Trinidad is located at the end of the chain of Caribbean islands. Only a hop from South America, flying is a convenient way to reach this piece of paradise.
Trinidad's Piarco International Airport is located approximately 16 miles from the capital, Port of Spain, and is one of the busiest airports in the Caribbean. This means finding flights will not be that hard.
Tourists flying into Trinidad from the United States will have few problems. There are a number of cities that offer direct flights to Trinidad's . From the Caribbean Gateway of Miami to as far north as JFK in New York, and as far west as Houston, direct flights are easy to find.
If you live in the U.S. the following table may come in handy. The online booking services don't always show the least costly options so it can be handy to know which airlines actually provide direct service to this location.
|Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA||FLL||Caribbean Airlines, Jet Blue|
|Miami, FL, USA||MIA||American Airlines, Caribbean Airlines|
|Orlando, FL, USA||MCO||Caribbean Airlines|
Canadian tourists are not as fortunate as their American neighbors. There is currently only one city, Toronto that offers passengers direct flights to Trinidad. Still, since Toronto is not exactly a small town, Canadians should have no problem flying to it from their local airport. Alternatively, you could also fly to one of the American cities above and make a transfer.
Europeans only have one option, London's Gatwick Airport, if they want a direct flight to Trinidad. Not even Frankfurt in Germany offers direct flights. You could also just skip London and take a plane to the United States instead (which is much more common).
If you'll be flying from across the Atlantic this chart is relevant.
|London, United Kingdom||LGW||Caribbean Airlines|
Theserves as a hub of air travel in the Caribbean. There are daily flights to destinations all over the region.
Additionally, and of noticible importance, is the "Sky Bridge" between Trinidad and Tobago. This imaginary bridge symbolizes the air route that connects the two islands that form the nation of . Flights between the islands occur many times every day via , and only takes 25 minutes.
See below for a listing of scheduled air service from airports in the region. If you can't take a flight from an airport near you, connecting through another airport might be a very good solution.
|Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda||ANU||LIAT|
|Calliste, Grenada||GND||Caribbean Airlines, LIAT|
|Castries, Saint Lucia||SLU||Caribbean Airlines, LIAT|
|Kingston, Jamaica||KIN||Caribbean Airlines|
|Simpson Bay, The island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten||SXM||Caribbean Airlines|
|St. Vincent, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||SVD||LIAT|
|Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago||TAB||Caribbean Airlines|
|Vieux Fort, Saint Lucia||UVF||British Airways|
You can take a look at the following chart if you want to call some of the regional air charter companies.
|(242) 367-2266||Marsh Harbour||Tobago|
|(473) 439-0681||Maurice Bishop Intl Airport - Calliste||Grenada|
|(868) 669-3915||Piarco - The vicinity of Port of Spain||Trinidad|
Airlines and airports have increased security measures worldwide, in addition to the standard baggage screening procedures. Be prepared for random security inspections of bags and personal belongings.
Before leaving for the airport, make sure you have your passport and ticket or e-ticket confirmation page readily available. It is a good practice to call the airline in advance to confirm that your flight is scheduled to depart on time.
In order to reduce waiting time and ensure that you reach your gate in a timely manner, consider the following tips to expedite inspection and/or screening:
The convenience of air travel makes catching a flight to both Trinidad and Tobago a popular way to get to your island vacation.
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