How to Reach St. Croix by Airplane

With limited direct flights to St. Croix, many will first stop on St. Thomas.

Photo credit: © Paul Hildebrandt
 

One of the few virgin islands without ferry service, St. Croix relies on air travel to bring visitors tot he island. Most visitors, however, will be unable to fly directly into St. Croix, and will have to make a connection on St. Thomas first.

Once you do make it into St. Croix and land at Henry E Rohlsen Airport, you will find that you are some distance from the two major cities on the island. Luckily a short taxi drive in wither direction will get you where you are going, be it Frederiksted, Christiansted, or somewhere in between.

Flying to St. Croix from the US

It is not difficult to get to St. Croix via airplane. It is difficult, however, to get to St. Croix via airplane without making any stops. There are currently only two cities from the US mainland offering flights to St. Croix directly, Miami and Charlotte, and the Charlotte flight is seasonal. Make sure you plan ahead and book your flight early to make sure you are not left without a seat.

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

As you can see, while St. Croix has few direct flights, the USVI as a whole has plenty. Many people will fly into St. Thomas first and spend a day or two. Back when there was a ferry service connecting Charlotte Amalie and Christiansted, many would simply bridge the gap using that ferry. However, if you fly into St. Thomas first you can simply take a seaplane flight from Charlotte Amalie via Seaborne Airlines, which offers flights from the morning into the evening Monday through Friday. You can also to head back to Cyril E King Airport for a flight to Henry or take a private boat charter to St. Croix.

Flying to St. Croix from the Caribbean

Once in the Caribbean, you have some options on how to get to St. Croix. You can fly into St. Thomas and take a Cape Air flight over to St. Croix. However, Puerto Rico-based Seaborne Airlines offers an array of St. Thomas-St. Croix flights. The flights start from St. Croix as early as 6:40 am and return as late as 6:00 pm. This day-long seaplane flight schedule is available Monday through Friday, offering 13 round trips every week day. 

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 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
The Valley, Anguilla AXA LIAT
Vieques, Puerto Rico VQS Air Sunshine
the BVI, British Virgin Islands EIS Hummingbird Air, VI Airlink
Henry E Rohlsen Airport Caribbean Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda ANU LIAT
Basseterre, St. Kitts SKB Hummingbird Air
Isla Verde, Puerto Rico SJU Jet Blue, United Airlines
Roseau, Dominica DCF Hummingbird Air
Simpson Bay, The island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten SXM Hummingbird Air, LIAT
St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands STT Cape Air, Hummingbird Air, Seaborne Airlines
Vieques, Puerto Rico VQS Cape Air, Seaborne Airlines
Vieux Fort, Saint Lucia UVF Hummingbird Air
the BVI, British Virgin Islands EIS Hummingbird Air
Christiansted Harbour Seaplane Base Caribbean Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas SPB Seaborne Airlines

Flying into the US Virgin Islands is easy, but actually getting to St. Croix can take a little work. Heading to St. Thomas first can help solve a lot of the problems, and will let you get some additionally sightseeing in if you wish.

 

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