St Helena Airport

Photo of the runway at St Helena Airport looking south

Main content

Directions and Transport

St Helena Airport is situated to the east of the Island in an area called Prosperous Bay Plain.  It is approximately 10 miles (16 km) from the Airport to the capital, Jamestown via the new, purpose-built road.  The road itself is divided into seven sections and following a competition in the local schools, each section has been assigned a name – African Slave Road, Airbay Road, Boer Road, Flagstaff View, Pipe Ridge Pass, Wirebird Way and Wainwright Way.

Alternate routes to and from the Airport via the centre of the Island are possible, allowing users of the Airport to experience the varied landscapes and districts that exist on St Helena; this includes access to Longwood House, Plantation House and Napoleon’s Tomb.


Public transportation on St Helena consists of a bus service; there are no trains or trams on Island.

The public bus timetable effective 1st October 2016 can be found at the link below.  At present, the public transport system does not connect to the Airport; however, once regular scheduled flights commence, the bus routes will be amended to include connection to and from the Airport.

Public Transport Timetable – 1/10/2016 (423k)

Private transport on Island includes taxis and vehicle hire.  However, due to the limited number of taxis and private hire vehicles available on Island, it is strongly recommended that visitors book ahead to avoid disappointment.  The Tourism Office ( has a list of taxis and private hire companies that can be contacted for further assistance.

Close Search