Most tourists choose to fly to Luquillo because it is the fastest option, plus it is often the most cost effective. In addition, tourists flying from the United States are able to visit without having to show a passport because Puerto Rico is a commonwealth of the United States.
Tourists heading to Luquillo will touch down in Isla Verde near San Juan at the (SJU). It is owned by the Puerto Rico Ports Authority, but managed by the Aerostar Airport Holdings, in a partnership that makes it publicly owned by privately operated and technically one of the only private international airports in the region.
The facility includes two runways. The first was built when the airport originally opened in 1955, is 9,783 feet long and made of asphalt. The other was built many years later, made of concrete, and measures 8,016 feet long. There are four terminals, several conference rooms, a food court, and some shops.
If you'll be flying from the U.S. this chart may be of help. Not all of the flights you will find listed on some websites are logical options so it helps to know which airlines provide direct service to this airport.
|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'll be flying from across the Atlantic the table below will be helpful.
|Madrid, Spain||MAD||American Airlines|
Check below for a listing of scheduled air service from other airports in the Caribbean. Even if you can't get a flight from a local airport, a connecting flight from another airport might prove to be a very good solution.
|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|
|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|
Because Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport is the closest airport to Luquillo, you will have to drive the rest of the way to your final destination. You can rent a car for between $40 and $70(USD) a day, and the trip takes less than 40 minutes in normal every-day traffic. To get to Luquillo from the airport, take PR 26 to PR 66 and exit onto PR 3. Your next exit will be PR 992, where you will continue onto PR 991, and finally turn right onto PR 983. At that point you will be within Luquillo city limits and should follow more detailed directions to your accommodations.
Thanks to the large size of the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport, getting a flight to Puerto Rico from many major destinations in the world is typically an easy task to accomplish. Once you arrive, you'll have on final step to take before you make it to your final destination of Luquillo.
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