There are several routes when travelling to the BVI but there are unfortunately no direct flights from mainland USA, Canada, Europe, or South America. If you are wondering how to get to the British Virgin Islands, travellers have the following options to get:
Via San Juan, Puerto Rico
You can book flights with Delta, Jet Blue, Southwest and American Airlines to San Juan. From Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU) to Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport (EIS) located on Beef Island, Tortola, travellers can book flights with Air Sunshine, Cape Air, interCaribbean Airways, Island Birds or Seaborne Airlines.
Via St. Thomas, USVI
You can book flights with American Airlines, Delta, Jet Blue, United Airlines and US Airways to St. Thomas, Cyril E. King International Airport (STT). Once on St. Thomas, travelers can arrive to Tortola via air or sea
Air: Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport (EIS) located on Beef Island, Tortola. Travellers can book flights via Air Sunshine or Cape Air.
Sea: Road Harbour located on Road Town, Tortola. Travellers can book their tickets via Native Son Ferry, Road Town Fast Ferry or Smith’s Ferry
Via Antigua (ANU) or St. Maarteen (SXM)
Fly via British Airways to V.C. Bird International Airport (ANU) or Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM), and book through Air Sunshine or LIAT to Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport (EIS)
Via San Juan, Puerto Rico or St. Thomas, USVI
Chartered or scheduled flights from Puerto Rico (SJU) or St. Thomas (STT) to or Taddy Bay International Airport located on Spanish Town, Virgin Gorda can be booked with Cape Air, Island Birds, or Air Sunshine.
Ferry Tickets to Virgin Gorda can be bought on the ferry with Speedy’s or Sensation Ferries. Trips leave from Road Town Harbour in Road Town, Tortola or Trellis Bay in Beef Island, check each ferries schedule for more information.
There are now two choices for ferry service from Tortola to Anegada. From Trellis Bay, which is located next to the airport, the Anegada Express runs on Sunday, Thursday and Saturday. Smith’s Ferry operates from Road Town on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
New Horizon Ferry Services is your vessel of choice when looking for a scheduled trip between West End Tortola and Great Harbour, Jost Van Dyke. Check with their schedule to see the timing of their trips.
If you prefer direct flights to Tortola, Virgin Gorda or Anegada, there are several local air charter operators, Air Paradise, Fly BVI, Island Birds, V.I. Airlink, or Air Sunshine, who are available to fly from San Juan, St. Thomas, Antigua and St. Maarten directly to your island of choice. Check with the individual airlines to see which of these locations are on their routes.
There are several local water taxi operators Chillout Charters, Foxy’s Water Taxi, Dolphin water Taxi or Ocean Dreams Ferry and Water Taxi, who are available to shuttle you from your port of entry to your destination. Check with the individual water taxi operators to see which of these locations are on their routes.
Caribbean Buzz Helicopters provides helicopter charters between St. Thomas, Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Anegada and several other destinations around the BVI.
All vessels entering the territory must clear with BVI Customs and Immigration immediately upon arrival into the territory. Required documents include ship’s papers and valid passports for all crew and passengers from their country of origin. USA and Canadian citizens will need a passport or an original or notarized copy of their birth certificate and photo ID to enter the BVI. Visitors from some countries may also require a visa for entry. For more detailed information on travel, entry requirements, be sure to visit the BVI Tourism website.