TRAVEL BY AIR
Dominica is served by two airports: Melville Hall (DOM) and Canefield (DCF) Airport. Most visitors to Dominica will arrive through Melville Hall as it is the larger of the two airports and accommodates commercial airlines. Canefield Airport, 15 minutes from the capital city of Roseau, is only 3,100 ft long and currently serves primarily courier services. Melville Hall, located in the north-eastern side of the island, approximately one hour and 20 minutes from the city, features a longer runway and updated terminal.
International flights from US and Europe are connected to the island through hubs in Antigua (ANU), Barbados (BGI), St. Maarten (SXM), Puerto Rico (SJU), Guadeloupe (PTP), and Martinique (FDF). Leeward Island Air Transport (LIAT) offers direct connections from ANU, BGI, SXM, SJU, and PTP as well as other connecting flights across their 22 island network. BVI Airways provides service from St. Maarten and Tortola.
Starting on April 1, 2013, Seaborne Airlines service replaced the American Eagle service 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. Seaborne flight BB 4554, is scheduled to depart Puerto Rico daily at 11:45AM ECT to arrival in Dominica at 1:40PM ECT. The return flight (BB 4577) will depart Dominica at 2:10PM ECT.Additionally, on April 4, 2013, LIAT began a non-stop service between Dominica and Puerto Rico, flight, LI 565, departs Puerto Rico 3:00PM ECT daily to arrive in Dominica at 4:45PM ECT. Flight LI 560 to Puerto Rico departs Dominica at 10:10AM ECT, daily.
There are various scheduled charter services serving Dominica, so check in often to see what other flights have been added to service Dominica.
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.
AIRLINES SERVICING DOMINICA
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 ships berthed at the Bayfront, Woodbridge Bay, and Cabrits.
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.
Mooring craft in what is designated a marine reserve or protected area is prohibited. The Scott’s Head/Soufrière Bay area in the south-west of the island is a marine reserve and is off limits for mooring of yachts and vessels. A special permit must be obtained for movement of craft from one location to the other.
WHERE IS DOMINICA?
Dominica sits midway along the Eastern Caribbean archipelago, just a few miles from Martinique to the south and Guadeloupe to the north. Learn more
Click on the map below for a larger view of Dominica's location within the Caribbean.