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How to get to Turks and Caicos

The Turks and Caicos (commonly known as TCI) are a chain of 40 islands and cays forming the southeastern end of the Bahamas group of islands.

The most convenient route to the Turks and Caicos is by air to Providenciales International Airport (PLS), which is located 2km (1.2mi) west of Providenciales town and 16km (10mi) from Grace Bay on Providenciales.

Providenciales International Airport (PLS) receives daily nonstop flights from North America, as well as from several Caribbean islands.

The territory's other international airport is JAGS McCartney International Airport (GDT), located on Grand Turk Island. Two local airlines offer regular flights between Providenciales and Grand Turk.


Flight times to Turks and Caicos

The following are the most convenient and quickest routes to Providenciales International Airport (PLS), Turks and Caicos.

From the United States: Delta, American Airlines, United Airlines and Jet Blue offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Turks and Caicos.

Atlanta to Turks and Caicos is 2 hrs 54 min, direct flight
Boston to Turks and Caicos is 3 hrs 44 min, direct flight
Chicago to Turks and Caicos is 3 hrs 30 min, direct flight
Dallas-Fort Worth to Turks and Caicos is 4 hrs 8 min, direct flight
New York to Turks and Caicos is 3 hrs 39 mins, direct flight
Fort Lauderdale to Turks and Caicos is 1 hr 38 min, direct flight
Miami to Turks and Caicos is 1 hr 42 min, direct flight
Los Angeles to Turks and Caicos is 8 hrs 8 min, with connecting flight via Fort Lauderdaleˆ
San Francisco to Turks and Caicos is 9 hrs, with connecting flight via Miamiˆ


From Canada: Air Canada and WestJet offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Turks and Caicos.

Toronto to Turks and Caicos is 3 hrs 49 min, direct flight
Montreal to Turks and Caicos is 4 hrs 15 min, direct flight
Vancouver to Turks and Caicos is 10 hrs 30 min, with connecting flight via Torontoˆ


From Australia: Qantas, American Airlines, United Airlines, Virgin Australia and Delta offer the most convenient three stop scheduled flights to Turks and Caicos.

Adelaide to Turks and Caicos is 26 hrs 55 min, with connecting flightˆ
Brisbane to Turks and Caicos is 23 hrs 40 min, with connecting flightˆ
Sydney to Turks and Caicos is 23 hrs 30 min, with connecting flightˆ
Melbourne to Turks and Caicos is 24 hrs 30 min, with connecting flightˆ
Perth to Turks and Caicos is 31 hrs 15 min, with connecting flightˆ


From New Zealand: American Airlines and United Airlines offer the most convenient three stop scheduled flights to Turks and Caicos.

Auckland to Turks and Caicos is 22 hrs 30 min, with connecting flightˆ


From Singapore: Singapore Airlines and United Airlines offer the most convenient two stop scheduled flights to Turks and Caicos.

Singapore to Turks and Caicos is 25 hrs 20 min, with connecting flightˆ


From the United Kingdom: British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and American Airlines offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Turks and Caicos.

London to Turks and Caicos is 14 hrs 15 min, with connecting flight via Miamiˆ


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

Paris to Turks and Caicos is 15 hrs 20 min, with connecting flightˆ

(ˆincludes layover time.)


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Flying in

Providenciales International Airport (PLS) is located 2km (1.2mi) west of Providenciales town and 16km (10mi) from Grace Bay. Hire cars and taxis are available at the airport. Hotels can meet guests by prior arrangement.

JAGS McCartney International Airport (GDT) is around 3km (1.8mi) south of Cockburn Town.


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 is not required for a stay of up to 30 days.


Getting around

On foot and by bicycle: bikes are easily rented from most resorts. Hire cars and scooters are also available. Taxis are plentiful.


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Latest update: How to get to the Turks and Caicos: 24 May, 2019


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