British Virgin Islands Travel Guide

British Virgin Islands Travel Guide


Arriving by plane

There are no direct flight connections to the British Virgin Islands from Germany, Switzerland and Austria. The connections go with British Airways (BA), Air France (AF), KLM and Condor (DE) via Manchester, Antigua and Barbuda, St. Maarten or via New York, Chicago or Miami and San Juan (Puerto Rico) to Beef Island. British Virgin Islands is a country located in North America according to hyperrestaurant.
The islands can also be reached via St. Kitts, St. Maarten (Netherlands Antilles) and St. Thomas (US Virgin Islands) with the intra-Caribbean airlines American Airlines / American Eagle (AA) (Internet:, LIAT (Internet :, Air Sunshine (YI) (Internet: and Fly BVI (Internet: Information from the Tourist Office (see addresses).

Departure fee

US $ 20. Children under 5 years are exempt.

Arrival by ship

The main ports are West End and Road Town (on Tortola), Great Harbor (on Jost Van Dyke) and St. Thomas Bay (on Virgin Gorda). They are used as part of cruises by Seabourn Cruise Line (Internet:, Hapag Lloyd Kreuzfahrten (Internet:, Royal Caribbean Cruises (Internet: and Aida Cruises (Internet: started.
Various regional shipping companiesconnect Tortola and Virgin Gorda to the ports of Charlotte Amalie and Red Hook in the US Virgin Islands from around 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tortola Fast Ferry (Internet: operates between Road Town and Charlotte Amalie (St. Thomas / US Virgin Islands). Smith’s Ferry Service Ltd. (Internet: runs from Road Town, West End and Virgin Gorda to St. Thomas. Speedy’s (Internet: offers a ferry service between Virgin Gorda, Road Town and St. Thomas.


Traveling by plane

Caribbean Wings (Internet: offers domestic flights on the Beef Island – Tortola, Virgin Gorda and Anegada routes. Charter planes can be booked with Fly BVI (Internet:

On the way by car / bus

The road network is well developed. Since there is no public transport on the islands, taxis or rental cars should be used for excursions.
Taxis to the BVI Taxi Association go at fixed prices on a variety of standard routes. All drivers are tour guides. Taxis can also be hired on an hourly or daily basis. Rental cars: There are several rental car companies. Mopeds cannot be borrowed. Documentation: Upon presentation of a valid national driver’s license, a temporary driver’s license is issued for a fee of US $ 10. Liability insurance and a driver’s license can be obtained from rental companies. Traffic regulations:

Left-hand traffic. However, like in Europe, the steering wheel is on the left.
Top speed:
64 km / h.

On the way by ship

Boat rental is one of the islands’ largest industries. Yachts and ferries can be chartered for cruises and excursions. The main season is from December to April. Jost Van Dyke Ferry (Internet: offers a ferry service from Jost Van Dyke to Tortola. Smith’s Ferry Service (Internet: and Speedy’s (Internet: operate from Tortola to Virgin Gorda. Information on regular ferry connections is also available from the BV Islands Tourist Board (see addresses).



1 US dollar = 100 cents. Currency abbreviation: US $, USD (ISO code). There are banknotes in denominations of 100, 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 (extremely rare) and 1 US $; Coins valued at US $ 1 and 50, 25, 10, 5 and 1 cents.

Credit cards

All major credit cards (except Diners Club) are accepted. Many ATMs allow you to withdraw money with a credit card with a PIN number. Details from the issuer of the credit card in question.

ec / Maestro card / Sparcard
cards with the Cirrus or Maestro symbol are accepted throughout Europe and worldwide. At many ATMs you can withdraw money with the ec / Maestro card with PIN number. Further information from banks and credit institutes.

Attention: Travelers who pay abroad with their bank customer card and want to withdraw money should find out about the possibilities of using their card from their bank before starting their journey.

Bank opening times

Mon-Thu 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Fri 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Foreign exchange regulations

Unrestricted import of national and foreign currencies. Obligation to declare from a sum equivalent to US $ 10,000 (including travelers checks, checks, money orders, etc.) Unrestricted export of local currency, export of foreign currencies up to the amount declared.

Currency Exchange

It is not possible to exchange euros or Swiss francs on site.

British Virgin Islands Travel Guide