St Bart's 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. Don't let the travel bring stress to your St Barts vacation.
Getting To St Barts By Air
First Stop... St Maarten or San Juan Puerto Rico
To get to St Barts you will first have to get to one of these places.
From St Maarten or San Juan you have options for the short trip to St Barts Island.
Private Charter flights
Are also available To St Barts via St Thomas (STT) and St Croix (STX) through
St Barth Commuter
airlines. These flights can be pricey but are an option of needed.
To St Barts via San Juan Puerto Rico (Flight)
Fly to St Barts 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). You can take a private charter flight
or scheduled service flight
from San Juan to St Barts.
To St Barts via St. Maarten (Flight)
A common way to get to St. Barts (SBH) is to fly first to the Dutch side of St. Maarten (SXM) and then
take a prop plane for the short, ten minute flight to St. Barts.
There are several charter services
with scheduled services
from St. Maarten (SXM) to St Barts. The flight to St Barts takes about 15 minutes from St Martin airport.
There are two airports on St Martin Island
Princess Juliana International Airport (Dutch Side of St Maarten Island)
Winair|| Saint Barthélemy|
US Airways||Charlotte, Philadelphia|
United Airlines||Newark, Washington-Dulles|
Sun Country Airlines||Seasonal: Minneapolis/St. Paul|
St Barth Commuter||Saint Barthélemy|
Spirit Airlines||Fort Lauderdale|
JetBlue Airways||Boston, New York-JFK, San Juan|
Insel Air || Port-au-Prince, Miami, San Juan|
Delta Air Lines || Atlanta|
Copa Airlines || Panama City|
Caribbean Airlines || Port of Spain|
CanJet || Toronto-Pearson|
American Airlines || Miami (Seasonal:JFK)|
Air France || Paris-Charles de Gaulle|
Air Caraïbes || Paris-Orly, Port-au-Prince|
Air Canada || Seasonal: Toronto-Pearson
|(SFG) or (CCE)
Aeroport de Grand Case L'Esperance (French Side of Island)
St Barth Commuter||St Barts / Guadeloupe|
Air Caraibes||St Barts / Guadeloupe|
Air Antilles Express||St Barts / Guadeloupe
The cab fare from (Princess Juliana SXM) across island to (Grand Case SFG) airport is about $35
If your itinerary takes you through the SFG airport, when you land at SXM, go to the Transfer Info Desk and notify SBC that you have arrived.
They may even arrange to take you to SFG.
To St Barts via St. Maarten (Ferry Service)
St Barts can be reached by sea via ferry services or charter boat from St Martin Island
There are multiple daily ferry trips
between St Maartin and St Barts
so check each providers timetable
to provide the most convenient departure.
St Barts Ferry Schedules |
Great Bay Express Ferry |
Voyager Ferry |
To St Barts 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
provides private boat taxi service from St Martin to St Barts.
They have a fleet of fantastic boats offering luxury, speed and style.
Here are a few companies that will make planning the trip easier.
A complete trip planning service for the island of St. Barts. Wimco will
handle your charter or commercial flight arrangements from any destination, handle you villa or hotel reservations,
car rentals, boat trip/transfers, and set up local services like villa provisioning, restaurant reservations, babysitters,
private chef service and more|
WIMCO St Barts Information
Specializing in Seamless Connections to St. Barths.
Shared Charter Flights From St. Maarten To St. Barths
starting at $260 per person
Private Charter Flights From St. Maarten To St. Barths
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. Barths, Anguilla, Antigua, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao and throughout the rest of the Caribbean.
Phone: 599-543-1023 | Fax: 1-866-503-0347
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org |
Reservation Request |
Tradewind Aviation - Flights From St Barts and San Juan
Fly directly from San Juan to St. Barths
with Tradewind Aviation - Daily flights in executive configured Cessna Grand Caravan's direct from San Juan,
Puerto Rico to St. Barthelemy. Private charters are available in Pilatus
PC-12s or Cessna Grand Caravans from Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.
Travel in style and luxury to St. Barthelemy with Tradewind Aviation.
St Barth Commuter - Flights From St Barts and St Martin
Providing scheduled flights between the island of St Barths and both airports in St Martin/Saint Maarten.
Mon - Sat 4 daily flights from St Barts: 8am, 8:15am, 4pm, 5pm
Sun 2 daily flights from St Barts: 4pm, 5pm
Phone: 011 590 590 27 54 54
The Great Bay Express makes three daily trips between (Phillipsburg, St Maarten) and (Gustavia, St Barts). The ferry has both air-conditioned and open-air seating
with a capacity of 45 passengers. The ferry trip takes 45 minutes. The round-trip fare for adults purchasing a ticket in
advance is 90€ the cost is 95€ if purchased day of departure. Children ages 2 - 11 55€ in advance, 65€ day of.|
Schedule: Great Bay Ferry Schedule 2010
The two Voyager ferries offer regularly scheduled high speed & comfortable trips between St Barths St Martin and Saba.
Since 1995, more than one million passengers travelled with Voyager.|
Voyager Ferry Schedule
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 Barts 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
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 Barts 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 Barts 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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