Trinidad and Tobago overview
When is the best time to fly to Trinidad and Tobago?
January to May is a great time for flights to Trinidad and Tobago as the weather is warm, dry but not overly humid. You’ll also find cheap flights to Trinidad and Tobago are a little easier to come by than later in the year, except for around February. February hosts the carnival which is ranked as one of the best in the world. Due to this flights to Trinidad and Tobago can get extremely expensive so secure your flight tickets well in advance. The same applies to accommodation which sells out fast leading up to the carnival and gets pricey.
June to December is typically the rainy season although temperatures do soar throughout the months. Humidity can also become an issue so if you don’t handle the heat well so if this is the case make sure to avoid June to December. Flights to Trinidad and Tobago are also at their most expensive during the rainy season too.
When is the best time to book a flight to Trinidad and Tobago?
You’ll want to try and have your flights to Trinidad and Tobago all booked at least four or five months before you intend to travel and even earlier if you’re hoping to visit during the Carnival. Generally late February to May sees the cheapest flights to Trinidad and Tobago so aim to book your flight tickets for then if you want to save some money and enjoy the most comfortable time of year. If you’re on a tight budget then be as flexible as you can with both your dates and where in the country you want to go. Flexibility gives you much higher chances of finding great deals as opposed to being governed by school terms. Avoid sitting beside a wing to have a great chance of spectacular views as you approach the Caribbean paradise.
How long is the flight to Trinidad and Tobago?
Flights from London to Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago: 10 hours 55 minutes.
Flights from Manchester to Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago: 9 hours 10 minutes.
Flights from Birmingham to Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago: 17 hours 05 minutes.
Flights from Glasgow to Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago: 16 hours 05 minutes.
Which airlines operate flights to Trinidad and Tobago?
There are a few different airlines that offer cheap flights to Trinidad and Tobago with the main ones being British Airways, United and WestJet. When you are searching for the cheapest flights to Trinidad and Tobago it’s best to figured out your dates and then compare the airlines to see who gives you best value for money. British Airways is usually a little more expensive, although still reasonable considering the length of the journey, but they also offer complimentary snacks and drinks throughout their flights to Trinidad and Tobago. This is a welcomed addition to a flight which makes up for the more expensive flight tickets. That said if you’re on a tight budget you’re best to go with whoever offers the cheapest flights to Trinidad and Tobago and go from there.
How to get from the airport to the city centre?
Port of Spain:
The Piarco International airport is 27km outside of the Port of Spain and you can get there in a couple of ways. Firstly, and the cheaper option, you can decide to get a bus. They operate Monday to Friday from 6:30am until around 8pm. The other method you can consider is to take a taxi. They are more expensive but they can be a lot more convenient especially if you have a lot of baggage or want to go directly to your hotel rather than finding your way from the centre. If you can split the fare with a friend then travelling by taxi can be a great alternative.
Once your flights to Trinidad and Tobago land in Tobago you don’t have too many choices to find your way to your accommodation. If you want to be organized and plan ahead then secure some form of shuttle or pre-arranged taxi service to collect you once you arrive. Other than that you’ll need to take a taxi. They are very safe for the most part and generally well-priced although make sure you agree on a fee before you begin your journey.
Trinidad and Tobago insider information
- Most of us go abroad searching for that perfect beach and with Trinidad and Tobago you won’t be left disappointed as it makes the number one spot for the planet's best beaches!
- Think you enjoy the kick of a hot chili? You might want to think again as Trinidad and Tobago has the world’s hottest chilies! So hot in fact they actually burnt off the latex gloves of the researcher, now that’s a spice!
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