Guide to Driving In Guadeloupe - Drive Safe in Guadeloupe

With our Drive Smart guide you're fully prepared to hire a car in Guadeloupe and stay safe on unfamiliar roads.

URBAN SPEED LIMIT

50 kph

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RURAL SPEED LIMIT

80 kph

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motorway speed limit

110 kph

speed limit
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Drink Drive Limit

 50mg

drink and drive limit
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You drive in Guadeloupe on the Right side  
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The currency in Guadeloupe is EUR
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To rent a car is  21 years and to drive is 18 years of age
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Driving Laws in Guadeloupe

Driving in Guadeloupe
Pocket guide to driving in Guadeloupe
Profile:
Guadeloupe
Basse Terre
EUR
Driving in Guadeloupe
SPEED: (kph)
50
80
110
Speed limit in Guadeloupe
Holiday:
Rush hour in Guadeloupe
Cameras:
Yes
Yes
Speed cameras in Guadeloupe
FUEL:
EUR/Litre
Fuel prices in Guadeloupe
DRIVE:
RIGHT
Drive RIGHT in Guadeloupe
MIN AGE:
18
21
Min driving age in Guadeloupe
DRINK:
50mg
Blood alcohol content
Drink driving in Guadeloupe
EMERGENCY:
112
Emergency phone number in Guadeloupe
DOCUMENT:
Driving documents in Guadeloupe
PHONES:
No
Hands free only
Mobile phone driving in Guadeloupe
SEATBELTS:
Yes
Yes
Seat belt in Guadeloupe

Are there any special requirements for driving or hiring a car in Guadeloupe?

In Guadeloupe you drive on the right, most of the roads are in fairly good conditions but winding roads are very common. In Basse-Terre roads can become mountainous and have very sharp turns which can make driving dangerous. It is best to avoid driving at night particularly in the mountain areas as roads may not be lit or marked. All occupants of the vehicle must wear a seat belt in Guadeloupe and the use of a mobile phone while driving is illegal unless you are using a hands-free kit.
 

Rules of the road

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Emergency Services Numbers

Police Police: 112

Police Fire: 112

Police Ambulance: 112

Notes:

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Parking Information

Parking regulations

Parking Information
There are car parks in most towns and cities in Guadeloupe also including hotels. It is recommended not to park under palm trees as falling coconuts can occur which can damage vehicles.  The majority of beaches have small parking lots some of which do have an attendant who accepts a Tip.  The Airport at Guadaloupe has short and long term parking facilities and pickup /drop off of 10 minutes is free. 
 

Emergency Information

Emergency Information

Police Police: 112

Police Fire: 112

Police Ambulance: 112

The Police, Fire and Ambulance service can be contacted on 112.

What to do in an emergency

You should call 112 in the event of an emergency in Guadeloupe where your call will be directed to the correct emergency service.

Handy Guides

World Driving Guides

Road Signs

Handy Phrases

  • Pay-and-display machine – Horodateur
  • End of no parking zone - Fin d'interdiction de stationer
  • Beware roadworks - Attention travaux
  • Petrol - Essence
  • Unleaded - Sans plomb
  • Diesel – Gazole
  • Town centre – Centre Ville
  • I have broken down - J'ai décomposé 
  • Where is the police station? - Où est le poste de police?
  • I have a flat tyre - J'ai un pneu à plat 
  • I have been in an accident - J'ai été dans un accident 
  • Where is? - Où est?
  • Where can I buy petrol? – Où puis-je acheter de l'essence?
  • No pedestrians - Interdit aux pietons
  • Exit – Sortie
  • One lane road - Voie unique
  • Turn on your lights - Allumez vos  feux (lanterns)
  • Closed - Ferme

Guadeloupe Fuel Price History

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