Travel to Surinam

Flying to Surinam

The national airline is Surinam Airways (, whose international routes include direct flights from Amsterdam and Miami (the latter has a brief stop in Aruba). KLM ( also flies direct from Amsterdam.

Flight times:

From London - 12 hours (including stopover); Miami - 6 hours 30 minutes (stopping briefly in Oranjestad, Aruba). 

Departure tax:


Other airports in Surinam

Johan Adolf Pengel International Airport

Airport Code: PBM. Location: The airport is 45km (28 miles) south of the city. Website: Public transport description: A coach meets all arrivals. There are also buses or taxis to the city (journey time - 45 minutes).

Travel by rail

Getting to Surinam by boat

Main port: Paramaribo.

Ferry operators:

There are occasional commercial sailings from Mexico, New Orleans and Amsterdam with limited passenger accommodation.

There are regular car ferry services across the Surinam River and Marowijne River from Albina to St Laurent de Maroni (French Guiana), from Southdrain (Surinam) to Moleson Creek (Guyana), and across the Corantijn River from Nieuw Nickerie to Springlands (Guyana).

Visa and passport information is updated regularly and is correct at the time of publishing. You should verify critical travel information independently with the relevant embassy before you travel.