Guadeloupe Taxis

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.

See this table to contact local taxi services when you are needing a ride.

Taxi Services
Name Phone Location Island
Allo Taxi (059) 088-4229 Rue République - Saint-Francois Grande-Terre
CGTS Transport (059) 026-7615 Baie-Mahault Grande-Terre
ETBT Taxi (059) 092-7129 18 Rue de la Chapelle zi de Jarry - Baie-Mahault Grande-Terre
Eco Info Bus (069) 063-4862 15.2 mi. (24.4 km) North of Basse Terre Basse-Terre
Guillaume Franck Taxi (059) 081-8923 Basse Terre Basse-Terre
Jean Luc Renault Taxi (059) 021-4499 Basse Terre Basse-Terre
Loic Taxi (069) 084-2828 Les Abymes Grande-Terre
MTL Taxis (069) 083-1109 Saint Louis Marie-Galante
Radio Cabs (059) 082-0000 Le Raizet Airport - Pointe A Pitre Grande-Terre
Saint Marc Taxi (069) 021-7181 Chem Piton Desbonnes - Ste. Rose Basse-Terre
Taxi Art (069) 030-3060 498 Rue des Hauts de Portland - Le Moule Grande-Terre
Taxi Borne D'apples (059) 081-2778 Basse Terre Basse-Terre
Taxi Dan (059) 023-7280 Rue des Hotels Pointe de la Verdure - Gosier Grande-Terre
Taxi Dumesnil (059) 038-6446 Rue Leonard Chalus - Baie-Mahault Grande-Terre
Taxi Leader (059) 082-2626 Downtown Pointe A Pitre Grande-Terre
Taxi MOYSAN Ruddy (059) 021-0943 Downtown Pointe A Pitre Grande-Terre
Transport Grande Remise (059) 081-7970 Rue Cours Nolivos - Basse Terre Basse-Terre

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.

Wondering how much a taxi ride will set you back? Check out the following list of examples.

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

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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