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Cheap flights to St. Thomas

St. Thomas (Ana Q, May 2007)
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Arriving at St. Thomas

St. Thomas flights are some of the most regular and convenient, making the island something of a gateway between the mainland and the islands, as well as an attractive holiday destination in its own right. In addition to the flights that land at the Cyril E. King International Airport, located just three miles from the capital city of Charlotte Amalie, the island is also a popular stop for cruise ships touring both the Eastern and Southern Caribbean. The dock also serves at the station for the inter-island ferry services.

From foot to ferry

Affordable St. Thomas flights make the island a tempting destination and it is easy to travel around the small island upon arrival. Tourist taxis are expensive, with some charging rates per person, rather than by mileage alone. Dollar taxis are a cheaper alternative and tend to be favoured by the locals but these travel set routes and are not always so convenient. Safari cabs are converted pick-up trucks that offer the visitor an open-air island experience for an average rate of US$4 per return journey, per person. Travelling between the islands is usually done by ferry, with frequent ferry services provided by St. Thomas, St. John and Tortola islands.

Reefs, resorts " and relaxation

The airfare to St. Thomas from the mainland is reasonable enough to justify some self-indulgence upon arrival, and the sprawling, luxury of the Frenchman's Reef & Morning Star Marriott Resort have everything to fit that category! For those seeking a bit more adventure, there are excellent snorkelling and scuba diving opportunities, courtesy of the intriguing shipwrecks and unspoiled coral reefs lurking along the pristine coastline. The beautiful beaches and clear water are another obvious choice for visitors to the island and many families luxuriate on these paradisiacal bays.

Buying into the beauty

So many cheap flights to St. Thomas mean that tourists can really make the most of the island's famous shopping opportunities. It is one of the biggest shopping meccas in the Caribbean. US currency is accepted everywhere and all the major credit cards are widely received. There are plenty of bargains to be had, but visitors should have a clear idea of comparative prices if they are to beat some of the sale prices back home. There are dozens of stores in the city itself, as well as in Havensight, while Vendor's Plaza has some colourful offerings, though few are locally made. After a day of adventuring, soaking up the sun and shopping, visitors are spoilt for choice when it comes to cuisine, with flavours from the Caribbean brushing shoulders with French and American influences.

Major airlines flying into main airports serving Cyril E. King Airport

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Flight information for St. Thomas and Key facts for your journey:
The Airlines...
  • From New York 5 major airlines serve the Saint Thomas area
  • From Atlanta 3 major airlines serve the Saint Thomas area
The Journey...
  • The flying time from New York to Saint Thomas is typically 4 hours and most direct flights leave around 8:30a local time.
  • New York is 1629 mi from Saint Thomas
  • The flying time from Atlanta to Saint Thomas is typically 4 hours and most direct flights leave around 9:53a local time.
  • Atlanta is 1603 mi from Saint Thomas
On Arrival...
  • Cyril E. King Airport (St. Thomas)
    • Right now, 22 airlines operate out of Cyril E. King Airport.
    • Cyril E. King Airport offers nonstop flights to 20 cities.
    • Every week, at least 56 domestic flights and 434 international flights depart from Cyril E. King Airport.