Things to know when traveling to Fort Buchanan

Location:  Fort Buchanan is located in the metropolitan area of San Juan. Approximately 30 minutes from Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport.
Note:  Spanish is the official language of Puerto Rico. Knowing the following translations of main traffic signs will help you get around:
 
Pare    - Stop
Ceda   - Yield
Salida - Exit
Norte - North
Sur     - South
Este    - East
Oeste - West
 
Airport Arrival:  When you arrive to Luis Munoz Marin International Airport you can use the taxi services located right outside the arrival section of the terminal.  The cost of the trip is reimbursable (if on orders).  Obtain a receipt from the taxi driver if the fare is in excess of $25.00.
Traveling with Pets:  Pets may be picked up at the traveling airline cargo area.
 

How to get to Fort Buchanan from the Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport (SJU):

As you exit the Airport stay on your far right lane.
Make a right turn at the exit to PR-26 (the sign reads “Isla Verde/San Juan”, also known as Baldorioty de Castro.
You will enter a service road and then PR-26 to your left.
Follow the signs towards San Juan.
Stay on your far right lane.
In approximately 1.5 miles take the exit towards PR-22 (the sign reads “Bayamón/Caguas).
Once you take that exit you will enter a tunnel (Minillas Tunnel).
Stay on the right lane for half a mile until you see the sign towards Bayamón.
As reference you will see Plaza Las Américas mall on your left and a lagoon on you right.
Stay on PR-22 heading west for about one mile.
Stay on the left lane.
You will see a sign that reads “Fort Buchanan” exit.
Move to the right lane and at the curve, exit immediately.
As reference you will pass under a bridge. Metro Office Park will be on your right.
At the intersection, turn right to Munet Court Street to proceed to the traffic light.
You will see a sign that reads “Fort Buchanan”.
As reference, you will see a gas station across the traffic light.
At the traffic light turn left and stay on the right lane that will lead you to the entrance of Fort Buchanan, Spc. Frances M. Vega gate.
Important notice, a 100% ID card is required at the access control point.

To obtain a visitor's pass, you will need the following documents:

  • Picture ID -- driver's license.
  • Vehicle Registration.
  • Proof of Insurance.
  • Assignment or TDY orders (Military or Civilian workers only -- not required for visitors.)

* Note that vehicle registration and proof of insurance are required only if you are driving your own privately owned vehicle or a rental vehicle onto Fort Buchanan. If you are using public transportation such as a taxi or shuttle bus, those documents are not required.

For information on the installation access click on Policy Memorandum No. 12, Installation Access Policy

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