The cheapest times to fly from MEC to STX are

  • January 15th to March 4th (except the week of February 19th)
  • May 7th to July 29th
  • November 19th to December 31st (except the week of December 17th)

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from MEC to STX is early June. Prices can be as high as $4864 for Tuesday flights during mid August, or as low as $1043 for Saturday flights around early June.


When to Fly to Saint Croix

Flying from Manta (MEC) to Christiansted, VI (STX) will usually cost between $1243 to $3493 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early June with an average ticket price of $1066. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid August, with an average price of $4413. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $3347 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $3320 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MEC to STX flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the MEC to STX route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

MEC to STX Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MEC to STX flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Manta. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $1.23, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Saturday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Tuesdays are the most expensive days to fly to Saint Croix, and Mondays are the most expensive days to return to Manta. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $1973 (59%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Saturday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1295. Return trip prices are from the STX to MEC flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from MEC to STX can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 4 hour 0 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking MEC to STX

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from MEC to STX — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Miami, FL (MEC > MIA > STX)

  • Price for both tickets: $1076
  • Average savings: $2244 (67.59%)

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Hack #2: Quito (MEC > UIO > STX)

  • Price for both tickets: $1121
  • Average savings: $2200 (66.25%)

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Hack #3: Fort Lauderdale, FL (MEC > FLL > STX)

  • Price for both tickets: $1147
  • Average savings: $2173 (65.45%)

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Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from MEC to STX? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 10 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Avianca, Cape Air, COPA, Delta, LATAM, Seaborne Airlines, Silver Airways, TAME, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Henry E. Rohlsen Airport to Eloy Alfaro International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1681 miles or 2705 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from MEC to STX?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MEC to STX flight is about 4 hour 0 minutes.

How many flights go between Manta and Christiansted, VI?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 24 available flights from MEC to STX.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code MEC
Origination airport name Eloy Alfaro International Airport
City Manta
Country Ecuador
Latitude -0.9
Longitude -80.7

Return Airport

Destination code STX
Destination airport name Henry E. Rohlsen Airport
City Christiansted, VI
Country the United States
Latitude 17.7
Longitude -64.8


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