How to Get to the Turks and Caicos Islands
It’s hassle-free to get to the Turks and Caicos Islands. Many major airlines offer regular flights on a daily basis. International service is to Providenciales International Airport (PLS). Flying time from Miami (MIA) to Providenciales via jet is approximately one hour and 20 minutes.
International airlines which have scheduled service to the Turks & Caicos Islands: Air Canada, American Airlines, British Airways, Delta, Jet Blue, United Air, and West Jet.
Caicos Express Airways provides flights to Grand Turk, Salt Cay and more
Our local airlines have regularly scheduled flights which connect all the inhabited Islands. They also offer charter flights within the TCI and to the Bahamas, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, and Haiti.
Upon arrival at the Providenciales International Airport, please look for your FREE copy of the “Where When How - Turks & Caicos Islands” print magazine and other information at the Tourist Board Information desk.
Transportation within the Turks and Caicos Islands
It’s easy to get around on the Turks and Caicos Islands. Anyone, over 18 years old, holding a valid driving license from home can rent a scooter. Depending on the rental agency, you must be 25 in order to rent an automobile. Various car rental agencies offer from 4-wheel drive jeeps to luxury automobiles. Rental insurance is advised. There is a $15 government tax on each rental contract. View our LIST of Car and Scooter Rental Agencies here.
Remember to drive on the LEFT, you’ll get the hang of it right away! Relax, we have no traffic lights, no traffic jams and no place to go in a hurry. The maximum speed is 40 MPH (64 kmh), 20 MPH (32 kmh) through the settlements. Radar is used to detect speeders and speeding tickets carry a hefty fine. Most of the main roads are paved. Leeward Highway has been completed as a dual carriageway with traffic circles (roundabouts) at main intersections. When approaching a traffic circle (roundabout) the driver on your right has the right of way. Many of our traffic circles are 2 lanes wide, so please remember to stay in your correct lane while going around, as well as using the appropriate lane for your intended direction (at a 4-way, 2 lane traffic circle use the outside lane if you intend to turn left or straight and use the inside lane if you intend to go straight or turn right). Using your vehicle's indicators can also help other drivers understand your intentions at traffic circles. Side roads and back roads are simply cut from the coral rock and can be bumpy. Drive carefully over potholes and rough road edges to avoid causing damage to your vehicle.
How to negotiate a traffic circle
Directions are easy, ask anyone or follow our island maps. Be cautious of people walking in the roads. Be careful at night, remember to dim your high beams (headlights) and don’t drink and drive! Seat belts save lives, so please wear yours. A seat belt law is enforced, the fine is high for each unbelted person.
There are plenty of comfortable, air-conditioned taxis to transport you to wherever your destination is. Your hotel desk will call for you or you can call personally. Many taxi drivers will give informative tours of our wonderful scenic island. Fares can vary for this service, so be sure to negotiate a price before-hand. There is no rule for tipping, but 15% for personable service is appreciated. Limousine services are also available. (See Taxi Fare chart at the bottom of this page.)
Passenger ferry service is now available between Providenciales, North Caicos and South Caicos. With multiple daily sailing times, it has never been easier to explore some of our other spectacular islands!
Caicos Express Airways
Visit our other Turks and Caicos Islands with Caicos Express Airways call 649-941-5730
Simplifly For reliable, comfort and the most convenient schedule make Caicos Express Airways your airline of choice. With Charter Services throughout the Caribbean and daily scheduled flights between Providenciales and Grand Turk and eight (8) weekly flights between Providenciales and Salt Cay (in season), it has never been easier to experience everything the Turks & Caicos has to offer.
We provide personalized service so that you can sit back, relax and enjoy. Come and experience our Beech 1900 and Cessna 402C aircrafts. Caicos Express Airways service you can depend on... It’s that simple.Contact details for Caicos Express Airways
interCaribbean Airways is a convenient gateway to visiting many of TCI's neighbouring tropical islands. Scheduled domestic flights to Grand Turk and South Caicos and international flights to Haiti, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Jamaica and beyond. To get the best deals book in advance.Contact details for interCaribbean Airways
Turks and Caicos Ferry Services
TCI Ferry Service
TCI Passenger Ferry Service
The TCI Ferries depart from Walkin Marina, at Heaving Down Rock several times a day to make the 30 minute trip to beautiful North Caicos. Their fast, dry and comfortable vessels make it simple for passengers to visit North Caicos and Middle Caicos. Plan a day trip or spend a few nights.
TCI Ferry schedule (as of 04/15) between North Caicos and Providenciales. Call 649-946-5406 for reservations.
TCI Ferry also services South Caicos. Take a comfortable 90 minute ride to ‘The Big South’ for phenomenal fishing or snorkelling or diving. Both the Sailrock and East Bay Resort developments are a going concern on this beautiful island. South Caicos Schedule Departs Provo: Friday and Sunday at 2:00pm; Departs South: Friday and Sunday 3:30pmContact details for TCI Ferry Service
Taxi Rates - Providenciales
You may print the PDF version of this Providenciales Taxi Rate chart to help you determine your transportation costs while on Providenciales. Taxi Fares as of 15 July 2014.
Providenciales Taxi Fare Chart