BreathTaking Scenery Is Just Around The Corner
Traveling to St. Kitts for RUSVM
Whether you are a new Ross Vet student or a guest of a new or current student, this section contains information on traveling around St. Kitts.
St. Kitts Travel Tips
St. Kitts is located in the Leeward Islands at the northern end of the Lesser Antilles, approximately 220 miles southeast of San Juan, Puerto Rico. Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport (SKB) located just northeast of the capital, Basseterre. Passenger carriers include Air Canada, American Airlines, British Airways, Delta Air Lines, LIAT and United Airlines. The airport also provides facilities for cargo and private jets.
STUDENTs traveling to st. kitts
Upon arrival, you will be greeted at the airport by Ross Vet staff from the Department of Housing and our Orientation Leaders. You will receive a welcome packet and then transported with your luggage to your new island residence. You will receive additional St. Kitts travel information as we tour the island and take you to grocery stores and other businesses for essentials while you settle in. For more information, please visit preparing to move to St. Kitts.
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION IN ST. KITTS
Local public transportation is available in St. Kitts via a privately-run minibus system. There are two main routes comprising of West Side and East Side. The West Side route starts in Basseterre, passes by the Ross Vet campus, and ends at Dieppe Bay. There are set prices for the buses, around $3.00 EC. Taxis are also available.
OTHER St. Kitts Travel OPTIONS
Although St. Kitts is a small island, having transportation is still important. Most students, staff, and faculty purchase cars after their arrival to the island. Others purchase scooters. A license from your home country is required to obtain a St. Kitts driver’s license.
St. Kitts Travel Information:
- Driving is on the left- hand side of the road,
- You must obtain a driver’s permit before you can drive in St. Kitts, even if you have a driver's license from your home country
- Remember to adhere to the speed limits and follow all other local traffic laws
For complete details on how to buy a car, obtain a license and auto insurance, please visit preparing to move to St. Kitts.
VISITING ST. KITTS
Special rates are offered at various hotels for Ross Vet family and visitors (must be booked directly, not through a travel agency; rates quoted subject to change) traveling to St. Kitts. Car rentals are available for visitors to the island.
St. Kitts travel to Nevis can be accessed via ferry. The ferry ride takes about 45 minutes from the Ferry Terminal in Basseterre, or can be accessed from the Southeast Peninsula, taking 30 minutes via the Sea Bridge (car ferry) in St. Kitts. View the St. Kitts and Nevis Ferry schedule for times.
Traveling to St. Kitt's FAQs
Yes, a valid passport is required if you are traveling to St. Kitts and Nevis.
For a legal extended stay in St. Kitts to attend Ross Vet, you must have your passport stamped with the appropriate student visa from the St. Kitts government. When you arrive in St. Kitts, you will need to present your immigration letter, a round-trip airline ticket (for e-tickets, a printout will suffice), and your passport. View passport and visa requirements.
Traveling to St. Kitts is relatively safe when compared to many other destinations.
Your safety is of the utmost importance to Ross Vet. We have full security teams on campus and while off-campus, we have Ross Vet-approved housing that meets strict security standards, along with security members that make regular rounds of the various off-campus housing areas.
St. Kitts is a safe island with a lot to explore. It’s an island made up of unique topography, a rich history and culture, amazing culinary, and great beaches—with an authentic Caribbean vibe. There are many properties and resorts to stay at and plenty of activities to fill a day with. Visit the office of tourism for St. Kitts travel information.
Students arriving on St. Kitts are treated like family. You will be greeted at the airport by Ross Vet staff. You will receive additional St. Kitts travel information as we provide you with a tour of the island and take you to various businesses to help you stock up on essentials. For more information, please visit preparing to move to St. Kitts.
St. Kitts and Nevis is the smallest country in the Caribbean. St. Kitts was known throughout the world as a sugar-cane island and is still commonly known today as Sugar City.
With average year-round temperatures around 80-degrees Fahrenheit, there really is not a bad time for St. Kitts travel. When planning your visit, keep in mind a few St. Kitts travel tips:
- Hotels lower their rates in May and June to attract travelers after the winter crowds
- Peak season is December to April
- Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1 and lasts through November 30
Many of the local hotels offer special rates for Ross Vet family and visitors (must be booked directly, not through a travel agency; rates quoted subject to change) traveling to St. Kitts. Car rentals are available for visitors to the island.