How to get to Tobago

How to travel to Tobago from the UK

British Airways offers twice-weekly flights from London Gatwick to Tobago with a short stopover en route. Around 10 hours and 45 minutes later, you’ll be touching down at A.N.R. Robinson International Airport in the heart of Crown Point – the island’s tourism hub, just a few minutes from Pigeon Point, Buccoo Reef and Store Bay beach.

Virgin Atlantic operates flights from London Heathrow to Tobago via Barbados, where you’ll have a two-hour or so stopover before changing to a Caribbean Airlines flight to Tobago. The journey is about 12 hours 45 minutes in total.

Either way, you’ll arrive in time to check into your guest house and have a quick dip in a pool before dinner – or relax with a sundowner.

For more choice, book a flight to the neighbouring island of Trinidad. British Airways runs direct flights from London Gatwick to Piarco International Airport in the Port of Spain. From there, it’s just a 25-minute flight to Tobago with Caribbean Airlines – or a 3.5-hour ferry ride – with several departures daily.

How to travel to Tobago from the USA & Canada

Caribbean Airlines operates weekly direct flights from New York (John F. Kennedy International Airport) to Tobago between April and November. They also offer more frequent direct flights to neighbouring Trinidad from Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Miami and Toronto. From Trinidad, you can hop on a 25-minute direct flight or 3.5-hour ferry to Tobago.

How to travel to Tobago from other Caribbean islands

Direct flights from Barbados to Tobago depart about twice a week. From other Caribbean countries, such as St Lucia and the Bahamas, travel via Trinidad and then transfer to Tobago via a 25-minute flight or 3.5-hour ferry ride.

Responsible Travel would like to thank Visit Tobago for their sponsorship of this guide.
Written by Vicki Brown
Photo credits: [Page banner: Kenrick Mills] [Intro: Adrian Pingstone]