Virgin Atlantic and British Airways offer flights from the United Kingdom to St. John’s in Antigua. If flying out of London, the shortest flight available is with Virgin Atlantic departing from London’s Gatwick Airport. This flight lasts for 8h 25m. You’ll have a wide selection of airlines and flight times to choose from if you are leaving from Newcastle upon Tyne. Its shortest flight, however, is with British Airways/LIATS and lasts for 18h 20m with two brief layovers. There are also numerous flights from both Birmingham (with the quickest flight being just under 25h) and Leeds (also around 25h).
From London’s Gatwick Airport, you can take a nonstop flight with Virgin Airlines. On all other trips from the United Kingdom, you will need to change airports at least once. Some of its one-stop flights include a trip from Edinburgh to St. John’s with a layover in London, Aberdeen to St. John’s with an overnight stay in London, and a flight from Peterborough with a stop in Miami International Airport.
V.C. Bird International Airport services the island of Antigua. To get to the heart of St. John’s, you can catch a taxi from the airport. Taxis are readily available outdoors, just outside of the arrival area. There are also limousine services in this same location. If you prefer to drive into downtown, renting a car is quick and easy from one of the onsite agencies including Alamo, Dollar, and Hertz.
While visiting St. John’s, you can enjoy a variety of outdoor fun and adventure such as hiking, kite surfing, horseback riding, or bird watching. Surrounded by water, this island community has several beaches and parks where tourists can swim, snorkel, fly fish, dive, or sail. Along with its beauty, St. John’s provides tourists with a look into the history and culture of the island at the Museum of Antigua and Barbuda, as well as in the historic ruins of Fort James. Other landmarks and sights in this town include St. John’s Cathedral, Prince Klaas Monument, Fort Barrington, and the VC Bird Monument.
Residents of the United Kingdom traveling to St. John’s will need a valid passport to enter the country. This will suffice and a visa is not necessary. If travelling with underage children/minors, they will also need travel documents. Be sure to check the date(s) on your passport(s) to make sure they will remain valid for a minimum of 6 months following your arrival in Antigua.