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Travel to St Lucia

Flying to St Lucia

Airlines serving St Lucia include LIAT (www.liat.com) and Air Caraibes (www.aircaraibes.com). Virgin Atlantic (www.virgin-atlantic.com) and British Airways (www.ba.com) fly to St Lucia direct from London. JetBlue (www.jetblue.com) flies direct from New York.

The major airport is: Hewanorra International Airport.

Airport Guides

Hewanorra International Airport

Code

UVF

Location

Hewanorra International Airport is situated 4km (2.5 miles) north of Vieux Fort and 56km (35 miles) south of Castries, on the island of St Lucia.

Telephone

+1 758 714 9568

Address
Beane Field
Vieux Fort

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George F. L. Charles

Code

SLU

Location

The airport (services inter-island connections and small aircraft from Puerto Rico only) is 3km (2 miles) from Castries.

TelephoneAddress

Flight times

From London - 9 hours; New York - 4 hours 30 minutes.

Departure tax

Included in the air fare.

Travelling to St Lucia by Rail

Driving to St Lucia

Getting to St Lucia by boat

The main ports in St Lucia are Castries, Soufrière and Vieux Fort.

Cruise ships

St Lucia is served by a number of cruise lines as well as local passenger/freight lines. The duty-free port at Pointe Seraphine offers two-berth cruise ship facilities, duty-free shopping, restaurants and bars; anyone can visit it, although a valid passport and an airline ticket are required to make duty-free purchases.

Ferry operators

L'Express des Iles (www.express-des-iles.com), a high-speed catamaran service, operates between St Lucia and Dominica, calling at Martinique and Guadeloupe (total journey time to Dominica - 4 hours 30 minutes).

For information on airports and sea ports contact the Saint Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority (SLASPA) (www.slaspa.com).