Traveling to Charlestown by Airplane

There are two airports to consider when flying to Charlestown

The charming capital of the small island of Nevis is Charlestown, which is located on the west coast of the island just under 15 minutes south of the international airport.  While many tourists end up visiting this town by ferry on a day trip from St. Kitts, those who will be staying for the duration of their getaway may find it more convenient to fly.

Amory International Airport

It might be surprised to learn how modern the airport on Nevis is, but having recently been renovated the Vance W. Amory International Airport is now up to par with some of the other major facilities in the region.  Still, direct fights remain minimal.

Flights to St. Kitts

Even with an international airport being available on the island, most people still choose to fly into the Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport (SKB) on Nevis' sister isle of St. Kitts.  The airport is larger and more popular, making it easier to book flights that work with varying schedules, so it is much more popular to fly from the United States, Canada, Europe, and even within the Caribbean to St. Kitts and then board a smaller plane to Amory International.  

Flying to Charlestown from the US

As it stands, there are currently no flights from the United States direct to Amory International. You can, however, fly to Bradshaw International with Delta Airlines, US Airways, and American Airlines from several of the country's major Caribbean hubs.

Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport U.S. Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Miami, FL, USA MIA American Airlines

Flying to Charlestown from Canada

Toronto is the gateway to Nevis from Canada, and still, Air Canada only flies to Bradshaw International on St. Kitts.

Flying to Charlestown from Europe

From Europe, the international airport in London is the only facility with regularly scheduled flights to St. Kitts.  They do not yet fly to Amory International, though there has been some discussion on the topic.  

Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport European Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
London, United Kingdom LGW British Airways, Virgin Airlines

Flying to Charlestown from the Caribbean

You'll find the most flights direct to Amory International from within the Caribbean.  Cape Air, LIAT, Air Sunshine, American Airlines, and United Airlines in particular have a presence here, most popularly flying from San Juan, Puerto Rico, but also from Antigua, Anguilla, Sint Maarten, and both the BVI and the USVI

Check below for airline service from other regional airports. Even if you can't get a flight directly from an airport near you, a connecting flight from a regional airport might prove to be a fine option.

Vance W. Amory International Airport Caribbean Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda ANU LIAT
Basseterre, St. Kitts SKB Hummingbird Air, LIAT
Isla Verde, Puerto Rico SJU Air Sunshine, American Airlines, Cape Air, Seaborne Airlines, United Airlines
Simpson Bay, The island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten SXM Air Sunshine
St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands STT Air Sunshine, Hummingbird Air
The Valley, Anguilla AXA Winair
the BVI, British Virgin Islands EIS Air Sunshine, Hummingbird Air, Winair
Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport Caribbean Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda ANU British Airways, LIAT
Barbados BGI LIAT
Isla Verde, Puerto Rico SJU Seaborne Airlines
Nevis, Saint Kitts and Nevis NEV Hummingbird Air, LIAT
Simpson Bay, The island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten SXM LIAT
St. Croix, US Virgin Islands STX Hummingbird Air
St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands STT Hummingbird Air, LIAT
The Valley, Anguilla AXA Winair
the BVI, British Virgin Islands EIS Hummingbird Air, Winair

Next Stop, Charlestown

If you're flying to St. Kitts with hopes of visiting Charlestown, you can reach the island of Nevis by ferry.  The ferry takes 45 minutes and puts you directly in town.  If you fly to Amory International, you'll land in Newcastle then take a taxi or drive yourself along the west coast headed south for between 10 and 15 minutes. 

While you may have to fly through St. Kitts if you're visiting Charlestown from outside of the Caribbean, getting to this colonial town is certainly worth all of the planning and every step you have to take to make it happen. 

 

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