Getting to Trinidad and Tobago

Flying to Trinidad and Tobago

Almost all international flights arrive at Piarco International Airport, 27km (17 miles) east of Port of Spain on Trinidad, as well as Tobago’s Crown Point International Airport, 7km (4 miles) west of Scarborough.

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Flight times:
From London to Port of Spain it is 10 hours (with a further 30-minute flight to Crown Point, Tobago); from New York flying time is 6 hours 30 minutes.

Departure tax:
TT$200 (payable in local currency only). Transit passengers (within 48 hours), passengers over 60 and children under five years of age are exempt. No tax is charged on flights between Trinidad and Tobago.

Getting to Trinidad and Tobago by boat
Main ports: Port of Spain and Scarborough. The National Infrastructure Development Company (NIDCO; which currently run the Port of Spain-San Fernando ferry are currently looking at opening up a sea connection with Venezuela.

Cruise ships:
Cruise lines stop at Port of Spain. Peak season is from November through to April.

The national airline is Caribbean Airlines.

Other airlines flying to Trinidad and Tobago

  • British Airways
  • Virgin Atlantic (From UK)
  • Continental Airlines (From US)
  • Delta
  • LIAT
  • American Airlines / American Eagle
  • Air Canada
Airline Contact Info Travels
Air Canada 868-664-4065 (in Trinidad)
888-247-2262 ( in the U.S.) 
758-454-6038 ( in Canada)


Nonstop flights from Toronto to Trinidad


Air Caribbean 868-623-2500 (in Trinidad)

Numerous flights from other Caribbean islands to Trinidad and Tobago


American Airlines 800-433-7300 (in the U.S.)
868-664-4661 ( in Trinidad)


Daily direct flight from New York and Miami to Trinidad


British Airways 0870-850-9850
Weekly flights from London to Tobago
BWIA 800-169-7745 (in the U.K.)
868-627-BWIA (868-627-2942 in Trinidad)
Direct flights from London
Guyana Airways 868-627-2753 (in Trinidad)
LIAT 868-627-1942 (in Trinidad)


Numerous flights from other Caribbean islands to Trinidad and from eastern Caribbean islands to Tobago


Surinam Airways 868-625-0102 (in Trinidad)

For the best deal on airfare, consider flying during the summer, which is the Caribbean's low season. It also helps to be flexible about when you are traveling. Leaving and returning during the middle of the week will result in a more inexpensive ticket than flying on the weekend. Book a round-trip ticket versus a one-way flight, which is usually more expensive.