Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport Guide (EIS)

Airport info
Code: EIS
Address:
Airport Road, Trellis Bay, Beef Island, British Virgin Islands
Location:

Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport is located 12km (7.5 miles) east of Road Town on the island of Tortola.

No. of terminals: 1 Dialling code: +1 284
Telephone:
+1 284 852 9000
Timezone: GMT -04:00

Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport, previously known as Beef Island Airport, is the main airport on the British Virgin Islands. Our guide to the airport is a useful resource for travellers, with information regarding terminal facilities, public transport access and nearby accommodation options.

Information

There is a small information centre in the main hall of the terminal.

Email address: 
bviaa@bviaa.com
Website
www.bviaa.com
Driving directions

The airport is situated on Beef Island, a cay linked to Tortola Island by the Queen Elizabeth II Bridge.

From Road Town, take a left onto James Walter Francis Highway, and then take Belle Vue Road to Ridge Road. Take a left onto Rte 2. Make a slight left and arrive at the airport. The total drive time to the airport from Road Town is approximately 25 minutes.

Public Transport

Public transport road

Taxi: Taxis are available at the airport. The Beef Island Taxi Association (+1 284 495 1982) has vehicles that can accommodate up to 27 passengers. Mini buses, luxury cars, and even open-air safari car services are available. The fare is about US$27 to Road Town. Hotels often provide courtesy shuttles to and from the airport.

Public transport air

There are numerous companies operating charter flights around the islands through the British Virgin Islands Tourist Board, including Air America (tel: +1 787 276 5669; www.airamericacaribbean.com) and Air Sunshine (tel: +1 954 434 8900; www.airsunshine.com). For further details, contact the British Virgin Islands Tourist Office (tel: +1 800 835 8530; www.bvitourism.com/inter-island-aviation).

Public transport water

Ferry: The North Sound Express (tel: +1 284 495 2138) connects the airport (at nearby Trellis Bay dock) to Virgin Gorda (book in advance). Full details and schedules for inter-island ferries are available on the British Virgin Islands tourism website (www.bvitourism.com/inter-island-ferries).

Terminal facilities

Money

There is an ATM within the terminal building, which is open from 0530 to 2230.

Communication

Telephones and Wi-Fi internet access are available at the airport in the Departure Lounge.

Food

There is a restaurant serving local and international food in the terminal building and an ice cream parlour.

Shopping

Some small shops are located at Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport, including Coconut Republic and a liquor store.

Luggage

If passengers find or lose luggage, they should contact security’s lost and found (tel: +1 284 852 9000) or visit the central checkpoint in the terminal building.

Other

There is a reservation desk located in the terminal building covering tourist needs such as accommodation and tour bookings.

Airport facilities

Conference and business

There are no conference or business facilities at Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport, but there is a VIP lounge for business travellers. Conference spaces are available at nearby hotels.

Disabled facilities

Facilities for disabled travellers are basic. Any passengers who may require additional assistance at the airport are advised to contact their airline in advance of travel.

Car parking

Car parking is available directly outside the terminal building. Park for up to 30 minutes free of charge. Short-term and long-term parking options are available.

Car rental

Car hire companies include Avis, Alamo, National and Hertz. Pre-arranged pick-up services are available.

Hotels

There are currently no available on-site hotels at Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport, but numerous accommodation options exist on Tortola and the surrounding islands.


Scrub Island Resort, Spa and Marina

+1 877 890 7444

Situated a short distance from Trellis Bay and connected by a regular boat service, the resort is one option for those seeking accommodation close to Beef Island Airport. Scrub Island Resort, Spa and Marina is a high-end hotel with a wide range of leisure and dining facilities.

VG1120, Scrub Island, British Virgin Islands

Guana Island Club

+1 800 544 8262

This hotel is situated on the hillside of Guana Island close to the airport. A Guana representative will meet you at customs at the airport and accompany you on the 10-minute boat ride to the island. The hotel offers a beautiful escape, and for an especially extravagant experience, customers can rent the entire island.

Guana Island, British Virgin Islands

Maria’s by the Sea Hotel

+1 284 494 2595

Just outside of Road Town on neighbouring Tortola Island, Maria’s by the Sea Hotel is a coastal hotel offering sweeping views of the nearby harbour. Facilities here include meeting and event space, a good on-site restaurant and a selection of room and suites.

Road Town, Tortola, British Virgin Islands
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