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Providenciales International Airport (PLS)

Airport Road, Providenciales
Our Opinion
The country's main airport lacks a wide selection of restaurants and shops. Free WiFi is provided, but the connection can be spotty and slow. Luggage carts are not complimentary (unlike in many European and Asian airports) and cost $5 USD (foreign currency and cards not accepted), despite the distance from the baggage carousel to taxi pickup being around only 150 feet (50 metres). The Skylounge viewing deck is closed for many early-morning flights.
3 star rating for Providenciales International Airport (PLS) by Visit Turks and Caicos Islands


You may also be interested in International Flights to the Turks and Caicos Islands, Passports and Visas, Customs Allowances and Getting Around Providenciales.


All international flights to the Turks and Caicos Islands arrive at the Providenciales International Airport, a small one terminal building with one 9,199 foot (2,804 metre) runway.

Check-in Times

Most airlines recommend at least 2 hours before international flights. For domestic flights, 45 minutes is sufficient.

The bulk of international passengers arrive 2 hours before departure. If you arrive 10-15 minutes before this, the lines will be significantly shorter.

Terminal Facilities

There is one departure lounge each for international and domestic flights. The international lounge can become crowded at times, but plans are underway for expansion.

Automated check-in kiosks are available for the major airlines.

Before the security checkpoint, there are resin copies of the stones from the Sapodilla Bay Hill Rock Carvings.


The departure lounge is covered by a complimentary LIME WiFi hot spot.

Shopping and Eating

Before the security checkpoint, there is a gift shop and a Gilley's restaurant. After the security checkpoint is a bar, a duty-free jewelry shop, and three gift stores.

Currency Exchange

There is no Bureau de Change at the airport. You are advised to exchange currency before you arrive. Currency can be exchanged at local banks, but the fees are exorbitant and queues can be over an hour for service.

Ground Transportation and Taxis

Taxis and cars (both private and rental) are the only forms of ground transportation from the airport.

Taxis are available directly outside the baggage claim area. We advise you to confirm your fare (total for all passengers) before setting off. There are fixed fares as set in the ordinance (and often posted by other information sources), but these are not always respected.

We recommend that most visitors rent a car because of the lack of public transportation. Find out more at Getting Around Providenciales. See our Providenciales Taxis for more information on taxis fares, stands and availability.

Immigration and Customs

See also Passports and Visas, Customs Allowances, and Importing Animal and Plant Products into the Turks and Caicos Islands.

You'll need to clear immigration and collect your baggage before proceeding through customs. Unlike in some other Caribbean airports (such as Nassau), there are no pre-clearance facilities operated by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection for U.S. Nationals returning home.


It is illegal to leave cars unattended at the curbside.

A small car park exists near the terminal, which does become full at times. As usual, don't leave any valuables in your car as there isn't security personnel at the car park.

Parking Fees

Hour (or part) $2.00
Day $25.00
Week $175.00


Map & Location

Terminal Map


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