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Travel to St Maarten

Flying to St Maarten

The biggest local airline is Winair (www.fly-winair.sx), based at Princess Juliana Airport. Other airlines flying to St Maarten include Air France (www.airfrance.com), American Airlines (www.aa.com), Delta (www.delta.com), JetBlue (www.jetblue.com) and United (www.united.com).

Airport Guides

Saint-Martin Grand Case Airport

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SFG

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Princess Juliana International Airport

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SXM

Location

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.

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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 (www.sabactransport.com).

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