Getting Around Saint Kitts and Nevis
Like most of its other Caribbean neighbors,
all visitors require is a valid passport and return or onward trip
ticket to enter Saint Kitts and Nevis. There
are two airports here, one on each island. The main airport which
caters to international flights is the Robert Llewellyn Bradshaw Airport
on the northern outskirts of the capital of St Kitts, Basseterre.
The Nevis International airport is a small airport, with just a few
regional carriers landing here including Winair and LAIT. Some international
airlines that fly to St Kitts and Nevis are; American Airlines, United
Airlines and BWIA International.
You can also get to Saint Kitts and Nevis via cruise ship or yacht.
Numerous cruise ships come and stop at the Basseterre on St Kitts.
If you are traveling to the island by yacht, there are two ports
of entry, Basseterre and Charlestown. Customs is located at the
near by ferry dock on both islands and is open weekdays only.
Getting around Saint Kitts is easy as the transport infrastructure
is actually quite good. Buses are affordable and easy to use, with
countless minivans running all over the island. Though the buses
here run on no fixed schedule and there are no fixed bus stops,
you can get mostly catch a bus from Bay Road in Basseterre. On Nevis,
the buses here run from Memorial Square in Charlestown all the way
north to Walwyn Square.
To travel in between Saint Kitts and Nevis, there is no air service
so you will have to catch a boat. Ferry rides range from the plush
and comfortable to small barge like boats and are available from 9
am to 5 pm. On Fridays and Saturdays the ferries leave at a slightly
Taxis are also available on both islands with most located outside
the airports waiting to pick up passengers. Easy to find a “T”
on the license plate, taxis are quite affordable if you are on the
islands for a few days. Taxi tours are also on hand on both St Kitts
If you are planning on staying longer here get a rental car. There
are several good car rental agencies on St Kitts including Avis,
and some other local companies. On Nevis, you will most car rental
agencies in Charlestown. Driving here is on the left hand side of
the road and you will need to purchase a visitor driver’s
license for about US$ 20.