Travel to Falkland Islands

Flying to Falkland Islands

Flights to and from Mount Pleasant Airport (MPN) are operated by the UK Ministry of Defence. There are direct flights from RAF Brize Norton in the UK. Tour operators and travel agents will make the necessary arrangements if the trip is booked through them; independent travellers need to contact a travel coordinator at the Falkland Islands Government Office (tel: +44 20 7222 2542). Return flights from the UK are via Ascension Island.

The other option is to fly to Santiago (Chile) and connect with a flight to Punta Arenas in southern Chile and then on to Stanley. LAN ( runs this service.

Flight times:

From Brize Norton to Mount Pleasant - 20 hours (including a refuelling stop at Ascension Island); from Punta Arenas (Chile) to Mount Pleasant - 5 hours.

Departure tax:

£22 for LAN passengers. Included in the fare if you book a Ministry of Defence flight.

Other airports in Falkland Islands

Mount Pleasant Airport

Airport Code: MPN. Location: The airport is approximately 56km (35 miles) from Stanley. Website: N/A. Public transport description: Buses connect the airport and Stanley.

Travel by rail

Getting to Falkland Islands by boat

Cruise companies operate to the Falklands. The main shipping company operating to and from the UK is Falkland Islands Shipping (

Visa and passport information is updated regularly and is correct at the time of publishing. You should verify critical travel information independently with the relevant embassy before you travel.