Ideal Location

Ideal Location

Trinidad and Tobago is a twin island republic situated below the hurricane belt, at the southern-most end of the Caribbean archipelago. Trinidad is 10 km from the east coast of Venezuela while Tobago is located off the north-east coast of Trinidad.

Quick Facts

  • Language

    English
  • Temperature

    Avg. high: 31°C; Avg. low: 21°C
  • Capital

    Port of Spain (Trinidad); Scarborough (Tobago)
  • Time Zone

    GMT -4
  • Population

    1.4 million

A Gateway to the Americas

At Latitude 10º 20’ 00” and Longitude 62º 00’ 00”, Trinidad and Tobago is the geographical gateway to Latin America, the United States and Canada, with close proximity to South America and the Caribbean.

Tucked away safely beneath the hurricane belt, the country is bordered to the north by the Caribbean Sea, to the east by the Atlantic Ocean, and to the west by the Gulf of Paria.

A Regional Transshipment Hub

Our location and deep harbours in Port-of-Spain and Point Lisas facilitate transshipment to South America. There are 2 commercial ports handling dry and general cargo plus 7 other ports and 5 harbours.

Nearshore Benefits

Trinidad & Tobago is ideally located to provide nearshore services to North America. It shares a similar time zone with East Coast of United States and its population is native English speaking with a 99%. literacy rate.

Air Travel

Approximate flying times to Trinidad and Tobago

  • Rio de Janeiro

    4.35 Hours
  • Zurich

    7.5 Hours
  • London

    8.2 Hours
  • Toronto

    5.5 Hours
  • Houston

    5.3 Hours
  • New York

    4.5 Hours
  • Miami

    3.3 Hours
  • Panama

    3.25 Hours
  • Caracas

    0.55 Hours

Accessibility

Air

Trinidad and Tobago is easily accessible to many major cities throughout the world. On average, there are 10 daily flights to the USA,  6 daily flights to European destinations and several daily flights to CARICOM destinations.  The Piarco International Airport, with its 16-gate terminal, is the 2nd busiest airport in English speaking, and a vital hub for international air traffic in the region. Tobago enjoys 20 daily shuttle flights to and from Trinidad. The A.N.R. Robinson Airport in Tobago also enjoys direct international service links with British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and Condor.

Sea

Trinidad’s two fully developed industrial ports at the port of Port-of-Spain and at Pt. Lisas serve as major cargo ports.  A daily passenger and cargo ferry service links Tobago’s capital city, Scarborough, with Port-of-Spain, Trinidad.

Ports and Transportation

  • Ranked #3

    in port capacity in the English Speaking Caribbean
  • Ranked #2

    in the Caribbean for quality overall infrastructure