If you are looking for deals on airfare to St. Thomas, please check out our
Virgin Island airfare page. The air code for St. Thomas is STT.
The Cyril E. King airport in St. Thomas is served by daily flights from Delta, American Airlines and several regional carriers. Flying Delta or American will allow the visitor to St. Thomas to fly direct from Atlanta or Miami, which is strongly recommended as flying via San Juan can be a bit of an adventure. Once one arrives at the airport in St. Thomas, Taxis are standing by that can take them to their hotel, villa or ferry dock if traveling on to St. John, Tortola or another local island.
For the first time visitor, it is important to note that taxis on St. Thomas are shared. Large passenger vans are used, just tell the first driver in the taxi line up where you are going and he will either load you up or direct you to another taxi if he is headed another direction. Taxi fares to various points are standardized and quite fair so no need to worry about haggling, but please do remember that taxi drivers do work for tips.
For some visitors, a rental car may be a better choice. If one plans to explore the island quite a bit, and is comfortable with driving on the left side of the road, there are several rental car agencies located at the St. Thomas Airport. Of course, as with any other vacation, cars should be rented in advance. To get information on auto rental rates and availability on St. Thomas, please visit our Virgin Island car rental page. If traveling on to another island, do not rent your car in St. Thomas, car ferries cost much more than people ferries and on an Island like St. John, you should really rent a four wheel drive vehicle.
View of St. Thomas Airport from the window of a Cessna Air Taxi