As the largest, most populous, and most frequently visited island in the Cayman Islands chain, Grand Cayman is the main point of entry. The international airport, through which most people arrive, is located in George Town, central to the top tourist areas.
Just five minutes from downtown and near both the cruise terminal and Seven Mile Beach, (GCM) welcomes about 55 international flights each week. Currently, there is one runway and one terminal on property, though there are plans to expand it so that perhaps more flights can be scheduled each week. Although there are few hassles involved with traveling through this airport, visitors should be aware that on average it takes one hour to get through Security, Immigrations, and Customs. When you do make it through this process, you'll find a Visitor Booth operated by the Department of Tourism right in the Customs area waiting to help you get any last minute information, help you plan sightseeing excursions, or answer any questions you might have.
Almost half of the flights that travel to Owen Roberts International Airport each week arrive from the airport in Miami, Florida aboard direct flights with bothand . You can also get to the island on a less frequent basis from Newark, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, New York, St. Louis, and Tampa.
This table tells you which airlines schedule flights from the U.S. and where they are flying from. The online booking services don't always display the least costly options so it can be helpful to know which airlines actually provide direct service to this location.
|Miami, FL, USA||MIA||American Airlines, Cayman Airways|
|St. Louis, MO, USA||STL||American Airlines|
|Tampa, FL, USA||TPA||Cayman Airways|
If you're traveling to Grand Cayman from Canada, you'll find direct flights available from Toronto with . If you can't book a flight from this airport you might find that connecting through the United States is easier to pull off.
Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac, and Little Cayman, so if you're planning to do some island hopping, this is the way to go. A few regional and international airlines also offer transportation to the country from , Cuba, and the Bahamas.offers daily service between
See the following chart for a complete list of air service from airports in the region. Even if you can't get a flight from a local airport, a connecting flight from another airport might be a viable solution.
|Cayman Brac, Cayman Islands||CYB||Cayman Airways|
|Havana, Cuba||HAV||Cayman Airways|
|Kingston, Jamaica||KIN||Cayman Airways|
|Montego Bay, Jamaica||MBJ||Cayman Airways|
|New Providence Island, Bahamas||NAS||British Airways|
In order to make it through customs, you'll need an Immigration Card and Customs Declaration Card, both of which will be provided to you by the airline, in addition to your proof of identification. For most people this will be a valid passport, however, Canadian citizens can obtain entry with proof of citizenship. This could be a passport, birth certificate that either has the raised seal or a copy that has been notarized, plus a photo identification.
With a little more information about the process of flying to Grand Cayman under your belt, you may just be ready to begin booking this leg of your trip. The earlier you can do it the better, so get to it!
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