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How to get to St Lucia

St Lucia is the second largest of the Windward Islands, located around 39km (24mi) south of Martinique and 40km (24.8mi) north of St Vincent and the Grenadines.

The most convenient route to St Lucia is by air to Hewanorra International Airport (UVF), located around 5km (3mi) from Vieux Fort on the southern tip of the island, and about 53km (33mi) from Castries, the capital of St Lucia.

Hewanorra is the larger of the island's two airports and receives daily nonstop flights from New York, Atlanta and Miami, as well as daily nonstop flights from London and several Caribbean islands.

The country's smaller airport, George F. L. Charles Airport (SLU), formerly known as Vigie, is located 2km (1.2mi) north of Castries, and mainly services inter-Caribbean flights.


Flight times to St Lucia

The following are the most convenient and quickest routes to Hewanorra International Airport (UVF), St Lucia.

From the United States: American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and Jet Blue offer the most convenient scheduled flights to St Lucia.

Atlanta to St Lucia is 4 hrs 23 min, direct flight
Boston to St Lucia is 4 hrs 49 min, direct flight
Chicago to St Lucia is 7 hrs 19 min, with connecting flightˆ
Dallas-Fort Worth to St Lucia is 7 hrs 19 min, with connecting flightˆ
Miami to St Lucia is 3 hrs 34 min, direct flight
New York to St Lucia is 4 hrs 39 min, direct flight
Los Angeles to St Lucia is 10 hrs 8 min, with connecting flightˆ
San Francisco to St Lucia is 10 hrs 33 min, with connecting flightˆ


From Canada: Air Canada, American Airlines, West Jet and Delta Air Lines offer the most convenient scheduled flights to St Lucia.

Toronto to St Lucia is 7 hrs 40 min, with connecting flightˆ
Montreal to St Lucia is 7 hrs 35 min, with connecting flightˆ
Vancouver to St Lucia is 11 hrs 8 mins, with connecting flightˆ


From Australia: Qantas, American Airlines, United Airlines, Virgin Australia and Delta Air Lines offer the most convenient three stop scheduled flights.

Adelaide to St Lucia is 32 hrs 58 min, with connecting flightˆ
Brisbane to St Lucia is 28 hrs 15 min, with connecting flightˆ
Sydney to St Lucia is 29 hrs 50 min, with connecting flightˆ
Melbourne to St Lucia is 28 hrs 50 min, with connecting flightˆ
Perth to St Lucia is 32 hrs 35 min, with connecting flightˆ


From New Zealand: Air New Zealand and United Airlines offer the most convenient three stop scheduled flights to St Lucia.

Auckland to St Lucia is 29 hrs 35 min, with connecting flightˆ


From Singapore: Singapore Airlines and United Airlines offer the most convenient two stop scheduled flights to St Lucia.

Singapore to St Lucia is 25 hrs 55 min, with connecting flightˆ


From the United Kingdom: British Airways and Virgin Atlantic offer the most convenient daily scheduled two stop flights to St Lucia.

London to St Lucia is 8 hrs 45 min, direct flight


From France: Corsair Fly and Air Antilles offer the most convenient scheduled flights to St Lucia.

Paris to St Lucia is 10 hrs 25 min, with connecting flightˆ

(ˆincludes layover time.)


Flying in

Hewanorra International Airport (UVF) is located at the southern tip of the island, around 65km (40mi) south of the main resort area, and 53km (33mi) from Castries, with the transfer by road taking about 1.5 hours.

Most hotels can arrange transfers to and from the airport by prior arrangement. Alternatively, take a short helicopter flight (around AUD135 per person) to your resort.

The smaller airport, George F. L. Charles Airport (formerly known as Vigie) (SLU), is located in the island’s northeast and affords a shorter and more convenient trip to the capital and northern resorts.

For those hotels around Soufrière however, this trip is longer, around 1.5 hours by road.


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 six weeks.


Getting around

Hiring a car offers the best way of exploring St Lucia. Taxis are also available and can be hired for the day. Helicopters offer the island's most dramatic sightseeing trips.


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Latest update: How to get to St Lucia: 14 June, 2019


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