|Popular in||July||High demand for flights, 30% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||January||Best time to find cheap flights, 5% potential price drop|
|Average price||$370||Average for round-trip flights in December 2022|
|Round-trip from||$282||From New York to Antigua|
|One-way from||$10||One-way flight from New York to Antigua|
NYC - ANU
$368 - $756
Flights to Antigua on the Antigua and Barbuda island chain from the United States range from about 3.5h-23h. The length of your flight will depend on your departure city, as well as the number and length of any layovers along the way. If you’re departing from Miami, your flight will likely be on the shorter end of the spectrum, thanks to Miami’s location and the fact that it offers regular direct flights to Antigua. Conversely, if you’re flying out of a city like Seattle, its location and the fact that that it offers no direct flights to Antigua means your flight time will likely be near the longer end of the range.
You can enjoy direct flights to Antigua from Miami and New York, available daily and serviced by American Airlines. There are also regular flights to Antigua from other major cities, including Chicago, Seattle, and Los Angeles, although these will have at least one layover en route to Antigua. If you do have layovers along the way, you can expect these to occur in common connection cities like Philadelphia, New York, and Miami.
When you fly to Antigua from the States, you’ll alight at V.C. Bird International Airport (ANU), 5 miles northeast of the capital city of St. John’s. There are no public transportation options to get from the airport to St. John’s or nearby destinations, so you must either rent a car at the airport and drive yourself or rely on an airport taxi to take you to your Antigua destination. Hail a taxi outside the arrivals terminal, with the taxi rank located under the canopy. Rates are based on four passengers and vary based on your destination.
Antigua is an island steeped in history and culture, as well as a beautiful Caribbean island destination, so there’s plenty to do and see here. Visit one of the island’s most historic sites by strolling through Nelson’s Dockyard, formerly helmed by Admiral Horatio Lord Nelson in the late 18th centuries. Nowadays visitors can peruse the Dockyard Museum, shops, restaurants, and more, all in a charming marina setting. Just try to resist Devil’s Bridge, a natural wonder formed at the union of the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea in eastern Antigua. The “bridge” consists of limestone, with blasts of water often shooting out of natural blowholes, for a wet and wild viewing experience. It’s impossible to go to Antigua without spending time on a beautiful beach, and at Dickenson Bay, you can make the most of its white sands and azure waters any time. You can also enjoy water sports and glass-bottomed boat tours here if you like.
U.S. citizens need a valid passport to travel to Antigua and Barbuda, although a visa is not required.
V C Bird International Airport (ANU) is a relatively small airport used mainly by those vacationing on the islands of Antigua and Barbuda. However, it was originally built by the US army and still retains something of a militaristic feel. The airport is on the island of Antigua just 5 miles (8km) from the capital, St John’s.
V C Bird International Airport was originally named Coolidge International Airport, as the original air force base went by that name. Sir Vere Cornwall Bird was Antigua and Barbuda’s first prime minister and the airport was named after him in 1985.
Flights to V C Bird International Airport can be booked easily on Leeward Islands Air Transport (LIAT), which uses the airport as a base. There are also many flights to Antigua from airports in the Caribbean as well as Canada, New York, Miami and even London.
V C Bird International remains a modest airport with a limited selection of amenities. While it’s an easy airport to get out of once you’ve arrived, check-in queues for departing passengers can sometimes seem endless, and the landside part of the terminal is not air-conditioned, so it is best to get to check-in early and then grab a drink somewhere while waiting for your flight.