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Flight Departures at Piarco International Airport
Before exiting your transport vehicle at Piarco International Airport in Trinidad, collect your personal belongings before entering the airport gate.
Additionally, it is ideal for passengers to arrive at the facility at least 90 minutes before their flight schedule or per instruction by the airline carrier.
Parking at Piarco International Airport
Piarco International Airport has several open lot parking spaces for its passengers.
However, some spaces can get occupied quickly, depending on the time of day and season.
Please allow plenty of time when traveling with your vehicle to the airport. The facility is open 24/7. See more information about long and short-term parking at Piarco International Airport.
Note that the facility does not provide covered parking spaces.
Transfer Services at Piarco International Airport
Passengers with outbound flights can get to the airport on a rental car, taxi, shuttle, and public bus.
Generally, the passenger drop-off area is in front of the airport terminal.
Please follow directions and overhead signs at the facility or as directed by ground transportation traffic personnel upon entry into the facility.
Rental Car Services at Piarco International Airport
When ready to return your vehicle to the car rental center, remove all personal items before turning over the rented vehicle to the designated facility.
Allow plenty of time for your drive when returning the vehicle. If you’re not sure where to go, give the rental company a call.
When renting a vehicle, customers must abide by the Terms and Conditions of the rental company at all times. See all rental car companies at Piarco International Airport.
For item(s) lost and found inside the vehicle, please contact the rental car company directly.
For item(s) left at a rental car center, report to the Airport Lost and Found Section at +1 868-669-2288 at the security center in the departure concourse.
Ideally, found items will be kept in the Lost Property Office for 30 days.
Ride Shares at Piarco International Airport
Rideshares are currently not provided at Piarco International Airport.
Taxis at Piarco International Airport
A typical taxi ride from downtown to the airport should cost less than US$ 50.00
If you are traveling from outside of the downtown area, please consult your driver for rates.
It is not customary to give the driver a tip in Trinidad, but it is appreciated for good service.
Keep a record of the cab company, vehicle number, and driver's name in case you leave something behind. More information about taxis at Piarco International Airport.
Ferries at Piarco International Airport
If you are traveling from the ferry station, you can get to the airport by taxi for US$ 50.00.
The road distance is approximately 30 kilometers. The travel time by taxi is around 20 minutes.
Further details about ferries and ferry services to and from Port-of-Spain Ferry Terminal and Port of Scarborough.
Buses at Piarco International Airport
If you are traveling from downtown to the airport, you can try the public bus. This is economical but slow. A one-way ticket costs TT$ 4.00. Further information about buses to and from Piarco International Airport.
Hotel Shuttle at Piarco International Airport
Some hotels in Trinidad may provide your party with a shuttle service.
For convenience, please confirm with your local hotel if this service is available in your accommodation.
Shuttles drop passengers in front of the terminal.
Other Services at Piarco International Airport
Wi-Fi at Piarco International Airport
Free Wi-Fi is available at Piarco Airport. The best signal points are near check-in, the Departure Lounge, and Customs Hall.
ATMs at Piarco International Airport
There are four ATMs throughout the Piarco (Trinidad) Airport.
The ATMs take Mastercard, Visa, Discover, and American Express. Fees may apply.
Check the fee schedule and daily withdrawal limit if traveling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans.
Currency Exchange at Piarco International Airport
The currency exchange office is open from 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM on the Landside West Wing ground floor of the Piarco Airport.
Services at the center include selling travelers’ cheques and cash exchanges for local and foreign currencies.
Note: Currency exchange shops and kiosks in airports are not the best places to exchange money.
For the best rates, try a local bank or a bank ATM to make your currency exchanges.
Check if your bank offers foreign ATM fee refunds. Not all currency exchanges charge the same rate.
Additionally, consider withdrawing foreign currency from an ATM at your destination, preferably one that is affiliated with your bank to pay the lowest transaction fees.
Nursing Stations at Piarco International Airport
There are no designated areas for nursing mothers or special quarters for families traveling with children at the airport.
Nursing mothers who need some privacy may approach the Information Desk at the airport for assistance.
Restrooms at Piarco International Airport
Accessible restrooms and regular restrooms are throughout the airport.
Food and Beverages at Piarco International Airport
There are food and beverages shops throughout the airport terminals. Most food concessions operate on varying schedules.
Shopping at Piarco International Airport
There are several restaurants, cafés, and snack bars while waiting for your flight.
Smoking at Piarco International Airport
Smoking is only permitted in designated areas outside the terminals. There are no smoking facilities inside the terminal.
When in the facility, please follow smoking regulations at all times
Lost and Found Section at Piarco International Airport
If you lost an item in any other area at the airport, including the security checkpoints and shuttle buses, please contact the Lost and Found Office at +1 868-669-2288.
Or you can also complete the Lost and Found process at the Airport Information Desk.
When leaving your details for lost items(s), please include your full name, contact details, phone, email, and a description of the item(s).
The airport will keep all lost and found items for a considerable time of at least 30 days. After said period, the property will be deemed abandoned.
Please talk to the airport representative at the counter.
Ticketing at Piarco International Airport
Please look for overhead signs pointing in the direction of ticketing areas at the terminals in front of the security checkpoint.
Each airline has its operating hours, but typically, airlines open their ticket counters two hours before departure time, even for early morning flights.
Please contact the airline directly for fares, ticket purchases, and flight schedules.
Finally, consider the advantages of booking a flight ahead of time.
All information and ticket purchases can be done directly by the passenger or its representative on the website of your airline.
Information Desk at Piarco International Airport
Information desk officers can help you obtain valuable guidelines on flights, facilities, and travel options around Trinidad and Tobago.
Please follow the overhead signs to locate the Information Desk in the lobby.
Pet Relief at Piarco International Airport
Please check with the airline about any restrictions or special rules regarding carrying pets onboard a flight.
You must also verify whether any health certificates, documents, and/or quarantine are required in the destination country.
Pets must be carried in containers (kennels) that are strong enough to withstand breaking and prevent escape.
Pet owners have to respect the community rules regarding the movements of pet animals in enclosed public spaces.
All information about the necessary documents needed for your pet may be obtained from your airline.
Disabled Passengers at Piarco International Airport
Travelers with disabilities or medical needs who have questions about the policies or procedures at security checkpoints, please call +1 868-669-4880.
Additionally, they may notify the airline, travel agent, ticketing agent, flight attendant, or gate agent when carts, wheelchairs, or medical transportation is needed.
Book flights well in advance and call the airline directly to ensure that all disability-related needs will be met.
When possible, make arrangements for travel to and from airports, including transportation options to your final destination.
Make these arrangements well in advance to avoid frustration upon departure.
Arrive at the airport one hour earlier than advised. This will allow time for accommodations to be made and avoid delays through security.