Soufrière Air Travel

Soufriere has perhaps the most promising options for flying on St. Lucia

With one international airport, one popular regional airport, and the option of taking a helicopter to Soufrière from either facilities, tourists visiting Soufrière have a bit of research to do before they decide exactly which path they'd like to take to fly to this flourishing destination.

George F.L. Charles Airport

Set in the capital city of Castries, the George F.L. Charles Airport (SLU) is a small regional airport that typically only sees traffic that flies from other airports in the Caribbean. Tourists will often fly here if they've had to make a connecting flight in either Puerto Rico or St. Maarten, though it is much more common to fly direct to the international airport in Vieux Fort.

Hewanorra International Airport

A little over a half an hour away from Soufrière in Vieux Fort is where you'll find St. Lucia's international airport, Hewanorra International Airport (UVF). The facility is equipped with a 9,003 foot long runway with one terminal that serves as the arrival and departure point for over 500,000 passengers each year from around the world.

This chart informs you of which airlines offer scheduled flights non-stop from the U.S. and the places from which they are flying. The online booking services don't necessarily identify the least costly options so it's useful to see at a glance which airlines actually offer direct service to this airport.

Hewanorra International Airport U.S. Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Miami, FL, USA MIA American Airlines, United Airlines

This table indicates airlines that have direct flights from Canada.

Hewanorra International Airport Canadian Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Montreal, Canada YUL Air Canada, Air Transat

If you're going to be flying across the Atlantic the table below is relevant.

Hewanorra International Airport European Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
London, United Kingdom LGW British Airways, Virgin Airlines
George F.L. Charles Airport European Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
London, United Kingdom LGW Virgin Airlines

Flying to Soufrière from the Caribbean

See below for airline service from other Caribbean airports. Even if there aren't any flights directly from your preferred airport, taking a connecting flight from another airport in the Caribbean may be a fine option.

Hewanorra International Airport Caribbean Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Barbados BGI Thomas Cook Airlines
Calliste, Grenada GND British Airways, Virgin Airlines
Martinique FDF Air Antilles Express
St. Croix, US Virgin Islands STX Hummingbird Air
Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago POS British Airways
George F.L. Charles Airport Caribbean Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda ANU Caribbean Airlines, LIAT
Barbados BGI Caribbean Airlines, LIAT
Dominica DOM LIAT
Kingston, Jamaica KIN Caribbean Airlines
Martinique FDF Air Antilles Express, Air Caraibes, LIAT
Roseau, Dominica DCF LIAT
St. Vincent, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines SVD LIAT
Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago POS Caribbean Airlines, LIAT

Getting to Soufrière

If you're driving to Soufrière from Hewanorra International Airport, you'll head west on St. Judes Highway to Morne Bonin, where you'll continue on until you reach Moca, then take a right toward St. Philip where you'll take the first left onto that road. After a short time, St. Philip becomes Ravine Claire, where you'll take a sharp right onto Cresslands, and there you will find yourself in Soufrière.

From George F.L. Charles Airport, you'll go east on Peninsular to John Compton. Very quickly you'll come across a roundabout, where you will take the fourth exit to remain on the highway until you reach Jeremie Street and there you will take a right. Next will be a left onto Bridge Street, another left onto Government House Road, then a left onto la Toc Road which will lead to a sharp right to stay on the road, and quickly a sharp left towards Fond Manger. Eventually you will reach Cresslands, which gets you there rest of the way to town.


Another option for tourists staying in Soufrière is to take a helicopter from either airport to the helicopter pad at the Jalousie Plantation. St. Lucia Helicopters offers this option as part of a tour for about $150(USD) per person. The North Tour takes you over Castries with views of Pigeon Point, Rodney Bay, Rat Island, and the sprawling resorts of the Atlantic Coast in just 10 minutes. The South Island Tour last 20 minutes and offers a tour of the banana plantations, Marigot Bay, the rainforest, and the Soufrière volcano along with a few fishing villages along the way.

Whether you want to fly and drive yourself to your accommodations or take advantage of the unique helicopter option, there are a few things to consider as you plan your flight to Soufrière. Consider what will be easiest for you, what fits into your schedule, and how much money you have to spend and watch the pieces easily fall into place.


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