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Many people fly into St. Kitts. They may arrive directly from an airport in their home country, or they may come via San Juan Puerto Rico, or from other islands such as St. Maarten, St. Thomas, Guadeloupe, or Antigua. From any of those other islands you can get a transfer (on a smaller aircraft) to Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport, which is about 2 miles from the capital city of Basseterre.
American Airlines, U.S. Airways and Delta offer direct flights to St. Kitts, but not every day. Between the three carriers, you can fly directly to St. Kitts from New York, Atlanta, Charlotte, and Miami.
LIAT also has daily flights between St. Kitts and its sister island Nevis. There are also two different inter-island ferry services, both of which very reasonably priced and scenic. There is a car and passenger ferry called the Sea Bridge, which takes only about 10 minutes, but which departs from the southeastern tip of St. Kitts, arriving at Cades Bay, Nevis. There are also passenger ferries which run between the capitals of the two islands: Basseterre to Charlestown. This trip takes between 30 minutes and 45 minutes. The ferries go in both directions several times a day, but always ask about the schedule for that day, and leave yourself plenty of time for boarding. If you need something more individual, opt for a sea-taxi service between the two islands. There are a handful of companies to choose from, and most cost about $100 USD each way.
Air Canada will have a non-stop flight from Toronto to St. Kitts starting December 23rd, 2011.
When leaving St. Kitts & Nevis to return to your home country, remember that there is an airport departure tax, an environmental levy and a small security charge to be paid, after you check in and before you go through security. You can pay in local money or in dollars USD. The total sum is about $22 USD per person.