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How to get to Martinique

Martinique is part of the Lesser Antilles in the eastern Caribbean, and is located about 450km (280mi) northeast of the coast of South America and about 700km (435mi) southeast of the Dominican Republic.

It is directly north of St. Lucia, northwest of Barbados, south of Dominica and southeast of Cuba and Hispaniola.

A French territory since 1635, Martinique's western shore faces the Caribbean Sea, while its eastern shore edges the more turbulent Atlantic Ocean.

Martinique is the 3rd largest island in the Lesser Antilles after Trinidad and Guadeloupe. It stretches 70km (43mi) in length and 30km (19mi) in width.

The most convenient route to Martinique is to fly into Martinique Aimé Césaire International Airport (FDF), which is located Le Lamentin, a suburb of the capital, Fort-de-France.

By air, Martinique’s international airport receives daily flights from North America, Europe and several Caribbean nations.

By sea, frequent high-speed catamarans run to and from Guadeloupe, St Lucia and Dominica. Martinique’s Fort-de-France is a favourite port of call for several cruise ships.


Flight times to Martinique

The following are the most convenient and quickest flight routes to Martinique Aimé Césaire International Airport (FDF), Fort de France, Martinique.

From United States: American Airlines, Air Antilles and JetBlue Airways offer the most convenient daily scheduled flights to Fort de France, Martinique.

Miami to Martinique is 3 hrs 29 min, direct flight

Atlanta to Martinique is 6 hrs 39 min, connecting flightˆ
Boston to Martinique is 8 hrs 19 min, connecting flightˆ
Charlotte to Martinique is 6 hrs 43 min, connecting flightˆ
Chicago to Martinique is 7 hrs 43 min, connecting flightˆ
Dallas-Fort Worth to Martinique is 7 hrs 54 min, connecting flightˆ
Fort Lauderdale to Martinique is 6 hrs 9 min, connecting flightˆ
Houston to Martinique is 7 hrs 36 min, connecting flightˆ
New York to Martinique is 7 hrs 40 min, connecting flightˆ
Los Angeles to Martinique is 10 hrs 49 min, connecting flightˆ
San Francisco to Martinique is 12 hrs 19 min, connecting flightˆ
Seattle to Martinique is 11 hrs 54 min, connecting flightˆ


From Canada: Air Canada, American Airlines, WestJet and Air Antilles offer the most convenient daily scheduled flights to Fort de France, Martinique.

Montreal to Martinique is 4 hrs 55 min, direct flight

Toronto to Martinique is 8 hrs 15 min, connecting flightˆ
Vancouver to Martinique is 11 hrs 5 min, connecting flightˆ


From France: Air France offers the most convenient daily scheduled flights from Paris Orly Airport (ORY) to Fort de France, Martinique.

Paris to Martinique is 8 hrs 35 min, direct flight


From Germany: Condor Flugdienst, Lufthansa, Air France and easyJet offer the most convenient flights to Fort de France, Martinique.

Frankfurt to Martinique is 9 hrs 55 min, direct flight

Berlin to Martinique is 12 hrs 10 min, connecting flightˆ
Dusseldorf to Martinique is 12 hrs 55 min, connecting flightˆ
Hamburg to Martinique is 11 hrs 55 min, connecting flightˆ
Munich to Martinique is 11 hrs 55 min, connecting flightˆ


From United Kingdom: British Airways, Air Antilles, easyJet and XL Airways France offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Fort de France, Martinique.

London to Martinique is 10 hrs 50 min, connecting flightˆ
Manchester to Martinique is 11 hrs 55 min, connecting flightˆ


From Ireland: Aer Lingus and XL Airways France offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Fort de France, Martinique.

Dublin to Martinique is 12 hrs 15 min, connecting flightˆ


From Australia: Qantas, Virgin Australia and American Airlines offer the most convenient daily scheduled flights to Fort de France, Martinique.

Adelaide to Martinique 33 hrs 44 min, connecting flightˆ
Brisbane to Martinique is 34 hrs 29 min, connecting flightˆ
Sydney to Martinique is 30 hrs 39 min, connecting flightˆ
Melbourne to Martinique is 31 hrs 24 min, connecting flightˆ
Perth to Martinique is 36 hrs 19 min, connecting flightˆ


From New Zealand: Air New Zealand and American Airlines operate the most convenient flights to Fort de France, Martinique.

Auckland to Martinique is 32 hrs 29 min, connecting flightˆ


From Singapore: Air France, British Airways and Air Antilles offer the most convenient flights to Fort de France, Martinique.

Singapore to Martinique is 26 hrs 20 min, connecting flightˆ

(ˆincludes transfer time.)


Flying in

Martinique Aimé Césaire International Airport (FDF) is located 10km (6.2mi) east of Fort-de-France and 19km (11.8mi) northeast of the resort area of Les Trois-Ilets, typically a 15-minute taxi to Fort-de-France, and a 40-minute taxi ride to Les Trois-Ilets peninsula.

Taxis meet all arriving flights and hotels can arrange transport by prior arrangement. Hire cars are available at the airport. Free shuttle buses take you between the airport arrivals terminal and the car-hire village.


Entry requirements

Visitors must have a passport valid for at least six months after entry. All visitors must hold return/onward tickets and proof of sufficient funds. No visa is required for a stay of up to three months.


Getting around

Hiring a car offers the best way of exploring Martinique. When taking a taxi, make sure you ask that the metre is working and that it is 'on' for the journey, unless you arrange a flat fare for a day of sightseeing.

There are shuttle boats every 30 minutes from Pointe du Bout and Trois Ilet to Fort-de-France.

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Latest update: How to get to Martinique: 17 March, 2020


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