Travel to Roatan
How to get to Roatan
Roatan's modern airport, the Juan Manuel
Galvez International Airport, also known as Roatan International
Airport, is one of Honduras' four international airports and is
serviced by American, Continental, Taca, Delta, and Iberia, which
all fly to Roatan in conjunction with local carriers.
Several direct flights are also available from the
United States on the weekends as follows:
Continental, (1-800-231-0856) on Saturday, is flying
direct twice a day to and from Roatan/Houston and once a day to
and from Roatan/ Newark; and on Sunday once a day to and from Roatan/Houston.
Taca, (1-800-400-TACA) on Saturday, is flying direct
once a day to and from Roatan/Houston; and on Sunday once a day
to and from Roatan/Miami.
Delta, (1-800-325-1999) on Saturday is flying direct
twice a day to and from Roatan/Atlanta.
Direct flight from Canada to Roatan
Air Transat (reservations 1-866-847-1112) offers a
Saturday flight to and from Toronto and Roatan (depart Toronto at
7 a.m., arrives Roatan around 11 a.m.) on an airbus operated by
WestJet (flight 1370). Return flight (1371) leaves around noon and
gets into Toronto around 5:30 p.m.. Online booking is also available
from Nolitours, www.nolitours.com, under flights for call them at
Connecting flights to Roatan from mainland Honduras
Your best bet is to try and catch one of the weekend
flights to Roatan. If you are unable to do so, you can always take
an American, Continental, or Taca flight into Tegucigalpa or San
Pedro Sula, and get a connecting flight to Roatan. All connecting
flights from either city stop in La Ceiba and on some you have to
change planes. Taca, Sosa, Isleña and Atlantic Airlines offer
daily flights from La Ceiba, Tegucigalpa, and San Pedro Sula to
Domestic schedules do change regularly and all flights
departure times and dates should always be confirmed in advance.
Tickets can be bought at counters prior to your flight.
Ferry Service between La Ceiba and Roatan
Another option for travel between mainland Honduras
and the Bay Islands is taking the ferry. A new high-speed ferry
is now running between Roatan and La Ceiba twice a day.
In La Ceiba, it anchors at the ferry dock or "Muelle
de Cabotaje," located outside of town. On Roatan, it departs
and arrives at the ferry dock in Brick Bay. The cost is approximately
$22 one-way or Lps. 400, first class costs $25 or Lps. 500. The
trip takes approximately one hour.
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