So many people ask us the easiest way to get to Montserrat. The airport here isn't big enough for international aircraft, but we're not too far from others that are!
The most straight forward route would be via Antigua. Flights from the USA, the UK and across the Caribbean region land there 12 hours a day. From the US, for low budget Newark, NYC to Antigua flights, check out American Airlines. From the UK, find low budget flights between Manchester and Antigua with Thomas Cook. From St Martin, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Barbados, St Bart's, Turks and Caicos, Canada, Virgin Islands, Dominica, Puerto Rico, London or Miami, take a look at these scheduled flights http://www.flightstats.com/go/FlightStatus/flightStatusByAirport.do
Once you make it to Antigua you have a couple of options. You can fly in; There are 2 small aircraft operators that service Montserrat or if you are laden with dive gear, or other weighty swimwear you may prefer the 1hr 15 minute ferry crossing. Here's the current Montserrat Ferry Schedule....
You can't book the ferry in advance, however the taxi rank directly outside theVCBird(Antigua) airport will deliver you to the dock for $11USD / $29EC.
Planning to spend a little extra time exploring Antigua?? You will be charged a departure tax of $55EC if you stop over longer than 24hours, but it's probably worth the extra.
However, if you are feeling adventurous and wish to make even more of your trip, you may find it fun to fly into Guadeloupe, especially if you are coming from Europe. As a Department of France, a flight between Paris and Pointe a Pitre is classed as an 'internal voyage' so it tends to be a little friendlier on the budget!
Plus, why wouldn't you make your way to the quaint seaside town on Deshaies, which was the main village setting of St Marie in Death in Paradise! You can even go for a beer at Camille's mums place!!
A private chartered plane is around €500 return, but let us know of your trip in advance and we may be able to find someone to share the costs as that plane flies home and back otherwise empty!
There are also a few sailing options on private and commercial yachts.
When you have an idea of your schedule, let us see if we can't help you work out your trip.