Airports & Airlines
Robert L Bradshaw International Airport is on the northeastern outskirts of Basseterre. It is served seasonally by Air Canada (Toronto), American Airlines (Miami, New York City, Charlotte), British Airways (London-Gatwick), Delta (Atlanta) and United Airlines (New York-Newark).
Regional carrier LIAT provides year-round services to Antigua, Tortola, US Virgin Islands, St-Martin/Sint Maarten, St Croix and San Juan. Winair has direct flights to and from St-Martin/Sint Maarten. Trans Anguilla Airways flies to Anguilla.
Nevis' diminutive Vance W Armory International Airport is in Newcastle, on the island's northeastern edge, and is only served by such regional airlines as Winair (St-Martin/Sint Maarten), Air Sunshine (Anguilla, St Thomas, Virgin Gorda, Tortola, Dominica), Seaborne Airlines (San Juan) and Tradewind Aviation (St Barths, San Juan).
Departure tax is included in all airline tickets.
Getting to Neighboring Islands
Passenger ferries and a car ferry link St Kitts and Nevis several times daily, but there is no boat service to other islands. Regional airlines, including LIAT, Air Sunshine, Trans Anguilla Airways and Seabourne Airways, provide year-round service to other Caribbean islands.
Scores of cruise ships on Eastern Caribbean itineraries visit St Kitts. Sometimes two or three of these behemoths are docked at Basseterre's deep-water-harbor cruise-ship terminal. On those days, the beaches in the south or the St Kitts Scenic Railway get very busy. Independent travelers might want to check the cruise-ship schedule (eg at www.cruisetimetables.com/cruises-to-basseterre-st-kitts.html) to plan their itinerary accordingly.
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 day excursions from St Kitts.
St Kitts and Nevis are right on the Eastern Caribbean yachting circuit, although their lack of natural harbors like those on Antigua keep the numbers of people mooring for any period of length low.
The two ports of entry are Basseterre and Charlestown. There's a customs office at Zante Marina in Basseterre, while the immigration office is at the adjacent cruise-ship terminal. Open since 2015, the ultraluxe Christophe Harbour marina is tailor-made for superyachts and has its own customs house.
Vessels headed for Nevis must contact the port authority in order to be assigned a mooring within 24 hours of arrival. Customs and immigration are near the ferry dock in Charlestown.
If moving between St Kitts and Nevis, no special clearance is required.