Airfare to Saint Barthelemy
Saint Barthelemy, which is more often called St. Barts or St. Barths, is a small and remote island, so getting discount airfare into the country can be difficult. The country’s main point of entry is the Gustaf III Airport (code: SBH) also known as Saint Barthelemy Airport or St. Jean Airport, and it isn’t served by any long-haul flights at all.
Which airlines have flights to Saint Barthelemy?
Only a few small carriers actually fly into this island, and only on small planes, usually seating 20 or fewer. Most flights come from nearby St. Maarten, so you can actually book your airfare into St. Barts on many different airlines, even though the final leg will be on Winair, or another small local airline. Delta, US Airways, and American all fly into St. Maarten, as do a couple others.
From Europe you can fly into St. Maarten from Amsterdam or London, and then fly the final leg on Winair into St. Barts, all as part of one airfare.
Saving money on your flight to Saint Barthelemy
Peak season for the entire region is the weeks around Christmas and New Years, so if you are planning on going then you should book well in advance. The limited service makes getting discount airfare difficult, but if you are planning on coming on short notice you should try flying on Tuesday or Wednesday, as weekend flights usually fill up first.
For more information on Saint Barthelemy, check out BootsnAll’s Caribbean Travel Guide.