Travel To the BVI
How to Get There.
All roads lead to the British Virgin Islands. Connecting airports surround the BVI, making arrivals and departures an easy part of your travel itinerary and part of the experience itself. Encountering our sprawling archipelago by sea makes a breathtaking first impression that’s repeated with every island hop by ferry, chartered yacht or sailboat.
If you’re arriving by air, keep in mind that there are no direct flights from the USA, Canada, Europe or South America to our main airport - the Terrence B. Lettsome Airport (EIS). When booking air travel remember to request flights to Tortola or use the airport code, EIS. The airport code for the Virgin Gorda Airport is VIJ. You can also travel to St. Thomas (STT) and take the ferry to Tortola which is about 45 minutes. If you fly into St. Thomas, plan to arrive by 3pm in order to take the last ferry to Tortola from Charlotte Amalie or Red Hook. On your return flight from St. Thomas, please book an afternoon departure to allow yourself enough travel time from Tortola, BVI.
If you’re arriving by sea, ports of entry are located in Road Town and the West End on Tortola, Great Harbour on Jost Van Dyke and St. Thomas Bay in Virgin Gorda. All vessels must clear Customs and Immigration immediately upon arrival and a valid passport and boat registration papers may be required.