Taxi Transfers To and From Princess Juliana Airport
Other Transfer Options
Princess Juliana International Airport Taxis - Fares, Distances and Where to Find Them
Upon arrival at Princess Juliana International Airport, make sure not to leave your personal belongings at the facility.
The airport is on the Dutch side of the island, close to the shore of Simpson Bay. Transport options available at the airport include rental cars, hotel shuttle services, and taxis.
The capital city of Philipsburg is about 12 kilometers away for a travel time of about 25 minutes. For a taxi ride from SXM to downtown, you pay around US$ 25.00.
Note: The two official currencies are the euro on the French side, and the florin (NAF) or guilder on the Dutch side.
US dollars are accepted across the island. Credit cards are widely accepted everywhere.
There are many currency exchange offices and banks, as well as ATMs available in the major urban areas.
Taxis at Princess Juliana International Airport
The best way to travel from the SXM to downtown is to get a taxi.
From the designated taxi stand outside the Arrivals area of the terminal grounds, passengers can get to their hotel downtown in less than 30 minutes for approximately US$ 25.00 for two passengers.
Ideally, taxi services at the airport are available 24 hours daily. If you’re traveling outside of the city area, expect your final bill to be higher.
Tipping taxi drivers on the island is a common practice, and drivers usually get around US$ 5.00 depending upon the total distance and final prices.
If the driver did a great job and handled your luggage carefully, you might feel like tipping more. Your driver will certainly appreciate it.
Keep a record of the cab company, vehicle number, and driver's name when traveling to and from the airport, just in case you leave something behind.
Hotel Shuttles at Princess Juliana International Airport
Many reputable hotels in Saint Martin offer shuttle pick-up and drop-off services for passengers staying at their establishments.
Visitors are advised to check the availability of such services when booking their hotel, as they offer a much better alternative to the taxis at the airport.
Transfers are generally available and are only ideal if you have the budget and want comfort after your long flight to the island. Service fees vary.
Meet your shuttles at the designated area in front of the terminal grounds. Please call the hotel for transfer details before your flight.
Tipping taxi drivers are common on the island. They usually get around US$ 5.00 depending upon the total distance and final prices.
If the driver did a great job and handled your luggage carefully, you might feel like tipping more in return for a good service.
Ride Shares at Princess Juliana International Airport
As of this update, there are no rideshare services on the island. You will have to take a taxi, use public transport or book a car rental in St Maarten.
Upon arrival at SXM, please approach the Information Desk to confirm if this is still the situation on the island.