St. Martin has two airports; one on each side of the island (Dutch and French). The Dutch side, St. Maarten has the larger, international airport, Princess Juliana International Airport, which is located at Simpson Bay. Some sample flying times include 2.5 hours from Miami, 8 from Paris, 3.5 from New York City, and 5 from Montreal.

 Upon arrival to this international airport, the following are required for Americans, Canadians, and Europeans:

  • passport
  • return ticket

Nationals from other countries should check to see if a Tourist Visa is an entry requirement.

The French side has a  smaller international airport  located in Grand Case, L'esperance Airport, located 5 minutes walk from the restaurants and the beach.

It makes it  an ideal stopover  for private planes

It has a short  runway ( 3942 feet, or 1200 meters), but It is the ideal  airport for small jets ( for

Three airlines operate in Grand-case airport:

St Barth Commuter to St Barthélémy with Britten Norman Islanders and Cessna Caravans

Air Caraïbes  operate ATR 72 to Guadeloupe with connection to Martinique and Paris Orly

Air Antilles Express operates ATR 42 to Guadeloupe  with connection to Martinique and Paris Orly (codeshare with Corsair)

Rental car companies are available at both airports. Taxis and shuttles  are also ready for hire to transport you around the island.

Check with your hotel for potential arrival and departure pick-up service.

Arriving or departing by boat is also an option and the following islands have regular charter ferries to St. Martin:

All of these ferries leave from the Marigot Water front and passports are required for arrivals and departures.