Saint Kitts and Nevis Transportation

  • Transportation
    by cjg1
  • Transportation
    by cjg1
  • Transportation
    by cjg1

Saint Kitts and Nevis Transportation

  • Driving

    During our visit to St. Kitts we took a local tour of the island in an air conditioned mini bus. The roads are typical small winding island roads. Our driver who lives on the island was very skilled in navigating the tiny areas where two lane of traffic are expected to fit in one small lane and taking on the steep inclines along the way. Having...

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  • Arrival Via Cruise Ship

    My wife and I arrived in Dominica aboard the Celebrity Summmit. We both enjoy taking cruises as a vacation and this was a great one. We had a seven night cruise that sailed out of San Juan hitting the following ports: St. Croix, St. Thomas, Grenada, Dominica and St. Kitts. St. Kitts had long been an island we both wanted to visit and we were so...

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  • Buses and taxis

    The buses are a great and cheap way to get around on Saint Kitts.The cost is $2.50 EC which is less than a $1 US. You can spot them on the main roads. They are vans with a plate number that starts with an H. Although they are hard to miss because they are usually brightly painted. You have to ask the if they are going where you want to go first and...

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  • Around the island by car

    Apart from the experience that you're missing when travelling by bus, a car really is the best way to see the island of Saint Kitts. It makes it possible to make the whole northern loop in a few hours, and the southern loop in only an hour, and adding stops wherever you like. When renting a car you have to keep in mind that you'll need to buy a...

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  • Around the island by taxi

    An unwritten agreement on Saint Kitts is that the minibusses on the island only cover the northern part of the island. All other routes (to the airport, to Frigate Bay and to the south) are only covered by taxis. Fortunately these taxis are not too expensive.I took the taxi to get from the airport to the centre of Basseterre. It's only a trip of 15...

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  • Around the island by bus

    The cheapest and the nicest way to travel around the island of Saint Kitts is by the minibusses that you'll find everywhere! These busses have the greatest names: 'Jah Blessing', 'Reggae Doctor' or 'Zion Train', the music is turned on load, and it's always a nice way to make a chat with the other people in the bus.The busses only cover the northern...

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  • To Saint-Kitts by air

    LIAT: congratulations! LIAT Airlines to me is officially the WORST airline I ever flew with! I used it to fly from Saint-Martin to Saint-Kitts and back and it was a true disaster!The flight from Saint-Martin to Saint-Kitts normally takes 25 minutes, but my flight to Basseterre had a delay of 14 hours and on my way back there were another 5 hours of...

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  • Train Ride

    The narrow gauge train goes all the way around the island. This is more of a tour than a serious mode of transportation. It was built between 1912 and 1926 to deliver sugar cane from the fields to the sugar mill in the capital city of Basseterre. It has been reconfigured as a tourist attraction. There are multiple daily departures are offered...

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  • Rural Roads

    Coming in on a cruise ship, we were only there for one day so we didn't rent a car, but there are numerous places where you can do this. The roads outside the main city appeared pretty free of traffic, although it is a small island. We took the little train ride, and we were the first two people to get on bus #6. I asked if I could sit in front...

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  • License plates

    I noticed that the license plates were somewhat rudimentary but were different colors - red, blue, black, yellow and green. Later I asked our van driver. He said:P or PA black plates were private cars. Other colors are for rental cars (red IIRC). Taxis are usually mini buses, vans or cars. They are easily identified by their yellow license number...

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  • Taxi-Omnibus

    We were taken from the cruise ship terminal to the fartherest end of the train route by a small van, and then after the train trip, we were brought back from the airport to the dock by the same vehicle (photo 2). I don't know if it was a taxi or a tour service. Taxis may be mini buses, vans or cars. They are easily identified by their yellow...

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  • Island Airport

    After breakfast, I went out on the bow. I could see the airport up on the slope behind town, with the planes landing. I was looking at the two ways one can get to an island - by air or on the water. I was traveling by ship. Most people would be going by plane. Later in the day, our train trip terminal was at the airport so I got to see some of it...

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  • Bike Around a Small Island

    The first officials that greeted us from the pier (photo 2) were riding bicycles. It is also possible to rent a scooter to get around the island. I would think it might be somewhat difficult because of the way the car and taxi and omni bus drivers drive and the narrowness of the roadsThere are three places to rent scooters:Michael BP.O.Box...

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  • The St. Kitts Scenic Railway

    It has been called "the most unique and entertaining experience in the Caribbean." And after visiting more than two dozen islands over the past many years, I can't disagree. The St. Kitts Scenic Railway, also known as "The Sugar Train," is definitely the most enjoyable way of touring the island of St. Kitts. A four hour tour will cost you $98, and...

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  • Buses, Taxis & Rental Cars

    There are taxis and buses on Nevis, they look the same (vans) except for their number plates. Taxis have plates that begin with T and buses have plates that begin with H. Taxis are more expensive than buses but you share the bus with whomever else is around and your route will not be direct in most cases. Both are useful if you don't want to hire a...

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  • Short Flight

    You can get to Nevis from St.Kitts by plane or ferry. We chose to fly. It is a very short flight into Newcastle Airport.The first time we flew on Liat. The second time we had a charter flight and we came in that little bitty plane.

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  • Its a long way to swim, plane...

    Its a long way to swim, plane is the best way, flipping long way thoughTaxi's are not cheap, we rented a couple of scooters, which were reasonable although not very reliable, but, the island is small and very safe, everyone is so friendly

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  • Make international connections...

    Make international connections from Antigua.Use a tour company. I recommend Flamboyant Tours. Ask for Troy Hendrickson, Flamboyant Tours, P.O. Box 142, St Kitts. I got a very informative tour that included tales of the carib woman, Barbie

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  • Have the front desk of your...

    Have the front desk of your resort set up the car. They'll pick you up, drive into town to get a license ($10-15) and away you go. Watch the curbs with those frisbee tires. Had a blow out a night......darnn that Turtle Beach.

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  • Of course you have to get...

    Of course you have to get there by plane and I dont think there are other ways available. If you plan to move around, the only available choice is renting a car which is not expensive. If you are not british, you will need to rent an automatic car as they drive on the left and I dont know about you, but I find it impossible to use the stick with my...

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  • American Eagle offers daily...

    American Eagle offers daily connections to St. Kitts from American's hub in San Juan. Leeward Islands Air Transport (LIAT) and Windward Islands Airways (Winair) serve St. Kitts from either San Juan, Puerto Rico, or the nearby islands of Antigua, Sint Maarten/Saint-Martin, and others.Short-hop flights on local airlines—like Air St. Kitts-Nevis,...

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