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How to get to US Virgin Islands

The United States Virgin Islands (USVI) are a group of islands geographically part of the Virgin Islands archipelago and located in the Leeward Islands of the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean Sea.

Also known as the US Virgin Islands or American Virgin Islands (and officially as the Virgin Islands of the United States), the USVI are an unincorporated territory of the United States, and consist of the main islands of Saint Croix, Saint John and Saint Thomas, as well as numerous surrounding minor islands.

The total land area of the territory is 346.36 km2 (133.73 sq mi). The territory's capital, Charlotte Amalie, is located on Saint Thomas.

There are two major airports in the US Virgin Islands: Cyril E. King Airport (STT) on St. Thomas, and Henry E. Rohlsen Airport (STX) on St. Croix.

If you are visiting St Thomas or St John, then the most convenient airport is Cyril E. King Airport (STT), located 3km (1.8mi) to the west of the capital, Charlotte Amalie.

The airport also serves nearby St. John and is often used by those traveling to the nearby British Virgin Islands, which are just a short plane and ferry ride away.

If you are visiting St Croix, then choose Henry E. Rohlsen Airport (STX), located about 10km (6mi) southwest of Christiansted, which lies on the northeast part of the island.

By boat, Charlotte Amalie is just a 20-minute ferry ride from Cruz Bay on St John and 45 minutes from Tortola in the British Virgin Islands. St Thomas is also one of the most popular cruise ship destinations in the Caribbean.


Flight time to US Virgin Islands

The following are the most convenient and quickest flight routes to Cyril E. King Airport (STT), Charlotte Amalie, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands.

From the United States: Delta Airlines, United Airlines, American Airlines and JetBlue Airways offer the most convenient daily scheduled flights to St Thomas, USVI.

Atlanta to St Thomas is 3 hrs 46 min, direct flight
Charlotte to St Thomas is 3 hrs 47 min, direct flight
Chicago to St Thomas is 4 hrs 39 min, direct flight
Houston to St Thomas is 4 hr 45 min, direct flight
New York to St Thomas is 4 hrs 11 min, direct flight
Miami to St Thomas is 2 hrs 36 min, direct flight

Boston to St Thomas is 5 hrs 56 mins, connecting flightˆ
Dallas-Fort Worth to St Thomas is 6 hrs 36 min, connecting flightˆ
Los Angeles to St Thomas is 9 hrs 52 min, connecting flightˆ
San Francisco to St Thomas is 10 hrs 42 min, connecting flightˆ
Seattle to Barbados is 9 hrs 37 min, connecting flightˆ


From Canada: American Airlines, United Airlines, Delta Airlines and JetBlue Airways offer the most convenient daily scheduled flights to St Thomas, USVI.

Toronto to St Thomas is 6 hrs 26 min, connecting flightˆ
Montreal to St Thomas is 7 hrs 22 min, connecting flightˆ
Vancouver to St Thomas is 10 hrs 51 min, connecting flightˆ


From Australia: Qantas, United Airlines and American Airlines offer the most convenient daily scheduled flights to St Thomas, USVI.

Adelaide to St Thomas 27 hrs 16 min, connecting flightˆ
Brisbane to St Thomas is 24 hrs 1 min, connecting flightˆ
Sydney to St Thomas is 24 hrs 21 min, connecting flightˆ
Melbourne to St Thomas is 24 hrs 51 min, connecting flightˆ
Perth to St Thomas is 30 hrs, connecting flightˆ


From New Zealand: Air New Zealand and American Airlines operate the most convenient flights to St Thomas.

Auckland to St Thomas is 23 hrs 1 min, connecting flightˆ


From Singapore: Singapore Airlines, United Airlines and JetBlue Airways offer the most convenient flights to St Thomas, USVI.

Singapore to St Thomas is 25 hrs 45 min, connecting flightˆ


From United Kingdom: Virgin Atlantic, British Airways and American Airlines offer the most convenient scheduled flights to St Thomas, USVI.

London to St Thomas is 14 hrs 36 min, connecting flightˆ
Manchester to St Thomas is 13 hrs 30 min, connecting flightˆ


From Ireland: Ryanair, Aer Lingus, American Airlines, United Airlines, Delta Airlines and JetBlue Airway offer the most convenient flights to St Thomas, USVI.

Dublin to St Thomas is 13 hrs 40 min, connecting flightˆ


From France: Air Caraibes, Air Sunshine and Air France offer the most convenient daily scheduled flights to St Thomas, USVI.

Paris to St Thomas is 12 hrs 5 min, direct flight


From Germany: Delta Airlines, United Airlines, American Airlines Lufthansa, Condor Flugdienst, Eurowings, JetBlue Airways, Air Sunshine, Cape Air and Winair offer the most convenient flights to St Thomas, USVI.

Berlin St Thomas is 13 hrs 30 min, connecting flightˆ
Dusseldorf to St Thomas is 14 hrs 40 min, connecting flightˆ
Frankfurt to St Thomas is 11 hrs 30 min, connecting flightˆ
Hamburg to St Thomas is 17 hrs 16 min, connecting flightˆ
Munich to St Thomas is 13 hrs 50 min, connecting flightˆ

(ˆincludes transfer & layover time.)


Flying in

Cyril E. King Airport (STT) is located 3km (1.8mi) to the west of Charlotte Amalie. Taxis meet all flights and hotels can arrange transport by prior arrangement.


Entry requirements

There is no immigration control for visitors arriving from mainland USA. Visitors entering the country under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) must have a machine-readable passport (MRP) that has a bar code on the photo page and is valid at least six months after entry.

All visitors must hold return/onward tickets and proof of sufficient funds.

Australian, New Zealand, Irish and UK nationals do not require a visa for stays of up to 90 days under the Visa Waiver Program.


Getting around

Best on foot in Charlotte Amalie; elsewhere taxis, buses and hire cars are available.


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Latest update: How to get to US Virgin Islands: 12 September, 2019


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