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Welcome to St Maarten Airport

The airport is located nine miles (15km) west of Philipsburg in St Maarten.

Information & Facts

Car Rental

Car hire desks are to be found in the arrivals area. Among those represented are Avis, Hertz, Budget, Dollar, National and Thrifty.

City Transfers

Taxis, regulated by the Airport Taxi Association, are available outside arrivals, where there is a taxi desk. Taxis to Philipsburg cost around US$15.


Tel: +599 546 7777.

Departure Tax
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 shopping.

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 English.

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.

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