bullet If you're coming from the United States, American Airlines offers a non-stop service from Miami.  US Airways offers seasonal weekend service from Charlotte and Philadelphia. JetBlue Airways offers flights from NYC JFK airport.
bullet Delta Air Lines offers daily non-stop service from Atlanta.
bullet During the peak season, between mid-November and mid-March, a number of tour companies operate charters from London, Toronto, Frankfurt, Barbados and various Caribbean destinations.
bullet Air Canada and CanJet offers limited service during the winter.
bullet St. Lucia is serviced by two major airlines from the UK. British Airways offers nonstop service between Gatwick and St Lucia and also between Trinidad and St Lucia.
bullet Virgin Atlantic flies four times a week out of Gatwick via Barbados
bullet Air Caraibes, St. Barth Commuter, REDJet offer service for regional travel within the West Indies and surrounding area.


There are 2 airports on the island: Hewanorra International Airport at Vieux Fort is located 40 miles south of Castries. George Charles Inter Island Airport (pictured below) is just outside Castries.

Flying times from major cities

3½ hours from Miami
4 hours from New York
5 hours from Toronto
8 hours from London

Airport departure tax

There is a Departure Tax of approximately USD $57.00 for all passengers over 12 years old leaving the Island. [Click here if you feel this information needs to be updated]

Airport Transfers

Taxis are readily available from the Hewanorra airport to Castries and the north of the island and should cost in the region of (EC $120 up to 4 persons). Public transport is another option, however you must walk your luggage to the main road. The trip to Castries will cost approximately $8.00 EC, but it will take twice as long to get there than by taxi.

By Sea

By sea, there is a hydrofoil service between Martinique and St. Lucia.

Cruise ships tie up daily at Port Castries and Soufriére. All major lines call in and represented in St. Lucia.

For visitors arriving by private or chartered yacht, moorings are available at the fully serviced Rodney Bay Marina, a picturesque lagoon on the northern tip of St. Lucia or at Castries Yacht Center, located at the entrance of Castries Harbor.

Special thanks to St. Lucia Tourist Board for this content.

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