Plan Your Trip

Getting To & Around

Direct connectivity to Guyana from North America is available year-round from the United States (New York and Miami), Canada (Toronto), and several South American and Caribbean countries including Barbados, Panama, Suriname, and Trinidad & Tobago. The flights land at Cheddi Jagan International Airport in Timheri or Eugene F. Correia International Airport found 41 and 11 kilometres outside of Georgetown respectively. Most connections from Europe are routed through Barbados, Miami, New York, or Suriname through the new KLM and Trans Guyana Airways connection. Find a handy list below for the closest accessible option.

Popular Routes and Airlines​

Popular Routes and Airlines

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Popular Routes and Airlines​

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United States of America
Miami
New York (JFK)

American Airlines service begins on December 2019
Caribbean Airlines (non-stop or 1 hour stop in Trinidad)
JetBlue service begins April 2020

Fort Lauderdale & Orlando

Caribbean Airlines (1 hour stop in Trinidad) – Seasonal Flights

Canada
Toronto

Caribbean Airlines (1 hour stop in Trinidad)

Barbados

LIAT Airlines (to Eugene F. Correia International Airport)

Panama
Suriname

Surinam Airways
Trans Guyana Airways (to Eugene F. Correia International Airport)

Trinidad & Tobago

Caribbean Airlines
LIAT Airlines (to Eugene F. Correia International Airport)

If you prefer to travel overland or via waterways, then look into options adjoining Brazil, Suriname and Venezuela, which are connected by ferry  and road.

Getting Around

Within the country, you can choose between river, road, air travel, or a combination of all three, depending on time and budget.

Air

Eugene F. Correia International Airport (formerly known as Ogle Airport) is the hub for local flights. Small 4 to 12-seater Cessnas and 19-seater Beechcraft aircraft connect Georgetown to the deep interior of the country with over 162 active airstrips. It is recommended that you pack light, since you are only allowed 20 pounds (9.07 kilograms) per person on regularly scheduled flights. If you must travel with a heavier load, you can bring extra luggage at an additional charge that you should take care of in advance of your flight since there is no guarantee that space is available. Or, you can charter a plane depending on the size of your group. Flying is more expensive, but it typically provides a superb bird’s eye view of expansive rainforests, mountain ranges and rivers.

Air Service Providers for Scheduled Flights
Air Services Limited, Roraima Airways, and Trans Guyana Airways have the most robust fleets and regularly scheduled flights throughout the country. There are multiple daily flights to popular destinations like Lethem and stopovers in Fairview Village, which is close to Iwokrama River Lodge. This is the best way to access the North and South Rupununi regions. Regular scheduled flights are also available to Kaieteur Falls for a day trip or longer and some include stopovers at Orinduik Falls or Iwokrama. Try to identify a flight that has already confirmed with the minimum number of required passengers.

How to Charter a Flight
A number of airlines offer charter planes to access different places in Guyana. These include Air Services Limited, Jags Aviation, Roraima Airways, Trans Guyana Airways, and Wings Aviation. Here is how you can book a personal charter:
Step 1 - Determine where you would like to visit, your dates for travel, and the weight of your passengers and luggage.
Step 2 - Make contact with the airline operators or your local operator through email or telephone to check on availability, cost and their confirmation/payment process.
Step 3 - Choose your selected carrier and confirm all needed information with them. Remember to secure your tickets.
Step 4 - Go to the airport on the day of your trip and enjoy your journey.

Road

15-seater minivans and local taxis are the main form of transportation between towns in the coastal region with taxis being the more comfortable option. In the interior, most taxis are 4x4 trucks, which gives you a bit of insight into the overland experience. It is possible to rent vehicles in Georgetown and elsewhere. But due to roads that are not in the best condition and driving conditions that are probably very different from what you are accustomed to, it is recommended that you leave the driving up to someone else.

There is one major road that runs from the north to the south of the country, connecting Georgetown to the town of Lethem and the border into neighbouring Brazil. While the roads can get rough and tough particularly during the green or wet season, you will be impressed by the scenery along the way and will have many opportunities to experience the countryside before your journey’s end. Similarly, there is one main road that connects Georgetown to Suriname that runs west to east of the country.

River

Rivers connect Guyana. This includes the islands and villages on the Essequibo Coast and in the lower Essequibo Region. They also connect many villages and eco-lodges found in the North Rupununi Region of Guyana. In fact, it is almost impossible to travel around Guyana without travelling by boat. From large transport ferries connecting Guyana and Suriname and the Essequibo Coast to jet boats, speed boats and dugout canoes, boat rides are part of the experience. Besides being a convenient means of transportation around the country, river trips connect you with the locals and daily life, and they provide one of the best means for wildlife spotting and birding. For more information, review the section on local DMCs, Tour Operators and Outfitters.

For more information on transportation options around Guyana, we recommend reading Guyana 101.

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