Flying to Chaguanas

Chaguanas is within driving distance of the international airport

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. 

Piarco International Airport

The only airport on the island of TrinidadPiarco International Airport (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.  

Flying to Chaguanas from the US

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. 

For those who live in the states the following chart may come in handy. Booking services don't always identify the least costly options so it's useful to see which airlines offer direct flights to this location.

Piarco International Airport U.S. Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA FLL Caribbean Airlines, Jet Blue
Miami, FL, USA MIA American Airlines, Caribbean Airlines
Orlando, FL, USA MCO Caribbean Airlines

Flying to Chaguanas from Canada

If you're flying from Canada, it will be from Toronto with either Caribbean Airlines and WestJet.  Many find it easier to make a connecting flight through the United States or a hub in the Caribbean. 

Flying to Chaguanas from Europe

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 Princess Juliana International Airport in Sint Maarten before continuing on to Piarco International Airport.  

If you're flying from Europe this list will be useful.

Piarco International Airport European Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
London, United Kingdom LGW Caribbean Airlines

Flying to Chaguanas from the Caribbean

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, Jamaica, Sint Maarten, Curacao, and St. Vincent

If you're planning on visit Tobago, flights are available with Caribbean Airlines for less than $50(USD) per person and take about 20 minutes. 

Check the chart below for a listing of scheduled air service from airports in the Caribbean region. If there are no flights directly from your preferred airport, a connecting flight from a regional airport might prove to be a very viable option.

Piarco International Airport Caribbean Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda ANU LIAT
Barbados BGI 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
Willemstad, Curacao CUR LIAT

Next Stop, Chaguanas

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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