How to travel best to the island of Vieques?

Travel by Plane

The most convenient way to travel to Vieques is to take a plane from the San Juan, PR (SJU) airport. Vieques is only about 10 miles off Puerto Rico’s eastern coast. The duration for the flight is about 30 minutes. It’s the fastest and easiest way to get from Puerto Rico to Vieques. All major airlines fly to Puerto Rico and offer decent fares. The airlines currently flying from Puerto Rico to Vieques are: CapeAir, Air Flamenco, Air Sunshine, M&N Aviation and Vieques Air Link.

Flights are offered from the San Juan International Airport (SJU) and San Juan Isla Grande (SIG/TIJG) a smaller commuter airport.

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Travel by Ferry

Nevertheless the ferry ride from Fajardo to Vieques takes about an hour. You can take a car on the ferry, but keep in mind, in cases where the ferry does not have sufficient seating the local residents will have boarding preference.  Please also check with the car rental company whether they allow their vehicles to travel on the ferry to Vieques. Not all do! For more info on traveling by ferry check out the Vieques Island webpage.


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Sunset at Malecon on Vieques