Getting to Guadeloupe is a Breeze: By Air or By Sea


Getting to Guadeloupe, one of the most magnificent Caribbean islands, is possible by both air and ship (cruise ship or your own vessel, if you are lucky enough to have one!).

Use our quick and simple guide below to help you with the ins and outs of Guadeloupe travel.

Guadeloupe Travel By Air

Getting to Guadeloupe by air is a snap. The main airport in Guadeloupe is the Pointe-à-Pitre International Airport (sometimes called Le Raizet Airport). In french, the airport is called Aéroport Guadeloupe Pôle Caraïbes

It is located in the capital city of Pointe-a-Pitre in the center of the main, butterfly shaped island. The airport code for Pointe-à-Pitre International Airport is PTP.

Non-stop and one- or two-stop flights to Guadeloupe’s airport are available from several major airports in the United States:

  • Direct flights and flights with only one stop are available from Chicago O’Hare to Guadeloupe on American Airlines.

  • From JFK in New York City, direct flights are again only available on American; however, one-stop flights are available on both American and Air France. It is important to remember, however, that when flying Air France, the stop is in Paris, and the ticket is outrageously expensive. Additionally, there is the option of combining an originating flight on American Airlines with other airlines.

  • From LAX in Los Angeles, California, at least two stops are required to get to Guadeloupe on any airline.

  • From Newark, new Jersey, there are several direct flights on both American and Continental. There are also several flights with only one stop (in San Juan, Puerto Rico).

  • From Washington, DC (Dulles Airport), there are no direct non-stop flights, but both American and United offer one-stop flights.

Guadeloupe Travel by Sea

In addition, several cruise lines have ports of call in Guadeloupe on certain cruises:

  • Windstar Cruise Lines offers several cruises from November to March, round-trip from Barbados, which stop at Basse Terre and Isles des Saintes, Guadeloupe.

  • Costa Cruise Lines offers a cruise round trip from the Dominican Republic which has Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe, as a port-of-call. Costa also offers a cruise which starts in Pointe-a-Pitre and tours around the Caribbean.

  • Seabourn Cruise Lines has four cruises with ports-of-call in Guadeloupe: a cruise round-trip from Barbados, and another round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale, both of which call in at Grande Anse and Deshaies, Guadeloupe, among other ports of call; a cruise which goes round-trip from Barbados, and one which goes from Ft. Lauderdale, both of which stop in at Deshaies, but not Grand Anse.

  • Silversea Cruise Lines has a cruise round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale which stops at Point-a-Pitre, among other ports.

Getting to Guadeloupe: What Documents Do I Need?

American citizens who are planning a vacation trip to Guadeloupe need neither a passport nor any type of visa to enter the territory. However, US citizens traveling to Guadeloupe for work purposes may need a work visa, and permanent residents of the US with a green card who are traveling to Guadeloupe for any reason may need an entrance visa, depending upon their original country of citizenship; such persons should check with the nearest French consulate as part of their trip planning.

As you can see, getting to Guadeloupe can be easy and stress free!

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