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Flights to Antigua

Choose from one of our three direct flights a week from London Heathrow to Antigua’s V.C. Bird International Airport and you’ll be on the beach before you know it.

Flights available now, with the flexibility to change if you need to.

  • We fly direct to Antigua's V.C. Bird International Airport (ANU) from London Heathrow (LHR)

  • Our flights to Antigua run 4 times a week throughout the year

  • The flight time from London is around 9 hours

Discover Antigua

Antigua’s beguiling bays, pristine beaches and verdant jungle covered hillsides are an intoxicating combination. But we love the food: sitting in a beach shack eating off-the-boat seafood, covered in spicy sauces and washed down by the local rum. Heaven.

Play video Antigua video guide Check out our Antigua video guide for a taste of Nelson's Dockyard, Sting Ray City, Rainforest canopy tours, St John's markets, Darkwood Beach, Jolly Beach and Fort James Beach.

Antigua video guide

Check out our Antigua video guide for a taste of Nelson's Dockyard, Sting Ray City, Rainforest canopy tours, St John's markets, Darkwood Beach, Jolly Beach and Fort James Beach.

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Discover Antigua

Summer carnival

July and August are when the streets of St John’s are turned into a spectacular whirlwind of street parties and parades. Make sure you don’t miss the breathtaking steel band and calypso competitions. Head to our blog for more Antigua must-dos.

Cooking, Caribbean style

Sign up for a cooking class and master the art of West Indian curry making, or learn how to cook with rum (if you can resist putting it in a cocktail). Find out more about food in Antigua on our blog.

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Casinos and crabs

Head to the capital St John’s for a vibrant mix of live music, limbo dancing and casinos. Or join the locals for a family friendly crab race. Get more tips on our blog.

Ahoy there!

One of the world’s top regattas, Antigua Sailing Week offers white-knuckle racing and an exhilarating party schedule. Or escape the island and hire a yacht from English Harbour to stretch your sea legs!

Set sail for Barbuda

If you’ve time, jump on a high-speed catamaran headed to Antigua’s little sister, Barbuda. Blissfully underdeveloped, this beautiful island is full of natural wonders.

Weather and local info

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Local information

Airport guide

Before you set off, take a look at our guide to Antigua's VC Bird International Airport.

Antigua airport guide

Local transport

Taxis are popular for short trips. If you'd rather hire a car, be aware that there isn't much signage and the roads aren't up to European or North American standards.

Local currency

Antigua uses the Eastern Caribbean Dollar, but the US Dollar is also accepted in most places on the island.

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Electricity

In Antigua, most hotels have both 110 and 220 volt electricity, which use the American style two pin plug.

Time difference

Antigua is 5 hours behind London (GMT). 

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Why you’ll love flying with Virgin Atlantic

Inflight dining

Eating and drinking on our flights is a kind of a big deal. We spend a lot of time, thought and effort creating our award winning meal service, with a painstakingly curated drinks menu to perfectly accompany it.

Whet your appetite

Inflight entertainment

Settle in to your journey with the latest movies, the hottest TV shows, a huge library of music and an amazing selection of fun games. With this much to choose from, you'll be having fun all the way to your destination.

Be entertained onboard

Flying club miles

We reward your adventures with Flying Club miles. Whether you're taking off, doing the weekly shop or splashing out on an exclusive stay, miles make it all more rewarding.

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