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Castries Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Castries Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

After going through the laid-back customs officials, walked out the entrance to the airport and found a tropical beach on the other side of the road. I’m talking 20 metres away! – NR

SLU Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Castries George F.L. Charles Airport.

What to Expect

castries airport guideCastries Airport (code: SLU) has one tiny terminal serving regional destinations. Facilities are limited to a restaurant, a duty-free shop, and free WiFi. There are no pay-to-use lounges.

Where to Sleep

The airport closes nightly from 11:00PM until 6:00AM, so spending the night here is not possible. For uninterrupted sleep, hotels are nearby. See the Airport Hotels section below for more info or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

Covid-19 Update

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours.  Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021.  To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.

For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Castries Airport Guide.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Castries Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Auberge Seraphine – (2 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Casa del Vega – (2 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Bel Jou Hotel – (5 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. They do provide shuttle service to nearby attractions. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Castries Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport Lounges

At the time of this update, pay-per-use lounges were not available.  If this information is not correct, click here to update this airport guide.

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Castries Airport. Connect to to the “Lime” Network.

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

Currency Exchange – 1st National Bank – Location: Landside, Check-in Area. Hours: According to Flight Schedule.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty Free is available in the Departures Lounge. We do not have any information regarding the availability of other shops.

Food & Drinks – Restaurant

Information Desk – Location: Landside, Arrivals Hall.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Showers – Not available.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 6:00AM – 11:00PM.


Castries airport is served by the following airlines: Air Antilles • Air Sunshine • Caribbean Airlines • Delta Air Lines • Inter Caribbean Airlines • LIAT Airlines.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Rental Cars

Island Cars will arrange for pick-up and drop-offs at the airport if you book a rental with their company. For more information, see the Castries Airport website.


Taxis are available; however, they are not metered taxis. The airport suggest you pre-book a taxi to ensure the best price. To book your taxi, visit the Castries Airport website.

Last updated: 2021-10-20

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.