St Croix airport US Virgin Islands
The main Saint Croix Airport is called Henry E. Rohlsen Airport (previously Alexander Hamilton Airport) and is located about 6 miles southwest of Christiansted on St Croix and uses the STX airport code. STX is served by three major domestic carriers, and also receives daily inter-island flights as well as cargo and military aircraft. And Villa Margarita is conveniently located only 8 miles / 15 minutes from STX!
The St Croix airport terminal has working hours from 5:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. It’s our favorite of all US Virgin Islands airports. Perhaps St. Thomas airport (STT airport code) is busier, but we like the simple easy-going style of St Croix airport better. Make sure you get free your Cruzan rum samples upon arrival at St Croix airport Rum Kiosk! Such a friendly welcome to a friendly island.
In terms of amenities, STX is a typical island airport: very limited. Inside after you check in, there is a only a small gift & liquor shop, a snack counter, an ATM and that’s about it. Outside, there is a only a small waiting area and no food facilities. It is especially important to remember that STX airline check-in counters close 1 hour before a flight so you are advised to arrive at STX at least 2 hours before your flight.
You can get more information by calling the main St Croix airport telephone information service at (340) 778-1012.
Airlines flying to St Croix airport Virgin Islands
- Jet Blue (mainly to/from San Juan Airport code SJU)
- American Airlines (to/from Miami airport code MIA, and seasonally from Charlotte airport code CLT)
- US Airways
- Delta (seasonal from mid-Dec until mid-May to/from Atlanta airport code ATL)
- Seaborne Airlines (to/from St Thomas airport code STT, St Juan airport code SJU)
- LIAT (to/from Antigua airport code ANU and St Maarten airport code SXM)
- Cape Air (to St Thomas Airport code STT, San Juan, and Vieques)
- Norwegian Air Shuttle (seasonal, direct flight to/from Copenhagen airport code CPH)
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St Croix Rental Car Companies with Airport Service:
Click here to find more on St Croix car rentals including contact information.
St Croix Taxi Services and Public Transportation:
Taxi service on the island exists but is less frequent than visitors may be used to back home. St Croix airport taxis can take you anywhere you want to go, but we definitely recommend getting rental car, unless you plan to spend most your time inside a resort or hotel.
The St Croix Taxi Association provides service to the while island. Click here for St Croix taxi rates.
There is a public bus system called VITRAN which services various parts of the island. Buses run between Christiansted and Frederiksted about every 2 hours daily from 5:30 am and 9 pm. With A/C which is nice. There is no service on Sundays. Bus service is also available at the airport to Christiansted and Frederiksted. The fare is $1 a person. But honestly the bus system is not very reliable, so you’re much better off renting a car. Not much point coming to paradise just to wait at the bus stop, now is there?
Brief History of the Airport:
The terminal is about 180,000 ft2 with 10 gates. The airport in St Croix USVI covers 1,450 acres, which includes a runway of 10,004 x 150 feet. Originally, the US Army 6th Air Force stationed its 12th Bombing Squadron at an airfield called Benedict Field. Antisubmarine patrols flying B-18 Bolo aircraft from November 8, 1941 to November 10, 1942 used this field.
A public airport terminal was built in September 1948 and named the Alexander Hamilton Airport. In 1996, the Alexander Hamilton airport was renamed the “Henry E. Rohlsen Airport”, to honor a Virgin Island native who was one of the famous Tuskegee Airmen during World War II. In 2000, the St Croix airport terminal underwent a renovation and expansion. In 2002, the runway was extended once again to allow bigger planes.
St Croix Cargo Services:
- United Parcel Service
- Bob Lynch Trucking, Moving and Storage
- Fleming Transport
- US Post Office
- Four Star Aviation Inc.
Fuel & Maintenance Services:
- Eagle Wings Flight Academy
- Bohlke International Airways
- St Croix Airpark
- H&H Avionics
Flight Training Schools:
- Eagle Wings Flight Academy
Other Information and Resources
Main Airport contact telephone and emails: Assistant Executive Director & Airport Manager David W. Mapp Tel: (340) 778-1012 Fax: (340) 778-1033
Time zone: GMT -4
Service telephone: +1 340 774-1629
Address: Virgin Islands Port Authority, P.O.Box 301707, St. Thomas, VI 00803-1707, Virgin Islands
Operating company: Virgin Islands Port Authority
Flight distribution per day: Monday (15%), Tuesday (13%), Wednesday (14%), Thursday (13%), Friday (14%), Saturday (16%), Sunday (15%)
Most popular flights from St. Croix:
SJU: San Juan – Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport
STT: St. Thomas (Virgin Islands)
MIA: Miami International Airport
Typical flight times to St Croix USVI:
Miami (MIA to STX): 2 ½ hrs
New York (JFK to STX): 4 hrs direct
San Francisco: 10 hrs
Houston: 8 hrs
San Juan: (SJU to STX): 30 minutes (San Juan a principal gateway for USVI)
|IATA: STX – ICAO: TISX – FAA LID: STX|
|Owner||Virgin Islands Port Authority|
|Serves||St. Croix, United States Virgin Islands|
|Elevation AMSL||74 ft / 23 m|
- official Virgin Islands Port Authority website
- FlightStats: track flights in & out of STX
- FourSquare: traveler tips and advice on STX and St Croix
- National Weather Service: find the current weather at STX airport