Tourists looking at flights to St. Lucia are often confused by the fact that there is an airport so close to most of the most popular tourist destinations that does not typically welcome major international flights. Instead, flights are sent to the Hewanorra International Airport in Vieux Fort, which is about an hour away from most of these destinations – including Marigot Bay.
Castries, which is just about a half an hour away from Gros Islet. The airport is small, with just a 5,735 foot long asphalt runway and not much else. Although international air travel can be managed by the facility, at this time regional flights are all that are available. This is great for tourists who need to make a connection from their home town. They can plan to fly to such countries as or Sint Maarten and then fly straight to George F.L. Charles Airport.(SLU) is located in
Those who live in larger cities; however, may find the easiest path is to fly to Vieux Fort. Flights to this facility are available in abundance from regional hubs in the United States, Canada, and Europe. The airport was built as an airstrip for the military, but now welcomes over 500,000 passengers to the island each year on its 9,03 foot long runway.(UVF) in
This table informs you of which airlines offer service from the states and the places they fly from. Not all flights you will see displayed on some websites are logical choices so it can be helpful to see a summary of which airlines actually provide direct service to this airport.
|Miami, FL, USA||MIA||American Airlines|
The following table indicates which airlines offer direct flights out of the Great White North.
|Montreal, Canada||YUL||Air Canada, Air Transat|
If you're flying from across "the Pond" the following table is the one you need.
|London, United Kingdom||LGW||British Airways, Virgin Airlines|
|London, United Kingdom||LGW||Virgin Airlines|
Look below for air service from other Caribbean airports. Even if you can't get a flight directly from your favorite airport, connecting through a regional airport might be a viable solution.
|Barbados||BGI||Thomas Cook Airlines|
|Calliste, Grenada||GND||British Airways, Virgin Airlines|
|Martinique||FDF||Air Antilles Express|
|Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago||POS||British Airways|
|Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda||ANU||Caribbean Airlines, LIAT|
|Barbados||BGI||Caribbean Airlines, LIAT|
|Kingston, Jamaica||KIN||Caribbean Airlines|
|Martinique||FDF||Air Antilles Express, Air Caraibes, LIAT|
|St. Vincent, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||SVD||LIAT|
|Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago||POS||Caribbean Airlines, LIAT|
Ground transportation options for tourists, whether they arrive in Vieux Fort or Castries are airport transfers offered by many of the luxury resorts as part of your stay, taxis for up to $80(USD) for four passengers, and rental cars. If you decide to rent a car, you'll find that recent improvements to the highway system makes driving fairly easy.
The trip from George F.L. Charles Airport to Marigot Bay takes you east on Peninsular Road to John Compton Highway where you will take the fourth exit in a roundabout to remain on the highway. From there, you'll turn right onto Jeremie Street, left onto Bridge Street, left onto Government House Road, left onto la Roc Road, left onto Fond Manger and finally right towards Waterfront. To get to Marigot Bay from Hewanorra International Airport, you'll find the instructions to be a bit more straight forward: take Micoud Highway northeast until you reach Waterfront.
It may seem confusing to consider all of the different options for flying to Marigot Bay, but once you begin looking for flights it will quickly become apparent what the best option for you is. Keep your budget, where you're flying from, and your time constraints into account as you do so and your options will become even narrower, helping you to quickly map out the best route for your getaway.
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