Guadeloupe Transportation

  • The plane to Saint-Martin
    The plane to Saint-Martin
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  • On the boat to Dominica
    On the boat to Dominica
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  • My rental car off road on Marie-Galante
    My rental car off road on Marie-Galante
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Guadeloupe Transportation

  • International boat-connections

    A cheaper, easier and maybe even more exciting way of getting to other countries from Guadeloupe is to take an international boat from the harbour in Pointe-à-Pitre. Two companies offer connections, that are not very cheap, but at least cheaper then a flight.Express-des-Îles has daily connections to Dominica, Martinique and Saint-Lucia. For adults...

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  • Regional flights from Gwada

    Guadeloupe is a great island, but to be honest it is still pretty European. To see the real Caribbean vibe it's better to visit another island of the West Indies as well, to make your vision complete. Luckily there are more then enough possibilities to do so from Guadeloupe. Option one is to take the plane:LIAT Airlines is pretty cheap and has an...

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  • Long-distance flights to Gwada

    For by far the most of the visitors to Guadeloupe, you stay will start on Pôle Caraïbes; the only international airport of the island. This airport is located about 10 kilometres north from the biggest city Pointe-à-Pitre, and is one of the most busy ones in the West Indies with almost 2,5 million passengers in 2007.Long-distance flights to...

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  • Expensive taxis

    The public transportation is not that perfectly organised on Guadeloupe, so you might think that the taxi's on the island would fill up the gap. Nope! The taxi's are very hard to find and they are ridiculously expensive! Use them in case of an emergency, or if you really don't have any other option, otherwise: find another solution!Generally a taxi...

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  • Marie-Galante by boat

    Marie-Galante, by favourite island of the archipelago of Guadeloupe can be reached by several boatconnections: one from Saint-François, some days of the week from Sainte-Anne, and from Pointe-à-Pitre. Both times I went there, I took the boat from "PAP".The biggest company connecting the mainland with Marie-Galante is Express-des-Îles. Three times...

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  • Les Saintes by boat

    The islands of Les Saintes are the number one tourist destination on Guadeloupe. No wonder there are many different connections to the islands. There is an airplane-connection as well, but 99,9% of all tourists go there by boat. These boats depart from Pointe-à-Pitre, Basse-Terre, Trois-Rivières, Gosier, Sainte-Anne and Saint-François. You'll...

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  • La Désirade by boat

    There are two way to get to the fascinating island of La Désirade: by plane (ridiculously expensive, starting from Pointe-à-Pitre Airport), or by boat from Saint-François. It's clear which of these option I took: the boat.The boats to Beauséjour (the capital of La Désirade) depart from the marina in Saint-François daily at 08:00 and 16:45, and...

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  • Les Saintes by scooter

    When you are going on a daytrip to the islands of Les Saintesand you're only there to do some shopping and to lie on the beach, you don't need any transportation at all: you can walk to the beach from Terre-de-Haut. But if you want to see something of the fantastic island, with its many beautiful bays and viewpoints renting a scooter is a perfect...

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  • La Désirade by bicycle

    La Désirade, the small island at the southeast of Guadeloupe, measures 2 x 10 kilometres, and has ONE road. How do you get around on an island like this? You could rent a car for these 10 kilometres, but be honest: isn't that ridiculous? A better option would be to rent a scooter, but an even better one: rent a bicycle!By bicycle you have all the...

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  • Rent a car

    Because a lot of mainattractions on Guadeloupe cannot be reached by public transportation, and because the public transportation doesn't run during weekends, renting a car is often the only possiblity to get around on the island. Luckily, there are car-rentals everywhere and the prices are not too bad.If you're renting a car for a the complete...

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  • Busses on Gwada

    The public transportation system in Guadeloupe is not the best system in the world. There are busses that connect most towns, but the possibilities are pretty limited. If the connections fit to you plans however, it's a great experience to try them out!Almost every town on the island has at least one busstop along the mainroad. These stops normally...

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  • beware the corNERS

    For those who are driving in Guadeloupe, here is something to bear in mind. While Guadeloupians tend to believe they are the best drivers in the world, sadly, their skills do not match their ego. It most often manifests by them taking corners at higher speeds than they can maintain and ending up in your lane. Since most of the corners along the...

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  • Rent a car!

    The only way to really get around Guadeloupe is to rent a car. There are plenty of places to do so, chances are that you have a couple of options right by your hotel. This way you can get to all those cool places that are to be found on the islands and the roads are for the most part in good contition. Look out for some of the local drivers though,...

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  • Local busses

    If you'd say that the busses on Guadeloupe runs like clockwork you'd be exactly wrong. They don't even have any kind of timetable, but instead run when they choose to. To get a lift you'll have to go stand by a busstop and wait until a bus shows up. Enter the bus and then pay when you get off again. The first bus starts rolling at about eight in...

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  • Air Caraïbes

    To get to Guadeloupe you really must fly. Sure if you live around the carribbean a boat might work but otherwise you better fly high.We flew with Langley Travel and Air Caraibes from Copenhagen. Not the most comportable airplanes I've ever been in but that all melts away once you feel the sun and warmth so no worries. And it was the cheapest...

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  • aquaplanes

    Only kidding, the best way to discover guadeloupe is by renting a car, as buses dont take you to these beautiful hidden places.Buses run to almost every towns and touristic sites , there is no specific schedule, just wait by the road anywhere(preferably not in a band!!!) , you will surely hear them coming well in advance as most of them play really...

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  • discuss money w/taxi driver beforehand

    Discuss with the taxi driver how much the price will be to bring you to your destination BEFORE THEY PUT YOUR LUGGAGE IN THE CAR! That way you can say no without causing a scene. Secondly, if you haven't exchanged your currency to Euros before you take your taxi ride ask them if they take US dollars. Third, when we asked how much it would cost they...

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  • Expect extra fee for taxi at night

    Our flight was delayed in San Juan Puerto Rico so we ended up getting into Guadeloupe after nightfall. The taxi drivers jacked up the price by 40% calling it a night fee to drive us to our hotel. So try to arrive plenty of time before nightfall esp. if you don't have a lot of money and need to take a taxi.

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  • way to tour the island

    I never used this taxi service but the guy that approached me gives a tour for the whole day and will go visit whatever part of the island you like. It sounded like a good deal. He speaks english, spanish, and italian. The more people you get to go the cheaper it is (up to 8 people). Joel is the taxi drivers name.

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  • Moving around in Guadeloupe

    Rent a car! That way you'll trully discover Guadeloupe, and you can cover it all in a few days... But beware, the roads weren't designed by a mastermind, in most of the cases, one car in each way hardly fit in the road, so drive carefully and watch out! It has a "highway" (if I can call it that), which is pretty neat. They have buses too, they...

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  • Fly & drive

    From Northern Europe: flying out of Aéroport Orly Sud (Paris) in about 8 hours to the very modern Aéroport Pôle Caraïbes International in Pointe-à-Pitre.The easiest way to get around is by rental car.Ferry crossings to the surrounding islands.

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  • Bus. It's a private system...

    Bus. It's a private system very easy to use. Signal a coming bus by waving your hand like a cab and hop in! You pay when you get out, depending on how long was your trip. Zouk music inside will make the trip very enjoyable! Becareful to watch where the bus is going. The driver buy a license for a pre-determined route and can't go beyond this point.

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  • Rent a car to tour the Island,...

    Rent a car to tour the Island, it's really worth it. Otherwise, rent a tour bus, like I did. You wont have to bother with the driving and you guide will take you places you maybe didn't know existed. Downside: you're stuck with the established timetable. Maybe a mix of both is better. Use the guided tour (avoid big buses, prefer mini-van) for south...

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  • Air France is not so expensive...

    Air France is not so expensive and 1000000 better than Corsair. Screw is plaisant and services are better.Rent a car. The cheaper is Popcar. But remember, if you can reserve the car before coming, price is lower. Call Nouvelles Frontieres.

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  • American Airlines flies to...

    American Airlines flies to Pointe a Pitre as does Air France. We flew TWA to San Juan, Puerto Rico (via St. Louis and Orlando) and then took Air Guadeloupe to the island. You can also take a ferry or fly from Martinique.Rent a car. There are buses to some major tourist attractions but this is not like Mexico where you can get any where any time by...

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  • Air...

    Air Calypso011-5908-92777air.calypso@wanadoo.frAir Canada800-776-3000Air France800-237-2747Air Guadeloupe800-522-3394Air Libertè011-5903-25600 Fax 011-5902-66402promo.guadeloupe@air-liberte.frAir Martinique011-5966-00023Air Tropical011-5908-88990 Fax 011-5908-88845aviateur@ais.gpAmerican Eagle800-433-7300 AOM800-892-9136Corsair...

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