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Travel to St Maarten

Flying to St Maarten

The biggest local airline is Winair (, based at Princess Juliana Airport. Other airlines flying to St Maarten include Air France (, American Airlines (, Delta (, JetBlue ( and United (

Airport Guides

Saint-Martin Grand Case Airport




Princess Juliana International Airport




The airport , 15km (9.5 miles) west of Philipsburg (journey time - 15 minutes), receives regular scheduled flights from other Caribbean islands, Europe and the USA.


Flight times

From London - 12 hours 30 minutes (including stopover); New York - 4 hours.

Departure tax

For international destinations, there is a departure tax of US$30 for those age two and up. This departure tax might be already included in the airfare of certain airlines. For islands within the Netherlands Antilles, the departure tax is US$10. Again, some include the departure tax in the airline ticket.

Travelling to St Maarten by Rail

Driving to St Maarten

Getting to St Maarten by boat

Main port: Philipsburg.

Cruise ships

St Maarten is a leading port of call for cruise liners.

Ferry operators

The Dawn II ferry sails three times a week between St Maarten and Saba (

Great Bay Express ( runs a high-speed ferry between St Maarten and St Barths.

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