Travelers can reach St Barts airport (IATA:SBH) through several various air routes. The airport is highly unique. Located in St Jean, the airport can only accommodate smaller propeller planes up to a maximum capacity of 20 passengers. The slanted airstrip is technically challenging and only a few pilots are certified to land at the airstrip.
St Barts can be directly accessed from St Martin, San Juan and Antigua. St Martin is the most popular and convenient option for most travelers.
The most economical and convenient access pathway for US and Canadian Travelers is to fly into neighboring St Martin (IATA: SXM) and then take a short 12 minute flight to St Barts using either Winair, St Barth Commuter or private charter. The flights occur frequently, usually every 30 minutes. This is the fastest and easiest approach to St Barts. However, travelers should note that no flights can arrive on St Barts after sunset. The airport closes at dusk. For late arriving guests, St Barts Blue highly recommends arranging a ferry transfer. Our concierge team at St Barts Blue can easily arrange for a transfer from St Martin airport to the appropriate ferry terminal.
St Maarten's airport is serviced by the following major airlines:
An additional and recommended option for US and Canadian travelers is to fly into St Barth from San Juan, Puerto Rico (airport code: SJU). Tradewind Aviation offers service 3 times a day during October 15th until May 15th. Private charters are available as well.
For travelers from France, our suggested route will be to fly from Paris to St Maarten (SXM) and to use Winair or St Barths Commuter to transfer to St Barths.
For travelers from the United Kingdom, we recommend flying British Airways or Virgin Atlantic to Antigua (airport code ANU) and then using a shuttle service from Antigua to St Barths. St Barth Commuter recently launched a new service from Antigua to St Barths from December 1st until April 30th on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Additionally, Tradewind Aviation has a daily flight leaving Antigua around 3 to 4 PM daily between the dates of October 15th until May 15th.
St Barts boasts one of the smallest airports. Due to the lack of flat land on the island the runway at Aeroport de St Jean (aka Gustav III) airport is actually sloped. The thrilling flight takes you over La Tourmente (Mt Tourment) to land on the downhill slope of the runway. The take off is over the turquoise waters of St Jean.
The short runway can only accommodate small propeller planes (largest plane is a 20 seater). The runway can not support larger aircraft requiring St Barts travelers to connect through local airports. There are no direct flights from the United States, Canada or Europe.
Airport Code: SBH
Runway length: 2100 feet Runway elevation: 49 ft
St Barts Blue can arrange private charters on Tradewind Aviation from San Juan, Puerto Rico or from the New York metropolitan area to St Barths. For rates and details please contact us by email at [email protected] , by toll free phone at 1.877.323.5719.
Reaching St Barts by ferry is a common option for St Barts travelers. High-speed ferries from St Martin to St Barts takes about 1 hour to and from St Barts and St Martin. The ferry terminal is located on the Marigot waterfront and the ferry takes about 1 hour. Our concierge team at St Barts Blue will be delighted to book tickets and arrange transfers from St Maarten airport to your desired ferry terminal. Click here for pricing.
Depart Marigot, St Martin for travel to Gustavia, St Barts (1 hour crossing time)
Depart Gustavia, St Barts for travel to Marigot, St Maarten (1 hour crossing time)
St Barts Blue can easily arrange for guests to be transferred from the St Maarten airport to either the Oyster Pond ferry terminal or the Marigot ferry terminal. Enjoy a privately assigned driver to whisk you from the airport to the ferry terminal for a seamless and worry free transfer. $40 for two passengers. $12 for each additional passenger. Contact us for groups larger than 10 passengers for special pricing.
St Barts Blue can arrange for a private speedboat transfer to St Barts from St Martin. We offer private luxury speedboat charters during the day or night for transfer from St Maarten’s Princess Juliana airport. Your concierge can provide rates, schedules and ticketing.
A valid passport is required for US, Canadian and European National travelers as well as proof of return or on-going ticket. A valid passport is sufficient for a three month stay. No visa is needed.
Visas are required all other nationalities in addition to valid passports. If you are a citizen of a non Schengen area please visit the following site for futher details: Schengen Visa Information.