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Guadeloupe Car Rentals

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Guadeloupe has several forms of transportation available to tourists, including buses, ferries, and car rentals.

To get around the island, vacationers and locals alike usually end up using a variety of transportation types, due to the island’s butterfly shape and vast size. The island covers over 629 square miles of land.

The bus is a cost efficient way to explore Guadeloupe. Buses stop in nearly every village in Guadeloupe.

The bus system in Guadeloupe operates from about 5:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The bus system is fairly reliable and consistent, and most routes start and end in Pointe-a-Pitre.

The buses become less consistent on the weekends, and on Sundays there are very few buses.

Taxis are a reliable form of transportation in Guadeloupe. The taxi fares are metered, so it is important to find out a final price before getting into the car.

Taxis will take tourists anywhere in the island, but prices will be significantly higher for traveling outside of Pointe-a-Pitre.

Taxi fare rates are 40 percent higher between 9 p.m. and 7 a.m. Fares are also higher on Sundays and holidays.

Several neighboring islands help make up the country of Guadeloupe. Ferry services travel between the islands, and also venture out to neighboring islands of St. Lucia, Dominica, and Martinique.

Ferries are reasonably priced, and move quickly.

Renting a car is a great method of transportation for vacationers who want to truly explore the island at their own pace.

Car rentals in Guadeloupe tend to be cheaper than other islands in the Caribbean. The roads in Guadeloupe are in good condition, making independent transport easier for tourists.

Drivers renting a car in Guadeloupe must present a valid driver’s license from their home country, and must meet the age requirements.

Here are some of the well known car rental agencies in Guadeloupe:


Europcar has five rental locations in Guadeloupe:

+590 059084458

+590 690 347171

Jarry Baie-Mahault
+590 690 347171

Pointe-a-Pitre (Located in Airport)
+590 0590211352

+590 0590886977


Budget Car Rental
Aéroport Pôle Caraïbes
Morne Mamiel
97139 ABYMES
Phone Number: 0590 21 13 49

Jumbo Car Rental

Airport Location:
Pôles Caraîbes
97139 Les Abymes
Phone Number: 0590 21 13 50

Avis Car Rental
(Pole Caraibes Airport)
Les Abymes, 97139 , GP
(590) 211-354

This location is open from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Gosier Downtown
Pointe de la Verdure
Gosier, 97190 , GP
(590) 842-227

This location is open Monday through Saturday from 8:00 a.m- 11:00 p.m.


Scott S. Bateman is a professional journalist who has traveled widely throughout the Caribbean and the America.
February 17, 2020