Getting To and Around St. Kitts

Travel Team
By Travel Team 2 Min Read

Thanks to its proximity to the US, St. Kitts is extremely well-connected with regular flight services, including direct and stopover international connections from Canada, the UK and Europe. Arrivals will touch base on St. Kitts at the Robert Llewellyn Bradshaw International Airport (SKB), which has many connecting flights to other Caribbean destinations should you wish to continue your travels.

While on St. Kitts itself, there are many ways to explore either land or sea. For full freedom to cover the whole island at your leisure, car rentals are widely available with convenient options for airport pick-up. Almost anywhere on the island can be reached within roughly 45 minutes, including Mount Liamuiga and Brimstone Hill Fortress. If choosing this option, it is worth noting that you will need to obtain a driver’s permit at an extra cost, even if you are in possession of an international driver’s licence. 

Elsewhere, the St. Kitts Scenic Railway is well worth a ride, taking passengers on a circular tour circumnavigating the island on the ‘Last Railway in the West Indies’, originally built for the transportation of sugar cane. You would also be remiss not to travel across the Narrows to St. Kitts’ sister island of Nevis. The best way to get there is to hop aboard the island’s iconic ferry, described by many as one of the most scenic ferry crossings in the Caribbean. The majority of ferry rides and public boats will take you straight to the Nevisian capital of Charlestown, where you can easily find ground transport for your next destination.

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