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How to get to St Kitts

Saint Kitts, also known more formally as Saint Christopher Island, lies in the northern part of the Leeward Islands in the Eastern Caribbean (known as the West Indies), around 80km (50mi) west of Antigua and 350km (217mi) southeast of Puerto Rico.

Saint Kitts and the neighbouring island of Nevis constitute one country: the Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis. Also known as the Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis, the country is a Commonwealth realm, with Elizabeth II as queen and head of state.

The capital city of Basseterre sits on the larger island of Saint Kitts. The smaller island of Nevis lies approximately 3km (2mi) southeast of Saint Kitts across a shallow channel called 'The Narrows'.

By sea, from Basseterre, St Kitts to Charlestown, Nevis takes around 45 minutes by ferry, with several companies servicing this route. Cruise ships often dock at Basseterre.

The most convenient route to Saint Kitts is by air to Robert L. Bradshaw Airport (SKB), formerly known as Golden Rock Airport, located just northeast of Basseterre, on the island of Saint Kitts.

Robert L. Bradshaw Airport (SKB) offers nonstop flights from Atlanta, Miami, New York and Toronto.


Flight times to Saint Kitts

The following are the most convenient and quickest flight routes to Robert L. Bradshaw Airport (SKB), Saint Kitts.

Within Saint Kitts and Nevis: Winair offers the convenient daily flights to Nevis.

Nevis to St Kitts is 15 min, direct flight


From United States: American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Silver Airways and JetBlue Airways offer the most convenient daily scheduled flights to Saint Kitts.

Atlanta to Saint Kitts is 4 hrs 17 min, direct flight
Charlotte to Saint Kitts is 3 hrs 55 min, direct flight
New York to Saint Kitts is 4 hrs 13 min, direct flight
Miami to Saint Kitts is 2 hrs 54 min, direct flight
Puerto Rico to Saint Kitts is 1 hr 15 min, direct flight

Boston to Saint Kitts is 6 hrs 48 min, connecting flightˆ
Chicago to Saint Kitts is 7 hrs 6 min, connecting flightˆ
Dallas-Fort Worth to Saint Kitts is 7 hrs 9 min, connecting flightˆ
Houston to Saint Kitts is 6 hrs 47 min, connecting flightˆ
Fort Lauderdale to Saint Kitts is 4 hrs 45 min, connecting flightˆ
Los Angeles to Saint Kitts is 9 hrs 57 min, connecting flightˆ
San Francisco to Saint Kitts is 11 hrs 32 min, connecting flightˆ
Seattle to Saint Kitts is 10 hrs 47 min, connecting flightˆ


From Canada: Air Canada, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and JetBlue Airways offer the most convenient daily scheduled flights to Saint Kitts.

Toronto to Saint Kitts is 4 hrs 35 min, direct flight

Montreal to Saint Kitts is 6 hrs 40 min, connecting flightˆ
Vancouver to Saint Kitts is 10 hrs 35 min, connecting flightˆ


From Australia: Qantas, Virgin Australia, United Airlines and American Airlines offer the most convenient daily scheduled flights to Saint Kitts.

Adelaide to Saint Kitts 27 hrs 32 min, connecting flightˆ
Brisbane to Saint Kitts is 24 hrs 17 min, connecting flightˆ
Sydney to Saint Kitts is 24 hrs 37 min, connecting flightˆ
Melbourne to Saint Kitts is 25 hrs 7 min, connecting flightˆ
Perth to Saint Kitts is 30 hrs 52 min, connecting flightˆ


From New Zealand: American Airlines operates the most convenient flights to Saint Kitts.

Auckland to Saint Kitts is 23 hrs 17 min, connecting flightˆ


From Singapore: Singapore Airlines, KLM and British Airways offer the most convenient flights to Saint Kitts.

Singapore to Saint Kitts is 27 hrs 4 min, connecting flightˆ


From United Kingdom: British Airways and Thoas Cook offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Saint Kitts.

London to Saint Kitts is 10 hrs 20 min, connecting flightˆ
Manchester to Saint Kitts is 13 hrs 35 min, connecting flightˆ


From Ireland: Aer Lingus, Ryanair and British Airways offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Saint Kitts.

Dublin to Saint Kitts is 13 hrs 5 min, connecting flightˆ


From France: Air Caraibes and Winair offer the most convenient scheduled flights from Paris Orly Airport (ORY) to Saint Kitts.

Paris to Saint Kitts is 13 hrs 5 min, connecting flightˆ


From Germany: KLM, Delta Air Lines, Air France and Winair offer the most convenient flights to Saint Kitts.

Berlin to Saint Kitts is 16 hrs 35 min, connecting flightˆ
Dusseldorf to Saint Kitts is 14 hrs 40 min, connecting flightˆ
Frankfurt to Saint Kitts is 14 hrs 30 min, connecting flightˆ
Hamburg to Saint Kitts is 14 hrs 25 min, connecting flightˆ
Munich to Saint Kitts is 14 hrs 25 min, connecting flightˆ

(ˆincludes transfer time.)


Flying in

St Kitts Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport is located about 2km (1.2mi) from Basseterre. Taxis meet all arriving flights and hotels can arrange transport by prior arrangement. Hire cars are available.


Entry requirements

Visitors must have a passport valid for at least six months after entry. All visitors must hold return/onward tickets and proof of sufficient funds. No visa is required for a stay of up to three months.


Getting around

Hiring a car offers the best way of exploring St Kitts. Taxis are also available as are micro buses, which offer an inexpensive and fun way to travel around.

Don't miss riding the scenic narrow gauge railroad formerly used for the sugar mill. The narrow-gauge St Kitts Scenic Railway circles the island.

Built between 1912 and 1926 to haul sugar cane from farms to the sugar factory in Basseterre, the railway offers a 3.5 hour, 48km (30mi) circle tour of the island on specially designed double-decker open-air coaches, with 19km (12mi) of the trip by bus.


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Latest update: How to get to St Kitts: 10 November, 2019


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