Ferry dock in Cruz Bay on St John

How do you get to St John

Where is St John?

When people hear that you live on St John they invariably ask, with an almost timid embarrassment, “Where is St John?” “Isn’t it an island somewhere?”. And they’re right, it’s the smallest of the US Virgin Islands ( USVI ). A speck, really, when compared to big places. But no worries …all are forgiven for not knowing where our tiny island is located. After all, how many of us can point on a map to Malawi, a country of over 15M people! Not many …I’m sure.

So, St John is in the US Virgin Islands ( USVI ), no doubt that begs the question “Where are the Virgin Islands?”. The U.S. Virgin Islands consist of the Caribbean islands of St Croix, St John, and St Thomas [ capital: Charlotte Amalie]. They are located approximately 40 mi east of Puerto Rico in the heart of the Caribbean Sea.

Cyril E. King Airport on the island of St Thomas provides entry to the islands of St Thomas and St John. Henry E. Rohlsen Airport serves those traveling to St Croix.

Several major US airlines service St Thomas which is your stop for traveling to St John. We suggest checking prices with JetBlue , American Airlines , Delta and United .

The capital of the US Virgin Islands is Charlotte Amalie on St Thomas. It is a very popular port-of-call for cruise ships and visitors traveling to St Thomas and St John. Most of the major cruise lines including Disney, Celebrity Cruises, Royal Caribbean, Azamara, Seabourn, Princess Cruises, Holland America, Carnival and Regent stop in St Thomas.

Google Map of St Thomas and St John [mobile-friendly]


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Getting to St John

Now that we’ve answered ” Where is St John ” – getting there should be a lot easier. In fact each year nearly 2.5M visitors discover the US Virgin Islands by sea and by air. Most arrive on the dozens of cruise ships that call on the popular port of Charlotte Amalie on St Thomas. Since St John doesn’t have an airport – everybody comes to St John via an inter-island ferry system. Visitors wanting to see St John can leave from Charlotte Amalie or take a taxi to Red Hook.

St Thomas airport taxi serviceReliable. Friendly. Easy. Private Airport Taxi.

Avoid the hassles of shared transportation

Crowded vehicles, multiple stops to get to the dock, waiting for the taxi to fill up and trying to get to your destination in time for the next ferry can be pretty stressful. Luckily you can hire a private St Thomas taxi to take you to your destination! This premium service is only slightly more expensive than general transport. Check out a private airport transfer – where you’ll have a driver waiting to greet you directly at the St Thomas Cyril E. King Airport to take you to the Red Hook Ferry.

From Red Hook you’ll board the St Thomas to St John ferry. It takes approximately 45 minutes from Charlotte Amalie and 20 minutes from Red Hook to Cruz Bay. Traveling by car from St Thomas to St John Ferry Schedule.


St Thomas / St John Ferry schedule, taxi and transportation information.

NOTE: While we make every effort to maintain the accuracy of the ferry schedules – always consult the ferry operator when making your travel plans. The departure and arrival times and prices listed here can change without notice.

St Thomas Taxi

St Thomas Cyril King Airport taxi serviceBook your Private Airport Taxi from St Thomas to Charlotte Amalie or Red Hook Ferry Dock

 

Varlack Ventures -Telephone: 340-776-6412

Charlotte Amalie, St Thomas – Cruz Bay, St John

INFORMATION: Ferry time is approximately 45 minutes.
Tickets can be purchased in advance, up to one week. (Bag tickets may not be purchased in advance.)
Commuter books are available upon request and are non-transferable and void if detached from book.

1-WAY FARE PRICES: Adult: $12.00 | V.I. Senior Citizen: $6.00* | Child: $3.00 | Bag Fee $2.50*

DEPARTING CHARLOTTE AMALIE (subject to seasonal change)
10:00 am
1:00 pm
5:30 pm

DEPARTING CRUZ BAY (subject to seasonal change)
8:45 am
11:15 am
3:45 pm

Cash or travelers checks are accepted only.
*You must present a V.I. Government Senior card to enjoy the discount.
*If bags can fit in your lap you will not be charged and you will be responsible for carrying them.
Remember: The description for a carry-on bag for the V.I. Ferry is not the same as regulated by the airlines.


RED HOOK, ST THOMAS – CRUZ BAY, ST JOHN

INFORMATION: Ferry time is approximately 20 minutes.
Tickets can be purchased in advance, up to one week. (Bag tickets may not be purchased in advance.)
Commuter books are available upon request and are non-transferable and void if detached from book.

1-WAY FARE PRICES: Adult: $6.00 | V.I. Senior Citizen: $1.50* | Child: $1.00 | Bag Fee $2.50*

DEPARTING CRUZ BAY (subject to seasonal change)

Ferry Services run daily from Cruz Bay every hour, on the hour daily from 6:00 am – 11:00 pm (Subject to seasonal change)

Cash or travelers checks are accepted only.
*You must present a V.I. Government Senior card to enjoy the discount.
*If bags can fit in your lap you will not be charged and you will be responsible for carrying them.
Remember: The description for a carry-on bag for the V.I. Ferry is not the same as regulated by the airlines.


DEPARTING RED HOOK (subject to seasonal change)

Ferry Services run daily from Red Hook from 6:30 am, 7:30 am, then every hour, on the hour from at 8:00 am – 12:00 am (Subject to seasonal change)

Cash or travelers checks are accepted only.
*You must present a V.I. Government Senior card to enjoy the discount.
*If bags can fit in your lap you will not be charged and you will be responsible for carrying them.
Remember: The description for a carry-on bag for the V.I. Ferry is not the same as regulated by the airlines.


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