South Caicos Air Travel

You'll have to fly domestic to get to South Caicos

There's no getting around it, a trip to South Caicos requires a lot of planning. Air Travel is by far the most popular way to get here, but the lack of an international airport means you'll have to land on the nearby island of Providenciales and then hop on a domestic airline to complete the journey.

The South Caicos Airport (XSC) is a small airstrip with a runway that measures 5,991 feet long. With no need for a customs office or other facilities, this airport is known for its quick service and lack of major wait times unless an weather delay is involved (and these are rare).

As previously mentioned, the airport only welcomes domestic flights, served mainly by Intercaribbean Airways and to a smaller extent Caicos Express Airways. You can fly here from the Providenciales International Airport (PLS) twice daily at 3:40 and 4:05 p.m. Flights then return from South Caicos at 8:35 a.m. and 9:05 a.m. every day of the week except for Sunday.

If you have plans to stay on Grand Turk, you can also fly from the JAGS Mccartney International Airport (GDT) twice a day at 8:15 a.m. And 8:25 a.m. Except for on Sundays. Return trips leave from South Caicos at 4:15 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. daily. The cost of the flight will range between $45 and $70(USD) per person.

Flying to South Caicos from the Caribbean

See the following chart for airline service from other airports in the Caribbean. Even if there aren't any flights from an airport near you, connecting through another airport could be a very viable option.

South Caicos Airport Caribbean Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Cockburn Town, Grand Turk GDT Intercaribbean Airways
Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands PLS Intercaribbean Airways

It may take a little bit of panning to get to South Caicos, but not to much that you should be deterred from a visit. Now that you are aware of what your options are, the planning process should be just a little easier.

The following table enables you to reach some of the regional air charter companies.

Charter Operators
Name Phone Location Island
Caicos Express Airways (649) 941-5730 Providenciales International Airport - Five Cays Settlements Providenciales
Intercaribbean Airways at PLS (649) 331-3404 Providenciales International Airport - Five Cays Settlements Providenciales
Intercaribbean Airways at STI (809) 200-0252 Aeropuerto Internacional Cibao - 7.7 mi. (12.4 km) Southeast of Santiago De Los Caballeros the Dominican Republic

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