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How to get to Tobago

Tobago – the smaller of the two islands that are officially known as the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago – is located 34km (21mi) northeast of Trinidad, 130km (81mi) south of Grenada and 160km (99mi) off the coast of northeast Venezuela.

The Caribbean nation is a twin island country, and the southernmost nation of the West Indies in the Caribbean.

The most convenient route to Tobago is by air to A. N. R. Robinson International Airport (TAB), formerly Crown Point International Airport, which is located near the town of Canaan, around 11km (6.8mi) from the capital, Scarborough.

It is one of two international airports serving the twin-island nation. The other larger airport, Piarco International Airport (POS), is located on the island of Trinidad, about 30km (19mi) east of the capital, Port of Spain, and is a major transit hub for the Southern Caribbean.

Most international flights to Tobago first arrive at Piarco International Airport (POS), followed by a connecting flight to Tobago's smaller A. N. R. Robinson International Airport.


Flight times to Tobago

The following are the most convenient flights to A. N. R. Robinson International Airport (TAB), Tobago.

Within Trinidad and Tobago: Caribbean Airlines offer the most convenient daily scheduled flights between the islands of Trinidad and Tobago.

Trinidad to Tobago is 25 min, direct flight


From United States: American Airlines, JetBlue Airways and Caribbean Airlines offer the most convenient scheduled daily flights to A. N. R. Robinson International Airport (TAB), Tobago.

New York to Tobago is 4 hrs 55 min, direct flight

Atlanta to Tobago is 8 hrs 5 min, connecting flightˆ
Boston to Tobago is 7 hrs 23 min, connecting flightˆ
Chicago to Tobago is 8 hrs 46 min, connecting flightˆ
Dallas-Fort Worth to Tobago is 9 hrs 25 min, connecting flightˆ
Miami to Tobago is 5 hrs, 25 min, connecting flightˆ
Los Angeles to Tobago is 11 hrs 20 min, connecting flightˆ
San Francisco to Tobago is 12 hrs 10 min, connecting flightˆ
Seattle to Tobago is 12 hrs 26 min, connecting flightˆ


From Canada: Air Canada, American Airlines, JetBlue Airways and Caribbean Airlines offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Tobago.

Toronto to Tobago is 6 hrs 55 min, connecting flightˆ
Montreal to Tobago is 7 hrs 51 min, connecting flightˆ
Vancouver to Tobago is 13 hrs 5 min, connecting flightˆ


From United Kingdom: British Airways and Virgin Atlantic offer the most convenient daily scheduled flights to Tobago.

London to Tobago is 10 hrs 55 min, direct flight
Manchester to Tobago is 9 hrs 10 min, direct flight


From Ireland: Congor Flugdienst, Ryanair, Delta Air Lines and Caribbean Airlines offer the most convenient flights to Tobago.

Dublin to Tobago is 13 hrs 15 min, connecting flightˆ


From France: CorsairFly, Air Antilles and Caribbean Airlines offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Tobago.

Paris to Tobago is 12 hrs 40 min, connecting flightˆ


From Germany: Congor Flugdienst, Lufthansa and easyJet offer the most convenient flights to Tobago.

Frankfurt to Tobago is 10 hrs, direct flight

Berlin to Tobago is 12 hrs 15 min, connecting flightˆ
Dusseldorf to Tobago is 12 hrs 45 min, connecting flightˆ
Hamburg to Tobago is 12 hrs, connecting flightˆ
Munich to Tobago is 12 hrs, connecting flightˆ


From Australia: Qantas, American Airlines, Virgin Australia, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and Caribbean Airlines offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Tobago.

Adelaide to Tobago is 28 hrs 19 min, connecting flightˆ
Brisbane to Tobago is 24 hrs 5 min, connecting flightˆ
Sydney to Tobago is 24 hrs 54 min, connecting flightˆ
Melbourne to Tobago is 25 hrs 40 min, connecting flightˆ


From New Zealand: American Airlines, United Airlines and Caribbean Airlines offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Tobago.

Auckland to Tobago is 23 hrs 40 min, connecting flightˆ


From Singapore: Singapore Airlines, United Airlines and Caribbean Airlines operate the most convenient flights to Tobago.

Singapore to Tobago is 26 hrs 25 min, connecting flightˆ

(ˆincludes transfer time.)


Flying in

A. N. R. Robinson International Airport (TAB) is located near the town of Canaan, around 11km (6.8mi) from Scarborough.


Public transport

Taxi: Taxis are available outside the arrivals hall. Journey time into Scarborough is about 30 minutes.

Shuttle: Many hotels on the island provide shuttle services to and from the airport.

Bus: There is a regular hourly PTSC bus service (tel: 868 623 2341; www.ptsctt.com) between A.N.R. Robinson Airport and Scarborough, with connections to other locations around the island.

Air: Caribbean Airlines (tel: 800 920 4225; www.caribbean-airlines.com) operates regular low-cost flights on the 25-minute route to Port of Spain on neighbouring Trinidad.


Car rental

There are two car rental companies represented at the airport. The Auto Rentals Limited and Tobago Car Rental Association desks are located at the exit of the customs halls.


Terminal facilities

Money: There is a bank and an ATM in the main terminal building.

Food: A few restaurants are located in the terminal building. Snacks, smaller meals, and alcoholic beverages are available.

Shopping: A few shops include outlets for local souvenirs and clothes as well as a newsagent.

Wi-Fi: Wi-Fi is not available in the terminal building, and there are no public phones available.


Disabled facilities

Passengers requiring special assistance should notify their airline at the time of booking and contact the airport prior to arrival.


Piarco International Airport (POS), also known as Piarco International, Piarco Airport, or simply Piarco, is located in the town of Piarco, about 30km (19mi) east of the capital, Port of Spain.

Hire cars and taxis are available at the airport. Hotels can meet guests by prior arrangement.


Entry requirements

Visitors must have a passport valid for at least six months after entry. All visitors must hold return/onward tickets and proof of sufficient funds. A visa can be obtained on arrival for a stay of up to 90 days.


Getting around

Hiring a car offers the best way of exploring Tobago. Taxis are also available.


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Latest update: How to get to Tobago: 4 February, 2020


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