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    Driving Information in Guadeloupe

    Driving Licence Requirements

    The driving licence requirements in Guadeloupe state that you must be at least 18 years old and have a full driving licence valid in your country of residence in order to drive. You must also have an international driver's licence.

    Age Restrictions

    To hire a car in Guadeloupe, you need a driving license for a minimum of 1 year, minimum age of 21 (21-23 years may need to pay a surcharge locally), credit card for deposit in the amount of deductible.

    Driving Distances

    • Pointe-a-Pitre to Gosier - 39kms (1hour)

    • Sainte-Anne to Goyave - 44kms (45mins)

    Road Rules and Petrol Stations

    General Guadeloupe driving information, laws, rules and regulations:

    • Driving in Guadeloupe is done on the right-hand side of the road.

    • Seat belts are mandatory when driving a hire car in Guadeloupe.

    • The use of a mobile phone while driving is prohibited, with the exception of a hands-free system.

    • Drivers are to carry a valid driver's licence, registration documents and insurance documents at all times while driving.

    • There are 115 Guadeloupe petrol stations and these offer super 95 OCT and Diesel.


    Be prepared for pay tolls around paths leading to the sea. Prices here vary but are never an excessive amount.

    Parking information

    Do not park your car under palm trees, as falling coconuts can damage the vehicle. There are car parks at many tourist sites.

    One-Way Car Hire

    If you plan to hire a car in Guadeloupe, you should know that you can pick it up in one location and return it to a different one. However, there are some restrictions that you need to check with your car hire supplier. Travel is not permitted outside of Guadeloupe. Domestic one-way car hire is permitted with no length restrict, but all incur a fee.

    When hiring a car in Guadeloupe, it is important to take the time to look through some of the above Guadeloupe driving information, rules and regulations about driving your car hire to ensure you have the safest possible journey.

    Useful Links

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