Yes, it is possible to take a taxi in St. Francois, but they are hard to come by in this town, and when you do get a hold of one, they are not inexpensive. If you still prefer to make this your main mode of transportation, have your front desk handle calling the driver to come pick you up.
When you're out exploring Guadeloupe, you'll find minivans serving as taxis, and notice that they tend to frequent the most popular tourist destinations like at the airport, top resorts, and at beaches. St. Francois doesn't see a lot of taxi activity, so it is necessary that you cal ahead for a ride.
Check out the following chart for cab companies serving Saint-Francois.
|(059) 088-4229||Rue République - Saint-Francois|
|(069) 030-3060||498 Rue des Hauts de Portland - Le Moule|
Taxi fares are set by the government at a rate of 1 Euro per minute. This means if you travel from the airport in Pointe a Pitre to St. Francois (which is the top route for tourists staying in this town), you'll spend between $42 and $46(USD). In addition to this, driver's are allowed to charge up to 40 percent more after 9:00 p.m., on Sundays, and on holidays. Make sure you also keep gratuities in mind when planning for your transportation budget. The going rate is about 15 percent of your bill.
Wondering how much a taxi ride will set you back? Take a look at this set of examples.
|Typical Cost (USD)||Location A||Location B|
|$ 80.00 - $ 89.75||Deshaies||Saint-Francois|
|$ 72.75 - $ 107.25||Pointe A Pitre||Saint-Francois|
|$ 41.30 - $ 46.40||Downtown Pointe A Pitre||Saint-Francois|
|$ 102.60 - $ 115.65||Downtown Basse Terre||Saint-Francois|
|$ 30.50 - $ 44.00||Le Moule||Saint-Francois|
|$ 59.25 - $ 87.25||Gosier||Saint-Francois|
|$ 82.25 - $ 121.75||Saint-Francois||Port-Louis|
|$ 30.50 - $ 44.00||Saint-Francois||Ste. Anne|
|$ 45.30 - $ 50.90||Centre Saint-John Perse Terminal||Golf De St-Francois|
Despite the downsides to taking a taxi in St. Francois, many tourists still prefer this mode of transportation over all others. Fortunately for these visitors, taking a cab is still a possibility.
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