While bus and large taxi service throughout the island can be irregular, travelers who are doing limited amounts of touring should consider them. Buses offer travelers on Martinique a less expensive alternative to taxis and rental cars.
Large passengers buses, holding about 40 people, provide public transportation services within Fort de France. These public buses are the cheapest form of transport on the island, with fares going up to ?1.50. Although there is no bus service provided from the airport, these buses can provide a good mean of cheap transport for those staying within Fort-de-France.
For those who will be traveling to resort areas outside of the limits of Fort-de-France, there are large 8 passenger taxis known as taxi collectifs. Travelers can spot these by the "TC" label that they bear, and service is based out of Pointe Simon in Fort-de-France.. Over 400 of these large taxis operate throughout the island from the early morning to about 6 p.m. in the evening. While this form of transport can be sporadic, unpredictable, and crowded, the fares are still considerably cheaper than expensive taxi service. A posted list of routes is usually found somewhere on the vehicle.
|Route||Beginning||Stops Along the Route||End|
|L420 to Les Tours||Pointe Simon Bus Terminal||Central Downtown Bus Stop, La Savane Bus Stop, Schoelcher Library Bus Stop, Aliker Bus Stop, Des Rochers Bus Stop||Les Tours Bus Stop|
|Southwest Diamant Extenstion||Riviere Salee||Diamant Bus Stop|
|L111 to La Colline||Pointe Simon Bus Terminal||Bellevue Bus Stop, Rond Point Bus Stop, La Bateliere Bus Stop, Central Downtown Bus Stop, Rue Salvador Allende Bus Stop, Long Pre Bus Stop||La Colline Bus Stop|
|L421 to Gare Petite||Pointe Simon Bus Terminal||Central Downtown Bus Stop, Rue Salvador Allende Bus Stop, Long Pre Bus Stop||Gare Petite Manoir Bus Terminal|
|L422 to the University||Pointe Simon Bus Terminal||Bellevue Bus Stop, Rond Point Bus Stop, La Bateliere Bus Stop||University Bus Stop|
|Southwest Les Anse D'Arlet Extension||Les Trois Ilets||Les Anses D'Arlet|
|L12 to FDF Airport||Central Downtown Bus Stop||Gare Petite Manoir Bus Terminal, Palace of Justice Bus Stop, Dillon Center Bus Stop, Galleria Bus Stop,||FDF Bus Stop|
|Mid-island Route to Marigot||Fort de France Bus Terminal||St. Joseph Bus Stop, Gros Morne Bus Stop||Marigot Bus Stop|
|Mid-island Route to Trinite||Fort de France Bus Terminal||St. Joseph Bus Stop, Gros Morne Bus Stop||Trinite Bus Stop|
|Northwest Morne Rouge Extension||Saint Pierre Bus Stop||Morne Rouge Bus Stop|
|Northwest Morne Vert Extension||Le Carbet Bus Stop||Morne Vert Bus Stop|
|Northeast Route||Fort de France Bus Terminal||Lamentin Bus Stop, Le Robert Bus Stop, Trinite Bus Stop, Ste. Marie Bus Stop, Marigot Bus Stop||Lorrain Bus Stop|
|Northern Coastal Route||Lorrain Bus Stop||Basse Pointe Bus Stop, Macouba Bus Stop||Grand Riviere Bus Stop|
|Northern Interior Connector||Saint Pierre Bus Stop||Fond St. Denis Bus Stop||Lorrain Bus Stop|
|Northwest Coastal Route||Fort de France Bus Terminal||Schoelcher Bus Stop, Belle Fontaine Bus Stop, Le Carbet Bus Stop, Saint Pierre Bus Stop||Precheur Bus Stop|
|Southeast Route||Fort de France Bus Terminal||Lamentin Bus Stop, Le Francois Bus Stop, Vauclin Bus Stop, Marin Bus Stop||Sainte Anne Bus Stop|
|Southern Connector||Les Trois Ilets||Riviere Salee, Riviere Pilote Bus Stop||Marin Bus Stop|
|Southwest Route||Fort de France Bus Terminal||Lamentin Bus Stop, Ducos Bus Stop, St. Espirit, Riviere Salee||Les Trois Ilets|
|Southwest St. Luce Extension||Riviere Salee||St. Luce Bus Stop|
While public transportation can often be an adventure in a place you are unfamiliar with, it offers a less expensive alternative to taxi service and rental cars on Martinique.
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