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How to get to Antigua

Antigua is the largest of the Leeward Islands, which include Barbuda and Redonda, that are located in the northeastern Caribbean.

The most convenient route to Antigua is by air to V. C. Bird International Airport (ANU), which is located on the northeast corner of Antigua, around 8km (5mi) northeast of St. John's, the capital of Antigua and Barbuda.

The airport receives daily nonstop 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.


Flight times to Antigua

The following are the most convenient and quickest routes to V. C. Bird International Airport (ANU), Antigua.

From the United States: American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Jet Blue Airways and United Airlines offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Antigua.

Atlanta to Antigua is 4 hrs 25 min, direct flight
Boston to Antigua is 6 hrs 19 min, with connecting flightˆ
Chicago to Antigua is 7 hrs 3 min, with connecting flightˆ
Dallas-Fort Worth to Antigua is 7 hrs 33 min, with connecting flightˆ
New York to Antigua is 4 hrs 14 min, direct flight
Miami to Antigua is 3 hrs 13 min, direct flight
Los Angeles to Antigua is 9 hrs 27 min, with connecting flightˆ
San Francisco to Antigua is 10 hrs 34 min, with connecting flightˆ


From Canada: Air Canada, Sunwing Airlines, West Jet and Delta Airlines offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Antigua.

Toronto to Antigua is 4 hrs 45 min, direct flight
Montreal to Antigua is 4 hrs 50 min, direct flight
Vancouver to Antigua is 10 hrs 30 min, with connecting flightˆ


From Australia: Qantas, American Airlines, United Airlines, Virgin Australia, West Jet, Delta Air Lines and Jet Blue offer the most convenient three-stop scheduled flights to Antigua.

Adelaide to Antigua is 32 hrs 25 min, with connecting flightˆ
Brisbane to Antigua is 28 hrs 14 min, with connecting flightˆ
Sydney to Antigua is 29 hrs 9 min, with connecting flightˆ
Melbourne to Antigua is 28 hrs 49 min, with connecting flightˆ


From New Zealand: Air New Zealand, American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta Air Lines offer the most convenient three-stop scheduled flights to Antigua.

Auckland to Antigua is 28 hrs 54 min, with connecting flightˆ


From Singapore: Singapore Airlines and United Airlines offer the most convenient two-stop flights to Antigua.

Singapore to Antigua is 25 hrs 25 min, with connecting flightˆ


From the United Kingdom: British Airways and Virgin Atlantic offer the most convenient direct flights from London Gatwick (LGW) to Antigua.

London to Antigua is 8 hrs 30 min, direct flight


From France: American Airlines, Air France, Easyjet and Delta Airlines offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Antigua.

Paris to Antigua is 11 hrs 35 min, with connecting flightˆ

(ˆincludes layover time.)


Flying in

V.C. Bird International Airport (ANU) is located on the northeast corner of Antigua, around 8km (5mi) northeast of St. John's, the capital of Antigua and Barbuda. 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: 24 May, 2019


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