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Getting to, Travel to, Visit Tortola, British Virgin Islands

The British Virgin Islands has connection hubs that you must usually fly to before connecting on a direct flight or ferry ride to Tortola, British Virgin Islands.

If you are not familiar with these "connection hubs" that get you to the British Virgin Islands please visit the below link before continuing to read.



Getting to Tortola via the Connection Hubs

Getting to Tortola via ST. Thomas USVI (used by many U.S.A. visitors)

Let's continue. Usually the most affordable way to get to the British Virgin Islands from the United States of America is to fly to connection hub St. Thomas, United States Virgin Islands and then Travel to Tortola, BVI via Ferry Services. Flight from St.Thomas USVI to Tortola BVI are available but are more seldom and expensive but we'll get to that later. The connection hub St. Thomas USVI has direct flights from New York, Atlanta, Florida and much more.

Airlines that operate to St. Thomas USVI includes American Airlines, Delta Spirit Airlines, Continental Airlines and US Airways and more.

What you should consider when using this route to get to Tortola BVI.

  • Ferries do not operate at night. The last ferry usually leaves St. Thomas for Tortola BVI at around 4:30pm.

  • There are two ferry terminals in St.Thomas with ferries leaving for Tortola BVI:
    1.) Charlotte Amalie Ferry Terminal 10 min from the airport, costing about $8 per person for taxi servicess. (Best choice for getting to Tortola when coming from airport)
    2.) Red Hook 25 min from the airport and the taxi fare varies. ( may pose heavy traffic)
    see ferry schedules below

Ferry schedules between Tortola, BVI and ST. Thomas. USVI and travel information.

BVI Ferry Schedule between Charlotte Amalie, USVI and Road Town, Tortola
BVI Ferry Schedule between Charlotte Amalie, USVI and West End Tortola
Ferry Schedule between Red Hook, USVI and West End, Tortola

Islands Map of BVI - Ferry Route Map

  • Your plane flight should arrive in St.Thomas by 3:30pm to give you enough time to make a connection with the ferries from St.Thomas to Tortola.

  • If you just happen to miss the last ferry to Tortola you have two options. (1) Find an accommodation in St. Thomas and spend the night and take the next ferry over to Tortola the following day. (2) Hire a water taxi to take you over to Tortola.

    see water taxi information between the BVI and USVI


Getting to Tortola via San Juan, Puerto Rico

Flight can be booked directly to Terrance B Lettsome International Airport (EIS) on Beef Island, British Virgin Islands. There is a small Bridge that connects Beef Island to Tortola. There are no airports on Tortola. Simply use the airport code (EIS) on airline reservation sites to book a continual flight straight through to the BVI. At times a connecting flight to Puerto Rico and then on to Tortola may seem a little more expensive than flying into St.Thomas but it is less hassle than using the ferries because you wouldn't have the worries of taking your luggage to the ferries or flights, getting in too late to catch the ferries from St.Thomas USVI.

Airline that operate to San Juan, Puerto Rico includes American Airlines, Delta, Continental Airlines, Spirit Airlines, US Airways, United Airlines, Air Canada, Air Transit and Air Tran.
At the current time American Airlines in conjunction with American Eagle partner brings most visitors to the British Virgin Islands from around the world.

Air carriers with schedule flights between San Juan, Puerto Rico and Tortola, British Virgin Islands include:-

  • American Eagle (works in conjunction to American Airlines to bring visitor to the BVI)
  • Cape Air (works in conjunction with Continental Airlines to bring visitors to the BVI)
  • LIAT
  • Air Sunshine
Private air Charter Services can also be used between San Juan, Puerto Rico and Tortola, British Virgin Islands. see charter services below.
  • Island Birds - 1 (284) 495-2002
  • Fly BVI - 1 (284) 495-1747
  • Air Center Helicopters - 1 (340) 775-7335
  • Ace Flight Center -


Getting to Tortola Via Antigua, St. Maarten, Barbados (used by many European travellers)

European travellers can find themselves in the British Virgin Islands by connection through the Caribbean hubs such as Barbados, West Indies (BGI), Antigua West Indies (ANU) and ST. Maarten (SXM).

Airlines from Europe to these hub include Virgin Atlantic, Air France and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. These airlines on arriving in the Caribbean connects travellers to LIAT Airline which transport passenger throughout the different Caribbean Islands including Tortola, British Virgin Islands. .

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