The main airport is not in the capital city of Road Town on the largest island, Tortola. It is on Beef Island next to Tortola. It isnot designed to handle large planes or jets, so international flights from far away are non-existent. There are no direct flights from Canada or mainland Europe. The easiest way for North American tourists to get to the British Virgin Islands is to first fly into Puerto Rico or the US Virgin Islands. The airports there are San Juan and St. Thomas, respectively. From those locations, several flights offered by companies such as Air Sunshine, LIAT and Cape Air leave every day to Beef Island Airport, which is connected to Tortola by a short bridge, the Queen Elizabeth. Fly BVI offers charter flights into the Road Town airport itself. It is also possible to fly to Virgin Gorda from San Juan or the US Virgin Islands if you do not wish to go to Tortola.

For European visitors (especially those from Britain who wish to avoid customs hassle), the best way to get to the Islands is by flying to Antigua first. BWIA and British Airways both offer frequent flights. There is also the option of flying into Puerto Rico, which is served by American Eagle and Lufthansa. Another short flight will take you into Tortola or the Beef Island Airport. From there, if you wish to visit another island, Clair Aero has charter inter-island flights.

Boats going between the US and British Virgin Islands are common, and ferries between islands are plentiful.