Getting to the BVI
Arriving by Air via Terrence B. Lettsome Airport (EIS)
There are no direct flights to the British Virgin Islands from Europe or the USA (a contributing factor to the BVI remaing one of 'Nature's Little Secrets'), all visitor must there fore connect through another Caribbean islands such as San Juan, St. Thomas, Antigua, St. Kitts or St. Maarten/St. Martin.
For booking flights, the tortola airport code is EIS.
If your final destination isn't Tortola (e.g. you are travelling on to Virgin Gorda, Anegada, Peter Island, or Jost van Dyke) - check with your hotel, resort or villa to make sure you will be able to reach your destination the same day, if not - why not check out our accommodation section and spend a few nights in Tortola?
Flights via San Juan, Puerto Rico (Airport Code: SJU)
The simplest and most commen method of flying in to the BVI is via San Juan Airport, Puerto Rico. Frequent flights are run by the following carriers:
- American Eagle
- Virgin Atlantic (From London Gatwick via Antigua starting Nov 7, 2009)
- Cape Air
Flights via St. Thomas (Airport Code: STT)
To get to the ferry dock in St Thomas we recommend catching a taxi at the St. Thomas Airport (remember to arrange a fixed price in advance) and tell the taxi driver that you need to take the next ferry to Tortola.
Be aware however that ferries from St. Thomas in to the BVI only operate during daylight hours, the last ferry is usually around 5pm. The ferry service normally starts at around 7:30am
Flights via Antigua (Airport Code: ANU)
Travellers from the UK (from London, Gatwick) and Canada may find it easiest to travel directly to Antigua and then take a connecting flight to Tortola on Liat, or private charter flights.
From other Caribbean Islands:
Additional infrequent flights can be arrange with the charter companies below to and from specific destinations such as St. Kitts, Barbados and St. Maarten/St. Martin.
- Air Sunshine Inc -- 284-495-8900
- Bohlke International Airways -- 340-778-9177
- Caribbean Wings -- 284-495-6000
- Flight Adventures International Ltd. -- 284-495-2311
- Fly BVI Ltd. -- 284-495-1747
- Island Birds -- 284-495-2002
- Island Helicopter Int -- 284-499-2663
Arriving by Boat or Yacht
A valid passport and boat registration papers are required for entry into the BVI - see our BVI Custom Clearance page for more information. Visitors from some countries may also require a visa for entry - see our BVI Entry requirements page for more info.