The Port of Spain Airport, or the Piarco International Airport, as it is more officially known, is found approximately sixteen miles east of the city. The town that it calls home is Piarco. Most people who fly to Trinidad and Tobago arrive at this busiest airport in the country. From there, they either remain on the island of Trinidad or hop on a connecting flight that is destined for Tobago’s Crown Point International Airport.
Several airlines have designated the Port of Spain airport as their main Trinidad and Tobago hub. As such, it is where most Trinidad and Tobago flights arrive. Some of these flights are direct flights that originate out of cities in the U.S. It is also possible to find direct flights to the Piarco International Airport that leave from destinations in Canada, Europe, South America, and Central America.
Few airports in the Caribbean are as modern as the Port of Spain Airport. Travelers enjoy fully air-conditioned environs while waiting for their flights, and the computerized immigration system is a plus. Several eateries maintain a presence at the airport should travelers get hungry or thirsty, and there are several shops to select from as well. As for getting from the airport to the hotel or vacation rental, it is possible to rent a car from a number of onsite rental agencies. Those who prefer leaving the driving up to somebody else can hire a taxi or check to see if their hotel of choice offers airport transportation services. Either way, the drive from the Piarco International Airport to Port of Spain only takes about 30 minutes on average.
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