The twin islands of Antigua and Barbuda are located in the heart of the Caribbean and are considered part of the Leeward Islands. Known for their breathtaking beaches, warm and friendly people, and boasting a wide range of accommodations, Antigua and Barbuda are the perfect tropical escapes for anyone seeking a truly authentic Caribbean experience.
Most visitors to Antigua & Barbuda will touch down at V.C. Bird International Airport, named after Antigua's first Prime Minister, Sir Vere Cornwall Bird, Sr. As the main hub for LIAT, The Caribbean Airline, V.C. Bird bustles round the clock, accommodating a steady stream of large commercial aircraft and private jets.
Arriving at V.C. Bird is a stress-free affair and we recommend you use one of our friendly redcap porters to help you speed your way through customs and out into the Antigua sun.
Located about 5 miles from St. John's, V.C. Bird International Airport has an ATM and bureau de change service, car-rental companies, and a post office. For those departing, we have a cafe, bookstore, duty-free, and Wi-Fi access available after security checks.
From North America, Antigua is served by JetBlue, American Airlines, Caribbean Airlines, United Air, U.S. Airways, Delta, Air Canada and West Jet. LIAT, the Caribbean Airlines, and SVG Air operate domestic and regional flights daily.
Many visitors to Antigua & Barbuda arrive by yacht or cruise ship, sailing into either Heritage Quay, Nelson's Dockyard, Falmouth Harbour, or into Barbuda on the south of the island.
Customs & Immigration procedures have been improved and reshaped to better accommodate the unique nature of the yachting industry in Antigua & Barbuda. Customs & Immigration operate at all Ports of Entry, making it easy to relax from the moment you drop anchor in our island paradise. If you plan on visiting Barbuda with your yacht, now's the time to ask for a cruising permit.
Heritage Quay has a duty-free shopping center and is only a few minutes’ walk from St. John's main tourist sights.
Cruise holidays to, from, and around Antigua are an ideal way to explore the Caribbean seas, and we're proud to have two award-winning Antiguan tour operators based on the islands. Everything you need to know about planning your cruise holidays can be found here.
Meanwhile, if yachting is your one true passion, find out all about Antigua Sailing Week here.
You can reach Antigua's twin island by plane or by ferry.
The flight from Antigua to Barbuda takes approximately 15 minutes. Winair serves the airport in Codrington from Antigua. The exclusive Coco Point Lodge has its own landing strip and arranges charters. Antigua Barbuda Montserrat Air are the current carriers to Barbuda. Call (268)-562-7183 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for latest flight schedules.
The Barbuda Express has a wave-piercing design, giving maximum passenger comfort at high speed and a journey time of 90 minutes in nearly all weather conditions. It runs 5 days a week between St. John's City and Barbuda. Guests can economically visit Barbuda with a selection of packages to explore this undeveloped and little-visited island. For more information on ferry times and schedules, visit Barbuda Express Ferry Service.