Flying to Cruz Bay

Fly to St. Thomas, sail to Cruz Bay

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.

Flying to Cruz Bay from the US

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.

This table indicates which airlines schedule flights non-stop from the U.S. and the airports from which they are flying. Online booking engines don't always display the least costly options so it can be handy to realize 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

Flying to Cruz Bay from the Caribbean

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.

See the following chart for scheduled air service from airports in the Caribbean region. Even if there are no flights from an airport near your home, a connecting flight from another Caribbean airport could be a good solution.

Cyril E King Airport Caribbean Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Anegada, British Virgin Islands NGD VI Airlink
Anguilla AXA LIAT
Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda ANU LIAT
Basseterre, St. Kitts SKB Hummingbird Air, 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, Hummingbird Air
Roseau, Dominica DCF Hummingbird Air
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, Hummingbird Air, Seaborne Airlines
Vieques, Puerto Rico VQS Air Sunshine
the BVI, British Virgin Islands EIS Hummingbird Air, 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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