5 Ways to get from Grenada to St. Vincent

You’re planning a getaway to Grenada and want to maximize your trip by visiting the nearby island St. Vincent but can’t seem to find an easy way to get there.   You would think it would be a simple task to find out which airlines or ferries will take you there. But alas, it is not. 

Fret not.  I’m planning a trip to Grenada in the very near future so I already spent hours exploring the airlines and ferry operators that travel between the islands and came up with 5 different ways to get from Grenada to St. Vincent. 

By the way, if you’re not sure if Grenada is worth visiting, check out my article 20 Reasons Why Grenada is Totally Worth Visiting.

Additionally, I estimated the cost of each option as well as the pros and cons for each so you can easily determine which option is best for you. Enjoy!

Below are the 5 ways you can get from Grenada to St. Vincent. Later, I’ll provide more detail on how to actually plan for the option. Click here if you want to skip right to the details.

  1. Fly from Grenada to Union Island then fly to St. Vincent
  2. Take A Ferry From Grenada To Carriacou Then Fly To Canouan Then Fly To St. Vincent
  3. Take a ferry from Grenada to Carriacou then take a ferry to Union Island then fly to St. Vincent
  4. Fly from Grenada to Barbados then fly to St. Vincent
  5. Fly from Grenada to St. Vincent 

Before we get into the details of each option I’d like to provide some geographical reference for Grenada & St. Vincent and the Grenadines as well as identify the key travel components involved in getting from Grenada to St. Vincent.

Geography Primer for Grenada & St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Grenada

Grenada is a tiny island nation in the Southern Caribbean comprised of over 20 islands. The main and largest island is Grenada followed by Carriacou and Petit Martinique. 

My article Where is Grenda Located? provides additional detail around its location.

Carriacou and Petit Martinique are part of the island chain called The Grenadines.

St. Vincent and the Grenadines

St. Vincent and the Grenadines are an island nation also located in the Southern Caribbean composed of over 32 islands. St. Vincent is the main island. Some of the more popular Grenadines islands that are part of St. Vincent and the Grenadines include Bequia, Mustique, Canouan, Union islands. 

The aforementioned Grenadine islands are also part of the island chain called the Grenadines.

So, the countries Grenada and St. Vincent and the Grenadines both include islands from The Grenadines island chain.

You now know the lay of the land, so to speak. OK, enough geography. 

The key travel components to get from Grenada to St. Vincent

The options for getting from Grenada to St. Vincent involve several key players including countries/islands, airports, harbors/seaports, airlines, and ferry companies. The tables that follow provide more detail on each.

Countries / Islands

Grenada St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Grenada St. Vincent
Carriacou IslandUnion Island
Petite Martinique IslandBequia Island

Canouan Island
Mustique Island

Airports

Airport Location
Maurice Bishop International Airport  Grenada
E T Joshua St. Vincent
Union Island AirportUnion Island 
Grantley Adams International AirportBarbados
Canouan Airport Canouan Island
J.F. Mitchell Airport aka Bequia AirportBequia Island
Lauriston Airport aka Carriacou Island Airport Carriacou Island

Airlines

LIAT

  • LIAT provides flight service between Caribbean countries including Grenada, Barbados, Trinidad, St. Vincent and others.
  • Grenada to St. Vincent requires a stop in Barbados or Trinidad. Direct flights are not offered.  (Bummer!)
  • Just like a typical airline, LIAT offers a range of fares including Web Saver, Basic, Regular, Semi-Flexible, and Flexible. Read the fine print and make sure you know what type of ticket you’re purchasing. Example? Web Saver is the least expensive but also does not permit changes.

SVG Air

  • Provides a variety of flight services to St. Vincent, Barbados, Grenada, Carriacou, Grenadines, Antigua, Barbuda & Montserrat.

Mustique Airways

Harbors/Seaports

Harbor/SeaportLocation
Ashton HarborUnion Island
Tyrell BayCarriacou

Ferry Companies

Osprey Lines Ltd.

  • Provides a fast ferry shuttle service for Grenada, Carriacou, and Petit Martinique.

Lady JJ

  • Lady JJ is a private ferry operator that offers service from Carriacou to Union Island.
  • The vessel is rather rustic. Connecting Grenadines describes it as “an ex-fishing vessel that was converted into a suitable passenger craft”.
  • Go to Lady JJ’s webpage for instructions on making reservations or check Lady JJ’s Facebook page for detailed information.  

I think we’re ready to dig into the details of the 5 options to get from Grenada to St. Vincent.


Please be advised!

  • Always check directly with the service provider for current service offerings and rates as they can change at any time. Links to the providers are included throughout this article.

1. Fly from Grenada to Union Island then fly to St. Vincent

From Grenada
How Fly via SVG Air
To Union Island
From Union Island
How Fly via SVG Air
To St. Vincent
Cost$290/Adult Round Trip

Pros & Cons

This option is rather pricey but you can enjoy Union Island on the way to St. Vincent.


2. Take a ferry from Grenada to Carriacou then fly to Canouan then Fly to St. Vincent

From Grenada
How Ferry via Osprey Lines Ltd.
To Carriacou
From Carriacou
How Fly via SVG Air
To St. Vincent
FromCanouan
HowFly via SVG Air
ToSt. Vincent
Cost$285/Adult Round Trip

Pros & Cons

This option is rather slow. If you’re not in a rush, you can enjoy the scenic trip between islands and even spend time on Union Island along the way.


3. Take a ferry from Grenada to Carriacou then take a ferry to Union Island then fly to St. Vincent

From Grenada
How Ferry via Osprey Lines Ltd.
To Carriacou
From Carriacou
How Ferry via Lady JJ
To Union Island
From Union Island
How Fly via SVG Air
To St. Vincent
Cost$165/Adult Round Trip

Pros & Cons

This option is very inexpensive but travel is very slow. Maybe not a bad thing if you’re not in a rush.

Also, the Lady JJ is a rather rustic vessel. On days where the seas are rough, the ride can be dramatic. Checkout their Lady JJ Website to learn more.


4. Fly from Grenada to Barbados then fly to St. Vincent

From Grenada
How Fly via LIAT
To Barbados
From Barbados
How Fly via LIAT
To St. Vincent
Cost$250/Adult Round Trip

Pros & Cons

This option is slow due to the stop in Barbados.

Also, because of the travel duration and stop in Barbados, you can’t make the trip in one day. As a result, this option is even more expensive because you need to pay for overnight lodging.


5. Fly from Grenada to St. Vincent 

You might be wondering why I left this option for last when it’s the most direct and probably the easiest. It’s very expensive and as a result, likely an unpopular choice for most.

From Grenada
How Fly via Mustique Airways Private Charter
To St. Vincent
CostFrom $1,737 – $4,753/Adult Round Trip (depending on the aircraft you chose)

Pros & Cons

This option is a quick and easy way to get to St. Vincent from Grenada. However, it is very expensive.


Why is there no easy way to get from Grenada to St. Vincent?

Great question! St. Vincent and Grenada are a mere 85 miles apart, so why is there no easy way to get there? 

The answer: International borders.  

The reason you can’t easily get from Grenada to St. Vincent is they are different countries separated by international borders and all the security and scrutiny that goes along with securing an international border. 

To make matters more challenging, the airlines that fly between Caribbean islands do not offer direct flights from Grenada to St. Vincent.  The only direct flight services to St. Vincent are from St. Lucia, Trinidad & Tobago or Barbados.

It’s a mystery to me why its easier to get from Grenada to one of St. Vincent’s Grenadine Islands than it is to the main island of St. Vincent. I looked for an explanation but found nothing.

Do I need a Passport or Visa to visit St. Vincent from Grenada?

passport with boarding pass

Yes, US Citizens require a passport to travel to St. Vincent and the Grenadines. In addition, you must provide evidence of return/onward travel arrangements.

A tourist visa is not required.

Refer to the Connecting Grenadines website which describes the process for clearing customs when traveling the Lady JJ from Carriacou to Union Island.


Someday I will take my dream getaway to Grenada and fully intend to visit the nearby islands, especially St. Vincent. I didn’t think it would be such an effort to figure out how to get from Grenada to St. Vincent but it was!  Lucky for you, I love a good challenge so dove in and uncovered all the information you need to easily plan your trip from Grenada to St. Vincent.  Happy planning!

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1 thought on “5 Ways to get from Grenada to St. Vincent”

  1. We are within days of visiting Grenada and onward N. Hopefully your info is current enuf for us to travel w/o great issues. Covid seems to have impacted much here!

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