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Getting To The US Virgin Islands

The USVI is one of the easiest places in the Caribbean to get to. The main airport is Cyril E. King Airport located in St Thomas.

There is also a smaller airport in St Croix’s called Henry E. Rohlsen Airport. Both airports have modern facilities with food concessions, car rentals and taxis. St Thomas’ airport also has ATMs.


By Air

The U.S. Virgin Islands has daily, nonstop flights from New York, Newark, Baltimore, Atlanta, Miami, Philadelphia, Boston, Charlotte, Detroit, Chicago and Fort Lauderdale.

Connecting flights are available to and from Los Angeles, Dallas, New York, Miami and Atlanta via San Juan.

Commuter service between San Juan, St. Croix, and St. Thomas is also available.

Commuter airlines can transport you between islands in as little as 17 minutes. The seaplane is an exciting way to travel between St. Thomas and St. Croix!

Flights From The United States To St Croix(STX):

  • Miami - American Airlines
  • Atlanta - Delta Airlines
  • Charlotte - American Airlines
  • New York - American Airlines, Delta Airlines
  • Boston - American Airlines
  • Newark - Continental

Flights From The United States To St Thomas(STT):

  • Ft.Lauderdale - Spirit Airlines
  • Chicago - United Airlines
  • Dulles - United Airlines
  • Newark - United Airlines
  • Charlotte - US Airways
  • Philidelphia - US Airways

By Boat

 

Cruise ship

St Thomas is the most popular cruise ship destination in the Caribbean, with more than 1000 arrivals each year. These ships pull in to the West Indian Company dock in Havensight on the eastern edge of St Thomas Harbour, and to Crown Bay Marina to the West.

Inter island Ferry

 

Travel between St. Thomas and St. John

Visitors can travel hassle-free between the islands by public ferry.


From Red Hook

Hourly service between St. Thomas and St. John is available on a 15-minute ferry ride from Red Hook on the east end of St. Thomas into Cruz Bay, St. John.

Rate:

  • One way, $6.00/Adults and $1.00/Children ages 2-11.
  • Seniors are $1.50.
  • Please note: There is a charge of $2.00 per piece for luggage/boxes.

From Charlotte Amalie

From downtown Charlotte Amalie (45-minute ride), the ferry offers six daily trips to and from St. John.

From STT: 10:00am; 1:00pm; and 5:30pm

From STJ: 8:45am; 11:15am; and 3:45pm

Rates:

  • One way, $12.00/Adults and $3.50/Children ages 2-11
  • Seniors are $6.00 (VI Residents only, 62 years and up, proof of age must be shown)
  • Please note: There is a charge of $2.50 per piece for luggage/boxes

For additional information, please contact: Transportation Services 340-776-6282 or Varlack Ventures 340-776-6412


Travel between St. Thomas and St. Croix

The Royal Miss Belmar travels between St. Thomas and St. Croix Thursday through Tuesday.

The 90-minute fast ferry service accommodates 300 passengers and offers a scenic ride in comfortable surroundings.

Call Smith’s Ferry at 340-775-7292 for schedule changes.

Rates:

  • Adults/$50 one way, $90 roundtrip
  • Children 3-11/$45 one way, $80 roundtrip
  • Children under 2/$10 one way, $20 roundtrip

Car Ferry travel between St. Thomas and St. John

Another way to explore the islands on your own time! Passengers ride with their car at no additional charge.

The Port Authority charges a port fee of $3.00 for cars, SUV’s and motorcycles, and $6 for trucks, vans and large SUV’s.

The 25-minute ride operates on the hour until 6:15 pm.


Ferry from Us Virgin Islands to British Virgin ­Islands

There are excellent ferry connections linking St Thomas and St John with Tortola, Virgin Gorda and Jost Van Dyke. Note: you must have a valid passport to travel between the USVIs and British Virgin Islands.

Ferries travel several times daily from Charlotte Amalie (St Thomas) to Road Town (Tortola), often via West End (Tortola).

Costs are similar (round trip US$49, 60 minutes); departures are from Charlotte Amalie’s Marine Terminal.

Ferries also travel from Red Hook (St Thomas) to the British Virgin Islands.

Inter-Island (776-6597) goes to Jost Van Dyke on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (round trip US$50, 45 minutes); and to Virgin Gorda Thursday and Sunday (round trip US$60, 75 minutes).

Native Son runs between Red Hook and Tortola(West End) four to five times daily (round trip US$45, 30 minutes).

Inter-Island ferries also travel from Cruz Bay (St John) to West End (Tortola) three times daily (round trip US$45, 30 minutes).

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