Driving on Dominica
Drivers for Hire, Taxis,
Car Rental, Local Buses,
Places to Eat
Staples, Fish, Meats,
Fruits, Vegetables, Bread
airlines fly into Dominica
is the only U.S. based carrier that provides
flights to Dominica with continued connections
San Juan, via partner Seaborne Air.
partnered with American Airlines, flies out of San Juan.
Tickets can be arranged sans American if arriving on
another airline; however, prices are best if ticketed
with your American Airlines itinerary.
Air, a Caribbean based airline, flies to Dominica out of
San Juan, Antigua and Barbados - connections from other
airlines are made at these locations.
routes (for U.S. based travelers) than the ones
described on this page via San Juan and Barbados (which
are the most commonly used) are available for getting to
Dominica. Time spent researching these options will
provide some results.
MOST ALL FLIGHT OPTIONS INCLUDE AN OVERNIGHT STAY
Only a handful of flights
leaving from the US east coast "potentially" allow
travelers to make Dominica in one day. The exceptions
included some very early morning departures from New York City, Philadelphia, Miami
and maybe a couple of other locations.
Details to Consider when
planning your flights:
Airlines, with its partner Seaborne Air, provides the only option
of ticketing a flight to Dominica via one online
location through the American website.
Note that Seaborne honors American's
baggage rules. However, overhead bin space on
Seaborne planes is very, very small; most carry on
luggage, sans computers and a personal item, are checked
flights also fly into Barbados, but for the flight
on to Dominica one must also secure a ticket with
provides travelers opportunity to fly a variety of
other carriers (for example Continental,
United, British Air, etc.) into the Caribbean region
before traveling on to Dominica.
Liat provides some opportunity to fly into
Dominica in one day. However:
Transfer times are very tight due to
collecting luggage, then checking in and
rechecking luggage on to Dominica... any
slight delay can potentially force an
overnight stay, and or luggage not making
After making your connection with Liat,
their flights, in
most instances, arrive in Dominica very late
afternoon and depart the island very early morning.
These flight times can create transportation
headaches both coming and going...
see following explanations.
Arrival on a late afternoon Liat flight
invariably lends itself to visitors
traveling Dominica's roads to their
west coast (and some east central) lodging destinations
First-time visitors, most likely, will find
this to be an unnerving, possibly unpleasant
experience they'll never forget. Learn
Driving on Dominica
Similarly, when leaving the island, in order
to make connections in Antigua and other
gateways, Liat's flights depart Dominica
approximately between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m.
For those travelers lodging at most places
along Dominica's west coast or east central /
southeast areas this requires leaving for the
airport (located on the northeast coast)
anywhere between 3:30 a.m. and 5 a.m. ...making
for a very long drive in the dark and a long
Currently, Liat allows one (1)* 50 lb checked bag to
be checked FREE and one "small" carry-on
*to verify, call Liat or review their website:
Liat travelers frequently complain of
and or experience lost and damaged luggage and unreliable flight