To and From the Airport

St Maarten Intl - Princess Juliana (SXM):

Location: 10 km/6 Miles WNW of Philipsburg on the Dutch (South) Side of the island. The airport is at Maho Beach, close to the resort hotels there.
Airport Overview: A stunning new terminal building with parking opposite.
On Foot: It is possible to walk to nearby Maho Beach hotels such as the Sonesta or Caravanserai in about 10 mins.
By Taxi: To Marigot or Philipsburg US$12-15, to Grand Case US$16-18, to Orient Bay ~US$20. To Maho Beach hotels $8. An additional 25% is added to the base fare from 2200 until midnight, 50% extra from midnight to 0700. There are no meters, so ask about the fare in advance. Taxis can be found outside arrivals, where there is a taxi desk. You may be required to share a taxi. Airport Taxi Stand: Tel +599 545 4317.
By Limo: St. Martin Limo Service: Contact: +590 6908 85260 (24hr).

Rental Cars:
On-Airport Rental Car Providers: AVIS (599) 545 2847 or (599) 557 2847, Best Deal, ALAMO/National, Best Bargain, Budget, Flamingo, HERTZ, Paradise, Dollar, United Rent a Car, Safari, Thrifty & Sunshine all have desks in the arrivals side of the terminal building. Shuttles then take passengers to the car lots. You will NOT need to buy a local driving licence.
Off-Airport Rental Car Providers: EUROPCAR also claims to have a presence at the airport, but I cound not find it in January 2007.

Airport Tax:
Applicability: Airport Departure tax is included for most passengers. Passengers flying with American Airlines, American Eagle, Winair, Air France, Delta, Corsair, St Barth Commuter, Continental, KLM, Liat, US Airways, Windward Express, Caribbean Star, Caribbean Sun & United need not pay any further taxes. All other passengers should go to the booth (in the corridor between the check-in area and the entrance to the departure hall) to pay the fee. Passengers arriving by sea are NOT considered to be transfer passengers. Passengers under 2 are not required to pay any taxes.
Cost: International: Either ANG 54, US$ 30 or €30. Domestic (ie Curacao, Bonaire, Saba & St Eustatius) either ANG 18, US$10 or €10. Passengers who arrive by air and continue their journey the same day on a different flight are deemed to be transfer passengers and pay only ANG 9 or US$/€5.

Car Parking: Car parks are opposite the terminal. At the moment (January 2007) parking is free, but charges will be introduced soon. These are likely to be: US$1 per 30 mins.
Airport Hotels: None at the terminal itself, but several very close in Maho. The closest hotel to the terminal is the Royal Turtle Inn, Tel +599 545 2563. Almost as close are the Royal Islander Club, Sonesta and the Caravanserai Beach Resort.
Airport Website:
Airport Tel No: +1 (0)599 545 2060.
Updated Jan08 ADV. Last Visit Jan07

St Martin - Grand Case/Esperance (SFG):

Location: Located on the French (North) Side of the island at Grand Case, 10 km/7 Miles N of Philipsburg. 1 km/less than 1 mile E of Grand Case. 8 km/5 Miles NE of Marigot.
Airport Overview: A very small, basic terminal with very limited facilities.
By Taxi: Taxis meet all arriving flights. US$10 to Marigot or Orient Beach. If no taxis are available, the staff at the information office in the terminal building can call for one. Marigot Taxis 05 90 87 56 54.
By Bus: No buses call at the airport, but buses run to Marigot from nearby Grand Case town.
By Limo: St. Martin Limo Service: Contact: +590 6908 85260 (24hr).
By Shuttle Van: Sunsea, Tel 05 90 87 88 88, proide transfers to hotels all over the island from US$8-32 per person.
Rental Cars: HERTZ, Jumbo Car & AVIS 0690 63 49 47 or 0590 87 50 60, have offices in a portacabin in the car park outside the terminal. Thrifty, 0690 33 27 77 or 58 82 20, will deliver cars to the airport by prior arrangement.
Car Parking: Available outside the terminal building. Sometimes the car parking is free, at other times, a fee is payable. A sign indicates the system in force at any given time. 30 mins €1, 90 mins €1.50, 4 hrs €2.60, 6 hrs €3.20, 10 hrs €4, 16 hrs €5.90, 24 hrs €6.70. Each extra day €2.20. Lost ticket €25.
Airport Tax: None.
Airport Tel No: 0590 87 51 21.
Updated Jan07 Visit. Last Visit Jan07

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