Taxi service during Carnival
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We will be coming from Red Hook to the airport via taxi, Saturday, May 4th in the morning. I see the Carnival Schedule has an adult parade at 10 that morning. How much will that affect travel time to the airport? Thanks!
What time did you plan on heading out from Red Hook to the airport? What time is your flight? And are you coming from St. John via the Red Hook ferry, or actually staying somewhere on St. Thomas' East End?
The additional info. will help give better tips on getting to the airport that day.
The parade is in downtown Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas. The parade route is along Main Street. The most direct route to the airport through town is along the Waterfront. Main Street and Waterfront run parallel to each other, very close. People will be vying for parking spots all over town, which will add traffic. Also this year the parade route is reversed from what it has been for many years, this will likely cause some confusion and additional congestion. Knowing how much it will impact your drive time to the airport depends on what time of the morning you are heading there.
Also, your taxi can avoid downtown all together by going around town, through the Northside of the island, rather than through town.
Greetings and thanks for the quick reply!
We will be coming from St. John. Hoping to take the 10:00 ferry, Red Hook by 10:30, possibly airport by 11:15, flight is at 1:30 pm, on Delta.
Hello @zorro, The taxi driver can give his best choice, based on possibly having made the Red Hook to Airport run during the a Carnival parade in the past. At that time of the morning, I'd probably skip town and go through Northside if it were me.
Red Hook to Airport through town is probably 35 minutes in low traffic; and I'm not sure how much of a delay there will be due to parade participants and watchers getting to town/parking etc. The Red Hook to airport through Northside is maybe 40 minutes.
Thanks again for your input. Will have to give this some more thought. The 9 o'clock ferry would obviously be a safer choice.