Utila is a beautiful island located in the Caribbean Sea, off the northern coast of Honduras. To get to Utila, there are a few different transportation options available. You can choose to fly into Utila's own airport, which offers regular flights from Roatan, San Pedro Sula, and La Ceiba. Alternatively, you can take a ferry from La Ceiba or Roatan, which departs multiple times a day. Another popular option is to fly into Roatan's international airport and then take a ferry to Utila. Regardless of which option you choose, the journey to Utila is an adventure in itself, with breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea and the surrounding islands.
By air, you can fly into Roatan International Airport (RTB) with direct connections from Canada and the United States. From there, you can take a short ferry ride to Utila. Alternatively, you can fly into La Ceiba airport (LCE), which is a closer airport to Utila, and take a ferry from there.
Alternatively, you can fly into La Ceiba airport (LCE), which is a closer airport to Utila, and take a ferry from there.
San Pedro Sula also has an international airport (SAP) with connections to the United States on Spirit Airlines, as well as connections to Europe.
Palmerola airport, located near Comayagua, is a newer airport with connections from surrounding countries.
Utila also has its own airport (UII), with scheduled flights from San Pedro Sula.
To get to Utila by sea, there are several options available. The Utila Dream ferry operates twice daily from La Ceiba to Utila at 9:00am and 4:30 pm, with a journey time of approximately 1 hour. There is also a ferry from Roatan to Utila that operates once a day at 2pm.
For those coming from Belize, there is a weekly boat service called Pride of Belize that leaves once a week from Placencia to Puerto Cortez in Honduras. The cost for this journey ranges between $70 to $100, and more information can be found on their Facebook page. It's important to note that for those using public transportation, the immigration process on the port side of Puerto Cortez can take several hours, and travellers may need to stay overnight in San Pedro Sula.
To get to Utila by land, you can take a shuttle from surrounding countries (Roneeys or Guacamayos shuttle) or a bus from San Pedro Sula (we recommend Transportes Cristina) or a private taxi (we can provide a contact) for around $100-$150.
If you're taking the bus, please note that the latest arrival time at the ferry terminal is 4:15pm. To make it in time for the ferry, be sure to take the Cristina bus before 11:00am.