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Pointe-a-Pitre Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Pointe-a-Pitre Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

Overnight, the airport is quiet, empty, well lit, clean and safe. I’m a woman traveling alone and I felt totally fine. (I chose to sleep on the middle level near the children’s play zone.) – a traveller

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us about their time at Point-a-Pitre International Airport.

What to Expect

Point-a-Pitre International Airport consists of two small terminals (T1-Main and the newer T2-Regional) with a dozen or so shops and eateries, located primarily in T1. WiFi is available, but as of January 2015 power outlets were reportedly almost impossible to find. The air-conditioning keeps the terminal a bit chilly, so have a sweater or travel blanket handy to stay warm! Additional comfort can be found through fee-based access to the airport’s first class lounge. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below.

Where to Sleep

We don’t have many sleep-related reviews for this airport, but a very helpful reader sent us this:

“Comfort level is ok – you’ll be sleeping on metal bench seats with arched dividers between every other seat. Late night, the climate inside, ironically, gets both a bit chilly (from the AC) and more humid. I didn’t have a sleeping bag, but switching out of my shorts and into a light sweater and pants kept me warm enough. Used a towel as my pillow. ”

For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport.See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter by purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program (ie. Priority Pass). Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

Passes Bessie Coleman VIP Lounge – Location: Terminal 1, Airside, International Boarding Hall, 1st Floor, next to Gate 6. Showers are available. Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]

Airline Lounges

If you are a First or Business Class traveller you may have access to the lounges listed below. For more information, check the airline’s web site.

Air France Lounge – Location: Main Terminal, Airside • Corsair Grand Large Lounge – Location: Main Terminal, Airside.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Pointe-a-Pitre Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Canella Beach Hotel – (13 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Hotel Fleur d’Epee– (13 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Auberge de La Vieille Tour – (15 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Pointe-a-Pitre Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport WiFi/Internet

WiFi is available at Pointe-a-Pitre Airport. Connect to the “ORANGE AIRPORT”.

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

 ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Location: Level 0.

Currency Exchange – Karukera Change provides currency exchange services. Location: Level 0.

Duty Free & Shopping –  The airport offers Duty Free (6:00AM – last flight) as well as a small selection of shops. Other than that, shopping options are limited to convenience style shops (Hudson News).

Food & Drinks – Food concessions throughout the airport operate on varying schedules, with at least one open at 6:00AM. At the time of this update, there are no 24-hour dining options. Vending machines are also available in the airport.

Pro-Tip: A reader tells us: “The shops in the airport close at 8pm. The departures level reopens around 5am and the café there opens around 6am.  About a 5€ cab ride away is an indoor shopping mall with a huge grocery store, clothing stores and several fast food “restaurants”.”

Games – There are video games and simulators are arranged in the departure lounge and on Level 1.

Information Desk – Need help finding your way? Stop by the Information Services Desk for help. Location: Level 0, Terminal 1.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Yes. Location: Level 0.

Luggage Wrapping – Protect your bags from theft and damage by having your bags wrapped in plastic. Rates and hours: unknown.

Medical Services – Urgent and emergency medical care is available at the Medical Center, located on the ground floor. Hours: 9:00AM – 11:00PM.

Mobile Charging – A reader mentioned that there are outlets available for charging in one end of the departure gates at a minimum. If you know of other locations,  click here to update this airport guide.

Pharmacy – Location: On the ground floor, next to the Medical Center. Hours: 7:30AM – 9:00PM.

Post Office – Located on Level 0. Hours: 12:00PM – 6:00PM Monday thru Friday only. Closed on weekends.

Rest Zones – Not available.

Showers – Yes. A key is available upon request.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

Airlines

As of February 2019, Pointe-a-Pitre airport is served by the following airlines: Air Antilles • Air Canada • Air Caraïbes • Air France • American Eagle • Corsair International • Cubana Airlines • Level • LIAT • Servicios Aéreos Profesionales • Winair • XL Airways.



Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Bus

The airport is connected to the public bus system via Bus Route No. AE1 and AE3. Buses run from approximately 6:00AM – 7:00PM with reduced hours on the weekends. The journey to the city center takes approximately 30 minutes and makes many stops along the way. At the time of this February 2019 update, a one way ticket costs 1,20€. For more information, visit the Karulis website.

Car Rentals

These car rental agencies offer service onsite in an annex building: ADA • Avis • Budget • Enterprise • Europcar • Flizzr • Interrent • Jumbo Car • Rent-A-Car • Sixt • Thrifty.

Taxis

Taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area of the airport 24 hours a day.

Last updated: 2019-07-17

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.