Taxis in Guadeloupe

Taxi fares can quickly add up while traveling in Guadeloupe

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Although taxis are widely available at hotels, the airport, in Point-à-Pitre, and in other locations in Guadeloupe, this form of travel can quickly become expensive when frequently traveling from place to place. Travelers who wish to do considerable exploring should consider renting a car to save money.

Taxi Companies

Taxis are available at the airport, in Point-à-Pitre, at the cruise ship terminal, and at locations on Basse-Terre. It is also easy to arrange for taxi pick-up from hotels. Taxi drivers that own their vehicles generally do not expect tips. Those who are tipped should receive about 10 percent. Travelers can call the following companies to arrange for taxi service, and some companies will have drivers who speak English and French.

Eco Info Bus is the one taxi service listed in our system. You can reach them at (069) 063-4862; they're located in the eastern part of Guadeloupe.

Rates, Fares, and Fees

Unlike cabs on many Caribbean islands, many taxis in Guadeloupe are metered. Approximate fares from the airport to Gosier will run about $25(USD), while the trip to Point-à-Pitre will cost approximately $18(USD). An additional 40 percent surcharge will be added to fares on Sundays and holidays, and between 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. Day long tours of the island can cost close to $200(USD). In the event that a cab is not metered, travelers should be sure to agree on a price with the cab driver prior to leaving.

Wanting to know what taxis cost? Look at this table.

Typical Fares Around Guadeloupe
Typical Cost (USD) Location A Location B
$ 41.30 - $ 46.40 Downtown Pointe A Pitre Saint-Francois
$ 16.00 - $ 17.80 Downtown Pointe A Pitre Le Raizet Airport
$ 67.50 - $ 99.75 Deshaies Baie-Mahault
$ 69.30 - $ 77.80 Downtown Basse Terre Le Raizet Airport
$ 30.50 - $ 44.00 Saint-Francois Ste. Anne
$ 101.25 - $ 113.70 Downtown Basse Terre Port-Louis
$ 69.30 - $ 77.80 Downtown Pointe A Pitre Downtown Basse Terre
$ 22.65 - $ 25.50 Downtown Pointe A Pitre Petit-Bourg
$ 7.75 - $ 10.00 Deshaies La Grande-Anse
$ 55.50 - $ 81.50 Le Moule Port-Louis
$ 45.25 - $ 66.00 Pointe A Pitre Ste. Anne
$ 61.25 - $ 90.00 Pointe A Pitre Le Moule
$ 58.65 - $ 65.85 Downtown Basse Terre Deshaies
$ 30.50 - $ 44.00 Le Moule Saint-Francois
$ 81.25 - $ 120.25 Ste. Anne Port-Louis
$ 24.00 - $ 26.95 Downtown Pointe A Pitre Ste. Anne
$ 59.25 - $ 87.25 Gosier Saint-Francois
$ 32.75 - $ 47.25 Gosier Ste. Anne
$ 34.65 - $ 38.90 Gosier Guadeloupe National Park Forest House
$ 20.00 - $ 22.50 Gosier Le Raizet Airport
$ 31.75 - $ 46.00 Basse Terre Trois-Rivieres
$ 19.50 - $ 27.75 Basse Terre Vieux-Fort
$ 63.50 - $ 93.50 Pointe A Pitre Port-Louis
$ 21.30 - $ 23.95 Gosier Baie-Mahault
$ 12.00 - $ 13.50 Gosier Downtown Pointe A Pitre
$ 65.30 - $ 73.30 Downtown Basse Terre Baie-Mahault
$ 53.30 - $ 60.00 Downtown Basse Terre Guadeloupe National Park Forest House
$ 82.25 - $ 121.75 Saint-Francois Port-Louis
$ 68.00 - $ 76.30 Downtown Basse Terre Bas-Du-Fort
$ 18.65 - $ 20.95 Downtown Pointe A Pitre Baie-Mahault
$ 74.60 - $ 83.75 Downtown Pointe A Pitre Port-Louis
$ 98.25 - $ 145.75 Deshaies Baillif Airport
$ 20.50 - $ 29.00 Deshaies Vieux Fort
$ 78.65 - $ 88.25 Deshaies Port-Louis
$ 80.00 - $ 89.75 Deshaies Saint-Francois
$ 35.00 - $ 50.75 Le Moule Ste. Anne
$ 45.30 - $ 50.90 Deshaies Bas-Du-Fort
$ 48.00 - $ 53.90 Deshaies Le Raizet Airport
$ 34.65 - $ 38.90 Deshaies Guadeloupe National Park Forest House
$ 76.75 - $ 113.50 Gosier Port-Louis
$ 59.50 - $ 87.75 Gosier Le Moule
$ 9.30 - $ 10.50 Gosier Bas-Du-Fort
$ 72.75 - $ 107.25 Pointe A Pitre Saint-Francois
$ 48.00 - $ 54.00 Downtown Pointe A Pitre Deshaies
$ 121.00 - $ 179.75 Pointe A Pitre Basse Terre
$ 102.60 - $ 115.65 Downtown Basse Terre Saint-Francois
$ 30.70 - $ 34.45 Downtown Pointe A Pitre Ste. Rose
$ 18.65 - $ 21.00 Centre Saint-John Perse Terminal Baie-Mahault
$ 17.30 - $ 19.50 Centre Saint-John Perse Terminal Le Raizet Airport
$ 29.30 - $ 32.95 Centre Saint-John Perse Terminal Anse De St-Anne
$ 22.50 - $ 32.00 Le Raizet Airport Baie-Mahault
$ 14.60 - $ 16.50 Centre Saint-John Perse Terminal Bas-Du-Fort
$ 41.00 - $ 50.00 Le Raizet Airport Gosier
$ 83.00 - $ 122.75 Le Raizet Airport Deshaies
$ 9.25 - $ 10.50 Centre Saint-John Perse Terminal St John Perse Museum
$ 33.32 - $ 37.50 Centre Saint-John Perse Terminal Guadeloupe National Park Forest House
$ 6.50 - $ 7.50 Centre Saint-John Perse Terminal Place De La Victoire
$ 45.30 - $ 50.90 Centre Saint-John Perse Terminal Golf De St-Francois
$ 11.00 - $ 14.75 Baillif Airport Downtown Basse Terre
$ 27.00 - $ 32.00 Le Raizet Airport Downtown Pointe A Pitre

While taxis can be suitable for very limited travel on the island, their high prices can make them unappealing. With so many shopping, beach, and eco-tourism opportunities available, travelers are likely to want to explore much of both Grand-Terre and Basse-Terre during their visit to Guadeloupe. Travelers who will do even minimal amounts of island touring should look into a rental car, as the cost of three or four taxi trips in a day can equal the daily rate of a rental car. Bus service is also available on the island.

Despite their expense, visitors may find occasion to use taxis to get from place to place, or even to take a tour. Although the costs add up, seeing Guadeloupe is worth the price.

 

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