Flying to Christiansted

Flying to St. Croix generally requires a transfer, but direct flights are possible

The closest airport is the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport (HERA), which is just 10 miles away from Christiansted. Most tourists arrive by plane, then pick up their rental car or take a $9 to $16(USD) cab ride to their final destination in Christiansted.

The Henry E Rohlsen Airport can accommodate jets up to Boeing 747s on its 10,004 foot asphalt runway, a recent addition that continues to earn the airport more international air travel each year. Currently, the airport only serves regional airlines as well as a few from big cities in the United States, but the island is looking forward to expanding and welcoming flights from around the world on a regular basis.

However, many tourist will first fly into Cyril E King Airport on St. Thomas. Not only does this allow them to see more of the US Virgin Islands if they wish, but the greater selection of flights means it is generally cheaper. If you do land on St. Thomas though, you will need to then take another flight to St. Croix, as there is no ferry service between these two islands.

Flying to Christiansted from the US

Flying direct from the United States is an option regardless of whether you choose St. Thomas or St. Croix. St. Thomas has many more options, however requires another flight – it is up to you to decide the priorities. Also note that as of the end of 2013, the Miami flight is the only flight from the US that is year round. The other (currently only Charlotte) is only available during the high season.

The following table shows which airlines offer scheduled flights from the U.S. as well as the airports they fly from. Not all flights you will see on some of the booking engines are good options so it's useful to see which airlines actually offer direct service to this airport.

Cyril E King Airport U.S. Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA FLL Spirit Airlines
Miami, FL, USA MIA American Airlines, WestJet
Henry E Rohlsen Airport U.S. Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Miami, FL, USA MIA American Airlines

Flying to Christiansted from the Caribbean

If you will already be in the Caribbean, then your job is a bit easier. Both Cyril E King Airport and Henry E Rohlsen Airport have options from the surrounding area. Of course, just like with flying from the US, St. Thomas has the better selection.

See the following chart for a listing of scheduled air service from other airports in the Caribbean. If you can't take a flight directly from your favorite airport, connecting through a regional airport may be your best option.

Cyril E King Airport Caribbean Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Anegada, British Virgin Islands NGD VI Airlink
Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda ANU LIAT
Basseterre, St. Kitts SKB LIAT
Dominica DOM Air Sunshine
Gustavia, St. Barthelemy SBH Tradewind Airlines
Isla Verde, Puerto Rico SJU Air Sunshine, Cape Air, Jet Blue, United Airlines
Nevis, Saint Kitts and Nevis NEV Air Sunshine
Simpson Bay, The island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten SXM Air Sunshine
Spanish Town, Virgin Gorda VIJ Air Sunshine, Seaborne Airlines, VI Airlink
St. Croix, US Virgin Islands STX Cape Air, Seaborne Airlines
The Valley, Anguilla AXA LIAT
Vieques, Puerto Rico VQS Air Sunshine
the BVI, British Virgin Islands EIS VI Airlink
Henry E Rohlsen Airport Caribbean Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda ANU LIAT
Isla Verde, Puerto Rico SJU Jet Blue, United Airlines
Roseau, Dominica DCF Coastal Air
Simpson Bay, The island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten SXM LIAT
St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands STT Cape Air, Seaborne Airlines
Vieques, Puerto Rico VQS Cape Air, Seaborne Airlines
Christiansted Harbour Seaplane Base Caribbean Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas SPB Seaborne Airlines

As you can see, flying into St. Thomas would be easier regardless of where you are. If you do fly into St. Thomas, you have several options of how to proceed. You could easily just book a transfer with Cape Air to take you to St. Croix. However, you could take the opportunity to explore St. Thomas a bit. Not far from Charlotte Amalie, taking a taxi is relatively cheap. The added benefit is that you can try to book a seaplane flight from Charlotte Amalie right into Christiansted Harbour Seaplane Base on St. Croix with Seaborne Airlines; a true Caribbean experience.


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