Basse Terre Air Travel

Fly to Grande Terre and drive to Basse Terre

Basse Terre is home to one of six airports in Guadeloupe, however, it is rarely put to use.  Instead, tourists will typically fly into the international airport on Grande Terre and drive over the Riviere Salée by bridge. 

Le Raizet Airport

Guadeloupe's main point of entry by plane is the Le Raizet Airport (PTP), which is also known simply as the Pointe a Pitre International Airport.  The airport is not a huge facility compared to some others in the Caribbean, but it does have a concrete runway measuring 11,483 feet long and it is the hub for regional carriers.

Flying to Basse Terre from the US

At this time, American Airlines flies from Miami, Florida to Pointe a Pitre several times a day on Saturdays of each week.  You can connect to Miami from most other larger airports in the United States.

Le Raizet Airport U.S. Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Miami, FL, USA MIA Air France, American Airlines

Flying to Basse Terre from Canada

Directly flights from Canada travel out of Montreal, which means you'll have to plan a connection if you lack easy access to this airport. Fortunately, the flight is offered by Air Canada which has flights throughout the country on a daily basis. 

Le Raizet Airport Canadian Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Montreal, Canada YUL Air Canada

Flying to Basse Terre from Europe

Europe's only direct connection to Guadeloupe is through the London Heathrow Airport with Air France.  Most people flying from Europe will either connect here, through New York City to Miami, or elsewhere in the Caribbean. 

Flying to Basse Terre from the Caribbean

If your vacation schedule doesn't work around the flights available from Canada, Europe, and the United States, you can book a flight to another island in the Caribbean then connect to Pointe a Pitre.  Flights from many of these locations are daily as opposed to weekly.  

Le Raizet Airport Caribbean Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda ANU LIAT
Dominica DOM Air Antilles Express, LIAT, Winair
Dominican Republic SDQ Air Antilles Express, Air Caraibes, Air France
Grand Case, The island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten SFG Air Antilles Express, Air Caraibes
Gustavia, St. Barthelemy SBH Air Antilles Express
Isla Verde, Puerto Rico SJU Seaborne Airlines
Martinique FDF Air Antilles Express, Air Caraibes, Air France
Simpson Bay, The island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten SXM Air Antilles Express

Basse Terre is a popular destination among nature lovers, and thanks to the bridge connecting it to Grande Terre, it is easy to plan to fly here.  You may have to arrange your schedule around the flights which are rarely more than weekly services, but you can for sure make it happen.


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