Caribbean Flight Times

How Long Does It Take to Fly to the Caribbean for Vacation?

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When you're booking a Caribbean vacation, you want to spend as little time in the air and as much time on the beach as possible. Travelers sometimes think of the "Caribbean" as a single destination, but the fact is that the islands of the Caribbean sprawl over thousands of miles of ocean, from just off the coast of Florida to South America. As such, flight times vary greatly depending on where you're departing from and where you are heading.

Consider this a general guide to flight times: we've included nonstop times from U.S. gateways where possible/available (not every island has direct flights).

Flights: The nearest international gateways are St. Maarten/Martin (7 minute flight), San Juan, Puerto Rico and Antigua (1 hour flight).

Flights: There are both direct flights and connections from North America via San Juan and St. Martin. Flying times: New York: 4 hours, Miami: 3 hours, Baltimore, 4 hours,Puerto Rico, 1 hours.

Flights: Atlanta: 3.5 hours, Boston: 6 hours, Charlotte: 3.5 hours, Chicago: 5 hours, New York JFK and LGA: 4.5 hours, Newark: 4.5 hours, Philadelphia: 4 hours.

Flights: Miami: 35 minutes, New York: 2.5 hours, San Francisco (via Miami): 5 3/4 hours.

Flights: Houston (via Miami): 7 hours. Dallas/Ft. Worth: 4.5 hours. Miami: 3.5 hours. Montreal: 5 hours. New York: 4.5 hours. San Francisco: 9.5 hours.

Flights: Atlanta: 3 hours. Houston: 2 hours. Los Angeles (via Houston): 5 hours. Miami: 2 hours. New York (via Miami): 5 hours. Newark: 4 hours 45 minutes. Charlotte: 3 hours 29 minutes.

Flights: Atlanta: 2.5 hours, New York: 90 minutes, Boston: 2 hours, Chicago: 3.5 hours, Philadelphia: 2 hours, Orlando: 2.5 hours, Miami: 3 hours, Baltimore/Washington: 2 hours, Charlotte: 2 hours.

Flights: Service is available from many cities in the U.S. on American Airlines/American Eagle (via San Juan), Delta Airlines from Atlanta and Continental from Houston and Newark. Amsterdam: 9 hours, San Juan: 1 hour, 45 minutes; Atlanta: 4.5 hours, Aruba: 45 minutes; Houston: 5 hours, 10 minutes.

Flights: Antigua - 60 minutes, Puerto Rico - 45 minutes, St. Martin - 30 minutes, USVI - 20 minutes.

Flights: New York: 4.5 hours.

Flights: Miami: 40 minutes, New York: 2.5 hours.

Flights: Atlanta - 2 hours 40 minutes, Miami - 1 hour 20 minutes, Tampa - 1 hour 40 minutes, New York – 4 hours, Charlotte - 2 hours 50 minutes, Newark - 4 hours 15 minutes, Washington, D.C - 3.5 hours.

Miami: 2 hours 45 min, Dallas: 4 hours, New York: 7 hours.

Flights: Atlanta – 4 hours, Miami – 2 .5 hours, Newark – 4.5 hours.

Flights: Miami - 3.5 hours, New York - 4.5 hours; International flights from US and Europe are connected to the island through hubs in Antigua, Barbados, St. Maarten, Guadeloupe and Martinique.

Flights: New York - 3.5 hours, Miami – 1.5 hours, Atlanta – 2.5 hours.

Flights: New York – 5.5 hours.

Flights: Miami - 3 hours, New York - 4.5 hours.

Flights: Miami - 4.5 hours, New York - 5.5 hours.

Flights: Miami: 50 minutes, Atlanta: 2 hours.

Flights: Miami - 1.5 hours, New York - 3.5 hours.

San Pedro Sula, Honduras: 1 hour, Houston: 2.5 hours, Atlanta: 3.25 hours.

Flights: Atlanta - 2 hours 40 minutes, Baltimore - 3 hours, Boston - 3 hours, 40 minutes, Chicago - 3 hours, Dallas - 3 hours 20 minutes, Los Angeles - 5 hours 30 minutes, Miami - 1 hour, 25 minutes, New York - 3 hours 20 minutes.

Flights: New York - 4.5 hours, Miami - 3.5 hours.

Flights: Miami: 1.5 hours, Atlanta: 2.5 hours, New York: 4 hours, Chicago 3.5 hours, Houston: 2.25 hours, Los Angeles 4.5 hours.

Flights: Antigua - 25 minutes, St. Maarten – 1.5 hours.

Flights: Transfers through Antigua, Miami, Philadelphia, London Gatwick, St. Maarten, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.  Flight times from Miami - 3 hours, San Juan, Puerto Rico - 1 hour.

Flights: New York - 3.5 hours, Atlanta - 3.5 hours, Dallas - 4.5 hours, Newark - 3 hours, Miami - 2.5 hours, Boston - 4 hours, Philadelphia - 3 hours, Los Angeles - 7.5 hours, Chicago - 4.5 hours.

Flights: St. Maarten: 15 minutes.

Flights: New York – 4 hours, Miami – 3.5 hours.

Flights: St Martin – 10 minutes, Antigua - 40 minutes, Puerto Rico - 90 minutes.

Flights: St. Maarten – 20 minutes.

Flights: Miami - 3 hours. NYC: 3.5 hours.

Flights: Dallas - 4.5 hours, Miami - 2.5 hours, New York - 3.5 hours, Atlanta - 4.5 hours, Charlotte - 3.5 hours, Philadelphia - 4.5 hours

Flights: Miami (via Barbados) - 3.5 hours, New York (via Barbados) - 5 hours.

Flights: Miami - 3.5 hours, New York - 5 hours, Houston - 5 hours, 40 minutes.

Flights: Miami – 1.5 hours, New York - 2.5 hours.

Flights: Atlanta - 3.5 hours, Boston - 4 hours, Charlotte - 4 hours, Chicago - 5 hours, Detroit - 5 hours, Miami/Ft. Lauderdale - 2 hours, New York - 4 hours, Philadelphia - 4 hours.

Flights: Houston (to Caracas): 4.5 hours, Miami (to Caracas): 2.75 hours, Caracas (to Isla Margarita): 35 minutes.