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
To 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 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 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 some traveller airport reviews for more tips.
Some airport reviews and tips in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. 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 web site for current information.
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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.
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 to also find out how you can gain lounge 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 pass • Lounge membership programs.
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.
Related Pages: Pointe-a-Pitre Airport Lounges
There are no hotels at Pointe-a-Pitre Airport, but hotel area of Gosier is only 20 minutes away. Visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels in Le Gosier, search deals and read traveller reviews.
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.
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 – A reader tells us that luggage storage is no longer available. (September 2019)
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 – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.
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.
The airport is open 24 hours.
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 6:00AM – 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 update, a one way ticket costs 1,20€. For more information, visit the Karulis website.
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.
See also Airport Hotels above.
Taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area 24 hours a day.
Last updated: 2022-10-28
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