Martinique Aimé Césaire International Airport is located in Lamentin, in the central part of the island, 8 km from Fort-de-
Arriving and departing flight schedules are available by dialing 05 96 42 19 95/96 (7am-10pm).
Airlines departing from Fort-de-France:
Air Antilles - Destination: Pointe-à-Pitre, St Martin, St Barts, Santo Domingo, St. Lucia, Dominica, San Juan, Barbados.
Air Canada - Destination: Montreal.
Air Caraïbes - Destination: Paris Orly, Pointe-à-Pitre, St Martin, Santo Domingo, St. Lucia.
Air France - Destination: Paris Orly, Cayenne, Pointe-à-Pitre, Port-au-Prince, Miami, Santo Domingo.
Air Transat - Destination: Montreal.
American Airlines - Destination: Miami.
Corsair - Destination: Paris Orly.
ACF Aviation flies charter flights in twin-engined planes for up to 6 passengers (island-hopping, Margarita,Trinidad). Passengers can split the costs - Tel 0596 51 07 17.
The SudLib public transportation’s A-Ligne provides a low-cost and convenient option to take sailors from Sainte-Anne (bus station) to Le Marin (Artimer/Marine Bay/Marina) Monday through Saturday. You can buy a single-ticket in the bus (€2.10) or purchase a pre-paid pass online. Bus routes, schedules and fares on www.sudlib.fr.
Taxis and 'taxicos'
Taxis are usually easy to find in the major coastal towns. At the marina in Le Marin, the station is located in front of the guest dock (Tel 0596 74 62 78). Taxis are fairly expensive in Martinique (€ 60 from the marina in Le Marin to the airport by day, € 85 by night).
If you're not in a rush and travel lightly, a TC- a minibus for 8 to 9 passengers, may drop you off at the by-road near the airport, about a 5 min. walk from the terminal. Taxicos are a handy and more colourful means of getting around the island. In general they only leave when they are full and stop on request along the roadside.
The first taxico from Le Marin to FdF is around 5:30 am, the last departure from FdF to Le Marin is at 6 pm (few taxicos on Saturday, none on Sunday). Marin-FdF : € 5.34 (about an hour) ; Marin- Airport : € 3.61 ; Marin-Ste-Anne : € 1.01 (15 minutes).
Martinique has the best roads in the Caribbean making cars the ideal way to discover the island.
Most car rental firms have agencies at the airport but also near the major anchorages.
To rent a car the driver must be at least 21 years old, and must have had the licence for over a year. A security deposit is mandatory. Rate : € 35 on average for 24h, including insurance.
Some distances from Le Marin :
- Fort-de-France : 45 km
- Le Lamentin (airport) : 41 km
- Trois-Ilets : 31 km
- Anses d'Arlet : 39 km
- François : 24 km
- Saint-Pierre : 71 km
- Sainte-Anne : 8 km
L'Express des îles - Tel 08 25 35 90 00 - Fort-de- France - Dominica (duration : 1h30, € 99 round trip), Guadeloupe (duration : 3h, € 85 round trip), and Saint-Lucia (duration : 1h30, € 99 round trip).
• Shuttles in the bay of Fort-de-France
For those moored at Anse Mitan, Anse à l'Âne or in the marina at Pointe du Bout, and wish to go to Fort-de-France and avoid the traffic, this is an interesting option. First departure from Anse Mitan is at 5:40 am, last return from FdF is at 6 pm. Madinina ferries run regularly during the day, € 6,50 round trip.