Looking for a flight to St Barts? Saint-Barthélemy, the French-speaking Caribbean island, is world-renowned for its pristine beaches, world-class cuisine, designer boutiques, and refined atmosphere. The island’s exclusivity extends to its air travel options, ensuring a seamless transition from the hustle and bustle of everyday life to paradise.

While there’s also a ferry service to St Barts from nearby islands, most visitors choose to arrive by plane. This is due to the frequency of air service, plus the easy connectivity to connecting flights.  This guide provides a comprehensive overview of how to fly to St. Barts so you can easily create a luxurious itinerary tailored to your needs.

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Flights to St. Barts: Everything You Need to Know: Gustaf III Airport (SBH)

Here is the list of airports that connect to St Barts and the various combinations available to reach this Caribbean island.

St. Barts Airport: Gustaf III Airport (SBH)

Gustaf III Airport (SBH), perched on the hillside overlooking St. Jean Bay, is the sole port of entry for air travel to St. Barts. This charmingly compact airport caters primarily to smaller turboprop aircraft, which adds to the more personal travel experience.  

While direct flights from major international hubs are not available, a variety of connecting flight options ensure a smooth journey to the island. The airport itself reflects the island’s signature panache, featuring designer boutiques and duty-free shops alongside efficient customs and immigration procedures. 

gustavia aéroport st barth

One of the highlights of traveling to St. Barts by air has to be the landing and takeoff from the airport. You will get a bird’s eye view of the island and the nearby village of St. Jean. Seeing planes landing and taking off is very much part of the island experience, so don’t be surprised if you see onlookers waving and taking photos as you arrive in style.

From New York (JFK):


For travelers departing from the Northeast, numerous connecting flight options exist. Consider flying into San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU) or one of the neighboring islands like Antigua (ANU) or Guadeloupe (PTP) before a short hop to St. Barts. Several major airlines offer connecting flights from JFK, including American Airlines, JetBlue, and United Airlines.

Flights NYC to St. Barts:  Travel time will typically range between 6-8 hours, with a short layover at the connecting airport of your choice.

From Miami (MIA):


Miami International Airport (MIA) offers another convenient gateway to St. Barts. Similar to flights from JFK, connecting service through San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU) or a neighboring island is most common. American Airlines and Tradewind Aviation are among the carriers offering connecting flights from MIA.

Flight to St. Barts: Travel time from Miami can be slightly shorter than flights from the Northeast, generally falling within the 5-7 hour range, depending on the chosen route and layover duration.

From San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU):


San Juan’s Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU) acts as a crucial hub for connecting flights to St. Barts. Numerous regional carriers, including Tradewind Aviation, Seaborne Airlines, and St Barth Commuter, offer frequent service from San Juan.  

Direct Flights to St. Barts: Flights from SJU are generally brief, often lasting less than an hour.

From St. Maarten (SXM):

St.-Maarten airport

Situated just a short distance away, St. Maarten’s Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM) provides another viable option for connecting St. Barts flights. Several regional carriers, including Windward Islands Airways and Trans Anguilla Airways, offer quick and convenient service between the two islands.  

Direct Flights to St. Barts: The direct flight time from SXM to St. Barts is minimal, typically lasting around 20 minutes.

From Anguilla (AXA):

Anguilla’s Clayton J. Lloyd International Airport (AXA) can also serve as a jumping-off point for a St. Barts escape. Limited scheduled flights and private charters connect Anguilla with St. Barts, offering a tranquil prelude to your island experience.  

Direct Flights to St. Barts: Travel time from AXA is comparable to direct flights from SXM, taking approximately 20 minutes.

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Once Landed: How Can I Navigate Through the Island?

Upon arrival at Gustaf III Airport, the first thing you’ll be greeted by is the balmy Caribbean breeze. After that, private taxis are readily available to whisk you away to your luxurious Bucket List Villa. Alternatively, inquire with our reservations team about private car transfers to ensure a seamless transition from arrival to relaxation. 

For those who prefer to explore the island at their own pace, pre-arranged car rentals can be conveniently collected directly from the airport.   

Once you’ve arrived at your holiday home, other travel options also exist. You can rent a bicycle, scooter or 4-wheeler for leisurely trips to nearby locations. Of course, laid-back island life is all about slowing down and taking things at your own pace. As such, many visitors prefer to get around the St. Barts Gustavia area the old-fashioned way: on foot. 

You’ll find luxury boutiques lining the streets and a selection of internationally acclaimed restaurants awaiting your arrival. From designer finds to exquisite dining experiences all in one place, St. Barts caters to those who appreciate the finer things in life.

So, upon landing in St. Barts, let us eliminate any travel guesswork so you can immediately begin soaking in the island’s exquisite atmosphere. Contact our reservations team today.

Visit St Barts and Reserve Your Flight Now!

Planning a trip to St. Barts requires careful consideration of flight options. While direct flights from the USA are not an option, the island’s accessibility through connecting flights from major hubs ensures a seamless journey.  

Whether departing from the Northeast, Miami, or a neighboring island, a variety of carriers offer convenient connections, allowing you to prioritize comfort and efficiency.

With perfect holiday weather all year round, now is the ideal time to reserve your luxurious escape at a Bucket List Villa. Browse our exclusive villas today and start crafting your unforgettable St. Barts itinerary. Welcome to paradise.