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How to travel

Location: British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge, UK

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On this tour you may travel with MOD scheduled flight from RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire, or travel by commercial air to join the BAS ship, RRS Sir David Attenborough.

A large red ship in a large body of water
The RRS Sir David Attenborough during sea trials. Rich Turner.

If you are flying with the MOD, the flight will go via Ascension Island, before moving on to the Falkland Islands. This journey takes around 20 hours. Occasionally, if the weather is poor in or en route to the Falkland Islands, you may get a stopover at Ascension Island.

I’m flying with the MOD! – Next stop: Ascension Island, South Atlantic

Those travelling by commercial air from the UK will transit via Santiago in Chile and then onwards to Punta Arenas or the Falkland Islands depending on the itinerary arranged by BAS.