How to Get to The BVI

Flights and ferries to the British Virgin Islands

There are no direct flights to the British Virgin Islands from Europe or the USA.

All flights connect through another Caribbean airport such as Antigua, St Thomas, Puerto Rico, St Kitts or St Maarten.

How to get to the BVI from USA and CANADA

USA/Canada to Puerto Rico (SJU)
Daily flights available with American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Spirit Airlines

USA/Canada to St Thomas, USVI (STT)
Daily flights available with American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, Spirit Airlines

Puerto Rico (SJU) to Beef Island, Tortola (EIS)
Daily flights available with Seaborne Airline/Silver Airways, InterCaribbean, Cape Air and Air Sunshine
Private charter flights with VIAirlink and Island Birds

Puerto Rico (SJU) to Virgin Gorda (VIJ)
Daily flights available with Air Sunshine and Cape Air
Private charter flights with VIAirlink and Island Birds

How to get to the BVI from ST THOMAS, USVI

St Thomas, USVI (STT) to Beef Island, Tortola (EIS)
Daily flights available with InterCaribbean and Air Sunshine
Private charter flights with VIAirlink and Island Birds

St Thomas, USVI (STT) to Virgin Gorda (VIJ)
Daily flights available with Air Sunshine
Private charter flights with VIAirlink and Island Birds

Ferry from ST THOMAS to BVI (Tortola, Virgin Gorda and Jost van Dyke)
A regular ferry service to the British Virgin Islands is available from the ferry terminals at Charlotte Amalie and Red Hook, St Thomas.

Ferry schedules and FAQs

NB: Please ensure you leave plenty of time between your flight arrival and ferry departure. It will take approximately 15 minutes from the airport to reach the ferry dock at Charlotte Amalie by taxi and anything up to an hour to reach Red Hook depending on time of day. Please be aware the last ferry leaves at approximately 4:15pm from Charlotte Amalie and 5:00pm from Red Hook.

How to get to the BVI from THE UNITED KINGDOM

United Kingdom to Antigua (ANU)
British Airways and Virgin Atlantic operates a scheduled service

Antigua (ANU) to Tortola (EIS)
Connecting flight with InterCaribbean, VIAirlink or LIAT
You can also choose to charter a flight with VIAirlink or Island Birds

Via the USA
Many airlines operate a scheduled service to a US hub. Then take a connecting flight to Puerto Rico (SJU) or St Thomas (STT). See above ‘How to get to the BVI from USA and CANADA’.

How to get to the BVI from EUROPE

Scheduled services are available via London, Paris, Madrid or a US hub.
Then a connecting flight from either San Juan (SJU), Antigua (ANU), St Maarten (SXM).

Peurto Rico (SJU) to Tortola (EIS)
Daily flights available with Seaborne Airlines/Silver Airways, Cape Air, InterCaribbean and Air Sunshine
Private charter flights with VIAirlink and Island Birds

Peurto Rico (SJU) to Virgin Gorda (VIJ)
Scheduled flights available with Seaborne Airlines/Silver Airways and Cape Air
Private charter flights with VIAirlink and Island Birds.

Peurto Rico (SJU) to Anegada (NGD)
Private charter flights with VIAirlink and Island Birds

St Maarten (SXM) to Tortola (EIS)
Flights available with Winair and LIAT
Private charter flights with VIAirlink and Island Birds

Via the USA
Many airlines operate a scheduled service to a US hub. Then take a connecting flight to Puerto Rico (SJU) or St Thomas (STT). See above ‘How to get to the BVI from USA and CANADA’.

Passport Requirements and ESTA Application

Passport Requirements
US citizens require a valid passport to enter the British Virgin Islands with proof of a return or onward ticket.
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European citizens require a valid passport to enter the British Virgin Islands with proof of a return or onward ticket. Visitors from some countries may require a visa – if in doubt please check with your nearest BVI Tourist Board. If you are travelling to the BVI via the United States of America you will need to be in possession of a machine-readable passport.

Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA)
International travelers who are seeking to travel to/from the British Virgin Islands via the United States under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) are now subject to enhanced security requirements and will be required to pay an administrative fee. Applications can be made online.
ESTA application
Please remember to bring a printout of the authorisation with you.