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Getting around by air

Departure Tax

You must pay a US$20 departure tax to leave the BVI. This is not included in the ticket price, and must be paid separately at the airport or ferry terminal (usually at a window by the departure lounge).

Airports & Airlines

Tortola’s Terrence B Lettsome Airport is the gateway. It’s a modern facility with an ATM, car-rental agencies, free wi-fi and food concessions. The tiny airports on Virgin Gorda and Anegada are mostly for charter planes (though a couple of small commercial airlines do go to Virgin Gorda daily).

Many visitors opt to fly to Cyril E King Airport on St Thomas in the US Virgin Islands, as it is the region's largest airport and has more flights. Visitors then complete the journey by ferry.

BVI Airways is slated to launch direct flights from Miami to Tortola by late 2017. Otherwise, flights from the US mainland, Canada and Europe usually connect via Puerto Rico, St Thomas or St-Martin/Sint Maarten. The following airlines are the main carriers:

Air Sunshine

Cape Air


Seaborne Airlines