Nonstop service is available on American Airlines from Miami; on Norwegian from Baltimore (BWI), Boston, and New York–JFK (service is seasonal); and on Seaborne Airlines from San Juan, the latter three times weekly. Seaborne codeshares with American Airlines, Delta, United, and JetBlue. Air Canada flies weekly nonstops between Montreal and Pointe-à-Pitre. Air Antilles Express has service to Martinique; St. Martin; Cayenne, French Guiana; St. Lucia; and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
Air Caraïbes connects the island to St. Maarten; Martinique; Haiti; St. Barth; French Guiana, St. Lucia; Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; Havana, Cuba; and Paris.
Air France's daily flights between Miami and Guadeloupe stop in Haiti before landing in Pointe-à-Pitre.
LIAT mainly services the English-speaking Caribbean islands, including Antigua, Barbados, and St. Lucia, where U.S. and Canadian travelers can get to Guadeloupe with fewer stopovers. LIAT codeshares with Air Caraïbes.
Air Antilles Express. Air Antilles Express has service to Martinique; St. Martin; Cayenne, French Guiana; St. Lucia; and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. 0890/64–86–48; www.airantilles.com.
Air Canada. Air Canada services Guadeloupe with weekly nonstop flights between Montreal (YUL) and Pointe-à-Pitre (PAP). Residents of states that border Canada might find it convenient to go north in order to go south. 888/247–2262; 0590/21–12–77; www.aircanada.com.
Air Caraïbes. Air Caraïbes connects the island to St. Maarten; Martinique; Haiti; St. Barth; French Guiana, St. Lucia; Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; Havana, Cuba; and Paris. This airline offers substantial discounts for seniors on some routes. 0820/83–58–35; www.aircaraibes.com.
Air France. Air France's daily flights between Miami and Guadeloupe stop in Haiti before landing in Pointe-à-Pitre, and then go on to Martinique. 0590/21–13–03; 0820/82–08–20; 800/237–27–47; www.airfrance.com.
American Airlines. American flies direct from Miami to Guadeloupe Wednesday through Saturday. www.aa.com.
LIAT. LIAT mainly services the English-speaking Caribbean islands, including Antigua, Barbados, and St. Lucia. St. Lucia has direct service from New York, Miami, Atlanta, and Toronto. These flights are another option for U.S. and Canadian travelers to get to Guadeloupe with fewer stopovers. LIAT codeshares with Air Caraïbes. 0590/21–13–93; 888/844–5428; www.liatairline.com.
Norwegian . This low-cost, European airline offers seasonal nonstop service from Baltimore-Washington (BWI), Boston (BOS), and New York (JFK) to Guadeloupe (PTP). Service is twice weekly from BWI and BOS, thrice weekly from JFK. 800/357–4159; norwegian.com/us.
Seaborne Airlines. Seaborne Airlines flies to Guadeloupe three times a week out of San Juan. A codeshare program between American Airlines and Seaborne Airlines allows you to book a seamless American Airlines and Seaborne Airlines combined itinerary. Seaborne has similar agreements with JetBlue, Delta, and United. 866/359–8784; www.seaborneairlines.com.
Airports and Transfers
Taxi fare to Pointe-à-Pitre is about €30, to Gosier resorts about €35, to Ste-Anne as much as €60, and to St-François nearly €70. Cabs meet all flights at the airport if you decide not to rent a car.
Aéroport International Pôle Caraïbes (PTP). Aéroport International Pôle Caraïbes (PTP), usually called the Pointe-à-Pitre Airport, is one of the largest and most modern in the Caribbean. Excellent signage makes it very manageable. It has shops, restaurants, and car-rental agencies. There is a tourism information booth in the terminal with bilingual staffers, an ATM, and a currency exchange. The staff can help with last-minute lodging and a wealth of brochures. Ask your resort if airport transfers can be arranged, as they are almost always cheaper than taking a taxi. Morne Mamiel, Les Abymes, Grande-Terre, 97139. 0590/21–71–71; 0590/21–14–00; www.guadeloupe.aeroport.fr.