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St. Maarten Taxis and Buses

St. Maarten Taxi and Busses

Taxis are widely available on the island from all the major hotels and at the airport and all island establishments can order you a cab upon request. There are also taxi ranks at the Marigot Waterfront, by the Courthouse and the Cruise Ship Port in Philipsburg.

Taxis have no meters but the rates are fixed by the government based on two persons. You can ask at your hotel or the Tourism Office for an official pricing guide but be aware that prices go up by 25% after 10 pm and by 50% after midnight. Unlicensed taxis (called a Jipsey) are to be avoided as these can often be unsafe.

An easy way to get around the island is by bus. While there are clearly marked bus stops, one can be signaled from the roadside by waving your arm. You can stop the bus by simply indicating to the driver once you have reached your destination.

The destination of each bus is clearly displayed on its front window. Fares are generally $1.00-$1.50 for your trip regardless of destination and buses pass frequently along the major routes but the frequency drops sharply at night.

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