Taxis in Pointe a Pitre

Taxis are an expensive way to travel in Pointe a Pitre

As the busiest city in Guadeloupe and one of the top tourist destinations, Pointe a Pitre will be one of the easiest places to hail a cab. Still, they are not the most accessible form of transportation and the prices can be high – especially if you plan on traveling outside of the city.

Taxi Companies

Taxis are readily available at the airport and at the cruise terminal in Pointe a Pitre, but you will recognize them on the street because they are minivans and most locals choose to drive smaller vehicles.  If you can't find one on the street, you can call a local taxi stand using the numbers provided to you below and have a driver pick you up.  Most phone operators and drivers here speak French, so if you do not you may want to illicit the help of someone at your accommodations who does. 

The following chart shows how to get a hold of local taxi services.

Taxi Services
Name Phone Location
CGTS Transport (059) 026-7615 Baie-Mahault
ETBT Taxi (059) 092-7129 18 Rue de la Chapelle zi de Jarry - Baie-Mahault
Radio Cabs (059) 082-0000 Le Raizet Airport - Pointe A Pitre
Taxi Dumesnil (059) 038-6446 Rue Leonard Chalus - Baie-Mahault
Taxi Leader (059) 082-2626 Downtown Pointe A Pitre
Taxi MOYSAN Ruddy (059) 021-0943 Downtown Pointe A Pitre

Rates, Fares, and Fees

Technically, taxis in Pointe a Pitre are supposed to be government regulated, but many drivers are willing to negotiate a price for your trip.  The general going rate is one Euro per minute, which is about $1.36(USD) per minute.  To travel to the airport to Downtown Pointe a Pitre you could easily spend over $30(USD).  Plus, drivers are allowed to charge up to 40 percent more after dark, on Sundays, and on holidays.  Don't forget a tip!  The going rate is about 15 percent of your total bill.

Want to know about local taxi rates? Scan this chart.

Typical Fares Around Pointe a Pitre
Typical Cost (USD) Location A Location B
$ 24.00 - $ 26.95 Downtown Pointe A Pitre Ste. Anne
$ 48.00 - $ 53.90 Deshaies Le Raizet Airport
$ 72.75 - $ 107.25 Pointe A Pitre Saint-Francois
$ 63.50 - $ 93.50 Pointe A Pitre Port-Louis
$ 16.00 - $ 17.80 Downtown Pointe A Pitre Le Raizet Airport
$ 12.00 - $ 13.50 Gosier Downtown Pointe A Pitre
$ 20.00 - $ 22.50 Gosier Le Raizet Airport
$ 69.30 - $ 77.80 Downtown Basse Terre Le Raizet Airport
$ 48.00 - $ 54.00 Downtown Pointe A Pitre Deshaies
$ 41.30 - $ 46.40 Downtown Pointe A Pitre Saint-Francois
$ 61.25 - $ 90.00 Pointe A Pitre Le Moule
$ 121.00 - $ 179.75 Pointe A Pitre Basse Terre
$ 45.25 - $ 66.00 Pointe A Pitre Ste. Anne
$ 30.70 - $ 34.45 Downtown Pointe A Pitre Ste. Rose
$ 18.65 - $ 20.95 Downtown Pointe A Pitre Baie-Mahault
$ 74.60 - $ 83.75 Downtown Pointe A Pitre Port-Louis
$ 22.65 - $ 25.50 Downtown Pointe A Pitre Petit-Bourg
$ 69.30 - $ 77.80 Downtown Pointe A Pitre Downtown Basse Terre
$ 18.65 - $ 21.00 Centre Saint-John Perse Terminal Baie-Mahault
$ 17.30 - $ 19.50 Centre Saint-John Perse Terminal Le Raizet Airport
$ 33.32 - $ 37.50 Centre Saint-John Perse Terminal Guadeloupe National Park Forest House
$ 27.00 - $ 32.00 Le Raizet Airport Downtown Pointe A Pitre
$ 22.50 - $ 32.00 Le Raizet Airport Baie-Mahault
$ 41.00 - $ 50.00 Le Raizet Airport Gosier
$ 83.00 - $ 122.75 Le Raizet Airport Deshaies
$ 14.60 - $ 16.50 Centre Saint-John Perse Terminal Bas-Du-Fort
$ 29.30 - $ 32.95 Centre Saint-John Perse Terminal Anse De St-Anne
$ 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
$ 6.50 - $ 7.50 Centre Saint-John Perse Terminal Place De La Victoire

When it comes to taking a taxi in Pointe a Pitre, the consensus is that you should only use them when absolutely necessary.  With so many other money-saving options available, most tourists just don't want to make room in their budget.  Fortunately, though, they remain available for those who don't mind spending a little extra for private transport and a driver that knows the area better than most.

 

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