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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.

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A trip to Antigua is as easy as 1-2-3

From 1st October, hotels in Antigua require that all guests have been fully vaccinated at least two weeks before arrival.

Just follow the steps below and be sure to read the full advice here.

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Step 1

7 days pre-departure

Your pre-departure Covid-19 test must be completed by a medical professional no more than 7 days before travelling.

Step 2

On arrival

You’ll be given a health declaration form the flight. Fill it in and hand to airport staff. Show your proof of vaccination. This can be the NHS Covid pass on the NHS app.

Step 3


You won’t need to quarantine if you’ve booked approved accommodation, and pass the health screening.

  • 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

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Discover Antigua

Discover this unique Caribbean island and its beautiful coral reefs, clear waters and white-sand beaches. A direct flight to Antigua is what you need if you're seeking moments of peace and relaxation. Get your Caribbean holiday off to a perfect start with Virgin Atlantic flights from the UK to Antigua (ANU).

Book your ticket from London Heathrow (LHR) and find out everything this beautiful tropical island has to offer.

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

What will the weather be like?

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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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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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Our seats have been carefully designed to help you fly in total comfort during the flight, no matter which cabin you're in. Find out how our Upper Class, Premium and Economy seats measure up.

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Inflight services

Whichever cabin you're travelling in, you'll enjoy exciting inflight entertainment and delicious food and drinks throughout the flight.

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