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Arriving at ANR Robinson Internation Airport in Tobago
 

Getting to Tobago

Tobago has a single airport: A.N.R.Robinson International Airport (TAB), previously known as Crown Point International. The airport is small and handles very little traffic; the bulk being inter-island airbridge flights from Trinidad. Non-regional international flights seldom average more than one flight per day.

There is a very much larger airport in Trinidad. Piarco International Airport (POS), located near the capital, Port of Spain, benefits from a wide range of international and regional flights. A regular airbridge service links the two islands.

It is essential that you check all flight information with the airline concerned before planning your holiday travel to Tobago. If you spot any inaccuracies or omission in the information we present here, PLEASE let us know.

British Airways

British Airways offer a twice weekly service to Tobago, on Mondays during the winter months, and Tuesdays during the summer months, and Fridays. The service operates via Antigua, both outbound and on the return inbound service. The BA service utilises a Boeing 777 aircraft carrying 260 passengers in a three-class configuration - World Traveller standard economy, World Traveller Plus premium/super economy and World Club business class with 70" flat-bed seats. The service operate from London Gatwick South terminal.

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British Airways services to Tobago

Caribbean Airlines

Caribbean Airlines (previously named BWIA) terminated their non-stop direct flights from Piarco to London Gatwick in January 2016. It is unlikely that they will reintroduce services to the UK or Europe in the foreseeable future. So, there are no Caribbean Airlines flights from the U.K. to Tobago.

Caribbean Airlines offer a weekly nonstop direct service from New York (JFK) directly to Tobago on Sundays. This is the only direct flight from North America to Tobago. They run several services to and from Port of Spain in Trinidad to Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Toronto. All North American flights are aboard Boeing 737-800 aircraft in a three-class configuration.

Caribbean offer direct services between Tobago and Barbados and Grenada. The airline also offers a wide range of regional services between Port Of Spain and Antigua, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican, Jamaica, Guyana, St.Maarten and Suriname.

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Caribbean Airlines services to Tobago

Monarch Airlines

The Monarch Airlines service from Gatwick to Tobago was terminated in April 2015. This popular budget charter service was organised by Golden Caribbean/Golden Holidays and replaced the earlier ill-fated Excel Airways service.

Monarch / Golden Caribbean services to Tobago

Thomas Cook Airlines

Thomas Cook Airlines launched a new seasonal service from Manchester to Tobago in November 2016. The service utilises an Airbus A330 and typically operates on Tuesdays, with an additional service on Sundays during the high-season months. The service operates in conjunction with Condor from Frankfurt. On alternate weeks, flights return from Tobago via Frankfurt then Manchester, and the following week Tobago > Manchester > Frankfurt. There is also a suggestion that flights were via Barbados. Unfortunately neither the Thomas Cook or Condor websites give any details.

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Thomas Cook Airline services to Tobago

Virgin Atlantic

During the peak high-season winter months of October to March, Virgin Atlantic offer twice weekly flights to and from Tobago. The service operates on Tuesday and Saturday and both legs include an intermediary stop in St.Lucia. During the slacker summer months, the service operates just once a week, on Sundays. The flight operates from London Gatwick North and utilises one of the airlines newer Airbus A330-200 aircraft, with 33 Upper Class, 48 Premium Economy and 185 Economy seats.

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Apollo Airlines

Swedish airline, Apollo Airlines, operated a charter service to Tobago from Scandinavia during the winter high-season months in 2014 and 2015. The service was withdrawn at the end of the 2015 season. We have no information on whether the service is likely to be reintroduced.

Apollo services to Tobago

Condor

Condor are part of the Thomas Cook Group. The airline provides a weekly direct service to Tobago from Frankfurt on Sundays. The inbound service is direct, but the return flight stops at Barbados. The Condor service utilises a Boeing 767 in two-class configuration, with tourist and comfort classes. The service now operates in combination with the Thomas Cook service from Manchester airport and flights from Frankfurt may call at Manchester.

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Condor Airlines services to Tobago

American Airlines

American Airlines offer two non-stop flights per day to Port of Spain (POS) in Trinidad from Miami (MIA), with inter-city connections from New York (LGA), Washington (BWI) and other departure points. There are no services directly into Tobago. The service utilises a Boeing 737MAX8 in three class configuration.

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Caribbean Airlines

Caribbean Airlines (previously named BWIA) terminated their non-stop direct flights from Piarco to London Gatwick in January 2016. It is unlikely that they will reintroduce services to the UK or Europe in the foreseeable future. So, there are no Caribbean Airlines flights from the U.K. to Tobago.

Caribbean Airlines offer a weekly nonstop direct service from New York (JFK) directly to Tobago on Sundays. This is the only direct flight from North America to Tobago. They run several services to and from Port of Spain in Trinidad to Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Toronto. All North American flights are aboard Boeing 737-800 aircraft in a three-class configuration.

Caribbean offer direct services between Tobago and Barbados and Grenada. The airline also offers a wide range of regional services between Port Of Spain and Antigua, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican, Jamaica, Guyana, St.Maarten and Suriname.

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Caribbean Airlines services to Tobago

Sunwing Airlines

With effect from 1st December 2018, Sunwing Airlines will be offering a weekly service, on Thursdays, between Toronto and Tobago. The service is anticipated to operate until 18 April 2019. The Sunwing Travel Group operate the Starfish Tobago Resort, which was previously trading as the Turtle Beach by Rex Resorts. We have no further information, so do not know whether flight-only tickets will be available on this service.

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United Airlines

Having merged with Continental, United Airlines offer flights to Port of Spain, Trinidad (POS) from Newark (EWR) and Houston (IAH). All flights from Houston are non-stop, as are some of the flights from Newark, but others are via Houston. The service is provided in a Boeing 737-8 in a two-class configuration. The number of flights reduces in the summer low season (May-November).

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United Airlines services to Tobago

WestJet

Canadian airline WestJet operate a non-stop direct service between Toronto's Pearson International Airport (YYZ) and POS in Trinidad. The service operates on Sunday, Monday, tuesday and Wednesdays. The service utilises a Boeing 737-800 in two-class configuration.

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Westjet services to Tobago

There are numerous regional carriers who offer services into Port of Spain (POS) in Trinidad from other Caribbean, central and south American airports. Unfortunately, it is beyond the resources of this website to attempt to research and list them all. We do, however, attempt to list all regional and other services that operate flights into Tobago's A.N.R.Robinson International Airport (TAB). We are totally reliant upon readers to inform us of any such services not already listed and/or any other inaccuracies or omissions on this site.

Caribbean Airlines

Caribbean Airlines (previously named BWIA) terminated their non-stop direct flights from Piarco to London Gatwick in January 2016. It is unlikely that they will reintroduce services to the UK or Europe in the foreseeable future. So, there are no Caribbean Airlines flights from the U.K. to Tobago.

Caribbean Airlines offer a weekly nonstop direct service from New York (JFK) directly to Tobago on Sundays. This is the only direct flight from North America to Tobago. They run several services to and from Port of Spain in Trinidad to Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Toronto. All North American flights are aboard Boeing 737-800 aircraft in a three-class configuration.

Caribbean offer direct services between Tobago and Barbados and Grenada. The airline also offers a wide range of regional services between Port Of Spain and Antigua, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican, Jamaica, Guyana, St.Maarten and Suriname.

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Caribbean Airlines services to Tobago

LIAT

Based in Antigua, LIAT is a regional airline serving around 20 destinations in the Caribbean, from the Dominican Republic in the north to Guyana in the south. LIAT offer direct flights between Trinidad and Tobago and also services to Tobago from Barbados via Grenada.

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LIAT air services to Tobago

Caribbean Airlines operate an airbridge service between Piarco International Airport (POS) in Trinidad and Tobago's A.N.R.Robinson International Airport (TAB) in Tobago.

Visitors arriving in POS on international flights should allow 2-3 hours between their estimated time of arrival in POS and the departure of their airbridge flight to Tobago. Airbridge flights operate every 20 minutes or so and Caribbean are normally very helpful when it comes to putting overseas arrivals who have missed their scheduled transfer on the next available flight.

Visitors arriving at POS on international flights in the late evening, or with departures in the early morning, are strongly recommended to save a lot of stress by staying overnight at one of the Piarco hotels. Visitor recommendations indicate that the Regent Star Hotel and Holiday Inn Express are worthy of consideration for this purpose. Hotels in Port of Spain are not really suitable for overnight stays as Piarco airport is around 18 miles (30km) from central Port of Spain and traffic conditions can make this an onerous journey.

Caribbean Airlines

Caribbean Airlines (previously named BWIA) terminated their non-stop direct flights from Piarco to London Gatwick in January 2016. It is unlikely that they will reintroduce services to the UK or Europe in the foreseeable future. So, there are no Caribbean Airlines flights from the U.K. to Tobago.

Caribbean Airlines offer a weekly nonstop direct service from New York (JFK) directly to Tobago on Sundays. This is the only direct flight from North America to Tobago. They run several services to and from Port of Spain in Trinidad to Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Toronto. All North American flights are aboard Boeing 737-800 aircraft in a three-class configuration.

Caribbean offer direct services between Tobago and Barbados and Grenada. The airline also offers a wide range of regional services between Port Of Spain and Antigua, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican, Jamaica, Guyana, St.Maarten and Suriname.

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Caribbean Airlines services to Tobago

The T&T Port Authority operate an inter-island car ferry service between Port-of-Spain in Trinidad and Tobago's capital, Scarborough.

Capable of speeds of 30-40 knots, the two high-speed passenger ferries accomplish the crossing in around 2.5 hours and can accommodate 900 passengers and up to 200 cars on each crossing. A third, slower, vessel is used for cargo.

Although it is a very affordable way to cross between the islands, the journey is not particularly comfortable and has little or no merit from a sightseeing point of view. Unless you need to transport a vehicle between Trinidad and Tobago*, the airbridge service is generally considered the better option. Having said that, the fast ferries have merit for day trips from Tobago to Port of Spain as they can be a great way of avoiding the horrendous traffic congestion between Piarco airport and central Port of Spain at peak times of the day.

For the past year, the Trinidad-Tobago ferry service has been virtually defunct. The situation brings great shame on the government, port authorities and everyone involved. The matter is too complex to detail here, but to all intents and purposes, there is now only a very limited ferry service and visitors are strongly advised to make alternative travel arrangements.

* It is important to note that car rental firms do not normally allow customers to take rental vehicles between the two islands. So, if you are considering this, it is very important to check with your chosen rental agency before committing yourself.