Getting to Anguilla
Getting to Anguilla may be a bit challenging but arriving in Anguilla is totally worth it all. You can fly or boat (or both) to Anguilla – each giving its own unique experiences. Find out below what you need to do to get to and experience what we do in Anguilla.
Travellers entering Anguilla require a passport valid beyond departure date and a return/onward ticket.
For a list of countries requiring visas to enter Anguilla view the visa requirements list. UK visa holders are not required to apply for a visa to enter Anguilla. Persons traveling on Diplomatic Passports are exempted from having a UK Visa to enter Anguilla.
Visit a British consulate for visa applications. Find a British Consulate near you.
Princess Julianna International Airport (PJIA), Sint Maarten
Travel through PJIA will require a transfer by ferry, charter boat or small aircraft to Anguilla. PJIA receives international flights from Canada, North America, Europe and more.
Airlines include: Air Canada, Air France, Air Transat, American Airlines, Continental, Copa (Brazil), Delta, Jet Blue, KLM, United Airlines, US Airways, Virgin Atlantic and Westjet.
Clayton J. Lloyd International Airport (CJLI), Anguilla
Travel through CJLI requires a taxi, rental or resort pickup. CJLI accepts flights from Antigua, Sint Maarten, Puerto Rico and St Kitts and is frequented by private jets.
With the Codeshare Agreement between Delta Air Lines and Seaborne Airlines, getting to Anguilla through CJLI is so much easier and also, for our UK travellers, a partnership with Norwegian Airlines for a connecting flight from Puerto Rico to CJLI.
The Anguilla Tourist Board (ATB) and Seaborne Airlines have partnered to launch a new connecting flight for UK passengers transiting through Puerto Rico on their way to Anguilla. Beginning November 1, 2016, Seaborne Airlines will offer passengers from the UK the additional option of direct connections to Anguilla from Gatwick
Codeshare agreement will enhance connectivity to/from U.S. cities & Anguilla + other top leisure Caribbean destinations. A codeshare agreement between Delta Air Lines and Seaborne Airlines will provide customers from both airlines with increased travel options to and from the U.S. and Caribbean – ultimately, making it much easier to
Ferry & Charter Boat
Most visitors to Anguilla fly to the Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA) in Sint Maarten and travel by sea from St Maarten/Sint Martin via ferry or charter boat.
Travel by Ferry
This 25 minute ride requires a bus or taxi ride from the PJIA, on the Dutch side, to the Marigot Ferry Terminal, on the French side.
The ferries run all day – from 7:30am to 6:15pm (departing Anguilla). The last return ferry to Anguilla departs St. Martin at 7:00pm. Ferries run approximately every 45 minutes, and the trip takes about 30 minutes.
Regular one-way fare is US$20 for adults and children twelve years and older while children under twelve years old pay US$10.
Travel by Charter Boat
A 2 minute taxi gets you from the PJIA to the nearby Anguilla/Sint Maarten Dock then a 20 minute transfer gets you to Anguilla.
The fare starts at US$65 one way/US$130 round trip per adult with discounted rates for children. Departure times are approximately 7:30am, 9:30am, 12:30pm and 4:30pm and at any time upon request.
Charter boats like GB Express offer a quick and exciting luxurious journey to Anguilla.
Fees: Departure Tax & Immigration
- Day Trippers and residents of Anguilla & St. Martin/St. Maarten pay US$5 Departure Tax + US$3 Security Fee per person
- Tourists (12 years and older) pay US$20 Departure Tax + US$3 Security Fee per person
- Children Under 12 years pay the US$3 Security Fee
- There is a US$5 Passenger Levy for each person that travels to the dutch side.
Departure Tax from St. Maarten is US$5.
Rates and departure times may vary by provider and may change over time.
Many visitors travel to Anguilla year-round on catamarans, small cruises and mega yachts. Customs and immigration procedures are carried out at the mainly at the Road Bay office but also at Blowing Point.
After the paper work is completed, yachts have the leisure to lay idle in our many bays and offshore cays. Day cruises and sunset sailing is also available.
While on land…
Taxis are available at the seaport and airport or can be called if you have their number or ask the conceirge. Fares are fixed based on the zone being traveled to/from.
Car rental agencies can be found on arrival at the Blowing Point Ferry Terminal. A valid driver’s license must be provided to receive a temporary local license for US$20. For a smooth transition from port to car, it is advised to reserve a car in advance.
Driving is on the left. Average acceptable speed limit island-wide is 30 mph. Be mindful of all traffic signals, speed bumps, pedestrians and animals – especially goats.
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