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Getting from Port au Prince Airport to City Centre

To get from Port au Prince Airport to the city centre, your only option is to take an airport taxi. Though there are public transportation options within the city — like the famous colourful Tap Tap shared taxis – they don’t service the airport. Fortunately, taxis are easy to find and provide the safest transfer option to town. 

Important note: Please consult your government travel advisory before booking any flights to Haiti. Port au Prince is prone to bouts of civil unrest, and therefore it’s paramount that you follow your embassy’s guidelines.

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How to get from Port au Prince Airport to the city centre by taxi

Taking a taxi from Port au Prince Airport to Port au Prince is the safest (and only) transportation option. It shouldn’t take longer than 15 minutes in normal traffic conditions, as the airport is only 5 km away from the city centre.

Taxi fare from Port au Prince Airport to Port au Prince

You can expect to spend around $25 (€23) to get from Port au Prince Airprort to the city centre by taxi. The rate may rise by a couple of dollars at night but this is at the driver’s discretion. As for payment, taxi drivers in Haiti accept booth US dollars (USD) and Haitian Gourdes (HTG) in cash. If you choose to pay in the local currency, it’s around 3,000 HTG.

However, these rates are just estimates. Taxi drivers in Port au Prince don’t operate with fixed taxi rates or taximeters; the custom is to negotiate a rate before you begin your ride. That’s why the go-to quote for any taxi ride within the city tends to fall between $20-30 (€18-28), regardless of the distance. (Though most of the city centre falls within a 30-minute radius.)

If you’re a strong French speaker and delight in a good haggling session, this may work fine for you. Go in with confidence and stand firm with the price you’ve negotiated. 

But if the thought of haggling with your taxi driver after a long flight fills you with dread or you don’t want to be overcharged, there’s a solution. Consider pre-booking an airport taxi from a top-rated, international company like Welcome Pickups.


$25 (€23)

Trip Duration

15 Min.

*Prices will vary unless booked in advance.

Value for money

Taxis are available 24/7 from Port au Prince Airport.

Where do I get the taxi from?

Taxis are readily available outside of Port au Prince Airport. You’ll find them lined up outside of the Arrivals Hall. During busy periods, there might be a wait time of up to 20 minutes. Pre-booking your airport taxi ensures you’ll have zero wait times.


Taking a taxi or private transfer is the most convenient method for getting from Port au Prince Airport to the city centre. You’ll receive a door-to-door service in a comfortable vehicle at a reasonable price. For an even smoother travel experience, you can arrange a private transfer in advance with Welcome Pickups. That way, you’ll get a fixed taxi fare with a professional, English-speaking driver and zero wait times.

Editor’s Note

It’s common for local Port au Prince taxi drivers to inflate the price after you complete your ride – even if you’ve agreed a price beforehand. Remain firm so that you’re not overcharged, or consider pre-booking a private transfer instead.

Useful Tips

Wheelchair-accessible taxis are hard to find at Port au Prince Airport. If you require special assistance, contact a service specifically for disabled travellers. Your accommodation may be able to connect you with options.
Port au Prince taxis are cash only unless you booked online.
Most taxis at Port au Prince Airport are four-seaters. If you requiure a larger vehicle, we recommend booking a private airport taxi in advance.

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Frequently asked questions

How far is Port au Prince Airport from Port au Prince?

Port au Prince Airport is just 5 km away from Port au Prince city centre. It shouldn’t take longer than 15 minutes by taxi. However, traffic conditions and the location of your final destination can affect your travel time.

How much is a taxi from Port au Prince Airport to the city centre?

A taxi from Port au Prince Airport to the city centre will cost around $25 (€23). You can pay in US dollars or the local currency – Haitian Gourdes (HTG). That said, your rate depends on your driver, as Port au Prince taxis are not equipped with taximeters. Instead, you’ll need to negotiate your taxi fare with the driver before your ride begins (and, sometimes again after it ends). The only way to ensure a fixed rate with no surprises is to book a Port au Prince Airport taxi from a professional company like Welcome Pickups.

How to get from Haiti Port au Prince Airport to the city?

The only way to get from Haiti, Port au Prince Airport to the city centre is to take a taxi. While public transport is widespread within the city, there are no public transport options from the airport. The taxi ride shouldn’t cost you more than $25 (€23) and will take around 15 minutes depending on the distance to your destination.

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