The glass facade of Luis Munoz airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Getting to Puerto Rico

There are various options for getting to and around Puerto Rico. With hundreds of direct flights landing at San Juan’s Airport every day, and more than 10 cruises coming and going weekly, getting to the island is only a matter of choosing your preferred mode of travel.

Airports

There are two international airports in Puerto Rico that offer flights to and from major cities in the United States, international destinations and other Caribbean islands. The largest one is the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport, commonly known as the San Juan airport (SJU), and it is in Isla Verde, near the Carolina district. More than 20 airlines, including American, United, Southwest, Spirit and Frontier fly in and out of this hub with regularly scheduled service. Find out more about arriving at the San Juan airport

  • Puerto Rico has daily nonstop flights to major cities throughout the United States, totaling more than 588 flights on a weekly basis.
  • There are nonstop flights available to Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Tampa, Jacksonville, West Palm Beach, Orlando, Charlotte, Philadelphia, Hartford, Washington D.C., Baltimore, Newark, New York (JFK), Boston, Chicago (ORD), Houston, Dallas, Atlanta, Detroit, and Minneapolis. Airlines that fly between Puerto Rico and the USA are American Airlines, Delta, JetBlue, Southwest, United, Frontier and Spirit
  • San Juan is the leading gateway to the Eastern Caribbean. Several airlines operate over 100 daily flights to over 20 destinations in the Caribbean. Airlines that fly to and from San Juan to the Caribbean include Cape Air, JetBlue, Seaborne, LIAT, Viques Airlink, Tradewind Aviation, and Air Flamenco.
  • There are 28 flights to Latin America: 18 flights to Panama City, 3 flights to Bogotá, and 7 flights to Caracas. 
  • There are 4 weekly flights provided by Air Canada and WestJet.
  • There is one weekly flight to Frankfurt, Germany operated by Condor Airlines.

In Aguadilla there is the Rafael Hernández Airport, a smaller international airport featuring commercial airlines such as Jet Blue, National Airlines, Spirit Airlines, United Airlines, and private charters. Jet Blue also arrives at La Mercedita, a smaller airport in the southern city of Ponce.

Cruises

Millions of passengers arrive in Puerto Rico at the San Juan Cruise Port each year, and a variety of different cruise lines make stops in San Juan for a few hours or a few days, depending on the itinerary. In the immediate area, you’ll find a variety of restaurants, shops, art galleries, historic monuments, parks and more. Just walking through the cobblestone streets of Old San Juan is an experience all its own.

If you are flying into San Juan to depart on a cruise from the terminal in Old San Juan, it is a short trip from the airport to the port. You’ll find taxis on the ground level, and the ride is about 15 minutes, depending on traffic.

Cruise options in Puerto Rico are expanding as well, and new service is being introduced in Ponce and other ports. If you love cruises and haven’t been to Puerto Rico yet, you’re missing out.

The Easiest Caribbean Vacation

Puerto Rico is an easy getaway for U.S. travelers because you don't need a passport to visit Puerto Rico, the currency is U.S. dollars and there's no need for international calling plans to keep your phone/data service active. Visiting Puerto Rico isn't just easy, it's also amazing. You'll find breathtaking beaches, subtropical rainforests, amazing food, distinctive culture, history and adventure during your stay. 

The Luis Munoz Marin International Airport in San Juan has direct and nonstop service from more than 20 airlines to dozens of major cities. 

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