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Transportation from Saint Martin Airport

Krystof Hajek updated 26. 2. 2024

What is the best way to get from Grand Case Airport to anywhere in the French and Dutch parts of St. Martin?

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Rent a car

The best option for exploring St. Martin is definitely a car. You can't get everywhere by public transport and taxis are quite expensive.

Several car rental companies have a counter at Grand Case Airport, including well-known multinational brands such as Hertz, Avis and Sixt. The counters are located outside the terminal.

Local rental companies have few cars, so we recommend booking at least 2 months before your trip.

Prices for a week start at around 300 eur.

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Taxis are the best choice of transport if you don't want to rent a car.

The vast majority of taxis are vans and due to the scarcity of taxis, you will most likely be sharing the journey with other passengers. Taxis will take all passengers in turn directly to their addresses.

The price is not split between the passengers and everyone pays the full rate. If you are travelling in pairs, you only pay one rate per pair, not per person.

Payment is made in cash only to the taxi driver on alighting. Prices are fixed and will always be communicated to you by the taxi driver before the ride. Prices are not negotiable.

You can pay in US dollars or euros. Many taxi drivers prefer US dollars.

  • Marigot - 25 usd
  • Grand Case - 5 usd
  • SXM Airport - 45 usd
  • Anse Marcel / Orient Bay - 15 usd
  • Philipsburg - 35 usd
  • Simpson Bay - 40 usd
  • Cole Bay - 40 usd
  • Dawn Beach / Oyster Pond - 30 usd


The only form of public transport on the island are vans running on a regular route, but without fixed stops or timetables.

Minibuses, however, do not run past Grand Case Airport, but only along the main road on the other side of the runway, which is not conveniently accessible by foot.

Krystof Hajek

Krystof is the editor-in-chief of Cestee. He is also an avid traveller with 574 flights and 73 countries visited.

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