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How to Reach British Virgin Islands from India

The British Virgin Islands is home to three personal international airports located at Tortola, Virgin Gorda and Anegada, which caters regular flights flying to and from India. Few flights ply on regular basis between India and the islands including Air India, United Airlines, British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, and Hahn and other connecting flights. These flights operate from Indian cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Kolkata. Owing to the great distance between the two countries, there are no direct flights between them.

How to reach British Virgin Islands by flight

The British Virgin Islands is home to three international airports namely: Tortola, Virgin Gorda and Anegada. However, there are no direct flights to the islands but one can reach the destination through connecting flight from San Juan in Puerto Rico or the US Virgin Islands. There is a departure tax of USD 10. BVI Airways serves as the official airlines. Other major carriers are Air Sunshine, Cape Air, LIAT, Seaborne Airlines, and Winair. There are other islands in the Caribbean that offer way to the British Virgin Islands as well. The main airport in Tortola is located on Beef Island, which is linked to the main island through the Queen Elizabeth Bridge. Taxis are easily available that will take you to Road Town, Tortola.

How to reach British Virgin Islands by Waterways

There are regular ferry services that connect Tortola, Virgin Gorda and Jost Van Dyke to St Thomas and St John in US Virgin Islands. For the schedule of BVI Tourism, refer However, one requires a passport to travel between British Virgin Islands and US Virgin Islands. Ferry service plies until about 5pm only. There are cruise ships also available that usually docks at Port Purcell in Road Town.

Local transport in British Virgin Islands

Travelling between the islands is easy by regular flights that ply between Tortola, Virgin Gorda and Anegada. As aircrafts are small, there are luggage restrictions, so pack light. Ferry is a good option for inter-island travel as almost all the major islands are connected by the service. Otherwise, one can opt for motorboat or water taxi. Charted sailboats or yachts are also available for hire is one is looking for exclusive holidays. Road conditions are poor in Anegada that are rough and marked with potholes. There are many car rental companies in Tortola but the options are restricted in Virgin Gorda and Anegada, so make sure to book well in advance. Lastly, there are plenty of taxis in Tortola with fixed price as well as bicycles for hire.

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