Jan 21st, 2003, 12:23 PM
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What's the best way to travel to Anguilla from preferably Newark, NJ or 2nd choice JFK. The flights I have found take 2 days for travel or 2 to 3 stops. I've checked AA, Continental, Travelocity. Is it better to fly to St. Martin and take the ferry or prop plane to Anguilla? How do I find info on the ferry and prop planes if this is the case? Thanks for any info!
Jan 21st, 2003, 12:38 PM
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Easiest route I know is from Newark or JFK direct to SXM (sometimes w/ a short stop in San Juan). If you take the first flight out (about 7 a.m.), then you can get to Anguilla in one day either by connecting in SXM with Winward Island Airways, or taking a cab to Marigot and taking a ferry from there.

Jan 21st, 2003, 12:44 PM
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EWR to AXA via AA via SJU $546
1745 EWR Newark 08:25 AM to San Juan Leave SanJuan 02:25 PM
Arrive Anguilla 02/21/2003 03:27 PM
There is also a 7AM flight that will get you to San Juan earlier but you still take the 2:25 to AXA.
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Jan 21st, 2003, 12:54 PM
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The post above has the itinerary you probably want but there is an early morning nonstop flight from JFK to SXM. Once there, you take a 15-20 minute cab ride ($14 for 2) to Marigot on the French side of the island. The ferry to Anguilla goes every 1/2 hour until 7:00 pm. It costs $10/person plus $2 departure tax. It's about a 20 minute ride to Anguilla. On the beach by 3 or 3:30!!
Jan 21st, 2003, 01:08 PM
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2 direct non-stop to SXM daily. Early one arrives around 1 PM. Fare $640. Immigration/customs can be a mess in SXM and then taxi to the ferry. Worst case senerio is you arrive at the same time; best 30 minutes to an hour earlier. Good return time at 5:40 pm but you still have to leave AXA to get to the airport in SXM at least 2 hours ahead.
Feb 17th, 2003, 08:16 AM
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there is one from philly that goes to st. maarten around 9am w/us air. u can either take the ferry which heads out 3 times a day to anguilla i believe or by prop plane. your choice. still the flight is expensive but fairly cheap to stay once there.
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Feb 17th, 2003, 10:16 AM
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Mary's post is exactly correct. The Anguilla ferry leaves from Marigot, French side St Martin, every half hour, and not "three times a day."
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