Information & Facts
There are car rental agents' offices across the road from the
airport. The main companies represented are Avis, Budget, Hertz and
A mini-bus shuttle service is run by local agents, Agence
Citadelle, costing US$10 per person. This should be booked in
advance. Taxis meet every flight, but visitors should satisfy
themselves that these are accredited by the ACGH (Association des
Chauffeurs Guides d'Haiti) and are reliable. It is wise to settle
on a fare before embarking.
The airport offers a bank, snack bars, a duty free shop and gift
Creole is the official language, and French is widely
used; English is spoken in the capital and at Labadee cruise
The official currency is the Haitian Gourde (HTG), divided into
100 centimes, but US Dollars are also widely accepted. Credit cards
are welcome nearly everywhere, but ATMs are scarce and the few
there are in Port au Prince are often out of order. Travellers
cheques are difficult to exchange.
Local time is GMT -5.