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Flights to St. Lucia
The island maintains two separate airports, whose different locations cause endless confusion to many newcomers. Most international long-distance flights land at Hewanorra International Airport (tel. 758/454-6249) in the south, 45 miles from Castries. If you arrive here and you’re booked into a hotel in the north, you’ll have to spend about an hour and a half traveling along the potholed East Coast Highway. The average taxi fare is $50 for up to four passengers.

Flights from other parts of the Caribbean usually land at the somewhat antiquated Vigie Airport (tel. 758/452-2596), in the northeast. Its location just outside Castries affords much more convenient access to the capital and most of the island’s hotels.

You’ll probably have to change planes somewhere else in the Caribbean to get to St. Lucia. American Eagle (tel. 800/433-7300 or 758/452-1820) serves both of the island’s airports with nonstop flights from San Juan. Connections from all parts of the North American mainland to the airline’s enormous hub in San Juan are frequent and convenient. American also offers some good package deals.

Air Canada (tel.800/268-7240 in Canada, 800/776-3000 in the U.S., or 758/454-6038; www.aircanada.ca) has one nonstop weekly flight to St. Lucia that departs from Toronto.

British Airways (tel. 0345/222-111 in England, or 758/452-3778; www.british-airways.com) offers three flights a week from London’s Gatwick Airport to St. Lucia’s Hewanorra Airport. All these touch down briefly on Antigua before continuing to St. Lucia.

LIAT (tel. 800/468-0482 in the U.S. and Canada, or 758/452-3015) has small planes flying from many points throughout the Caribbean into Vigie Airport. Points of origin include such islands as Barbados, Antigua, St. Thomas, St. Maarten, and Martinique. Know in advance that LIAT flights tend to island-hop en route to St. Lucia.

Air Jamaica (tel. 800/523-5585 or 758/454-8869; www.airjamaica.com) serves the Hewanorra Airport with nonstop service from either New York’s JFK or Newark daily, except Wednesday and Friday.

Another option is BWIA (tel. 800/292-1183 for North American reservations, or 758/452-3778; www.bwee.com), which has two weekly flights from New York’s JFK nonstop to Hewanorra, two weekly flights from Miami, and two weekly flights from London’s Gatwick Airport.

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Car Rental 

Name Telephone E- Mail
Avis Rent a Car 758 452 2202 avisslu@candw.lc
Budget Rent a Car 758 452 0233 sunsetmotors@candw.lc
Cool Breeze Jeep/Car Rental 758 459 7729
Courtesy Car rental 758 452 8140 courtesycar@candw.lc
Drive a Matic Car Rental 758 452 0544 mailto:jbtltd@candw.lc
Guys Car Rental 758 451 7147
Economy Car Rental 758 454 7977
Hertz Rent a Car 758 452 0679 hertzr@candw.lc
National Car Rental 758 450 8721 carental@candw.lc
St Lucia Yacht Services, 758 452 5057
Gibbin Rent a Car 758 452 9528 /4520963 mailto:giboyau@yahoo.com
 
 
 
   

   

 


 



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