Taxis in Sainte Marie

Taxis are a reliable mode of transportation in Sainte Marie

Tourists who don't want to rent a car will generally default to utilizing local taxi services as their main source of transportation.  Before you make that decision, it is important to know just what you're getting into.  The taxi service in Sainte Marie is great, but it comes at a high price. 

Taxi Companies

Although taxis are not as easy to come by in Sainte Marie as they are in Fort de France, it is still certainly possible to make this your main mode of travel when you visit Martinique.  You may just find that calling a local agency rather than hailing a cab on the street is something you have to do more often than not.  The good thing about these taxis is that the vehicles are newer, high-end models that are very well kept.  Well more than half of all taxis here are made by Mercedes-Benz.  

Taxi Trinité is the only taxi service for which we have detailed info. You can plan on calling them at (059) 0658-2729; they are located in Trinite, 3.5 mi. southeast of Sainte Marie.

Rates, Fares, and Fees

In Sainte Marie and throughout the island of Martinique, taxis are metered.  You'll pay one base price and an additional amount per mile traveled.  This is true of every licensed cab on the island, so if you get into a vehicle and the driver does not turn on the meter (or doesn't even have one to begin with), you are sitting in an unlicensed and unauthorized taxi.  

There is no getting around it – taxis here are expensive.  You'll rarely spend less than $25 for a ride, and a trip across the island could easily cost $80(USD).  For a ride between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m., you'll also be charged an additional 40 percent.  To save money, inquire about a tour.  These rates are negotiable, and you could end up traveling round the island for $50(USD).  Drivers work for tips here, so many sure to offer a gratuity of at least 15 percent of your bill.

Want to know what you'll pay to use a cab? Look at the following table.

Typical Fares Around Sainte Marie
Typical Cost (USD) Location A Location B
$ 41.30 - $ 46.40 Sainte Marie Aimé Césaire Airport
$ 85.30 - $ 95.75 Diamant Sainte Marie
$ 23.75 - $ 32.50 Sainte Marie Trinite
$ 40.00 - $ 44.90 Sainte Marie Basse-Pointe
$ 57.25 - $ 80.75 Sainte Marie Ajoupa Bouillon
$ 20.25 - $ 27.50 Sainte Marie Le Marigot
$ 82.60 - $ 92.75 Sainte Marie Sainte-Anne
$ 77.25 - $ 86.80 Sainte Marie Trois Ilets
$ 53.30 - $ 59.85 Fort De France Sainte Marie

When it comes to taking a taxi in Sainte Marie, you really are paying for the experience.  Prices are high, but you'll probably enjoy the ride more so than any other cab ride you've ever had. 


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