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How to get to Antigua

Antigua is the largest of the Leeward Islands. By air, Antigua receives daily non-stop flights from North America, Europe and other Caribbean islands.

Getting to Antiigua

Together with the islands of Barbuda and Redonda, Antigua is part of the Leeward Islands, which are located in the northeastern Caribbean.

By air, Antigua receives daily non-stop flights from North America, Europe and other Caribbean islands, including the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

By sea, St John’s deep-sea harbour is a favourite stopover for cruise liners from the USA, Puerto Rico, the UK, Europe and South America.

From Australia: The most convenient flights are on Qantas to Dallas/Ft.Worth or Los Angeles connecting on American Airlines via Miami to Antigua.

From New Zealand: The most convenient flights are with Air New Zealand to Los Angeles connecting on American Airlines via Miami.

From the UK: British Airways and Virgin Atlantic operate direct flights from London Gatwick to Antigua.

From the USA: American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and Caribbean Airlines offer direct flights from New York Kennedy to Antigua, while Continental flies direct from Newark. American Airlines flies direct from Miami. From Los Angeles, the most convenient flights are on American Airlines via Miami.

Flight time to Antigua

Brisbane to Antigua is 41 hr 25 min, with connecting flightˆ
Sydney to Antigua is 38 hrs 55 min, with connecting flightˆ
Melbourne to Antigua is 42 hrs 45 min, with connecting flightˆ
Perth to Antigua is 43 hrs 35 min, with connecting flightˆ

Auckland to Antigua is 32 hrs 10 min, with connecting flightˆ
London to Antigua is 8 hrs 25 min, with connecting flightˆ
Miami to Antigua is 3 hrs 5 min, direct flight
New York to Antigua is 4 hrs, direct flight
Los Angeles to Antigua is 10 hrs 55 min, with connecting flightˆ
San Juan to Antigua is 1 hr 10 min, direct flight
(ˆIncludes layover time.)

Flying in

VC Bird International airport (formerly Coolidge Airport) is located on the northeast corner of Antigua, around 11km northeast of St John’s. Taxis meet every arriving flight. Car hire is available.

Entry requirements

All visitors require a passport that is valid for at least six months after entry as well as return/onward tickets, plus proof of sufficient funds. No visa is required for a stay of up to 30 days or 180 days for British nationals.

Getting around

The best option to explore the island is to hire a car; taxis are available.


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Latest update: How to get to Antigua: 18 November, 2018


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