We fly direct to Antigua three times a week

9 hours flight time

Flights from London Heathrow (LHR)
25th November 2023 - 11th May 2024
Flights from London Heathrow* (LHR)
23rd May - 24th October 2024
Flights from London Heathrow (LHR)
29th October 2024 - 29th March 2025
*Flights during the schedule dates 23rd May - 24th October 2024 include a short touchdown in Barbados.
Please note: passengers and luggage will remain on the aircraft during 1-hour touchdown.

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Visas and entry requirements

Fully vaccinated*


Currently no requirements


Not fully vaccinated*


Currently no requirements


What you need to know

Handy hints to help you hit the ground running in Antigua.

Local time

GMT -4 hours


Eastern Caribbean Dollar




230 volts 60Hz

Plug type A and B



Local transport

Taxis are popular for short trips. If you'd rather hire a car, be aware that there isn't much signage and the roads aren't up to European or North American standards.

Airport Guides

Before you set off, take a look at Antigua's VC Bird International Airport guide.

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Antigua flight deals

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Discover Antigua

Discover this unique Caribbean island and its beautiful coral reefs, clear waters and white-sand beaches. A direct flight to Antigua is what you need if you're seeking moments of peace and relaxation. Get your Caribbean holiday off to a perfect start with Virgin Atlantic flights from the UK to Antigua (ANU).

Book your ticket from London Heathrow (LHR) and find out everything this beautiful tropical island has to offer.

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Summer Carnival

July and August are when the streets of St John’s are turned into a spectacular whirlwind of street parties and parades. Make sure you don’t miss the breathtaking steel band and calypso competitions. 

Cooking, Caribbean style

Sign up for a cooking class and master the art of West Indian curry making, or learn how to cook with rum (if you can resist putting it in a cocktail).

Casinos and crabs

Head to the capital St John’s for a vibrant mix of live music, limbo dancing and casinos. Or join the locals for a family friendly crab race. 

Ahoy there!

One of the world’s top regattas, Antigua Sailing Week offers white-knuckle racing and an exhilarating party schedule. Or escape the island and hire a yacht from English Harbour to stretch your sea legs!

Set sail for Barbuda

If you’ve time, jump on a high-speed catamaran headed to Antigua’s little sister, Barbuda. Blissfully underdeveloped, this beautiful island is full of natural wonders.

Why you’ll love flying with Virgin Atlantic

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Cabins and seats

Our seats have been carefully designed to help you fly in total comfort during the flight, no matter which cabin you're in. Find out how our Upper Class, Premium and Economy seats measure up.

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Inflight services

Whichever cabin you're travelling in, you'll enjoy exciting inflight entertainment and delicious food and drinks throughout the flight.


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Virgin Points

We reward your adventures with Virgin Points. Whether you're taking off, doing the weekly shop or splashing out on an exclusive stay, points make it all more rewarding.  

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