Getting to St. Maarten / St. Martin via plane
Airlines flying from the US
American Airlines offers 1 daily non-stop flight from New York (JFK), Miami and San Juan.
Continental Airlines offers daily non-stop flights from Newark in New Jersey during winter months.
Delta Airlines offers flights from Atlanta and New York. In addition, JetBlue Airways and United both offer one daily flight to St. Maarten from New York. United also offers 2 weekly flights from Chicago to St. Maarten.
US Airways offers nonstop daily flights from Philadelphia and Charlotte.
Spirit Airline offers daily flights from Fort Lauderdale to St. Maarten
Caribbean Airlines offers flights from New York and Miami to St. Maarten.
Airlines flying from France and Europe
All the airlines offering flight from St. Martin to France are flying from Orly or Roissy-Charles de Gaulle.
Air France offers between 5 and 7 departures a week from Paris year-round, with an 8 hour flight time.
Air Caraïbes operates directs flight weekly on Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday from Orly.
CorsairFly offers daily service from Orly to L’esperance Airport with a connection in Pointe-à-Pitre. The trip lasts 9 hours.
There are no direct flights from Great Britain. However, KLM offers from Amsterdam 3 weekly flights during the high season and 2 during the low season (April to October). Tui Netherlands offers weekly flights from Amsterdam, of Wednesday and Sunday, year-round.
Airlines flying from Canada
Air Transat offers direct weekly flights from Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary and Halifax, to Princess Juliana Airport.
Air Canada offers direct flights from Toronto during high season (winter months) and has weekly service all year round with a connection in Pointe-à-Pitre.
Sunwing Airlines offers direct flights from Toronto, Quebec City and Montreal.
Airlines flying from other caribbean islands
LIAT offers directs flights to St. Maarten from Antigua, Saint Kitts, Saint Croix, San Juan, Tortola and Saint Thomas.
Caribbean Airlines offers flights departing from Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago to St. Maarten.
Winair also offers island trips from Princess Juliana International Airport to other Caribbean Islands.
St. Barth Commuter offers daily service between Saint-Martin and St. Barth.
Getting to St. Maarten / St. Martin with a ferry
Ferry and charter boats services are available from St. Barth, Anguilla, and Saba to St. Martin. Thus, if you decide to take a ferry to travel from an island to St. Martin / St. Maarten, you should be aware that the can be rough sometimes.
Getting to St. Maarten / St. Martin: Entry and customs
EU nationals getting to St. Maarten / St. Martin, whether it be on the french or dutch side, must be in possession of a valid passport. They do not need any visa. For US and Canadian nationals, a valid passport is necessary too, in addition to return ticket. Also, naturalized citizens must present an original naturalisation certificate with an identification photo. Travelers from other countries must be in possession of a valid passport and return ticket, and a visa according to their nationality.
Due to the absence of a border between the French and Dutch sides of the island, chances are you won’t realize you have crossed the French-Dutch border while getting around the island.