If you’re visiting St Lucia soon then you might be wondering if it is possible to do a day trip from St Lucia to Grenada.
These two Caribbean islands have so much to offer so it makes sense to try and see them both during your trip. When I visited St Lucia recently, I really wanted to make this trip happen!
This handy guide details exactly how you can get from St Lucia to Grenada and covers both ferry and flight options.
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How To Get From St Lucia To Grenada – Summary
In a hurry? Here’s a quick overview of the options:
- The best way to get to Grenada from St Lucia is by plane.
- There are only a few direct flights each week but they do exist. (I list the exact airlines and schedules below.)
- There are also many indirect flights but these can take a lot longer (4 hrs+).
- Unfortunately there is no ferry from St Lucia to Grenada at the moment.
In the rest of this post, I’ll go into more detail on each option including the exact schedules, prices, journey times and more.
Flights From St Lucia To Grenada
There are some direct flights between St Lucia and Grenada but they are few and far between.
There are usually only 3 direct flights between the two islands each week which means that a day trip to Grenada from St Lucia would be impossible.
I really really really wanted to do a day trip to Grenada when I was in St Lucia but unfortunately the flights just didn’t add up.
I found that British Airways is the only airline that offers direct flights. These depart on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays only.
Direct flights are still fairly rare for this route so you may have to take an indirect flight that stops over on another island.
LIAT offers indirect flights but they have short stopovers so could be a viable option.
You can also get an indirect flight with InterCaribbean but their flights regularly take over 4 hours due to long stopovers so I’d avoid this if you can.
The only airline that offers direct flights between St Lucia and Grenada is British Airways.
Currently they offer these flights every week on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Here’s the exact flight schedule:
So that’s 3 flights each way every week.
Flights depart from Hewanorra International Airport (UVF) in St Lucia and arrive at Maurice Bishop International Airport (GND) in Grenada.
The direct flights take just 50 minutes to get between the two islands.
The exact departure times vary but the flights from St Lucia to Grenada tend to depart between 4PM and 4:30PM.
As they use the same plane, the return flight from Grenada to St Lucia departs on the same day between 6:15PM and 7PM.
In total a return flight from St Lucia to Grenada will cost around $300. Let’s break that down…
The standard price for a one-way flight from St Lucia to Grenada is $170 with British Airways.
For the return flight back from Grenada to St Lucia, it costs $129 so in total that’s $299 for the return.
I checked various different dates and the price didn’t really vary at all.
Here’s an example itinerary:
LIAT only offers indirect flights from St Lucia to Grenada but they only take 1 hour 30 minutes (including the stop) so it could be worth it if the British Airways flights don’t fit your schedule.
All their flights stop for 30 mins in St Vincent.
The catch here is that they only offer one flight each way per week so options are pretty limited.
The flight from St Lucia to Grenada leaves every Thursday and the flight back from Grenada to St Lucia leaves every Monday.
This means you could do a weekend trip to Grenada but not a day trip.
Here’s the exact schedule:
Flights depart from George F. L. Charles Airport (SLU) in St Lucia and arrive at Maurice Bishop International Airport (GND) in Grenada.
The total cost for a return flight with LIAT would be around $600 per person which is around double what you’d pay for the direct flights with British Airways.
The St Lucia to Grenada flight costs around $220 per person. The return flight back is a bit more pricey, expect to pay around $380.
Total flight time is around 1 hour 30 minutes which includes the stopover in St Vincent.
💡Helpful Tip: If you’re interested in doing a day trip then check out my guide on the best day trips from St Lucia to nearby islands.
Ferry From St Lucia To Grenada
Unfortunately, there is currently no ferry service between St Lucia and Grenada.
If you want to get from Grenada to St Lucia by boat then the only way would be to charter a private boat which will be expensive.
There are several companies in St Lucia which offer this service including Sugar Boat Charters. You will need to enquire with them directly for exact pricing and availability.
There are currently no plans for a St Lucia to Grenada ferry to be created. This is likely because there just isn’t enough demand for it.
It is possible to take a ferry from St Lucia to Martinique instead which I actually did (highly recommend).
Is Grenada Close To St Lucia?
Grenada is very close to St Lucia and distance between Grenada and St Lucia is 213 km (132 miles). This takes just 50 minutes by plane.
Both islands are part of the Windward Islands which are the southern islands of the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean.
Based on this it’s pretty odd that there’s not more direct transport options between the two islands but my guess is that there just isn’t enough demand.
And that’s it!
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