling to Dominica by Rail

Driving to Dominica

Getting to Dominica by boat

Main ports: Woodbridge Bay, Roseau and Prince Rupert Bay, Portsmouth.

Cruise ships

Cruise liners stop at Woodbridge Bay, 5km (3 miles) outside Roseau. There's a cruise-ship jetty at Prince Rupert Bay, Portsmouth.

Ferry operators

Geest and several other island-hopping freight lines stop in Dominica. Generally, passenger accommodation is comfortable but numbers are limited, so book well in advance.

L'Express des Îles (, a scheduled ferry service, connects Dominica with Guadeloupe, St Lucia and Martinique on a 300-seat catamaran.

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