Getting to Dominica
TRAVEL BY AIR
Dominica is serviced by two airports: Douglas-Charles (DOM), formerly known as Melville Hall, and Canefield (DCF) Airports. Most visitors to Dominica will arrive through Douglas-Charles as it is the larger of the two airports.. Douglas-Charles, located in the north-eastern side of the island, approximately one hour from the city, features a longer runway and updated terminal. Canefield Airport is 15 minutes from the capital city of Roseau and has a shorter runway, only 3,100ft long. Regular commercial airline service into Canefield has resumed as of January 2016. .
International flights from US and Europe are connected to the island through hubs in Antigua (ANU), Barbados (BGI), St. Maarten (SXM), Puerto Rico (SJU), and Guadeloupe (PTP). Leeward Island Air Transport (LIAT) offers direct connections from ANU, BGI, and PTP as well as other connecting flights across their 22 island network into Douglas-Charles Airport. On January 22, 2016 LIAT began daily flights into Canefield Airport from Antigua (ANU).
Windward Islands Airways (WINAIR) has scheduled ATR service between Guadeloupe (PTP) and Douglas-Charles Airport and onwards to St. Maarten (SXM). This service operates 4 times weekly – Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. On January 7, 2016 WINAIR expanded its service to Dominica with 3 times weekly service between St. Maarten (SXM) and Canefield Airport on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays using its Twin Otters.
Seaborne Airlines provides daily service into Douglas-Charles Airport from Puerto Rico. The airline has a code share agreement with American Airlines allowing travellers to book their flights to Dominica directly through American Airlines.
There are various scheduled charter carriers serving Dominica, so check in often to see what new services are available.
A word about travel research and booking: Airlines with scheduled service to Dominica are listed on the GDS, and therefore you can book online or through a travel agent. However, not all options are listed and as a result you will need to book directly with them. Click here to determine the best way to get to Dominica from wherever you are.
TRAVEL BY SEA
300-seat and 400-seat catamarans operated by L’Express des Îles ferries passengers between Dominica, Guadeloupe, Martinique and St. Lucia.
Every year, hundreds of thousands of visitors arrive on the island from cruise shipsberthed at the Roseau Cruise Ship Berth, Woodbridge Bay, and Cabrits Cruise Ship Berth.
Captains of yachts and sailboats can also anchor their private yacht at any of the island’s official ports, but they should check in with customs and immigration on arrival. Information on the clearing processes yachts and small pleasure vessels can be found here.