Taxis in Martinique
From soaking in the atmosphere of Fort-de-France to exploring coastal villages and relaxing on pristine beaches, there’s so much to do in Martinique. Whether you’re planning a relaxing holiday or an active trip, taking a taxi is the best way to get around the island. There are many taxi ranks across the island, around downtown Fort-de-France, at Martinique Airport, and outside larger hotels. You can also hail a cab in the street, phone a local taxi, or if you know when and where you’ll be needing a ride book your Martinique taxi in advance.
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Martinique taxi rates
The local taxi drivers all have taximeters to calculate fares based on the distance travelled. For example, a taxi from the airport to Fort-de-France would be around €10, depending on traffic conditions. A 40% surcharge is added to Martinique taxi rates for trips between 19:00 and 06:00, on public holidays or weekends.
Taxi fares are heavily regulated but it’s worth getting an estimation from your driver about your journey, to avoid surprises. You can use the following Martinique taxi costs to get an idea of how much your desired route is expected to cost:
Starting rate – €3.80
Price per km – €1.86
Waiting fee per hour – €38
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How to get a taxi in Martinique
Taxis are a popular transportation choice in Martinique for both locals and tourists. The service is reliable, 24/7, and fast. Many taxis are silver, black, or white, but there is no uniform colour or look to keep an eye out for, apart from the signature taxi sign on the vehicle’s roof.
There are lots of taxi ranks in Martinique, so getting a taxi in Fort-de-France is especially easy. Taxis can also be hailed on the street, especially if you’re in a busy area. You can also book your ride with a private transfer company in advance, if you know your pickup time and location, or simply call a cab over the phone. Here are some local on-demand Martinique taxi service providers you can use to request a pickup from your chosen spot:
Taxi Martinique: +596 (696) 28 24 94
Madinia Taxi: +596 (596) 70 40 10
Go Taxi 972: +596 (696) 26 90 71
Benefits of booking your Martinique taxi with Welcome
Although there are many local taxi companies in Martinique, there can be long waits for taxis, especially at peak times – like when a cruise ship is docked. For a hassle-free, fixed-price transfer we suggest booking your taxi in advance with Welcome Pickups. We offer guaranteed on-time pickups, safe and reliable door-to-door rides, English-speaking drivers and a range of travel extras to further enhance your experience and allow you to focus on the fun things you have planned.
Martinique taxi tips
- Ensure your driver turns on the taximeter before you start your journey.
- If you feel your driver is taking a longer route than necessary, you can check the directions on Google Maps and flag this with them.
- Everyone in a car in Martinique must wear a seatbelt.
- Tipping is not expected, but a tip of around 15% of the fare is appreciated.
- Most taxis don't accept card payments, so ensure you carry cash in Euros or US Dollars to settle your fare.
Wheelchair-accessible taxis in Martinique
A small number of taxi service providers and transfer companies offer wheelchair-accessible taxis in Martinique. Saint Pierre Location has a great fleet of wheelchair-accessible vehicles, while Handicap Tourisme, a company owned by a wheelchair user, also offers a range of wheelchair-accessible island tours.
Martinique taxi safety and complaints
Martinique taxis are generally safe and easy to use. Unless you have pre-booked with a transfer company, taxis should always have taximetres. If you happen to have an experience with a rude or unprofessional driver, are overcharged, or feel unsafe during your ride, you can report your driver to the municipal police by calling +596 (596) 59 4000. Make sure to keep your receipt and note down the vehicle’s licence plate and/or the driver’s registration number or ID to support your complaint.