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Traveller Information getting around

St-Martin - Getting around

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Driving on St. Martin / St. Maarten

On St. Martin, French traffic laws are applied and driving is on the right side of the road.
Drivers must hold a French or international driving licence, which covers them across the territory.

St. Martin’s road system essentially comprises a ring road that skirts the island’s coastline and smaller roads linking the built-up areas.
The courtesy of St. Martin’s road users is much fabled, and it is customary here for drivers to use their horn to greet others. In spite of the odd traffic jam in the high tourist season due to the island’s inadequate infrastructure, driving on St. Martin is relatively stress-free drive.

Addresses

st martin st maarten islandLike anywhere else in the Caribbean, finding your way around St. Martin can be relatively complicated, in spite of the fact that there is only really one main road, the Route Nationale 7.
Road signs and markings are often very sketchy. Don’t be surprised if your hotel is located “just after the tree by the letterbox on the left” or “on the right after the palm tree”.
Don’t panic: simply ask for directions (a common request on Saint Martin) and you’ll be on your way in no time.
Roadmaps are available free of charge from the Saint Martin Tourist Office and in a number of stores and other locations on the island.

 

Distances Chart in miles

st martin st maarten island
Orient Bay Grand Case Marigot Philipsburg
Orient Bay - 3 6 5
Grand Case 3 - 3 8
Marigot 6 3 - 5
Philipsburg 5 8 5 -

Sandy Ground and Simpson Bay Bridges

Boats enter Simpson Bay Lagoon through two moving bridges, one on the French side of the island and the other on the Dutch side. When open, the bridges stop the flow of traffic for several minutes.

Hours :
• Sandy Ground bridge (French side, leaving Marigot towards Nettle Bay) :
Monday to Saturday : 8:15am - 2:30pm - 5:30pm
Sunday : 8:15am - 5:30pm
Information : 0590 87 20 43 / VHF channel 16
• Simpson Bay bridge (Dutch side)
7 days a week: 9am - 9:30am - 11:00am - 11:30am - 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Information : VHF channel 12

Getting around by taxi

st martin st maarten islandRegular taxi services run between Marigot, Philipsburg, the other areas of the island and the airports.

Useful numbers
Marigot : 0590 87 56 54
Philipsburg : (1-721) 542 2359
Princess Juliana International Airport : (1-721) 546 7713
Grand-Case Espérance Regional airport : 0590 87 53 03

Please note that taxis do not have meters but charge according to a fixed fee, and that some taxis, especially those on the Dutch side, only accept US Dollars.
Taxis leave from outside Grand Case Regional Airport, the ferry terminal on Marigot waterfront (French side) and Princess Juliana International Airport (Dutch side).

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Mini bus services

Group taxis (minibuses) cover most areas of the island. There is no fixed time table however there are dedicated bus stops. Simply wait at of the bus stop and raise your hand to alert the driver when a minibus arrives. Buses generally accept Euros and US dollars.

Renting a car on St. Martin

To get the most from your stay on St. Martin and visit the different parts of the island, you will need to approach a car rental agency.

• 100% car rental
• 971 Rent Car
• A & K car rental


• Affordable car rental
• Alizés car rental
• Auto Cruise car rental
• Automax
• Avis
• Banana Location
• Best Price Services
• Coconut Car !
• Continental car rental
• Discount car rental

• DJ Friendly
• Dollar rent a car-Thrifty
• Dreams car rental
• Econocars

• Economy car rental
• Empress car rental
• Escale
• First Class

Galisbay
Concordia
Gare Maritime Marigot


Colombier
Baie Nettlé
Route de l'Espérance
Route d'Orient Bay
Aéroport de Grand-Case

Concordia
Route d'Orient Bay
Cripple Gate
Baie Nettlé

Rue LC Fleming
Rue de Hollande
Baie Nettlé
Grand Case

Rue de Hollande
Galisbay
Route de Cul de Sac
Aéroport de Grand-Case

0690 54 04 84
0590 87 73 13
0590 29 38 94
0590 51 99 59
0590 51 16 79
0690 57 83 03
0690 31 60 79
0590 87 09 12
0690 35 40 75
0590 87 50 60
0690 71 91 05
0590 27 16 30
0690 57 67 17
0590 87 77 64
0590 29 10 10
0690 71 95 51
0690 77 92 02
0690 22 03 67
0690 50 15 07
0590 29 38 32
0690 73 07 13
0590 87 50 83
0690 74 16 43
0690 64 80 75
0590 29 51 75
0690 65 85 09
0690 71 99 41
• Go car rental
• Golfe car rental

• Hertz
• Izzy Car
• Kangourou car rental
• Loc FWI
• Logocar
• Lucky's car rental
• Next Level car rental
• Nono car rental
• Paradise car rental
• Prestige Transport
• Progressive car rental
• Promanut
• Rent'Util
• Sabe Mucho
• SL Location
• St Martin Location
• SXM Loc
• Tropical / Tropicana
• Twin car rental
• Tout à 4 roues
• United rent a car
• Unity car rental
• VIP car rental
• Wally car rental
• Xtreme car rental
Bellevue
Bellevue


Concordia
Résidence Malibu
Baie de l'Embouchure
Impasse Maccow
Gare Maritime Sandy Ground
Sandy Ground
Aéroport de Grand-Case
Grand-Case
Route Petite Plage
Aéroport de Grand-Case
Bellevue
Concordia
La Savane
Route d'Orient Bay
Baie Nettlé
Anse Marcel
Concordia
Morne O'Reilly

Aéroport de Grand-Case
Quartier d'Orléans
Aéroport de Grand-Case
La Savane
Galisbay
0590 51 94 81
0590 51 94 81
0690 35 04 75

0690 34 22 22
0590 87 73 13
0690 77 33 19
0590 29 71 35
0690 63 05 97
0590 87 74 01
0690 48 99 59
0590 77 11 11
0590 29 21 57
0690 72 51 12
0590 27 19 31
0590 87 90 27
0690 47 76 20
0690 54 71 76
0690 54 07 86
0690 40 26 88
0590 87 94 18
0690 75 41 40

0590 58 86 85
0590 87 34 97
0590 27 70 04
0690 35 71 96
0590 59 86 51
 

Renting a motorcycle and scooter

• Eugène Moto

• Kar'ouf lokations

Marigot

Hope Estate/Howell Center
0590 87 13 97
0590 37 73 95
0690 35 15 72
 

Renting a bicycle

• Dedouvelo
Grand-Case
0690 10 80 37
 
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