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Best ways to travel to St Vincent and the Grenadines


Airport Guides

Flying to St Vincent and the Grenadines

Travel to St Vincent and the Grenadines is via Barbados, Grenada, Martinique, St Lucia or Trinidad and Tobago, and then on to St Vincent and the Grenadines in a prop plane. LIAT (www.liat.com) is the main airline serving St Vincent & the Grenadines.

British Airways (www.ba.com) Virgin Atlantic (www.virgin-atlantic.com) fly to Bridgetown, Barbados, from where it’s a short hop with LIAT to St Vincent and the Grenadines.


A new airport, Argyle International Airport (AIA), is expected to open in 2016.

Airport Guides

E.T. Joshua Airport




The airport is 3km (2 miles) southeast of Kingstown.


Flight times

From London – 11 hours 45 minutes (including stopover); New York – 8 hours 30 minutes (including stopover).

Departure tax

EC$40 on all international departures; children under 12 years of age and passengers departing on the same day are exempt. This is usually included in the air fare.

Travelling to St Vincent and the Grenadines by Rail

Driving to St Vincent and the Grenadines

Getting to St Vincent and the Grenadines by boat

Cruise ships

Some of the Grenadines are ports of call for a number of cruise lines.

Argyle International Airport


Air Travel – St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Airline Contacts Grenadine Air Alliance

Until Argyle International Airport (ARG) becomes fully operational (expected in mid-2016), there are no nonstop flights between the United States and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Instead, travelers from North America arrive at E.T. Joshua International Airport (SVD) in St. Vincent or the airports in Bequia (BQU), Canouan (CIW), Mustique (MQS), or Union Island (UNI) via regional airlines that connect with major carriers serving Barbados, Grenada, or St. Lucia.

Airline Contacts

Grenadine Air Alliance. Operating a shared-charter service via SVG Air and Mustique Airways, Grenadine Air Alliance links Barbados with St. Vincent and the four airports in the Grenadines. 246/418–1650; 784/458–4380; 784/457–4124; www.grenadine-air.com.

LIAT. LIAT flies between St. Vincent and Antigua, Barbados, Grenada, and St. Lucia, with connecting service to other islands. 268/480–5601; 888/844–5428; www.liat.com.

Mustique Airways. This regional airline operates scheduled shared-charter service between Barbados and Mustique (with meet-and-greet service at the Barbados airport for in-transit passengers), as well as inter-Grenadine scheduled service and private charter flights to points around the Caribbean. 784/458–4380; www.mustique.com.

SVG Air. SVG Air operates twice-daily flights between Barbados and St. Vincent, Bequia, Canouan, and Union Island (through Grenadine Air Alliance), as well as frequent service between St. Vincent and the four airports in the Grenadines. The airline also operates scheduled flights between Grenada and Union Island, sometimes including Carriacou. 784/457–5124; 246/247–3712; 473/444–3549; www.svgair.com.

Airport Contacts

Grantley Adams International Airport. An official tourist information desk for St. Vincent and the Grenadines is in the connecting-travelers area of the Barbados airport. Christ Church. 246/428–0961; www.gaia.bb.


Argyle International Airport. Expected to be fully operational by mid-2016, Argyle International Airport (ARG) will replace E.T. Joshua Airport. Seven years of construction involved removing three mountains, filling two valleys, and spanning one river. The new 9,000-foot (3-km) runway, which parallels one of the island’s most beautiful seascapes, accommodates commercial jet flights from overseas—which were unable to land at E.T. Joshua. The three-story passenger terminal has 375,000 square feet of space (vs. 25,000 at the old airport) and includes a food court with outdoor patio, business suites, duty-free shopping, and other amenities, along with the usual arrival and departure areas. The apron accommodates up to 40 aircraft. Ground transportation is available to Kingstown and elsewhere on St. Vincent. Argyle, St. Vincent. 784/458–0333; www.svgiadc.com.

Canouan Jetport. Commercial jets and private aircraft are able to use Canouan Jetport, which has a 5,900-foot runway. Canouan. 784/482–0095; www.canouanaviation.com.

E. T. Joshua Airport. This small, busy airport on St. Vincent, which accommodates only turboprop passenger aircraft or small private jets, will be replaced by Argyle International Airport, scheduled for completion in mid-2016. Arnos Vale, St. Vincent, VC0280. 784/458–4011.

Bequia (BQU), Mustique (MQS), Canouan (CIW), and Union Island (UNI) have an airstrip with frequent regional service.


Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Travel regulations, Coronavirus regulations, travel bans


Argyle International Airport

All international flights into Argyle International Airport have been cancelled.

1. Passengers who have been in China (People’s Rep.), Hong Kong (SAR China), Japan, Korea (Rep.), Macao (SAR China) or Singapore in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
– This does not apply to nationals of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

2. Passengers arriving from European Union Member States, United Kingdom or USA are required to self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.