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How to get to Antigua

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

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

V. C. Bird International Airport is the largest of Antigua and Barbuda's three airports and is the only one located on Antigua island.

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 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
Charlotte to Aruba is 4 hrs, direct flight
New York to Antigua is 4 hrs 14 min, direct flight
Miami to Antigua is 3 hrs 13 min, direct flight
Puerto Rico to Antigua is 1 hr 25 min, direct flight

Boston to Antigua is 6 hrs 19 min, connecting flightˆ
Chicago to Antigua is 7 hrs 3 min, connecting flightˆ
Dallas-Fort Worth to Antigua is 7 hrs 33 min, connecting flightˆ
Houston to Antigua is 7 hrs 13 mins, connecting flightˆ
Los Angeles to Antigua is 9 hrs 27 min, connecting flightˆ
San Francisco to Antigua is 10 hrs 34 min, connecting flightˆ
Seattle to Antigua is 10 hrs 25 min, 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, connecting flightˆ


From United Kingdom: British Airways and Virgin Atlantic offer the most convenient direct flights to Antigua.

London to Antigua is 8 hrs 30 min, direct flight
Manchester to Antigua is 9 hrs 5 min, direct flight


From Ireland: Ryanair, Aer Lingus, British Airways and Virgin Atlantic offer the most convenient flights to Antigua.

Dublin to Antigua is 11 hrs 10 min, with connecting flightˆ


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, connecting flightˆ


From Germany: Ryanair, Easyjet, British Airways, Lufthansa, Eurowings, Condor Flugdienst and Flybe offer the most convenient flights to Antigua.

Berlin to Antigua is 12 hrs 10 min, connecting flightˆ
Dusseldorf to Antigua is 13 hrs 25 min, connecting flightˆ
Frankfurt to Antigua is 13 hrs 15 min, connecting flightˆ
Hamburg to Antigua is 11 hrs 40 min, connecting flightˆ
Munich to Antigua is 12 hrs 10 min, connecting flightˆ


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

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


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

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


From United Arab Emirates: Etihad, Emirates, Air Canada and Virgin Atlantic offer the most convenient flights to Anguilla.

Abu Dhabi to Antigua is 20 hrs 25 min, connecting flightˆ
Dubai to Antigua is 19 hrs, connecting flightˆ

(ˆincludes transfer & 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.


Public transport

Taxi: Taxis (tel: +1 268 784 2653; +1 268 562 0262) are available for hire to local hotels and St John's – journey time, around 10-15 minutes.

Shuttle: Hotels and resorts meet guests by prior arrangement.

Bus: Local buses operate along Sir George Walter Highway to and from St John's, but the stop is some distance from the terminal. As such, this mode of transport is not recommended for passengers with heavy bags.

Air: LIAT (tel: +1 268 480 5600; www.liatairline.com) operates flights between Antigua and other Caribbean islands. The ticket desk is located in the Arrivals Terminal.


Car rental

Car hire companies represented at V. C. Bird International Airport, include Avis, Dollar, Hertz, Alamo and Thrifty, as well as several local operators.


Terminal facilities

Money: A bank and ATM is available at V. C. Bird International Airport, 24 hours a day. There is a bureau de change in the terminal.

Food: A restaurant, café and two bars offer a range of drinks, snacks and meals.

Shopping: Shops at V. C. Bird International Airport offer a range of products including music, jewellery and souvenirs. There is also a duty-free.

Wi-Fi: Free Wi-Fi internet access is available at V.C. Bird International Airport in the departures lounge. A post office is located in the terminal building. Public telephones are also available.


Disabled facilities

A lift, ramps and wheelchairs are provided at V. C. Bird International Airport. Individual airlines can assist disabled passengers on request.

Passengers requiring wheelchairs and assistance should inform their airline prior to travel.


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 and buses are also available.

Antigua Barbuda Montserrat Air (www.antigua-flights.com) operates daily scheduled flights between Antigua, Barbuda and Montserrat.

Scenic and charter flights by helicopter are also available from Antigua to Barbuda. Some hotels on Barbuda can arrange private helicopter transfer.

More information about how to get around Antigua


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Latest update: How to get to Antigua: 7 March, 2020


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