Flights to Puerto Rico

Arriving in Puerto Rico by airOne of the great things about Puerto Rico for American visitors is that it is so easy to get a flight and all the major airlines fly there from the major US airports.

If you’re travelling from Europe though things are a little different and you can either fly via Madrid and on Iberia, or else you’ll need to fly to the US mainland for a connecting flight.

The advantage of this latter option is the greater choice of flights on both legs of the journey.

While most flights to Puerto Rico arrive in the capital, San Juan, there are also international flights to Aguadilla – more convenient if your destination is to the west of the island, although it only takes a couple of hours from San Juan – and also to Ponce in the south.

San Juan actually has two airports, the main one being the Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport – often known as LMM, although its official airport code is SJU.

Located east of San Juan in Isla Verde, LMM is also the Caribbean’s major air hub and many visitors to the Caribbean pass through San Juan on the way to their final destination.

 

Airlines flying to Puerto Rico

Most of the airlines operating flights to Puerto Rico are US based, headed by American Airlines, while its subsidiary American Eagle dominates the intra-Caribbean routes.

LMM is served by American Airlines, BWIA, Delta, Continental, Air Canada, British Airways, Iberia, Lufthansa, Northwest, United and US Airways. Another important airline to consider is the low cost airline JetBlue, with flights from New York and Newark and Air Flamenco operates flights to Puerto Rico from the US Virgin Islands and Anguilla as well as connecting San Juan, Fajardo, Ponce and the islands of Culebra and Vieques and seems a good way to get around.

 

Finding the best deal

You can easily find the best deals on flights to Puerto Rico by spending just a little time and effort on investigation – also see our guide to getting the best deals.

We were able to find a 30 percent discount on one airline’s published rate when ravelling from Europe. The benchmark fare was quoted on Iberia‘s web site but we easily found several sites offering much better deals on exactly the same flights – on a $2,000 published fare that makes quite a difference to your pocket.

The best price was provided by www.despegar.com, but you should do your own research to find the best current deals.

 

More information on flights to Puerto Rico.

Flights to San Juan
A list of online travel sites with cheap flights to San Juan.

 

Cheap flights to Puerto Rico
A guide to finding the best deals on flights to Puerto Rico. Advice on searching online and offline.

 

JetBlue
Information on the low cost airline with flights to three airports in Puerto Rico.

 

Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport
Information on arrival at LMM airport in San Juan and facilities available.

 

Air Flamenco
If you want to fly to the islands of Vieques or Culebra then Air Flamenco could be what you’re looking for. With a fleet of small turboprop planes they offer a local service.

 

Immigration
While US citizens can enter Puerto Rico without any special requirements, trailers from other counties have specific immigration requirements for Puerto Rico.

 

Iberia
Spain’s national carrier is the only airline with direct flights to San Juan from Europe.