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How to get from Pointe a Pitre Airport to Pointe a Pitre

Located on the French-governed archipelago of Guadeloupe, Pointe a Pitre is a magical mix of European culture and laid-back island vibes. Surrounded by the turquoise Caribbean Sea, Pointe a Pitre has many stunning palm tree-lined beaches to enjoy. The city is also known for its lively markets, featuring freshly caught fish, local artisanal wares and delicious local delicacies. The Place de la Victoire is also a must-see while in the city, surrounded by clusters of colonial-style homes, quaint cafes and small local eateries. 

There are two different ways to get from Guadeloupe Airport to the city; taking a taxi or the bus. An airport taxi will take just 15 minutes to reach Pointe a Pitre and the cost of a local cab ride will be around €20. The AE1 and AE3 buses take closer to 50 minutes to reach the city but cost just €1.20 per person.

Welcome Pickups offers meet and greet services and a friendly introduction to Guadeloupe at the same price as a regular taxi. Click here to see the cost.

Comparison of the options

Welcome Pickups €50 15min 24/7
Taxi €20 15min 24/7
Bus €2.40 50min 05:44–18:51

How to get from Pointe a Pitre Airport to Pointe a Pitre by taxi

If you’re looking for a direct and fast way to get from Guadeloupe Airport to the city and your hotel, taking a taxi is the best option. This door-to-door service will take just 15 minutes, so you can get to your accommodation swiftly and rest or start exploring!

How much is a taxi from Guadeloupe Airport to the city?

There’s no official fare when it comes to taking a taxi from Pointe a Pitre Airport to Pointe a Pitre. You can expect to pay around €20 for this journey, but your exact fare will be decided on by your driver based on your final destination in the city.

For a set fare that won’t change, you can pre-book your Guadeloupe Airport transfers with Welcome Pickups.



Trip Duration

15 Min.

*Prices may vary unless you pre-book your rides.

Value for Money

Taxis are available 24 hours a day from Guadeloupe Airport.

Where do I find a taxi at Pointe a Pitre Airport?

Taxis are located just outside of the Arrivals Hall at Guadeloupe Airport. You will see the line of local cabs as you exit the building.


Taking a taxi from Guadeloupe Airport to the city is the only way to get directly to your hotel. You won’t need to walk the busy city streets with your luggage or try to find different modes of transport to reach your hotel. Instead, you can enjoy a quick 15-minute journey in a private vehicle.

Editor’s Note

Any luggage that fits in the trunk of the car can be transported free of charge. Local taxi drivers will also allow up to 4 passengers to share a standard-size taxi.

Useful Tips

Try to agree on a price with your driver before getting into the taxi.
Tipping your taxi driver in Guadeloupe isn't obligatory but always appreciated.
You must pay for your taxi ride in cash in Euros.

How to get from Pointe a Pitre Airport to Pointe a Pitre by bus

The AE1 and EA3 buses run from Pointe a Pitre Airport to Pointe a Pitre centre from 05:44 to 18:51 on weekdays. The total journey time will be around 50 minutes, however, the final stop is at the Cites Unies Station, which is around a 15-minute walk out of the city centre so you’ll need to walk or perhaps find another transfer option to reach your exact destination from there.

How much is the bus from Guadeloupe Airport to the city?

The cost of a one-way ticket on the AE1 or the AE3 bus from Pointe a Pitre Airport to Pointe a Pitre will be €1.20. This is payable to the driver in cash as you get on the bus.



Trip Duration

50 Min.

*There's a wait time of 30 minutes for the bus.

Value for Money

The bus runs from 05:44 to 18:51 Monday to Friday. The bus service is limited on a Saturday, while there's no service on Sundays.

Where do I find the bus at Guadeloupe Airport?

Once you exit the Arrivals Hall, you will see signs for “Ground Transportation”. The bus stop is around a 6-minute walk away from arrivals.


If you’re travelling on a tight budget or with very little luggage, taking the bus from Guadeloupe Airport to the city may be a good option. However, the bus doesn’t drop you off in the city centre, so you will likely have at least a 15-minute walk to your accommodation. There’s also no bus service on Sundays and very limited service on Saturdays which may complicate things.


Editor’s Note

The buses will drop you off at the Cites Unies station. From here, you can either walk to your hotel or take one of the local taxis you’ll find lined up outside the bus station.

Useful Tips

Luggage storage on the bus is very limited. Try to travel light if opting for this transfer option.
The bus drivers don't often have change for large notes, be sure to bring close to exact change for your bus ticket.

Welcome Pickups transfer

Welcome Pickups

Book a trained, English-speaking taxi driver to pick you up at the same price as a regular cab from the line

If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Guadeloupe. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

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Frequently asked questions

How can I get from Pointe-a-Pitre Guadeloupe Airport to Pointe-a-Pitre city centre?

There are two different transfer options from Pointe a Pitre Airport to Pointe a Pitre; taxi or bus. A local airport taxi costs around €20 and takes 15 minutes to reach the city, while the AE1 and AE3 buses take closer to 50 minutes and will set you back by €1.20 per traveller.

How far is Pointe-a-Pitre from Guadeloupe Airport?

The road distance from Guadeloupe Airport to the city is around 8 km. It will take approximately 15 minutes to reach Pointe a Pitre by taxi and 50 minutes to get into the city by bus.

What’s the average taxi fare from Guadeloupe Airport to the city centre?

There’s no set taxi fare for the journey from Guadeloupe Airport to the city. The average cost will be around €20, but the only way to secure a fixed fare is to pre-book your transfers with a trusted company such as Welcome Pickups.

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