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Getting to St Lucia

St Lucia has two public airports: Hewanorra Airport in the south for international traffic and George Charles Airport in the North for regional traffic.

Hewanorra International Airport is located near the Vieux Fort Quarter in St Lucia. It is the larger of the two airports and is managed by the St Lucia Air and Seaports Authority.

St Lucia's second airport George Airport which was formally known as Vigie Airport is located just 2 kilometres north of Castries which is the capital of the island.

You can get to and from Hewanorra Airport via this St. Lucia Airport & Taxi Transportation service. Our dedicated complimentary pre arrival concierge department will also be delighted to arrange transfers to your villa.

Hewanorra INternational Airport(UVF)

All international flights arrive at Hewanorra International Airport.

The airport is located in the town of Vieux Fort which is 40 minutes drive from the capital of Castries. If you are staying in the popular area of Soufriere close to the world famous pitons then your journey time from Hewanorra airport will be approximately one hour.

Many international airlines fly in and out of Hewanorra Airport including British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Condor, Thomas Cook, Air Canada, Delta, United Airlines and West Jet. Although many Inter Caribbean flights use George Charles Airport; Liat, Air Caraibes, Air Antilles and Caribbean Airlines all operate services to and from the Hewanorra airport.

Airport Lounge

Hewanorra Airport has a vip lounge for both British Airways and Virgin Atlantic business class passengers and gold and silver members. It is also possible to purchase a day pass to the Iyanola Lounge if you would prefer to relax in a quiet area whilst you are waiting for your flight.

Airport Facilities

The airport has a good selection of restaurants and duty free shops. In addition there is a news agents and some souvenirs shops. Occasionally the airport has live music which is a big bonus.


Hewanorra International Airport services the following locations:

From the UK

  • London Gatwick - British Airways and Virgin Atlantic. travel time: 8 hours.
  • Manchester – Thomas Cook

From Germany

  • Frankfurt – Condor Airlines

From the USA

  • Miami – American Airlines and Iberia. Travel time: 3.5 hours
  • Atlanta – Delta airlines.
  • Boston – Jet Blue Airlines.
  • New York – Jet Blue. Travel time: 4 hours
  • Charlotte – US Airways and American Airlines
  • Philadelphia – US Airways
  • Newark – US Airways

From Canada

  • Toronto – Air Canada, Air Transat, West Jet, Sunwing and Can jet charters. Travel time: 5 hours.
  • Montreal – Air Canada and Air Transat

From Puerto Rico

From Other Caribbean Islands

Please note most inter Caribbean flights arrive and depart from G.F Charles (SLU) airport

  • St Barths – St Barth Commuter
  • Montserrat - Fly Montserrat
  • Trinidad – British Airways
  • Tobago – Virgin Atlantic
  • Barbados – Liat
  • Antigua - Liat
  • Martinique - Liat
  • Dominica - Liat
  • St Vincent - Liat
  • Grenada - British Airways and Iberia

George Charles Airport(Regional and Inter Caribbean)

George Charles Airport is really unique as it runs parallel to Vigie Beach which is one of the best and most popular on St Lucia. The airport got its name from Sir George Frederick Lawrence Charles who was a well known politician on the island. There are currently three airlines that fly in and out of Georges Charles Airport. These include Air Caraibes, Liat and Air Antilles.

Because the runway is short, it is mainly turbo prop aircraft that fly to George Charles Airport. It is also widely used by private aircraft.

It services the following destinations

  • Antigua
  • Barbados
  • Curacao
  • Fort-de-France
  • Pointe-a-Pitre
  • Port of Spain
  • St Kitts
  • Saint Maarten
  • Saint Vincent


All foreign nationals visiting the Island of St Lucia are required to carry an up to date and valid passport.

Departure Tax

Most airlines travelling from St Lucia include the departure tax of EC33 dollars. If you are travelling by private aircraft or leaving by ferry or boat, you will be asked to pay it before departure.