Airplane flying over the beach near Isla Verde Airport.

An airplane departs Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in Carolina.

Getting Here

Ready to visit the Island of Enchantment? We’ve got you covered with everything you need to know to book your visit. Whether you’re arriving by air or by sea, the only thing easier than getting here is being here.

Domestic vs. International

Puerto Rico is a United States territory. If you’re visiting from any part of the USA, you don’t have to exchange your currency, upgrade your cell phone plan or go through customs or immigration. An unforgettable Caribbean getaway is within easy reach – no passport required.

Travelers coming from outside of the country must follow the same guidelines as in any other US airport. Once the customs officer stamps your passport, get ready for a trip filled with vibrant culture, inspiring scenery and warm tropical breezes.

An airplane on runway viewed through the windows from the inside of the airport in San Juan.

Now boarding at Luis Munoz Marin International Airport. 

Airports

Puerto Rico is home to three international airports. In the east, San Juan’s Luis Munoz Marin Airport (SJU) is a major transportation hub. More than 20 airlines fly here, from large-scale operators like JetBlue, United and Avianca to regional carriers like Intercaribbean and Air Sunshine.

You can travel to San Juan from Miami in less than two and a half hours, from Boston in four hours and from Chicago in under five. If you’re flying from the west coast of the United States, you’ll probably have a layover on your way here.

While not quite as bustling as SJU, two additional airports, Rafael Hernandez (BQN) in Aguadilla and Mercedita (PSE) in Ponce, also welcome international travelers. Try booking a flight on Spirit, JetBlue, Air Canada or Emirates to reach these inviting destinations.

A cruise ship sails by off the coast of San Juan.

A cruise ship sails by off the coast of San Juan.

Cruises

Puerto Rico is a popular stop for voyageurs looking to explore the best of the region on a cruise. Lines like Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, Carnival and Holland America typically include at least one stop on the island in their southern Caribbean itineraries.

The island encompasses two main passenger ports. In San Juan, cruise-goers can walk right from the ship into the heart of the pastel-hued old city. In the south, Ponce is less frequented but equally as enticing for its wealth of distinctive history, scenery and culture.