St Thomas Transportation
There are no travel advisories in effect for St. Thomas. Airline flights to St. Thomas arrive at Cyril E. King Airport (STT). Non-stop and connecting service from the US mainland to St. Thomas are available. Most flights make connections in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Flights on inter-island carriers can be made from San Juan to St. Thomas and St. Croix and between islands.
Immigration & Customs
For immigration, citizens of the United States do not need a passport or visa to visit St. Thomas. However, it is advised that you have a passport to return to the United States to prove U.S. citizenship. Travelers to the island are required to carry a photo ID, which can be a U.S. driver’s license.
For customs, each U.S. citizen is allowed to return to the U.S. (mainland or Puerto Rico) with $1600 in total purchases (up from $800 for the Caribbean generally). At least half the value of purchases must have been made in the USVI. Have purchases, receipts, Forms 4457 and the Customs declaration form handy to show officials.
Getting to Your Hotel
CheapCaribbean.com has partnered with Tropic Tours and VI Ecotours as our premier transportation companies in St. Thomas. They’ll provide you with safe, comfortable and professional transportation, from the airport to your hotel and back. They’ll also provide transportation to any excursions booked through our site that you’d like to take while you’re in your destination.
It’s easy to find your Tropic Tours and VI Ecotours team when you arrive at the airport. They’ll be standing in the ground transportation waiting area, holding a CheapCaribbean welcome sign. All drivers are fluent in English, friendly and knowledgeable about the culture, history and things to do while you’re there. By the end of your ride, you’ll have made a new friend. Vehicles are all clean, modern and reliable.
Tropic Tours and VI Ecotours are also the official transportation rep for CheapCaribbean.com excursions when you book vacations to St. Thomas on our site. The majority of our partner hotels have a Tropic Tours or VI Ecotours desk in or near the lobby so they’re easy to find, should you need them. For this reason, we suggest that our guests do not rent cars while in the Caribbean or Mexico as traffic laws and road quality and street signs are not the same as they are in the US.
Getting Around St. Thomas
Public transportation is available, but making transport arrangements with our tour operator is the safest bet. If you must take a taxi, make sure you know the agreed upon price as the taxi driver could try to charge you more.