There are not many options when it comes to flying into Tobago yet it is arguably the preferred method of reaching the island. Due to a limited number of routes, tourists are limited to how exactly they can reach Tobago's airport.
Located off the coast of Trinidad, Tobago relies heavily on the , which brings hundreds of thousands of tourists into the Trinidad and Tobago nation every year. In fact, most tourists that come flying to Tobago will have to first pass through Trinidad.
As mentioned, most tourists, including those flying from the United States, will generally go through Trinidad before reaching Tobago. However, some American citizens will be able to avoid this thanks to seasonal flights out of New York's JFK airport that flies directly to on Tobago. The flights are limited, but if you plan ahead, you will be able to skip over the busy airport of Piarco. Robinson International is open daily from 6:20 a.m. to 9:45 p.m. and rarely welcomes more than 60 flights a week.
There are no direct flights between Canada and Tobago. You might be able to make a transfer in New York and catch one of the few flights between JFK and Tobago, but most likely you will need to fly to Trinidad first.
Europeans might actually have a better chance at getting a direct flight to Tobago, as there are two airports in the region that occasionally offer flights. Gatwick in London, and Frankfurt both have direct flights that you can try to book. Don't get your hopes up, though -- it is far more common to have to make a transfer.
If you're going to fly across the Atlantic this table will be helpful.
|London, United Kingdom||LGW||Virgin Airlines|
Even from the Caribbean, flying direct to Tobago just does not happen very often. The main flight travelers will take is the one from Trinidad to Tobago that happens several times a day.
See below for a complete list of air service from other regional airports. Even if you can't take a flight directly from your favorite airport, a connecting flight from another airport in the Caribbean could be a viable solution.
|Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda||ANU||British Airways|
|Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago||POS||Caribbean Airlines|
The following table indicates how to contact some of the regional air charter companies.
|(242) 367-2266||Marsh Harbour||Tobago|
|(473) 439-0681||Maurice Bishop Intl Airport - Calliste||Grenada|
|(877) 359-6732||Grantley Adams International Airport - Charnocks||Barbados|
|--||ET Joshua Airport - St. Vincent||St. Vincent|
Trinidad and Tobago go hand in hand, even when it comes to air travel. Although there are a few ways to fly internationally to Tobago, most people will find that flying through the airport on Trinidad is the easiest option for them in the long run.
Help us improve! We welcome your corrections and suggestions.