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St Kitts & Nevis

Getting there & away


Other than the ferries linking St Kitts and Nevis, there are no services to other islands.

Cruise ship

Scores of cruise ships on eastern Caribbean itineraries visit St Kitts, docking at Basseterre’s deep-water harbor. It can be a good idea to email the tourist office when you know your travel dates to get the cruise schedule, as certain places such as the beaches in the south or the St Kitts Scenic Railway are mobbed. Nevis lacks a dock that can handle the enormous boats so visits are limited to passengers brought ashore by tender from small ships (usually under 300 passengers) anchored offshore or those on flying visits as part of excursions from St Kitts.

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Entering the destination

Entering st kitts & nevis

Visitors from most countries need only a passport to enter St Kitts or Nevis, as well as a round-trip or onward ticket.

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St Kitts has regional service plus nonstop flights to the US while Nevis has service that is mostly regional; to get here you’ll need to change planes somewhere.


Nevis International Airport (NEV; 469-9040), in Newcastle, is a small operation with an ATM.

The following airlines connect Nevis with these cities (some services are seasonal and only weekly) :

American Eagle (800-433-7300; www.aa.com) San Juan

LIAT (469-9333; www.liat.com) Antigua

Winair (469-5302; www.fly-winair.com) Sint Maarten

St kitts

St Kitts’ modern international airport, Robert Llewellyn Bradshaw Airport (SKM; 465-8121), is located on the northern outskirts of Basseterre. The departure area is bright and airy but amenities are limited to a bare-bones snack bar. There is an ATM before security.

The following airlines connect St Kitts with these cities (some services are seasonal and only weekly) :

American/American Eagle (800-433-7300; www.aa.com) Miami, New York-Kennedy, San Juan

Delta (800-221-1212) Atlanta

LIAT (465-8200; www.liat.com) Antigua, St Thomas, Sint Maarten

US Airways (800-622-1015; www.usairways.com) Charlotte, NC

Winair (465-2186; www.fly-winair.com) Sint Maarten

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