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St. Vincent & Grenadines Airport Guide

SVD Airport Overview

st. vincent airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at St. Vincent & Grenadines Airport.

What to Expect

St. Vincent & Grenadines Airport (code: SVD) has two small terminals, Domestic and International. Amenities include a landside cafe, three restaurants and a bar in the departures area, and two duty-free shops. Free WiFi helps pass the time.

Where to Sleep

The airport closes nightly, from 12:00AM until 6:00AM, so overnight stays are not possible. For uninterrupted sleep, hotels are nearby. See our 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.

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 St. Vincent & Grenadines Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Sunshine Shores Beach Hotel – (5 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Mariners Hotel – (5 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Paradise Beach Hotel – (5 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Blue Lagoon Hotel & Marina – (9 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

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

Airport Lounges

As of this update a CIP Lounge will be opening soon. Currently there are no other lounges, however if you know of any, if you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available throughout the airport, except in the Customs Arrival Area. Connect to the “AIA Public WiFi” network to connect.

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

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: unknown

Currency Exchange -The Bank of St. Vincent & Grenadines Foreign Exchange Bureau is available. Location: Arrival Terminal. Hours: 8:30AM – 5:30PM (closed for lunch from 1:00PM – 2:00PM) Mon – Fri.

Duty Free & Shopping – Two duty free shops are available airside.

Food & Drinks – There is a cafe landside and three restaurants and a bar airside.

Information Desk – Need help finding your way? An information desk can be found in the baggage claim area.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Medical Services – There are nurses available at the airport if you require medical assistance.

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.

Smoking – Smoking is forbidden inside the terminal building but there are designated smoking areas outside the building.

Airport Hours

The airport is open from 6:00AM to 12:00AM. Sleeping in the airport overnight is not possible.


St. Vincent & Grenadines airport is served by the following airlines: Air CanadaAmerican Airlines • Caribbean Airlines • LIAT• Mustique Airways • One Caribbean • Sunwing • SVG Air • Trans Island Air.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

There are four car rental companies available onsite. At the time of this update, no further information is available.

Shared-Ride Minivans

Travel like the locals do! If your load is light, you can travel at a fraction of the price of a taxi by taking a shared-ride minivan. These vans are usually marked with graphics and an “H” on the license plate, and can be very crowded.


Taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area.

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.