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Getting To and Around St. Lucia 

Travelling By Air

St. Lucia has two airports: Hewanorra International Airport at Vieux Fort and George F. L. Charles Airport near Castries.

Airlines who have a service to St. Lucia are American Airlines, US Airways, Air Jamaica, BWIA, Air Canada, Delta Air Lines, American Eagle, British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, LIAT and Caribbean Star

Travelling By Sea

The main sea port is Castries. There is an additional deep water anchorage for cargo and container ships at Vieux Fort in the south near the airport. Pointe Seraphine is the port of entry for cruise ships.

Car Rental

Cars and four-wheel-drive vehicles can be booked in advance through a travel agent or at the airports, hotels or at the following car rental offices on the island:

    Vacation & Corporate Car rentals: 758-452-9404
    Alto Rent A Car: 758-452-0233
    Avis Rent-a-Car: 758-452-2700
    Budget Rent-A-Car: 758-452-0233
    Candida’s Car and Jeep Rental: 758-452-9076
    We Rent Autos Ltd.: 758-452-8947
    St Lucia Car Rental: 758-450-8721
    SSS Rentals Ltd. 758-458-3300
    Island Car Rental: 758-450-4840
    Holiday and Business Car Rental: 758-452-0872
    Hertz Rent-A-Car: 758-452-0679
    Guy’s Car Rental: 758-451-7147
    Gibbins Rent a Car: 758-452-9528
    Economy Car Rental: 758-450-0293
    Drive-A-Matic Car Rentals: 758-452-0544,
    Courtsey Car Rental: 758-452-8140
    Cost Less Rent A Car: 758-450-3416
    Cool Breeze Car Rental: 758-459-7729
    Car Total Rent-A-4X4 Limited: 758-450-2414
    Best Rates 24hour Car Rental: 758-452-1330
    Ben's West Coast Jeep Service: 758-459-5457

The rental rate per week ranges from US$295 to US$390 depending on the type of car and the company. The average daily rates are US$65.00, not including insurance, which can be an additional US$15-20 per day. A temporary driving licence is required for visitors and can be obtained on production of a current driver's licence on arrival at the airport, at the police station in Castries or at the car rental office. The cost is EC$30.

Driving Tips:

  • Driving is on the left, British style.
  • Seat belts should be worn.
  • Drinking and driving is against the law.
  • Observe the speed limits, especially a 30 mph limit within Castries.
  • Parking tickets are issued for vehicles parked in "no parking" zones, and the penalties start at around EC$40.
  • In case of a breakdown or accident, make sure to have the telephone number of the car rental company. If a breakdown occurs during business hours, the company will send a mechanic to fix or exchange the car. If it is after business hours, leave the vehicle and report the breakdown first thing next morning.

Domestic Travel Within the Island

Tour Operators
Sunlink St. Lucia Representatives:  758-452-8232
Barefoot Holidays:  758-450-0507
Solar Tours:  758-451-9041
Discovery Tours:  758-450-3333
Cox & Company:  758-452-2211
Spice Travel:  758-452-0865

Transfers are available from Hewanorra to Castries. Windjammer Landing, Jalousie Plantation, Pointe Seraphine and Rodney Bay also have Heli-Pads. These trips can be booked through a tour operator or directly through the companies in St. Lucia:

    St. Lucia Helicopters Ltd.:  758-453-6950
    Eastern Caribbean Helicopters:  758-453-6952

The hotels Anse Chastanet and Jalousie provide service between Soufriere and Castries for their guests.

Northern St. Lucia, around Castries and Gros Islet, has regular bus service until approximately 10:00pm (later on Friday nights), but there is no scheduled timetable. Fare from Castries to the north is EC$1.50; from Castries to the south is EC$7.00.

Taxis can be obtained at taxi stands or by telephone; minibuses (accommodating 10 persons) can also be hired as taxis for groups. Fare from Castries to Hewanorra Airport is EC$120 up to four persons; Castries to Rodney Bay is EC$40 up to four persons.

Inter-Island Transport

  • Caribbean Express, a high-speed Catamaran service, operates between St. Lucia, Martinique, Guadeloupe and Dominica. It can be booked through travel agencies in St. Lucia.
  • There is a wide variety of vessels available for both bare-bottom and crewed charters from St. Lucia to the Grenadines and other destinations. The two most popular marinas are at Marigot Bay and Rodney Bay.


  • The following companies offer yacht charter services:
    • Brig Unicorn:  758-452- 6811
      Cahoni:  758-452-0693
      Destination St. Lucia:  758-452-8531
      Endless Summer:  758-450-8651
      Escape to Paradise:  758-452-0344
      Moorings St. Lucia:  758-452-4256
      Motor Yacht Vigie:  758-452-3762
      Sun Sail Stevens:  758-452-8648
      Surf Queen:  758-452-8351
      Tradewind Yachts: 758-452-842






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