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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 travelling alone and I felt totally fine. (I chose to sleep on the middle level near the children’s play zone.) – a traveller

PTP Airport Overview

pointe a pitre airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Pointe-a-Pitre International Airport.

What to Expect

Pointe-a-Pitre Airport (code: PTP) 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 power outlets are reportedly hard to find. The air-conditioning keeps the terminal 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 guide below.

Sleeping in Pointe-a-Pitre Airport

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 our Airport Hotels section below for locations, or read traveller airport reviews for more tips.

To help us keep this guide up-to-date, you can add or update information or write a review to submit airport tips and photos. You can also visit the airport’s website for current information.  For more airport information, continue scrolling down to explore more in our Pointe-a-Pitre Airport Guide.

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.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

airport hoursAirport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

airport hotelsAirport Hotels

There are no hotels at Pointe-a-Pitre Airport, but the hotel area of Gosier is only 20 minutes away.  Visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels in Le Gosier, search for deals and read traveller reviews.

airport loungeAirport 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. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and learn how to gain access with just an economy class ticket!

  • 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.

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 website.

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

Related Pages: Pointe-a-Pitre Airport Lounges

rest zonesRest & Relaxation Zones

No dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones exist. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

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More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so check your bank’s fee schedule and 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 (6:00 AM – last flight) and a small selection of shops. Shopping options are also limited to convenience-style shops (Hudson News).

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

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

Games – 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 – A reader tells us that luggage storage is no longer available. (September 2019)

Luggage Wrapping – Protect your bags from theft and damage by having them 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: 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM.

Mobile Charging – A reader mentioned that power outlets are available at one end of the departure gates, and another spotted outlets in the restrooms.

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

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

Showers – Yes. A key is available upon request.

SIM Cards – A reader has asked us to include where to buy SIM Cards. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

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

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.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


PTP airport is connected to the public bus system via Bus Route No. AE1 and AE3. Buses run from approximately 6:00 AM – 7:00 PM with reduced weekend hours. The journey to the city center takes approximately 30 minutes and makes many stops along the way. At the time of this 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.

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.


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

Last updated: 2024-01-30

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, is 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 websites. 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.