How to Reach Spanish Town by Airplane

Your step-by-step guide to flying into Spanish Town

The lack of an airport directly in Spanish Town means there is a bit of traveling that will need to be done to get to this sleepy tourist town on the British Virgin Island of Virgin Gorda. Not only will you need to decide your flight path, but thanks to the ferry dock in Spanish Town, you also have the opportunity to fly part of the way then take a ferry to your final destination.

Your first step in getting to Spanish Town is to fly into the Caribbean. There are several options available to you in the form of three international air craft hubs in the region. These are the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport on Puerto Rico, the Cyril E King Airport on St. Thomas, USVI, and the Princess Juliana International Airport in Sint Maarten.

Flying to Spanish Town from the Caribbean

If you fly to Puerto Rico or St. Thomas, you can hire a charter to take you to the Virgin Gorda Airport, which is across the island, directly east of Spanish Town.

The Virgin Gorda came into possession of the British government in 2005 when they purchased it from Rosewood Little Dix Bay. Then, it was just a short runway of sand and gravel. In recent years, the airport has been refurbished and now has a paved runway, though the property remains small. As of April 2013, the Virgin Gorda is an Uncertified Airport with Limitations. This title is the reason why only a few airlines are capable of accessing it. From the airport, you can then take a taxi into v for just $3 to $5(USD) per person.

See the table below for a complete list of air service from airports in the Caribbean region. Even if you can't take a flight directly from your preferred airport, making a connection through a regional airport might prove to be your best option.

Virgin Gorda Airport Caribbean Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Anegada, British Virgin Islands NGD VI Airlink
Isla Verde, Puerto Rico SJU Air Sunshine, American Airlines, Seaborne Airlines
St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands STT Air Sunshine, Seaborne Airlines, VI Airlink
Vieques, Puerto Rico VQS Air Sunshine
Terrence B. Lettsome International Airport Caribbean Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Anegada, British Virgin Islands NGD VI Airlink
Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda ANU LIAT, Winair
Basseterre, St. Kitts SKB Hummingbird Air, Winair
Dominica DOM Air Sunshine, BVI Airways, Winair
Dominican Republic SDQ Winair
Gustavia, St. Barthelemy SBH Winair
Isla Verde, Puerto Rico SJU American Airlines, Cape Air, Seaborne Airlines, United Airlines, VI Airlink
Nevis, Saint Kitts and Nevis NEV Air Sunshine, Hummingbird Air, Winair
Oranjestad, Aruba AUA Winair
Roseau, Dominica DCF Hummingbird Air
Saba SAB Winair
Simpson Bay, The island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten SXM Air Sunshine, BVI Airways, Hummingbird Air, LIAT, VI Airlink, Winair
St. Croix, US Virgin Islands STX Hummingbird Air
St. Eustatius, Saint Eustatius EUX Winair
St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands STT Hummingbird Air, VI Airlink
The Valley, Anguilla AXA Winair

The other option you have when you fly into any of the three regional airports either on Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, or Sint Maarten is to make a smaller connecting flight to Beef Island, BVI (shown on the second, larger chart above). The airport here is called the Terrence B. Lettsome International Airport, and it serves as the hub for all air transport within the British Virgin Islands. Still, it is not quite capable of handling jumbo jets that carry out international flights.

After you have flown to Beef Island, your air transport has come to an end. From this point forth, you'll be relying on sea travel to get you to Spanish Town.

If you're considering chartering air travel, you can reserve one from the following regional agencies:

Charter Operators
Name Phone Location Island
Caribbean Wings (919) 523-7094 Terrence B. Lettsome International Airport - Beef Island Beef Island
Fly BVI Office at EIS (284) 495-1747 Terrence B. Lettsome International Airport - Beef Island Beef Island
Fly BVI Pickup Service from NGD (284) 495-1747 Auguste George Airport - Anegada Anegada
Fly BVI Pickup Service from VIJ (284) 495-1747 Virgin Gorda Airport - Spanish Town Virgin Gorda
Island Birds (284) 495-2002 Terrence B. Lettsome International Airport - Beef Island Beef Island
Shoreline Aviation at North Sound (340) 642-3000 5.9 mi. (9.6 km) Northeast of Spanish Town Virgin Gorda
Shoreline Aviation at STT (340) 642-3000 Cyril E King Airport - 2.9 mi. (4.7 km) West of Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
VI Airlink Charters (284) 495-2271 Terrence B. Lettsome International Airport - Beef Island Beef Island
 

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