Flying to Calliste

Calliste is serviced by a international airport that is just moments away by car

There is one major airport on the Spice Isle, and it is located in the parish of Saint George's –which just happens to be where the small resort community of Calliste is located.  The airport is so near this town, in fact, that if it weren't for traffic and logistics, you might be able to walk to your accommodations.

Bishop International 

The Maurice Bishop International Airport is a small but efficient airport when compared to others in the region.  It has two asphalt runways and five arrival gates, with a staff that manages to keep things running smoothly – many people who have traveled through this airport have noted the ease with which they have been table to make it through customs and the like.  Inside the terminal there are several restaurants and shops to keep passengers busy while they wait for the flight to board, or to pick up a few needs when they first arrive on the island. 

Customs

If you're traveling to Calliste from most places around the world, your passport will be enough identification to allow you to gain entry.  Some locations, however, like  Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia require that you have a visa to visit for a long period of time.  

Flying to Calliste from the US

Regular flights from the United States typically travel from Miami or New York City, so many people will connect through these locations before flying to Grenada.  Because the airport is a small one, it is also common to take a commercial flight to another island in the region, then transfer to a small airline.

The following table informs you of which airlines have flights from the United States and the places from which they are flying. Online booking engines don't consistently show the best options so it can be useful to see which airlines fly directly to this airport.

Maurice Bishop International Airport U.S. Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Miami, FL, USA MIA American Airlines

Flying to Calliste from Canada

Canada's leading carrier, Air Canada, travels to Grenada from Canada, but visitors can also travel with Caribbean Airlines to this destination.

Flying to Calliste from Europe

If you're traveling from Europe, you'll have the best luck getting a non-stop flight from London.  From all other destinations, you'll find it easiest to connect by flying to the airport on St. Lucia which offers flights to Grenada with Virgin Airlines so you may be able to avoid having to switch planes when you arrive in the Caribbean.  

If you're going to fly from a European city the table below will be useful.

Maurice Bishop International Airport European Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
London, United Kingdom LGW Virgin Airlines

Flying to Calliste from the Caribbean

If you're visiting several different islands as part of your vacation, you'll find that there are numerous flights available through regional carriers in addition to several international commercial airlines that travel between the isles.

See the following chart for a complete list of air service from other airports in the Caribbean. If you can't get a flight from a local airport, a connecting flight from a regional airport could be a very good solution.

Maurice Bishop International Airport Caribbean Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Barbados BGI LIAT
Bequia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines BQU SVG Air
Canouan, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines CIW SVG Air
Carriacou, Grenada CRU SVG Air
Dominica DOM LIAT
St. Vincent, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines SVD LIAT
Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago POS Caribbean Airlines, LIAT
Union Island and nearby islands, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines UNI SVG Air
Vieux Fort, Saint Lucia UVF British Airways, Virgin Airlines

Next Stop, Calliste

The easiest way to get to your accommodations in Calliste is to take a taxi from the airport.  The cost is about $10(USD) for the ride and it will take around five minutes.  If you're renting a car from one of the local agencies in the airport, you'll simply take Maurice Bishop Memorial Highway north until your reach your destination.  

The majority of Calliste's visitors find that flying to Grenada is the way to go.  You may have some work to do planning connecting flights depending on where you are traveling from, but in the long run, this is still the fastest and most efficient mode of travel. 

 

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