There are multiple ways to get to Anguilla by both air and sea. We’ve outlined your transportation to Anguilla options below. No matter which route you choose, you will go through Anguilla customs and immigration when you arrive on island.
Fly direct to Anguilla
Fly direct to Anguilla from Miami, Florida (3 hours, 25 minutes); St. Maarten (8 minutes); San Juan, Puerto Rico (50 minutes); Antigua (50 minutes); St. Thomas (3 hours, 50 minutes), Dominican Republic (1 hour) or by private plane. Anguilla has one airport, Clayton J. Lloyd Airport (previously named Wallblake), and the airport code is AXA.
From the United States, American Airlines is the only commercial airline to fly direct to Anguilla and offers flights in and out of Miami. Frequency of flights varies by season, with more flights per day/week in December and January during Festive. Learn more about American Airlines’ 2023-2024 flights.
You can also fly direct to Anguilla via private plane under a certain size.
If you plan to fly from your origination airport and connect to your direct flight out of Miami to Anguilla all in one day, you may face a short connection time and long distance between gates in Miami. Some visitors prefer overnighting in Miami and flying direct to Anguilla stress-free the next morning. Or fly to Anguilla via our closest neighbor St. Maarten instead.
Fly direct to St. Maarten and take an 8-minute local flight to Anguilla
This is a popular way to get to Anguilla. Flying into St. Maarten usually offers the most flight times/options and best pricing. Fly direct to our nearest neighbor and international gateway, St. Maarten (Princess Juliana International Airport – Code SXM), followed by a second (booked separately) 8-minute flight to Anguilla via Anguilla Air Services. Anguilla Air Services streamlines your baggage pickup and guides you through the St. Maarten customs and immigration process, before getting you on your way to Anguilla. Reserving the entire plane is sometimes a better deal than booking individual seats, depending on the number of people in your party. Most major airlines offer multiple, daily direct flights to St. Maarten from the United States, Canada and Europe.
If traveling through St. Maarten, when searching flights from your origination point use St. Maarten (SXM) as your destination (not Anguilla/AXA) and treat the two legs of your journey – origination point to St. Maarten and then St. Maarten to Anguilla — as two separate itineraries. Otherwise your search results may appear to require an over 24-hour travel time and prices will be higher.
Fly direct to St. Maarten and take a sea shuttle from the airport dock to Anguilla
This route is how most visitors from the United States and Europe get to Anguilla. Anguilla’s nearest neighbor St. Maarten has two sides: Dutch St./Sint Maarten (where the airport is located) and French St. Martin. After arriving in Dutch St. Maarten you can take a 25-minute, pre-arranged private or shared high-speed sea shuttle (sometimes called ‘private ferries’) to Anguilla’s Blowing Point Ferry Terminal — which is a mere 3-minute drive to Villa Alegria. You’ll collect your baggage and go through St. Maarten’s customs and immigration. As you exit the airport you’ll be greeted by the shuttle companies holding signs. Your shuttle rep will take you and your luggage across the street to the aqua dock to board the shuttle. You’ll enjoy a complimentary beer or rum punch on your ride over and an amazing view.
Booking round trip, and for larger parties reserving a private shuttle, is usually more cost effective.
Fly direct to St. Maarten, travel by taxi to the French side St. Martin and take the public ferry to Anguilla
As another option, after exiting the St. Maarten airport, you can take a 20-minute taxi ride (from US $25 to $35) to the Marigot Ferry Terminal on the French side of the island (St. Martin) and hop on the public ferry that travels to and from Anguilla’s Blowing Point Ferry Terminal.
You don’t reserve a seat in advance, but do need to buy your ticket and have your name on the manifest at least 15 minutes before departure. The public ferries run between St. Martin and Anguilla every 45 minutes daily starting in the morning and one way takes about 30 minutes. Ferries depart from St. Martin at 9:30 am, 10:30 am, Noon, 1:30 pm, 3 pm, 4:30 pm, 5:15 pm and 6 pm — please confirm with our concierge. A one-way fare is US $30. Children under 12 are US $20. Schedules and pricing subject to change at any time.
Getting to Villa Alegria Anguilla once you arrive in Anguilla
Villa Alegria is a 3-minute drive or taxi ride from Blowing Point Terminal and 10 to 15 minutes from the Anguilla airport. Look for our signature red roof as your boat or plane approaches the island! There isn’t any public transportation in Anguilla but our concierge can arrange taxis, rental cars (car, SUV or jeep), or car or van with personal driver, including luxury options.
Anguilla entry requirements
Both Anguilla and St. Maarten have removed all COVID-19 testing, vaccination and entry requirements. You can enjoy both countries without restrictions. To enter Anguilla, you will need a valid passport (with at least six months before expiration) and return and onward tickets. Green card holders must have a valid green card and valid passport from their country of origin. Depending on your country you may require a visa. It’s best to confirm requirements with your country of origin and the Anguilla Tourist Board. For St. Maarten entry requirements, please contact the St. Maarten Tourist Board.