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By Plane

Belize City's Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport (airport code BZE) is serviced by several airlines out of major U.S. hubs. American Airlines, Continental, Delta, Grupo Taca, and US Airways all have regular direct service to Belize. Flying time from Miami is just over 2 hours.

There are no direct flights to Belize from Europe, Australia, New Zealand, mainland Asia, or Africa. From Canada, the only direct flights are seasonal winter charters. To get to Belize from any of these points of origin, you will have to connect through one of the U.S. hubs.

Getting into Town from the Airport

The Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport is located 16km (10 miles) northwest of the city on the Northern Highway. There is no public bus service or shuttle van service. However, taxis are there to meet every flight. A taxi into town will cost BZ$50 to BZ$60 (US$25-US$30/£13-£16).

By Cruise Ship

As many as one million tourists stop in Belize as part of a cruise itinerary per year. All ships call at Belize City and offer a wide range of day-tour options around the country. Cruise lines that offer stops in Belize as part of their Caribbean and Panama Canal routes include Crystal Cruises (tel. 888/722-0021; www.crystalcruises.com), Celebrity Cruises (tel. 800/647-2251; www.celebritycruises.com), Holland America (tel. 877/932-4259; www.hollandamerica.com), Norwegian Cruise Lines (tel. 866/234-7350; www.ncl.com), Princess (tel. 800/774-6237; www.princess.com), Royal Caribbean (tel. 866/562-7625; www.rccl.com), Radisson Seven Seas Cruises (tel. 877/505-5370; www.rssc.com), and Seabourn Yachts (tel. 800/929-9391; www.seabourn.com). It might pay off to book through a travel agency that specializes in cruises; these companies buy in bulk and stay on top of the latest specials and promotions. Try either the Cruise Company (tel. 800/289-5505; www.thecruisecompany.com) or World Wide Cruises (tel. 800/882-9000; www.wwcruises.com).

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.