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Getting to the Cayman Islands

Grand Cayman is well serviced by a number of international airlines, and local airline, Cayman Airways, offers direct flights to a number of destinations.

The main gateway to Cayman is Miami, with at least four flights per day between the two destinations.

Cayman Airways is the national carrier and offers direct flights to 12 destinations: Little Cayman, Cayman Brac, Miami, Chicago (Seasonal), Cuba (Havana), Jamaica (Kingston and Montego Bay), Honduras (Le Cieba and Roatan), Denver (Seasonal), New York, Dallas and Tampa. Guests can check-in two bags free up to 55lbs each, and receive complimentary rum punch on-board.

  • American Airways flies direct to and from Miami, Charlotte, Dallas/Fort Worth and Philadelphia.
  • Jet Blue offers direct flights between New York and Grand Cayman and Fort Lauderdale. They also offer a seasonal service between Grand Cayman and Boston.  and seasonally to and from Boston.
  • British Airways flies direct between London Heathrow and the Grand Cayman four times a week. The flight stops briefly in Nassau in the Bahamas to pick up/drop off passengers,
  • West Jet provides direct flights from Toronto to Grand Cayman twice a week. 
  • South West offers direct flights from Fort Lauderdale and Houston.

Please note that some airlines and destinations only operate in high season which is generally from December to April.

Cost of Flights & Flying Time

The average cost of a return ticket from Miami is US$400, from New York US$350 and from London US$1,500. Also, please note that these are average prices and will vary according to high or low season.

The flying time from Miami to Grand Cayman is 1 hour and 5 minutes. The journey from London takes 10 hours (including 45 minutes on the tarmac in Nassau). From Toronto, the flight time is 4 hours. Just under 4 hours from New York.

A New and Improving Airport

Grand Cayman’s Owen Roberts International Airport is a relatively busy airport for a Caribbean island; it processes over one million passengers each year which include tourists, business visitors and residents. The airport is located in the capital, George Town, and is approximately five minutes from downtown and a 15 minute drive from Seven Mile Beach.

The airport is currently undergoing a CI$55 million expansion which is due to be completed in 2019. When completed the airport will have a new baggage handling system, new departure hall, immigration area, an enhanced security check point and new retail area.

At some point in the future the runway will be lengthened to allow large long haul jets to bring in more passengers from Europe and beyond.