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How to get to Trinidad

Trinidad is the larger and more populous of the two major islands of Trinidad and Tobago, and is located 34km (21mi) southwest of its sister island, Tobago.

Officially known as the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, the Caribbean nation is a twin island country. The southernmost nation of the West Indies is located 130km (81mi) south of Grenada and 11km (6.8mi) off the northeastern coast of Venezuela.

The most convenient route to Trinidad is by air to Piarco International Airport (POS), also known as Piarco International, Piarco Airport, or simply Piarco, located in the town of Piarco, about 30km (19mi) east of the capital, Port of Spain.

Piarco International Airport has direct scheduled service to destinations in North America, Central America, South America and Europe. It is also a major transit hub for the Southern Caribbean.


Flight times to Port of Spain, Trinidad

The following are the most convenient flights to Piarco International Airport (POS), Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.

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

Tobago to Trinidad is 25 min, direct flight


From United States: American Airlines, JetBlue Airways and Caribbean Airlines offer the most convenient scheduled daily flights to Piarco International Airport (POS), Port of Spain, Trinidad.

New York to Trinidad is 5 hrs, direct flight
Fort Lauderdale to Trinidad is 3 hrs, 42 min, direct flight
Houston to Trinidad is 5 hrs, 35 min, direct flight
Miami to Trinidad is 3 hrs, 43 min, direct flight

Atlanta to Trinidad is 6 hrs 25 min, connecting flightˆ
Boston to Trinidad is 7 hrs 15 min, connecting flightˆ
Charlotte to Trinidad is 7 hrs 8 min, connecting flightˆ
Chicago to Trinidad is 7 hrs 42 min, connecting flightˆ
Dallas-Fort Worth to Trinidad is 7 hrs 39 min, connecting flightˆ
Los Angeles to Trinidad is 9 hrs 55 min, connecting flightˆ
San Francisco to Trinidad is 10 hrs 24 min, connecting flightˆ
Seattle to Trinidad is 10 hrs 55 min, connecting flightˆ


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

Toronto to Trinidad is 5 hrs 25 min, direct flight

Montreal to Trinidad is 7 hrs 55 min, connecting flightˆ
Vancouver to Trinidad is 11 hrs 5 min, connecting flightˆ


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

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


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

Auckland to Trinidad is 23 hrs 40 min, connecting flightˆ


From Singapore: Singapore Airlines and United Airlines operate the most convenient flights to Trinidad.

Singapore to Trinidad is 26 hrs 25 min, connecting flightˆ


From United Kingdom: British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and Caribbean Airlines offer the most convenient daily scheduled flights to Trinidad.

London to Trinidad is 10 hrs 50 min, direct flight

Manchester to Trinidad is 10 hrs 10 min, connecting flightˆ


From Ireland: Aer Lingus, Ryanair and British Airways offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Trinidad.

Dublin to Trinidad is 13 hrs 15 min, connecting flightˆ


From France: CorsairFly and Air Antilles offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Trinidad.

Paris to Trinidad is 12 hrs 40 min, connecting flightˆ


From Germany: Congor Flugdienst, Lufthansa and Caribbean Airlines offer the most convenient flights to Trinidad.

Berlin to Trinidad is 14 hrs 5 min, connecting flightˆ
Dusseldorf to Trinidad is 13 hrs 45 min, connecting flightˆ
Frankfurt to Trinidad is 11 hrs 50 min, connecting flightˆ
Hamburg to Trinidad is 13 hrs 20 min, connecting flightˆ
Munich to Trinidad is 15 hrs 40 min, connecting flightˆ

(ˆincludes transfer time.)


Flying in

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 Trinidad. Taxis are also available.


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Latest update: How to get to Trinidad: 12 November, 2019


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