Getting There

Getting There

BASICS ABOUT GETTING THERE:

There are many options of how best to reach Road Town, Tortola, where we have our main marina and check in. Most major airlines fly to connecting destinations of Miami, Florida or San Juan, Puerto Rico. From there you can connect with either a direct flight to Terrence B. Lettsome International Airport (EIS), formerly known as Beef Island Airport, on Tortola or one of the neighbouring islands and take a short ferry ride over.

There are no direct flights to Tortola from the EU or the US.

You can fly to a number of other islands in the Caribbean and get to the BVI’s easily by plane or boat.

  • San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU)
  • St. Thomas (STT)
  • St. Croix (STX)
  • St. Martin (SXM)
  • Antigua (ANU)

Just scan the web for the best prices to any of the islands close to the BVI.

Flights from the US

We recommend US citizens to fly directly to St. Thomas, which is very close and only a 45min boat ride to the BVI’s – see details below!

  • Best option is to fly to St. Thomas (code STT) and take a ferry to Tortola
  • Fly to Puerto Rico, San Juan (code SJU) and take a flight to Tortola (SJU-EIS)
  • Fly to Antigua (code ANU) and take a flight to Tortola (ANU-EIS)
Flights from Europe

We have found the best flight prices from Europe to Puerto Rico and all connecting boats and planes. We suggest that you stay on Tortola or go directly to Puerto Rico and spend a few days there before heading home. There are basically 3 alternatives if flying from Europe:

  • Fly to Puerto Rico, San Juan (code SJU) and take a flight to Tortola (SJU-EIS)
  • Fly to St. Thomas (code STT) and take a ferry to Tortola
  • Fly to Antigua (code ANU) and take a flight to Tortola (ANU-EIS). From the UK there are flights with British Airways and Virgin to Antigua, whilst the connection to Tortola is only a short wait at the airport
Recommended search engines to find the best flight prices:
Travel within the Caribbean
Flights

Prices are around $150-300 pp for a 2-way ticket. The following airlines serve most of the Caribbean islands:

Ferry

Prices are around $55 pp. If you fly in to St. Thomas (USVI) then a short ferry ride is needed to get to Tortola. St. Thomas is very close and the ferry to Tortola goes on a regular basis, taking 45 minutes.

  • The best option is to take a ferry to Road Town, which drops you off a short taxi ride to the main marina for check-in. For a ferry schedule check out the website: www.roadtownfastferry.com
  • Alternatively, you can take a ferry to West End, Tortola which is about a 30 minute taxi to Road Town and our marina. For a ferry schedule check out the website: www.bestofbvi.com
External links for more information:

www.bvitourism.com
www.britishvirginislands.com