Connecting flights to Roatan are available daily on TACA, Continental, Delta and other airlines from major cities around the USA. These flights connect through mainland Honduras in San Pedro Sula (SAP), La Ceiba (LCE) and Tegucigalpa (TGU). In El Salvador, flights connect through San Salvador (SAL). Most of these flights are one-stop flights.
Please note all of these airports including La Ceiba are on the mainland. You will need to request a flight that continues or connects into Roatan (RTB). Some search engines will offer La Ceiba as an alternate airport for Roatan. From La Ceiba you will need to take a direct flight to Roatan. Flights are scheduled throughout the day from all of the above cities on a number of local carriers.
Easy Sky Airlines - new airlines offering incredible rates from San Pedro Sula and La Ceiba! ( ww.easysky.hn )
Atlantic Airlines De Honduras (www.atlanticairlinesint.com)
Aerolineas SOSA (www.aerolineasosa.com)
Islena Airlines (www.flyislena.com)
TACA Airlines (www.taca.com)
Alternate Forms of Transportation on Mainland Honduras and to the Island of Roatan
Hedman Alas Bus Service
The Hedman Alas Bus Service is offered throughout Honduras and from El Salvador and Guatemala. It is first class bus service where you and your belongings will be treated with respect and safety. It is a coach bus with a bathroom, refreshment service, a steward, and movie opportunity. The windows are large and clean for sight seeing. It is very reasonable in price.
To make arrangements for travel please see www.hedmanalas.com/travelinfo.htm Click on Itinerary.
The Ferry Boat from La Ceiba to Roatan - often referred to as The Galaxy.
The ferry leaves La Ceiba twice a day to come to Roatan and then twice from Roatan directly back to La Ceiba.
It is a new modern boat with seating inside with A/C, or up top, in the open air. It takes about 1 1/2 hours to complete the ride.
To check out the schedule please go to www.safewaymaritime.com/schedule_fare.php?1=en
Safe Way Maritime Galaxy Wave Phone numbers:
Roatan 504-445-1795 or 504-445-1250
La Ceiba 504-991-6353
(from the US, use "011" prefix for international calls and then the rest of the number)
Airport Arrival and Departure Taxes
Transportation arrangements can be made along with your reservation.
For transportation to and from the Roatan Airport, for 1-4 people, it is $25. Each additional person is $5. A Bananarama Resort representative will meet you at the airport, handle your baggage, and get you safely to the resort.
Car rentals - we are happy to arrange car rentals for guests either by the day or for the week or month. We are able to secure good rates and the car rental companies drop the car off at the resort for you and pick it back up.
At the end of your stay, you can arrange to be returned to the airport at our BananaramaDive office. The driver will be glad to help you get your luggage into the airport. If you need assistance checking in, please let him know.
As of January, 2009, the departure tax is $38.04 per person. This can be paid in US dollars or Lempiras. It is a good way to get rid of your leftover Lempira money! Once you check in, get your boarding pass and give the airline your luggage, you will move to the Airport Departure Lines. Pay your tax and then get in line for the boarding scanners. Once you are through there are bathrooms, food and drink, ample seating and a few shops in the waiting area. You will board through the doors, walk to the plane and board from the rear of the plane.
Passports and Health Cards
Please be sure your passport is updated and will not expire within 6 months of travel to, or travel from, Roatan. There is a $38 departure tax payable at the airport as you go through immigration.
No health cards or shots are required for entry into Honduras. Most of our guests do not get any special shots or take medications. Please check with your doctor regarding travel in the tropics if anything concerns you.