The quiet island of St. John is only accessible by boat, which means you can't fly directly to Cruz Bay. Instead, a flight to nearby St. Thomas then a ferry ride is the way most people travel to this destination.
The Cyril E. King Airport is the hub for air travel within the U.S. and British Virgin Islands, so seeing tourists land and connect to another island is not uncommon here. From the United States, you'll be able to find direct flights from Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, Charlotte, Newark and New York City.
Tourists not traveling directly from these cities can make connecting flights from within the United States, or with the San Juan Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport on the island of Puerto Rico. Canadian travelers tend to take this route as well.
When flying from the United States the following information may be useful. The online booking services don't consistently identify the best options so it helps to know which airlines fly directly to this location.
|Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA||FLL||Spirit Airlines|
|Miami, FL, USA||MIA||American Airlines, WestJet|
Travelers from Europe, South America, and the Caribbean tend to land first in San Juan, but listed below you'll find a few other connection options.
Check below for air service from airports in the region. Even if there aren't any flights from an airport near you, connecting through another regional airport might prove to be a very good solution.
|Anegada, British Virgin Islands||NGD||VI Airlink|
|Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda||ANU||LIAT|
|Basseterre, St. Kitts||SKB||LIAT|
|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|
Once you get over the fact that there is no direct route to Cruz Bay that doesn't involve sailing yourself, planning to fly to this secluded spot is rather simple.
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