There are only two ways to get to the Virgin Islands; by air or by sea. Air travel is the most popular choice because it is really the only option for someone who wants to move here. There are no ferries or barges for people between the US mainland and the Virgin Islands. There are barges for cargo.

TRAVEL & PASSPORT REQUIREMENTS

The following information applies for travel to and from the USVI.

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Air Travel from the US Mainland to the Virgin Islands

There are two major airports in the Virgin Islands; the Cyril E. King Airport on St. Thomas and the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport on St. Croix. St. John and Water Island do not have airports and are connected to St. Thomas via ferries. Ferry service is reliable.

Flying Times from Major Gateways to the USVI

Non-stop service from the US mainland to St. Thomas and St. Croix is available, however most flights will make connections; primarily through San Juan. (San Juan, Puerto Rico is the principle gateway for the Caribbean.) Flights with inter-island carriers may be necessary from San Juan to St. Thomas and St. Croix.

MIAMI, FLORIDA

St. Thomas – 2.5 hours

St. Croix – 3 hours

SAN FRANCISCO, CA

St. Thomas – 10 hours

St. Croix – 10.5 hours

JFK, NEW YORK

St. Thomas – 3.5 hours

St. Croix – 4 hours

HOUSTON, TEXAS

St. Thomas – 8 hours

St. Croix – 8.5 hours

*These are approximate times and are for reference only.

Airlines with service to the U.S.V.I from the mainland include American Airlines, Continental Airlines, Delta Airlines, United Airlines and U.S. Airways.

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