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How To Travel To Trinidad and Tobago

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By air

The main airport is Piarco International Airport (IATA: POS) on the island of Trinidad, about 25 km southeast of Port of Spain. Direct flights are available from Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Houston, Orlando, New York (JFK) and Newark, USA; Toronto, Canada; London, UK; Caracas and Porlomar, Venezuela; Panama City, Panama; Paramaribo, Suriname; Georgetown, Guyana; Barbados and several other Caribbean islands.

Airlines flying to Trinidad (IATA/POS)

Caribbean Airlines (The National Airline), direct flights from Miami, New York, Ft Lauderdale, Orlando, Toronto, Caracas, Georgetown, Kingston, Paramaribo, Barbados and other Caribbean islands.

Aeropostal Alas de Venezuela, direct flights from Caracas

American Airlines, direct flights from Miami

British Airways, direct flights from London Gatwick

Conviasa, direct flights from Porlamar

Copa Airlines, direct and connecting flights from Central and South America via Panama.

Liat Airline, regional island access airline in the Eastern Caribbean.

Surinam Airways, Paramaribo, Curaçao

United Airlines, direct flights from Houston and Newark

Airlines flying to Tobago (IATA/TAB)

Tobago’s Arthur Napoleon Raymond Robinson International Airport (IATA: TAB) offers limited direct flights, mainly to London.

Caribbean Airlines, which offers domestic flights from Trinidad and a direct flight from New York (JFK).

Virgin Atlantic, direct flights from Gatwick London

British Airways, direct flights from Gatwick London

Monarch Airways, charter service from Gatwick London

Condor, charter flight from Frankfurt, Germany

Since 2014, the international departure tax is TTD 200 (approx. USD 30.95) and is now included in the cost of your ticket at the point of sale.

With the boat

Trinidad is a popular place for yacht owners. Most of them anchor in the Chaguaramas area, in the far northwest of the island. The Trinidad and Tobago Sailing Association provides services for yachtsmen, known here as “yachties”. Cruise ships can also dock at the Cruise Ship Complex in Port of Spain.

How To Travel Around Trinidad and Tobago

On the islandsBy taxiTaxis are ordinary passenger cars, without any special marking. However, their number plate starts with the letter "H". They can be found at taxi stands, which can be located on a street corner or at the side of the road. Taxi ranks in cities and districts...

Visa & Passport Requirements for Trinidad and...

All visitors must bring: a valid passport for the duration of the stay, a return ticket, proof of financial means to support themselves, an address in TT, e.g. a hotel or family/friends.Citizens of the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Caricom countries (except Haiti), Singapore and most EEA and Latin...

Destinations in Trinidad and Tobago

CitiesPort-of-Spain - CapitalArima - birthplace of the famous calypso artist "Lord Kitchener".Chaguanas - the fastest growing and largest community, populated mainly by descendants of Indentured Labourers from the East Indies.Chaguaramas - a town with one of the most important yachting centres, also famous for its nightlife; home of the...

Weather & Climate in Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago, both well situated in the tropics, enjoy a generally pleasant tropical maritime climate influenced by the northeast trade winds. In Trinidad, the average annual temperature is 26°C (78.8°F) and the average maximum temperature is 34°C (93.2°F). Humidity is high, especially during the rainy season when it...

Accommodation & Hotels in Trinidad and Tobago

There is a wide range of accommodation options. There are the big hotels like the Crowne Plaza, the Hyatt and the Hilton. There are also smaller guesthouses, especially in Tobago, and beach houses on the coasts (especially on the east coast). Prices vary. In Trinidad, there is no official...

Things To See in Trinidad and Tobago

BeachesPopular beaches in Trinidad are Maracas, Tyrico, Las Cuevas, Toco, Mayaro, Chagville, Los Iros and Quinam. Most of the beaches on the north coast are beautiful, with powdery sand and clear blue water. Los Iros and Quinam are fine, but Quinam's water can be brown, largely due to sediment...

Things To Do in Trinidad and Tobago

Pre-Lent CarnivalThe annual Carnival festival is one of the most famous things in Trinidad and Tobago, with its many beautiful dances and celebrations. Every year on the Sunday, Monday and Tuesday before Ash Wednesday and Lent, thousands of costumed revelers parade through the streets celebrating "The Greatest Show On...

Food & Drinks in Trinidad and Tobago

Food in Trinidad and TobagoBecause of its diverse past, Trinidad and Tobago offers excellent and varied food options. The Indian roots in particular have produced some of the best dishes of any country in the world. If you cannot tolerate extremely hot and spicy food, you should tell the...

Money & Shopping in Trinidad and Tobago

CurrencyThe currency is the Trinidad and Tobago Dollar (TTD), also known as "TT" (pronounced teetee). US dollars are also widely accepted and the exchange rate in September 2014 was 1 USD = TTTD6.23.Visa and MasterCards are accepted in many shops. American Express, Diners' Club, Discover, JCB and other cards...

Traditions & Customs in Trinidad and Tobago

It is a good idea to greet a stranger before asking a question. It is best to avoid strangers when you are not in the company of others. Nude or topless bathing is prohibited in Trinidad and Tobago.Many Trinbagonians like to discuss sports. As it is a former British...

Internet & Communications in Trinidad and Tobago

The international dialling code for Trinidad is 868 under the North American numbering plan. From the United States and Canada, it is the same as for calls to other states and provinces (1+868), but it costs more. Its top-level domain is . tt and its ITU call sign prefixes...

Language & Phrasebook in Trinidad and Tobago

English is the official language. Words are spelled according to the British spelling (e.g. paint, work, tyre, etc.). English-Creole (although not called English-Creole by locals) is very commonly used for informal communication between locals. It is mainly an oral language, rarely written (and then only improvised). A Trinidadian dictionary,...

Culture Of Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago is home to two Nobel Prize-winning authors, V. S. Naipaul and St Lucian-born Derek Walcott (who founded the Trinidad Theatre Workshop and spent much of his career working and raising his family in Trinidad). Designer Peter Minshall is known not only for his Carnival costumes, but...

History Of Trinidad and Tobago

The islands were first settled by the Arawak and Carib peoples who settled there from the South American continent and whose descendants form a small minority of the population. Trinidad was discovered by Christopher Columbus, who claimed it for Spain. Under Spanish rule, many French settlers established cocoa plantations...

Stay Safe & Healthy in Trinidad and...

Stay Safe in Trinidad and TobagoTrinidad and Tobago is known for its increasingly high murder rate, but this is limited to isolated areas of the country. The capital Port of Spain is relatively safe, but like all major cities in the world, there are deprived areas that are not...

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