Tortola is accessible by sea or air.  The Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport (EIS) is located on Beef Island which connects to Tortola by bridge. There are ferry terminals at West End, Road Town, and Trellis Bay. 

There are no direct flights from either the continental United States or Canada.  Visitors will first need to fly into San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU) or St Thomas, USVI (STT).  Daily scheduled flights  to Tortola (EIS) are provided by American Eagle, Air Sunshine, LIAT and Cape Air.

European visitors will also find no direct flights.  Best access to Tortola is via Antigua (ANU)  with  Virgin Atlantic or British Airways, etc or via St Maarten (SXM) via Air France, KLM or Lufthansa, etc. From there, LIAT provides the only scheduled service to Tortola.

Your other option is to charter  Island Birds, they can fly you directly to Tortola, Virgin Gorda or Anegada from San Juan, St Thomas, Antigua or St Maarten. They also provide inter-island flights throughout the BVI.

A popular and often less expensive alternative is to fly into St Thomas, USVI (STT) and take the ferry to Tortola.  Grab a beer or a Painkiller and enjoy the ride.  A handful of ferry lines offer multiple trips daily between Charlotte Amalie or Red Hook on St Thomas and West End or Road Town on Tortola.  Arrive at the Ferry Terminal 15 - 20 min before scheduled departure to ensure your seat.  Connecting ferrys to BVI out islands (Virgin Gorda, Jost Van Dyke, Cooper Is and Anegada) depart from Road Town or Trellis Bay.  If you are looking for ferry schedules simply Google the words "BVI Ferry Schedule" and you will find multiple sites listing schedules for all the ferry companies and destinations in the BVI and USVI.

Departure Tax from the BVI is $5 per person each way by sea or $20 by air.  When departing BVI by air, and once you have checked into  your flight, you must take your boarding passes to a separate window and pay the tax in cash or travelers cheques, they now also accept credit cards.  Always allow at least 2 hours for check in at departure.