Carriacou Air Travel

There are a few ways for tourists to fly to Carriacou

As a small island off the coast of Grenada, Carriacou's visitors range from those who are looking for a quiet getaway where they are cut off from the busy city life, to those who are staying on Grenada for the bulk of their vacation, but want to visit Carriacou for a day or two. Depending on your plans and in part where you are traveling from, there are a few different flight paths to consider.

The airport on Carriacou is called the Lauriston Airport (CRU). It is located in Hillsborough, which is centered in the island's west coast. It is a small facility, with very few extras for tourists to enjoy, but it does have a 2,625 asphalt runway which is capable of handling flights with smaller airlines. Although it is not possible to book a direct flight from outside of the Caribbean, you can fly to Barbados and then switch to a flight with SVG Air to travel the rest of the way to Carriacou.

Of course, the most popular way to get to Carriacou is to fly to the Maurice Bishop International Airport (GND) on Grenada, then fly (again with SVG Air) to Lauriston Airport. There are four flights a day every day of the week except for Thursday, which take about 15 minutes and cost around $50(USD) one way. You can book your flight to Grenada with American Airlines, Air Canada, Virgin Airlines, and Caribbean Airlines from several international air hubs.

Maurice Bishop International Airport U.S. Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Miami, FL, USA MIA American Airlines
Maurice Bishop International Airport European Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
London, United Kingdom LGW Virgin Airlines

Flying to Carriacou from the Caribbean

Check the following table for airline service from other Caribbean airports. Even if there aren't any flights from an airport near your home, making a connection through a regional airport might prove to be a very good solution.

Lauriston Airport Caribbean Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Calliste, Grenada GND SVG Air
Union Island and nearby islands, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines UNI SVG Air
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

Ferries

If you'd rather avoid a connecting flight from Grenada, you can take a taxi from the airport to the ferry dock in Saint George's and buy a ticket with Osprey Express. To ride the ferry to Carriacou. It takes 90 minutes and costs $37(USD) one way for adults and $30(USD) for children.

There are a few routes to consider as you plan your flight path to Carriacou which could take you through either Barbados or Grenada, and you even have the option of taking a ferry if you prefer a more scenic way to travel. How you choose to get to this destination could depend on a number of factors, from price to schedule, but in the end there is no wrong choice so long as it gets you there.

Be sure to look at this next table if you want to call a regional air charter service.

Charter Operators
Name Phone Location Island
Abaco Air Charter (242) 367-2266 Marsh Harbour Tobago
Aviation Services Of Grenada (473) 439-0681 Maurice Bishop Intl Airport - Calliste Grenada
Monarch Air Group at BGI (877) 359-6732 Grantley Adams International Airport - Charnocks Barbados
SVG Charters on Carriacou (473) 443-8519 Carriacou Carriacou
SVG Main Office -- ET Joshua Airport - St. Vincent St. Vincent
 

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