From Paris and other large cities in France, air transport is assured by Air France, Air Caraibes and Corsair.
Flight time is about 8 hours.
Effective 5 November, Air France will start operating flights from
Roissy CDG to French Caribbean destination Fort de France, Martinique
and on 06 November, Pointe a Pitre, Guadeloupe.
Flight times have
been adapted to ensure smooth transfers for passengers connecting to and
from Air France's main european destinations at Paris-Charles de Gaulle
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From North America, air transport is assured by Air Canada, Air France, American Airlines, and Air Caraibes.
Numerous inter-island flights exist through regional airlines.
The Pôle Caraibes airport is located 4.5 miles from Pointe-à-Pitre. It was the 8th french airport to be built and is one of the largest and most modern in the Caribbean.
The toll-free roads are many, weIl kept up, and allow access to the principal tourist sites.
Driving is on the right-hand side of the road. The traffic laws are the same as those in Europe.
Taxis are frequent and available just about everywhere in the archipelago. Taxis stands are located mainly at the airports, in front of certain hotels in the main towns, at road stations and boat landings.
Public transport is well developed with a comfortable and modern bus system connecting the different communities. Picturesque and comfortable, the buses constitute an excellent occasion to discover the soul of Guadeloupe.
The major car rental companies - both national and international - are also represented. They are generally found at the airports and the principal tourist sectors. There are also local car rental companies available.
Two-wheel transportation can also be rented : bicycles, V.T.T, scooters, and motorcycles.
Finally, for those who wish to take advantage of the archipelago's diversity in a more original way, boat rentals with or without skipper are also available.