Information & Facts
Car hire desks are to be found in the arrivals area. Among those
represented are Avis, Hertz, Budget, Dollar, National and
Taxis, regulated by the Airport Taxi Association, are available
outside arrivals, where there is a taxi desk. Taxis to Philipsburg
cost around US$15.
Travellers departing on international flights pay
US$30. Exempt are passengers flying with certain airlines, transit
passengers and children under two.
Airport facilities at Princess Juliana include a bank, ATM,
restaurant, refreshments, Business Class Lounge and duty-free
Dutch and French are the official languages, but English
is widely spoken. Locals commonly use a language known as
Papiamento, a mixture of Portuguese, African, Spanish, Dutch and
On the Dutch side the currency is the Netherlands Antilles
Guilder or Florin (ANG), where one guilder is divided into 100
cents, but US Dollars are also widely accepted and prices are
usually quoted in Dollars as well as Guilders. On the French side
of the island the Euro (EUR) is the local currency, although
establishments will also accept US Dollars. There are numerous
bureaux de change and banks throughout the island and ATMs in the
main towns in both national sectors; travellers cheques and major
credit cards are widely accepted.