Getting to St Barts Island

Airlines, Flight and Ferry Options & Schedules

The little resort island is not the easiest place to get to (which is generally considered a good thing) but if you make good travel plans the trip is not bad and you can have some fun along the way.

Getting to St Barts... Your First Stop... St Maarten or San Juan Puerto Rico
Getting to St Barts requires at least one connection, so you you will first have to get to one of these places.
Here are airlines that fly to St Barts airport

to St Barth's via St. Maarten (Flight)
The most common way to get to St. Barts (SBH) is to fly first to St Maarten Juliana Airport (SXM) and then take a short prop plane connecting flight to St. Barts. There are several airlines with scheduled services from St. Maarten (SXM) to St Barts. The flight to St Barth's takes about 10 minutes from St Martin airport.

to St Barth's via San Juan Puerto Rico (Flight)
Fly to St Barth's from San Juan Puerto Rico, about a one hour flight directly to St. Barts which eliminates the St. Maarten airport (and its many potential hassles). Tradewind Aviation provides scheduled service or private charter flights from San Juan to St Barts.

Flights are also available to St Barth's via St Thomas (STT), St Croix (STX), and Antigua (ANU) through St Barth Commuter airlines. These flights can be more pricey but are an option if needed.

Ferry Service to St Barth's via St. Maarten

St Barts can be reached by ferry services or charter boat from St Maartin Island
There are multiple daily ferry trips between St Maartin and St Barts so check each providers timetable
to provide the most convenient departure.

to St Barth's via St. Maarten Private Boat Charters - A nice option!

There are several private boat charter companies that you can schedule service from St Martin to St Barts, This option will be a little more expensive than the ferry but very cool, and very enjoyable.

Yannis Marine

Yannis Marine provides private boat taxi service from St Martin to St Barts.
They have a fleet of well-kept, fantastic boats offering luxury, speed and style. Contact Yannis Marine for current boat taxi rates to and from St barts.

Here are a few companies that will make planning the trip easier.

Wimco - Complete St. Barts Vacation Specialists

WIMCO is the leading villa rental company on St Barts and they can make planning your entire trip to the island very easy. One phone call, tell them your travel dates and where you will be coming from, they will schedule the best travel itinerary available. Wether it be charter or scheduled flight arrangements, villa or hotel reservations, car rentals, boat trip/transfers, restaurant reservations, babysitters, private chef services.
WIMCO is highly recommended, very professional, and will make your trip to St Barth's very easy.
WIMCO St Barts Information

Air St. Maartin - St Barts Connections Specialists

Specializing in Seamless Connections to St Barth's. Shared Charter Flights From St. Maarten To St Barth's starting at $260 per person Private Charter Flights From St. Maarten To St Barth's starting at $1,000 for the whole aircraft.

Organizing and coordinating commercial flights, private charters and shared charters with VIP services to and from St. Maarten, St Barth's, Anguilla, Antigua, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao and throughout the rest of the Caribbean.
Phone: 1-721-543-1023   |   Fax: 1-866-503-0347
Email: info@airsxm.com   | Reservation Request   | More information

Getting To St Barts.. Travel Tips and Advice

Planes do not fly to St. Barts at night (no lights at the airport!)
So if flying to St Barth's is your preferred transportation option make sure you arrive on St. Maarten in time to catch the last flight of the day at 4:50 p.m. If your timing does not work you can take one of the St Barts ferry services listed below. Another option some St Barts travelers do is to spend a night on St Maarten and leave for St Barts the next day.

St Maarten Airport & Delays
When flying to St Barth's through St. Maarten baggage delays/problems may happen. If at all possible, bring only carry-on luggage or at least bring a carry-on bag with a few of your mandatory items. (As mentioned above, you can now also avoid St. Maarten entirely if you fly directly from SJU to SBH.

The In Transit Gate
The rules and regulations regarding the In Transit gate change constantly so be sure to check what is being said in the discussion forums before you go. Sun Destinations offers VIP transit services to speed you through the process.

Ferry Dock to Airport St Maarten
It is about a 20 minute cab ride from the St Maarten airport to the other side of the island where the ferries to St Barth's depart. When using the ferry services to connect with flights don't cram things. Allow extra time at each end... No stress.

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Travel Planning Help

If you would like assistance planning any part of your trip you can call the Wimco Villas offices at 1-800-555-0199 and speak directly with A St Barts travel specialist or use this online question form.

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