BVI Transportation



Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport (EIS) - the BVI's main airport - is located on Beef Island, which is connected to Tortola by a bridge. The airport was renovated and expanded in 2004 to accommodate larger planes. There is also a somewhat smaller airport on Virgin Gorda (VIJ).


There are no direct flights available from the US to BVI. Passengers are most commonly routed through San Juan, Puerto Rico and St. Thomas in the USVI. If you fly into St. Thomas, you can also take a ferry to Tortola.


Immigration & Customs


If you fly into Tortola, you'll receive the immigration and customs forms on the plane or after arrival. You’ll need a passport, on-going or return tickets or pre-arranged accommodations during your stay. You may also need to prove you have the funds to pay for your stay.  If you fly into St Thomas airport, you won’t need a passport there, but you will need to present your passport upon arrival from the ferry. You’ll get immigration forms either during the ferry ride over or when you arrive at the dock.


Getting To Your Hotel


There are taxis lined up outside the arrivals door at the airport, and car rentals are available. Some hotels provide shuttles to and from the airport.


Getting Around BVI


Taxis are a good way to go on Tortola. Only use taxis with official license plates and negotiate prices before getting in. Renting a car is also a good option if you want extra freedom to explore the island. A very popular mode of inter-island exploration are the ferries and boat charters. There is no public transportation available in the BVI.