The ever-growing city of Chaguanas is easily reached by plane thanks to its location just 30 minutes away from Trinidad's major international airport in a small town east of Port of Spain. With regular flights from around the world with many major carriers, booking a flight that flies direct or connects in a major hub in your home country should be fairly easy to arrange.
The only airport on the island of Trinidad, (POS) serves as the gateway for tourists and business travelers to Chaguanas from around the world. It takes between 25 minutes and an hour to reach the town from the airport depending on if you travel by car or bus. Piarco International consists of one 10,500 foot long asphalt runway and a helipad, and the terminal is as modern as any other in the region. Air conditioned and smoke-free, the terminal feature 82 ticket counter windows, a fully computerized immigration system, four baggage carousels, a duty free shopping mall, and a public atrium with the largest glass come to exist in the Caribbean.
Flights to Trinidad from the United States mainly travel from along the east coast, with New Jersey, New York, and Florida airport serving as the main departure points. There is also a regular fight out of Houston, Texas.
This chart shows which airlines schedule flights from the United States and the airports they fly from. Online services may not know about the most logical options so it can be handy to see a summary of which airlines actually offer direct service to this airport.
|Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA||FLL||Caribbean Airlines, Jet Blue|
|Miami, FL, USA||MIA||American Airlines, Caribbean Airlines|
|Orlando, FL, USA||MCO||Caribbean Airlines|
If you're flying from Canada, it will be from Toronto with eitherand . Many find it easier to make a connecting flight through the United States or a hub in the Caribbean.
From Europe, the airport in London is the most dependable when it comes to traveling to Trinidad. Other countries will have an easier time connecting through Sint Maarten before continuing on to .in
If you will be flying from across "the Pond" the following chart is relevant.
|London, United Kingdom||LGW||Caribbean Airlines|
Trinidad connects with other islands in the Caribbean frequently, which makes it extremely easy for those who would like to visit other islands in the region, or find it easier to connect through one of the airports on another island. You can do so with airlines such as LIAT and Caribbean Airlines from Antigua, Grenada, St. Lucia, , Sint Maarten, Curacao, and St. Vincent.
If you're planning on visit Tobago, flights are available withfor less than $50(USD) per person and take about 20 minutes.
See the following chart for scheduled air service from regional airports. If you can't take a flight from a local airport, taking a connecting flight from another regional airport could be a great option.
|Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda||ANU||LIAT|
|Calliste, Grenada||GND||Caribbean Airlines, LIAT|
|Castries, Saint Lucia||SLU||Caribbean Airlines, LIAT|
|Kingston, Jamaica||KIN||Caribbean Airlines|
|Simpson Bay, The island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten||SXM||Caribbean Airlines|
|St. Vincent, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||SVD||LIAT|
|Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago||TAB||Caribbean Airlines|
|Vieux Fort, Saint Lucia||UVF||British Airways|
If you're driving to Chaguanas from the airport, you'll take Robert Street to a left on Munroe Road, making a right onto Endeavour Road, then a sight left onto Manta Drive. There you will find yourself in Chaguanas after less than a 30 minute drive in traffic. You can also take a maxi bus from the airport into Downtown Port of Spain then transfer to a bus that will get you to Chaguanas, and taxis are also available direct from the airport.
For most people visiting Chaguanas, flying will be their main source of transportation. Fortunately it is not too difficult to book a flight to this destination. You may not be able to arrange a non-stop flight to Piarco International Airport on Trinidad, but a transfer or two is worth it to visit this unique village turned city.
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