Getting to Dominica
|Main airport:||Douglas Charles (formerly Melville Hall); airport code DOM|
|Local airlines:||Air Antilles, interCaribbean Airways, Silver Airways, Winair|
|Local ferries:||L’Express des îles, Val Ferry|
|Tip:||Booking flights separately (e.g.: Miami-Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico-Dominica) will often save you money!|
From the U.K. and Europe
Check flights to Antigua (ANU), Barbados (BGI), St. Maarten (SXM), and St. Lucia (UVF). From there, it is just a short flight to Dominica. From St. Lucia, you can take L’Express des îles or Val Ferry across.
From France, there are direct flights into the neighboring islands of Martinique (FDF) and Guadeloupe (PTP). Check with LEVEL for budget flights.
From North, South, and Central America
Flights via Puerto Rico’s San Juan airport (SJO) are often the most economical. There are also direct flights to Martinique and Guadeloupe from New York. From Canada, there are direct flights to Antigua, Martinique, and Guadeloupe out of Toronto and Montreal.
We recommend flying via the USA and then via Puerto Rico.
Getting to Soufriere Guesthouse
From Douglas Charles Airport
Public transportation isn’t available, so if you’re not renting a car, you’ll need to take a taxi. There will be taxis at the airport when you arrive, and depending on the driver, number of stops, and number of shared passengers, prices can range from 100 EC (East Caribbean Dollars) to 175 EC ($37-$65 USD).
If you want to save money, you can take a taxi from the airport to Roseau and then take public transportation—see directions below.
From the ferry terminal in Roseau
Public transportation in shared vans is available a short walk from the ferry terminal, near the craft market, just across the street from Ruins Rock Cafe. Ask any local for directions to the Soufriere bus stop. The bus fare is 4 EC (about $1.50 USD).
Once in Soufriere, ask for the Guesthouse—everyone knows us! We’re a 5-10 minute walk from the village, or you can ask your bus driver to drop you off for a few extra EC.
Please note: public transportation is not typically available after about 7 p.m.—you’ll need to take a taxi. On Sundays, there is infrequent service.