Hewanorra International Airport, originally a military airbase, is the larger of St Lucia's two airports. George F. L. Charles Airport is the smaller of the two, just outside the centre of Castries, offering regional flights only. Hewanorra handles roughly 500,000 passengers each year.
The airport is basic, but clean and well-run. There's not much to do there, but efficient transportation options to all points of the island make the airport a convenient gateway to the pleasures of a holiday in St Lucia.
The airport is located 34 miles (56km) from Castries, on the southeastern tip of the island.
Getting to the city
The airport is situated on the main highway running north to south on the island, and is served by all taxi companies on the island. The trip to Castries takes about an hour. Local buses are also available but services are infrequent.
Tel: +1 758 454 6355.
Car hire companies represented at the airport include Avis, Hertz and Alto.
The airport has a few shops and bars, an ATM and currency exchange services. There are good facilities for disabled passengers.
The airport has parking spaces for up to 250 cars.
There is no internet or wifi at Hewanorra International Airport.
The only available business and conference facilities are located in the nearby Skyway Inn.
Castries Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.