Transportation - Get In
V.C. Bird International, (IATA: ANU) located in north eastern Antigua on the outskirts of St John's, is the country's main international airport. The airport serves flights into the United States, Canada, Europe and other Caribbean islands.
LIAT (Leeward Islands Air Transport Services), [www] headquartered in Antigua, operates flights to various destinations in the Eastern Caribbean.
The following international airlines serve the airport:
To the US: American Airlines/American Eagle (Charlotte, Miami and San Juan, Puerto Rico), Delta Airlines (Atlanta, GA and New York JFK), United Airlines (Newark, NJ)
To Canada: Air Canada (Toronto, Ontario)
To Europe: British Airways (London-Gatwick), Condor (Frankfurt, Germany), Livingstone (Milan, Italy), Virgin Atlantic (London-Gatwick)
To Caribbean: American Airlines/American Eagle (San Juan, Puerto Rico), Caribbean Airlines (Barbados, Trinidad and Kingston, Jamaica)
Many excursionist come in via cruise ships and enjoy their day in Antigua. Many cruise lines travel to Antigua.
Yacht charters offer another alternative in and around the islands. There are a variety of companies that service this area including Boat Caribbean [www] and Windward Islands [www], both of which offer crewed, luxury yacht charters of Antigua and Barbuda.
Transportation - Get Around
Tourists mainly get around by taxi or tour operators. However for the tourist on an economy budget the bus service is acceptable, but slow. Unfortunately the nicest spots are only reached by your own transport. But if you stay a week or more, rates for rental cars become quite reasonable.
To/From Barbuda: The Barbuda Express offers ferries from Antigua.
Car Rental The cheapest car rental you can find is Tropical Car Rentals Antigua: Tropical Rentals Tel: (268) 562-5180, Fax:(268) 562-5181, [email protected] Their cars are in top condition and their prices are way lower than others on the island. They pick you up at the airport and wait for you at your departure, thus avoiding any unnecessary additional taxi rides or such.