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Suriname has a fairly good network of flights for a country of its size, with regular connections to elsewhere in the region, the Caribbean and Amsterdam.

Airports & Airlines

Long-haul international flights arrive at Suriname's outdated Johan Pengel International Airport, more often called Zanderij, while domestic and regional international flights arrive mostly at the similarly poor Zorg-en-Hoop Airport, close to Paramaribo.

Blue Wings Scheduled and charter services to many domestic destinations.

Caribbean Airlines Connects Paramaribo to various Caribbean islands.

Insel Air Service to Curaçao with connections to other Caribbean islands.

KLM Four direct flights to Amsterdam per week.

Surinam Airways Flies to many destinations, including Georgetown (Guyana), Cayenne (French Guiana), Port of Spain (Trinidad), Curaçao, Aruba, Belem (Brazil), Miami and Amsterdam.

Departure Tax

Suriname's departure tax is US$66 and is usually included in ticket prices.


Suriname's border crossings are at Corriverton (Guyana) and St Laurent du Maroni (French Guiana). Both crossings are made by boat across massive rivers that flow into the Caribbean. These ferries traverse the river borders from Albina (in the east of Suriname) and Nieuw Nickerie via South Drain (in the west), respectively. While Brazil borders the country to the south, there are no roads through the impenetrable jungle into Suriname so you can't cross the border here.


Other than the border ferries, there is no regular ferry transport to Suriname.