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Car Rental in Pointe-a-Pitre

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Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Pointe a Pitre Airport Car Rental
Mini
VW Up or similar
VW Up
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Flizzr
$19.23 per day
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Pointe a Pitre Airport Car Rental
Mini
Renault Twingo or similar
Renault Twingo
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Jumbo Car
$19.59 per day
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Pointe a Pitre Airport Car Rental
Economy
VW Polo or similar
VW Polo
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Flizzr
$20.56 per day
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Pointe a Pitre Airport Car Rental
Mini
Renault Twingo or similar
Renault Twingo
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Jumbo Car
$21.76 per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Pointe a Pitre Airport Car Rental
Economy
Dacia Sandero or similar
Dacia Sandero
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Jumbo Car
$22.54 / per day
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Pointe a Pitre Airport Car Rental
Economy
VW Polo or similar
VW Polo
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
SIXT
$23.09 / per day
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Pointe a Pitre Airport Car Rental
Economy
VW Polo or similar
VW Polo
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
SIXT
$23.96 / per day
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Pointe a Pitre Airport Car Rental
Mini
Hyundai i10 or similar
Hyundai i10
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Jumbo Car
$24.50 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 01:11 on 2021-11-28. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
French
Currency
EUR
Country code
590
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Rating
9.6

Why rent a car in Pointe-a-Pitre?

Guadeloupe is a great place to visit. The island has many man-made attractions including old colonial architecture, interesting museums, lovely marinas, and bustling marketplaces. The number one attraction of Guadeloupe, however, is its amazing nature. Whether you decide to enjoy the island’s world-class beaches or head into the jungle to explore the vegetation and wildlife, you won’t be disappointed. 

Pointe-a-Pitre Car Rental

Top ways to enter Pointe-a-Pitre

  • Pointe-a-Pitre Airport: Also known as Le Raizet and Pôle Caraïbes or the Caribbean Hub, it is the only international airport on Guadeloupe. It served nearly 2.5 million travelers in 2018, making it the second-busiest airport in the Lesser Antilles. Served by around 15 different airlines, Pointe-a-Pitre Airport hosts flights to and from other Caribbean islands and nations, North America, South America, and Europe. Located just 8km (5 miles) north of Pointe-a-Pitre’s city center, the airport can be reached in about 15 minutes.
  • By sea: A charter boat and ferry service link Guadeloupe to other Caribbean islands like Martinique, Saint Lucia, Dominica, and St. Martin. Most of the time, it is not possible to take a rental car on a boat - if you want to do this, you should ask both your rental car provider and the ferry company about it in advance. If you plan to visit more than one island during your trip to the Caribbean, the most popular choice is to drop off one rental car on Guadeloupe and pick up another after arriving at your next destination.

Useful city facts

  • Guadeloupe has a tropical monsoon and rainforest climate. The average high temperature is 32°C  (90°F) in August, the warmest month, and 29°C  (84°F) in January, the coldest. The island has distinct dry and wet seasons, the former lasting from January to mid-March and the latter from mid-March until December. 
  • Guadeloupe is made up of six inhabited islands, as well as a large number of uninhabited islands and islets. The two largest islands, Basse-Terre and Grande-Terre, are separated by only a narrow channel and make up by far the largest part of Guadeloupe’s territory and population. 
  • Guadeloupe is an overseas department of France and therefore, despite its location in the Caribbean, is a part of the European Union (EU). The island uses the euro as its currency and citizens of the EU can visit the region for an indifferent period of time. The official language of Guadeloupe is French, but most inhabitants most often use Antillean Creole, a mixture of French, West African, and Native Caribbean languages. Knowledge of English is high among people working in the tourism industry. 

Top destinations and activities

  • Mémorial ACTe. The largest museum about slavery in the world, Mémorial ACTe focuses on this dark and crucial page in the history of Guadeloupe and the Caribbean as a whole. The museum has many expositions about how the Atlantic slave trade was done, what the living and working conditions of the slaves were, and what the original cultures of mainly West African people who were brought to the island were. After visiting the memorial, head to the neighboring Victor Schoelcher Museum dedicated to the Frenchman who dedicated his life to abolishing slavery. Both museums are in Pointe-a-Pitre.
  • Sainte-Antoine Market. Also known as the Creole Market, it is the best place to buy the ingredients for a proper Caribbean meal. Made up of European, African, and Native Caribbean influences, Caribbean cuisine is a colorful mix and the same can be said of this Pointe-a-Pitre market. There are many other interesting markets on Guadeloupe, including the night market in Le Gosier.
  • Basse-Terre City. Although not the largest city of Guadeloupe (that would be Pointe-a-Pitre), Basse-Terre is the island’s administrative capital. Fittingly, the city is home to an impressive cathedral, a large main square, and many other impressive buildings and museums. The surroundings of the city include a lush jungle and some impressive volcanic landscapes. Located some 63km (39 miles) southwest of Pointe-a-Pitre, Basse-Terre City can be reached in about 1 hour and 10 minutes.

Traffic and parking tips

  • Guadeloupe drives on the right-hand side of the road. 
  • Unless indicated otherwise, the speed limit in Guadeloupe is 110km/h (68 mph) on highways, 80km/h (50 mph) on all other intercity roads, and 50km/h (31 mph) within urban and built-up areas. 
  • The legal alcohol limit is 0.05%. Exceeding limit can lead to large fines and even deportation or imprisonment. 
  • While the main roads in Guadeloupe are in good shape, many rural roads and roads in mountainous areas can have potholes and other issues, so it’s important to be extra cautious when driving them, especially after dark. 
  • It is forbidden to pass when there are continuous white lines. 
  • Drivers are only permitted to use a mobile phone with a hands-free system. 
  • One of the main road hazards in Guadeloupe is the falling coconuts; therefore, it is not advisable to park under a palm. 
  • Proof of insurance and the car’s documentation needs to be inside the car whenever you’re driving.
  • When driving, you need to have your passport or ID card with you at all times.
  • The fire department’s phone number in Guadeloupe is 18, the police’s number is 17, and the ambulance’s number is 15. 

Toll roads

There are some toll roads in Guadeloupe. Most of those are the roads leading to the country’s most popular beaches. Different toll roads are administered by different companies, so the tolls vary for each specific road. Cash payments are almost always accepted. 

Ideas for a day-trip

  • Guadeloupe National Park. Impressive nature can be found at every step in Guadeloupe, but nowhere else is it so majestic and concentrated as in this national park. Home to the La Soufrière volcano, the largest mountain in the Lesser Antilles, as well as a tropical rainforest and mangrove forest, the park also has unique flora and fauna species like the seagrape, Guadeloupe raccoon, big-claw river shrimp, and manatee (the latter lives in the Grand Cul-de-Sac Marin Nature Reserve which is adjacent to the park). Located only some 30km (18 miles) from Pointe-a-Pitre, the national park can be reached in about 35 minutes.
  • Carbet Falls. Also part of the national park, but deserving a special mention, Carbet Falls are three waterfalls on the river of the same name. Visited by Christopher Columbus in 1493 and by thousands of visitors every year, the impressive falls are surrounded by hiking trails, lush jungle, and even natural hot springs. Some 47km (29 miles) south of Pointe-a-Pitre, the waterfalls can be reached in around 30 minutes by car.
  • Le Gosier. A coastal town on Grande-Terre, Le Gosier is most famous for its nightlife. A number of nightclubs, beach restaurants, and bars make sure that nobody goes to sleep too early. If you find Le Gosier’s atmosphere too hectic, take a very short boat ride to Ilet Gosier, a tiny and quiet nearby island with a lighthouse on it. Le Gosier is only 10km (6.2 miles) east of Pointe-a-Pitre and can be reached in 10-15 minutes. 

Most popular rental types and cars

The most popular rental car in Guadeloupe is Volkswagen Golf, although many travelers also pick the Renault Clio and the Dacia Sandero. The most popular rental car types are mini, economy, and compact.

Further destinations

  • Beaches. Although home to a wealth of history and impressive nature, Guadeloupe is, first and foremost, a beach destination. The island’s coastline is long and generally very accessible. Some of the best places for swimming, catching a tan, or diving are the towns of La Datcha and Sainte-Anne, the latter some 23km (14 miles) west of Pointe-a-Pitre.
  • Les Saintes. An archipelago made up of two small, picturesque islets, Les Saintes is only a short boat ride from Pointe-a-Pitre. Less crowded and more tranquil than Grande-Terre and Basse-Terre, the archipelago has a number of protected nature areas, an old lighthouse, colorful little villages, impressive coastal cliffs, and, of course, many amazing beaches. 
  • Marie-Galante. A rather large island south of Grande-Terre and east of Basse-Terre, Marie-Galante is one of the most picturesque places in Guadeloupe. In addition to many natural attractions, it is also home to two small towns and a number of old, but well-preserved windmills. There is a ferry from Grande-Terre to Marie-Galante, and it’s a good idea to check the schedule in advance.

Car Rental Prices in Pointe-a-Pitre

  • Medium cars - from $49 per day
  • Vans - from $80 per day
  • Small cars - from $28 per day
  • SUVs - from $72 per day

How can I save money on my rental car?

Follow these tips and land a great rental car in Guadeloupe:

  • Compare the rates of different rental car providers
  • Book your rental car well in advance
  • Plan your route before you go
  • Know your fuel and mileage requirements
  • Visit during the month when the rental prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting Pointe-a-Pitre is the cheapest in May when renting a car is about 72% cheaper than the yearly average and a whole 82% cheaper than renting a vehicle in July. 

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Which is the cheapest month to rent a car in Pointe-a-Pitre?

Car rental prices in Pointe-a-Pitre vary a lot according to the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best offer.
Average Rental Price in Pointe-a-Pitre
$44.71
January
$67.14
February
$51.51
March
$27.17
April
$12.30
May
$16.84
June
$67.92
July
$50.33
August
$38.23
September
$29.28
October
$60.27
November
$60.27
December
The best month to rent a car in Pointe-a-Pitre is May (when prices for an Economy class start from $12.30). This is 72% cheaper than the yearly average and 82% cheaper than renting in July (when rental prices start at $67.92 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price.

What’s the usual rental length in Pointe-a-Pitre?

Travel lengths vary from month to month: in September, travelers rent a car for an average of 31 days in January, the average rental period is 12 days.
Average Rental Length in Pointe-a-Pitre
12
January
12
February
13
March
14
April
15
May
17
June
14
July
14
August
31
September
15
October
14
November
12
December

What's the most popular month to rent a car in Pointe-a-Pitre?

While travelers visit Pointe-a-Pitre year-round, the most popular month for renting a car is February, and the least popular is June.
Popularity of Car Rental in Pointe-a-Pitre by Monthly Searches
84%
January
241%
February
218%
March
18%
April
20%
May
17%
June
26%
July
25%
August
68%
September
92%
October
218%
November
174%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Jumbo Car Renault Twingo 5 1 Small cars
Flizzr VW Up 3 1 Small cars
AddCar Kia Picanto 5 1 Small cars
Jumbo Car Dacia Sandero 5 2 Small cars
AddCar Peugeot 308 5 2 Medium cars
AddCar Dacia Sandero 5 2 Small cars
Flizzr VW Polo 4 1 Small cars
AddCar Renault Clio 5 2 Small cars
Jumbo Car Renault Clio 5 1 Small cars
Jumbo Car Hyundai i10 5 1 Small cars

Our Customers Reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have an option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

Canada
Hyundai i10
February 7, 2020
Indeed Sainte Anne beach, walk to the top of the volcano is a must. Pointe des Chateaux to see the strength of the Atlantic ocean. Le moule for a coconut sorbet in the evening.
Poland
Renault Twingo
November 20, 2019
Go to volcano and waterfalls!

Top 12 Suppliers in Pointe-a-Pitre in 2021

National
National
Exceptional 9.2
211358
IMMEUBLE DES LOUEURS BOX 5,
Keddy
Keddy
Excellent 8.9
+590590931815
Aeroport Pole Caraibes
Working hours
Mon:07:00-20:00
Tue:07:00-20:00
Wed:07:00-20:00
Thu:07:00-20:00
Fri:07:00-20:00
Sat:07:00-20:00
Sun:07:00-20:00
SIXT
SIXT
Excellent 8.8
+590590919154
Aéroport de Pointe-à-Pitre, Abymes 97139
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.8
211358
IMMEUBLE DES LOUEURS BOX 5,
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.8
211358
AEROPORT POLE CARAIBES, IMMEUBLE DES LOUEURS BOX 5
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.6
+590590931815
AEROPORT POLE CARAIBES
Working hours
Mon:07:00-20:00
Tue:07:00-20:00
Wed:07:00-20:00
Thu:07:00-20:00
Fri:07:00-20:00
Sat:07:00-20:00
Sun:07:00-20:00
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
+590836900
Morne Mamiel, Les Abymes 97139, Guadeloupe
Working hours
Mon:07:30-20:00
Tue:07:30-20:00
Wed:07:30-20:00
Thu:07:30-20:00
Fri:07:30-20:00
Sat:07:30-20:00
Sun:09:00-20:00
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5
+590590836900
Pole Caraibes AirportMorne Mamiel, Les Abymes 97139
Working hours
Mon:07:30-20:00
Tue:07:30-20:00
Wed:07:30-20:00
Thu:07:30-20:00
Fri:07:30-20:00
Sat:07:30-20:00
Sun:09:00-20:00
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.5
211358
Immeuble Des Loueurs Box 5
Working hours
Mon:07:30-13:00; 14:00-20:00
Tue:07:30-13:00; 14:00-20:00
Wed:07:30-13:00; 14:00-20:00
Thu:07:30-13:00; 14:00-20:00
Fri:07:30-13:00; 14:00-20:00
Sat:08:00-12:00; 14:00-20:00
Sun:14:00-19:30
AddCar
AddCar
Excellent 8.5
+590590012020
Morne Mamiel, Les Abymes 97139, Guadeloupe
Working hours
Mon:08:00-20:30
Tue:08:00-20:30
Wed:08:00-20:30
Thu:08:00-20:30
Fri:08:00-20:30
Sat:08:00-20:30
Sun:08:00-20:30
Jumbo Car
Jumbo Car
Excellent 8.2
05900590211350
Morne Mamiel, Les Abymes 97139, Guadeloupe
Working hours
Mon:06:00-21:00
Tue:06:00-21:00
Wed:06:00-21:00
Thu:06:00-21:00
Fri:06:00-21:00
Sat:06:00-21:00
Sun:08:00-21:00
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Very good 7.7
+590690640320 / +590590269783
Pointe a Pitre Le Raizet Airport Aiport Parking P2, 97139 Les abymes
Working hours
Mon:08:00-17:00
Tue:08:00-17:00
Wed:08:00-17:00
Thu:08:00-17:00
Fri:08:00-17:00
Sat:09:00-12:00
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