Traveling to Fajardo by Airplane

A trip to Fajardo means first flying to nearby San Juan

Although there is an airport in Fajardo, it has not been in use since 2008. Fortunately, the next nearest airport to this town is just 45 minutes away in Isla Verde, right next to San Juan. This airport is a regional hub that welcomes dozens of international flights daily, making it easy for you to plan a flight to the island from nearly anywhere in the world.

About the Airport

With over eight million people served annually, the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU) is without a doubt the busiest airport in Puerto Rico. This airport originally opened in 1955 with just one 9,783 foot long asphalt runway, three terminals, and a control tower. Since that time, growth has been continual and today the airport has added not only an additional terminal and a second runway, but also a food court, conference rooms, and a collection of shops. Inside it is comfortable and clean despite the large number of people here at all times, and most people report a pleasurable experience flying into this location.

Traveling to San Juan

Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport is home to the headquarters of several airlines, including the popular Jet Blue. At least 50 flights with this airline alone touch down here, bringing in visitors from such locations as Orlando, Chicago, and New York. Booking a direct flight from these cities will always be the easiest option, but those who need to plan connections should find it easy to pull off.

If you're flying from the U.S. the following list may be helpful. Booking services may not show the best options so it can be handy to see which airlines offer direct flights to this location.

Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport U.S. Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Baltimore, MD, USA BWI AirTran
Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA FLL AirTran, Jet Blue, Spirit Airlines
Jacksonville, FL, USA JAX Jet Blue
Miami, FL, USA MIA Air Berlin, American Airlines, British Airways, WestJet
Orlando, FL, USA MCO Jet Blue
Tampa, FL, USA TPA Jet Blue, Southwest Airlines
West Palm Beach, FL, USA PBI Jet Blue
Windsor Locks, CT, USA BDL Jet Blue

If you're going to be flying across the Atlantic the following table is relevant.

Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport European Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Madrid, Spain MAD American Airlines

Flying to Fajardo from the Caribbean

Check below for air service from other regional airports. If there aren't any flights from an airport near your home, a connecting flight from a regional airport might prove to be a viable solution.

Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport Caribbean Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda ANU LIAT, Seaborne Airlines
Basseterre, St. Kitts SKB Seaborne Airlines
Culebra, Isla de Culebra CPX Air Flamenco
Dominica DOM Air Sunshine, LIAT, Seaborne Airlines
Dominican Republic SDQ Jet Blue, Seaborne Airlines
La Romana, Hispaniola LRM Seaborne Airlines
Martinique FDF Seaborne Airlines
Mayagüez, Puerto Rico MAZ American Airlines, Cape Air, United Airlines
Nevis, Saint Kitts and Nevis NEV Air Sunshine, American Airlines, Cape Air, Seaborne Airlines, United Airlines
Pointe a Pitre, Grande-Terre PTP Seaborne Airlines
Puerto Rico RVR Air Flamenco
Punta Cana, Hispaniola PUJ Seaborne Airlines
Santiago De Los Caballeros, The Dominican Republic STI Jet Blue, Seaborne Airlines
Simpson Bay, The island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten SXM Air Sunshine, Jet Blue, Seaborne Airlines
Spanish Town, Virgin Gorda VIJ Air Sunshine, American Airlines, Seaborne Airlines
St. Croix, US Virgin Islands STX Jet Blue, United Airlines
St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands STT Air Sunshine, Cape Air, Jet Blue, United Airlines
St. Vincent, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines SVD LIAT
The Valley, Anguilla AXA American Airlines, Cape Air, United Airlines
Vieques, Puerto Rico VQS Air Flamenco, Air Sunshine, American Airlines, Cape Air, Seaborne Airlines, United Airlines, Vieques Air Link
the BVI, British Virgin Islands EIS American Airlines, Cape Air, Seaborne Airlines, United Airlines, VI Airlink
José Aponte de La Torre Airport Caribbean Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Culebra, Isla de Culebra CPX Air Flamenco, Vieques Air Link
Isla Verde, Puerto Rico SJU Air Flamenco
Vieques, Puerto Rico VQS Air Flamenco, Vieques Air Link

Next Stop, Fajardo

Once you've made it through customs and baggage claim, you'll be ready to head out and make your way to Fajardo. Unfortunately, there is no bus to this town from San Juan, but you can take a taxi for about $75(USD) one way. Another more popular option is to rent a car and drive yourself, even if you only rent the car for the drive then drop it off at a local branch. With taxes and fees this will likely cost you around $45(USD), and you'll be in control of the route and any stops you'd like to make along the way. To get to Fajardo you'll take PR-66 east to Interstate PR-3, both of which are toll roads, exiting at Calle Garrido Morales.

With an abundance of daily flights to Isla Verde available from around the world, planning to fly to this airport just makes good sense. From there, you'll decide whether to hire a taxi or drive yourself to Fajardo, and soon enough you'll find yourself on the beach with a cool drink in hand, relaxing in the sun.

 

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