How to Travel to the British Virgin Islands
Via which major airports to fly and which ferry to take
With a destination as pristine and secluded as the British Virgin Islands, you’ll want to put extra time into planning a perfect arrival by sea or air, no matter where you’re embarking from.
ARRIVING BY AIR
Connecting airports surround the BVI, making arrivals and departures an easy part of your travel itinerary. When traveling to the BVI, there are no direct flights from the USA, Canada, Europe, or South America to the British Virgin Islands' main airport, the Terrence B. Lettsome Airport (EIS).
All flights must connect through another Caribbean airport on islands such as Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, Antigua, or St. Maarten. If you plan to make reservations online, remember that you will have to request flights to Tortola (EIS).
ARRIVING BY SEA
You may arrive by sea via ferry or private vessel at the following ports of entry: Road Town, Tortola; West End, Tortola. All entering vessels must clear in with BVI Customs and Immigration immediately upon arrival into the territory, and retain a valid passport and boat registration papers.