Eleuthera Travel

Planning Your Eleuthera Vacation

Travel to Eleuthera is usually done by flying into one of three airports located North, North Central and South Eleuthera. Available carriers for Eleuthera flights can be found below.

There are basically two ways to fly to Eleuthera:

The first, and usually the most cost effective method, is to fly to the newly expanded and renovated Nassau Airport (NAS). Once there, make a separate connection with one of the three airlines that provide regular service to Eleuthera: Southern Air, Bahamasair and Pineapple Air. You can make reservations and see the schedules for these carriers on their web sites listed below. When going through Customs in Nassau, you can use the “Family Island Transit / Family Island Connections” line for faster service.

The second option is to book direct with a single carrier, such as American Airlines, which typically means flying via Miami (MIA) or Ft. Lauderdale (FLL) airports. There are charters as well; many operating out of Ft. Lauderdale.

Once you arrive at an Eleuthera airport, travel is usually accomplished via car rentals. Do not forget to drive on the left side of the road! The main highway that travels from one end of Eleuthera to the other is called Queen's Highway; a winding two lane road in reasonable condition with a speed limit of 45 MPH. Expect some rough spots when traveling in low lying areas due to the harsh environments. Be very cautious on your first visit until you become familiar with road conditions - don't ruin your vacation! Side roads range from paved to “four wheel only” conditions. Expect the unexpected.

Rental vehicles can be rented at an Eleuthera airport and rental companies are supposed to be licensed by the government. Most rental cars age average 10+ years and car rental agreements are informal -- ask for a receipt. Gasoline prices are usually double U.S. rates. Rental rates vary from $50 - $75 per day with weekly rental rate discounts available.

If you are headed to Harbour Island from North Eleuthera, you may want to rent a golf cart in advance to get around the island once you arrive at the Harbour Island's Government Boat Dock. Golf carts are the choice of transportation on the island. Check this page for Golf Cart Rentals on Harbour Island.

Eleuthera Airports

Eleuthera: North Eleuthera Airport (ELH / MYEH)
North Eleuthera Airport
North Eleuthera Airport (ELH / MYEH) is located at approximately N25.48° latitude and W76.68° longitude. There is a small snack shop on the premises along with a gift shop, several restaurants and a bar across the street. This is the busiest airport of the three. North Eleuthera airport has the most airline service from commercial airlines, air charter services and private airplanes. Much of the service has to do with vacation travel to neighboring Harbour Island which can be reached by a ten minute taxi ride followed by a ten minute water taxi ride.  Eleuthera: Location of North Eleuthera Airport ELH / MYEH

For international flights, airlines ask that all passengers check in two hours before their flight as the flight can arrive early or close early -- do not risk losing your seat. North Eleuthera airport is now upgraded with a security checkpoint.

Please Note: Pineapple Air and a few other airlines operate at the various airport terminals on Eleuthera with flights originating out of Nassau, however, their schedule does not appear below. You can view the current arrivals and departures from Nassau Bahamas below:

Airport Codes:

  • North Eleuthera Airport, Bahamas - ELH
  • Governor's Harbour Airport, Bahamas- GHB
  • Rock Sound Airport, Bahamas - RSD
  • Nassau, Bahamas - NAS
  • Fort Lauderdale, Florida - FLL
  • Miami, Florida - MIA
  • Atlanta, Georgia - ATL

North Eleuthera Airport Arrivals (ELH)

North Eleuthera Airport Departures (ELH)

Eleuthera: Governors Harbour Airport (GHB / MYEM)
Governor's Harbour Airport
Governor's Harbour Eleuthera Airport (GHB / MYEM) is located at approximately N25.28° latitude and W76.33° longitude. There is a small snack shop at the airport and a nearby bar and liquor store. Governor's Harbour airport is approximately 7.8 miles north of Governor's Harbour and 12.3 miles south of Alice Town and Hatchet Bay.  Eleuthera: Location of Governors Harbour Eleuthera Airport GHB / MYEM

Governor's Harbour Eleuthera Airport Arrivals (GHB)

Governor's Harbour Eleuthera Airport Departures (GHB)

Eleuthera: Rock Sound Eleuthera Airport (RSD / MYER)
Rock Sound Airport
Rock Sound Eleuthera Airport (RSD / MYER) is located at approximately N24.89° latitude and W76.17° longitude. Rock Sound Airport is just north of Rock Sound and approximately 6.3 miles south of Tarpum Bay.  Eleuthera: Location of Rock Sound Eleuthera Airport RSD / MYER

Rock Sound Eleuthera Airport Arrivals (RSD)

Rock Sound Eleuthera Airport Departures (RSD)

Nassau Bahamas Internationl Airport Arrivals (NAS)

Nassau Bahamas Internationl Airport Departures (NAS)

Eleuthera Travel Tips and Resources

Listings for commercial airlines and charter air services serving Eleuthera are purely informational and are not endorsements.

Eleuthera Flights

Eleuthera Airlines With Scheduled Flights from Nasssau to Eleuthera Airports

Nassau International Airport Flight Arrivals/Departures

Bahamas Air - 242-377-8451

Flights from Nassau to North Eleuthera airport, Governor's Harbour airport and Rock Sound airport.

Pineapple Air - 242-328-1329  242-323-2420  242-225-1044

Flights from Nassau to North Eleuthera airport, Governor's Harbour airport and Rock Sound airport.

Southern Air Charter - 242-323-7217  242-323-6833

Flights from Nassau to North Eleuthera Airport, Governor's Harbour Airport and Rock Sound Airport.

Airlines With Scheduled Flights from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to Eleuthera Airports

Eleuthera flights scheduled direct from Ft. Lauderdale to North Eleuthera Airport and Governor's Harbour Airport:

Silver Airways - US 801-401-9100  Bahamas 844-674-5837

Aztec Airways - US 844-359-2982

Scheduled flights from Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport into North Eleuthera and Governor's Harbour.

Eleuthera Airlines With Scheduled Flights from Miami to Eleuthera Airports

American Airlines - 800-433-7300

Provides a scheduled flight from Miami airport to North Eleuthera Airport.

Airlines With Scheduled Flights from Atlanta to North Eleuthera Airport

Delta Air - 800-455-2720

Beginning December, 2015, provides a scheduled flight from Atlanta to North Eleuthera Airport. Read Delta's announcement.

Eleuthera Air Charter Flights

Southern Air Charter - Bahamas: 242-323-7217 or 242-323-6833

Flights from Nassau to North Eleuthera Airport, Governor's Harbour Airport and Rock Sound Airport.

Aztec Airways Charter - US 844-359-2982

Flights from Fort Lauderdale to the Bahamas.

Bahamas Ferry Services

Water ferry service from Nassau to Spanish Wells, Governor's Harbour and Harbour Island.

Besides flying either commercial airlines or air charter services to Eleuthera, you can also take Bahamas Ferries from Nassau to either Spanish Wells, just off the Northwest tip of Eleuthera, or Governor's Harbour in Central Eleuthera (Thursdays only.)

Bahamas Ferries - 242-323-2166 / 242-394-9700

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North Eleuthera airport landing strip
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Ridley Head beach near North Eleuthera airport
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Spanish Wells Island just off the coast of Eleuthera
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