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Fort-de-France, Region Martinique, Martinique

How much does it cost to travel to Fort-de-France?

You should plan to spend around $165 (€152) per day on your vacation in Fort-de-France. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $63 (€58) on meals
  • $17 (€16) on local transportation
  • $170 (€157) on hotels

A one week trip to Fort-de-France for two people costs, on average, $2,305 (€2,128). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Fort-de-France cost?

A one week trip to Fort-de-France usually costs around $1,152 (€1,064) for one person and $2,305 (€2,128) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Fort-de-France on average costs around $2,305 (€2,128) for one person and $4,610 (€4,255) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Fort-de-France will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Fort-de-France on average costs around $4,939 (€4,559) for one person and $9,878 (€9,118) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Fort-de-France has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Fort-de-France expensive to visit?

Prices in Fort-de-France are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within the Caribbean Islands, which is known to be an expensive region, Fort-de-France is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Basse-Terre or Vieques Island.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Fort-de-France Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Fort-de-France?

The average Fort-de-France trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Fort-de-France travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) 157 ($170)
Local Transportation 1 16 ($17)
Food 2 58 ($63)
Entertainment 1 31 ($33)
Alcohol 2 5 - 15 ($5 - 16)
Accommodation Budget in Fort-de-France
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Fort-de-France is $85 (€79). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Fort-de-France is $170 (€157). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Fort-de-France

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Fort-de-France based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $91. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Fort-de-France
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Fort-de-France is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $17 (€16) per person, per day, on local transportation in Fort-de-France.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Flights to Fort-de-France
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Rental Cars in Fort-de-France
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Food Budget in Fort-de-France
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Fort-de-France can vary, the average cost of food in Fort-de-France is $63 (€58) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Fort-de-France should cost around $25 (€23) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Fort-de-France is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Entertainment Budget in Fort-de-France
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Fort-de-France typically cost an average of $33 (€31) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Alcohol Budget in Fort-de-France
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  • The average person spends about $11 (€10) on alcoholic beverages in Fort-de-France per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day


Fort-de-France On a Budget
As the largest city and capital of Martinique, Fort-de-France serves as the main entryway for visitors traveling to the island. It is a busy city with a significant population, which creates an atmosphere bustling with traffic amidst its historic and cultural sights.
As the gateway to the island, Fort-de-France has plenty to offer in history and sightseeing. One landmark is Fort Saint-Louis - a fortress on a peninsula of the harbor, built during the reign of Louis XIII. Today it houses a French naval base with some parts open to the public as a museum. Another impressive structure is now a library known as Bibliothèque Schoelcher, whose architecture is probably the island's nicest colonial example. There is also a small museum about rum making in the former Dillon distillery, as well as a botanical garden called the Jardin de Balata just outside the city which showcases more than 200 species of tropical plants and flowers. The St Louis Cathedral is another attraction - a Romanesque church with stained glass windows, a marble altar, an impressive organ, and carved wooden pulpits.

There are also sights around the island which can be experienced via daytrip from Fort-de-France. The northern end of the island features rain forests and black sand beaches due to the volcanic activity of Mount Pelee, the interior is very mountainous, and the southern end is best defined by white sand beaches that are very popular with tourists. A number of quaint towns and villages dot the island as well, like the beach town of Le Diamant, the fishermen's village of Tartane, and the former tobacco town of Macouba which features views of the sea and mountains and sometimes the neighboring island of Dominica on a clear day.
Fort-de-France became capital city of Martinique after the former capital, Saint Pierre, was destroyed by the eruption of Mount Pelee in 1902. Today, the capital hosts about one quarter of the island's near 400,000 inhabitants. The most pleasant districts of Fort-de-France - Didier, Bellevue, and Schoelcher - are up on the hillside, and are most easily reached by car or taxi (though traffic can be heavy at times). Near the harbor is a lively indoor marketplace (called the grand marche), where local produce and spices are sold. At the heart of the city there is a 12.5-acre park called La Savane - a place not only filled with trees, fountains, and benches, but also a tourism information office, a pedestrian mall, public restrooms, arts-and-crafts vendors, a crepe stand, an ice-cream stand, and plenty of other eateries. Especially with its recent revitalization, the park has become a focal point of the city.

Though Fort-de-France is a center for bustling city life with much to see in history and culture, the major draw to Martinique is its beaches, making the island a great location to engage in beachside activities like swimming, surfing, snorkeling, diving, and more. Most beaches are located on the southern end of the island, one of the most popular being Les Salines near the city of Saint Anne. The interior of the island also has plenty of opportunity with hiking destinations like the waterfalls of Cascade Didier, whose trail is located just 10 minutes or so from downtown Fort-de-France.
Food and Dining
Cuisine of Martinique is dominated by a combination of French and Creole cooking, in addition to influences from Africa and South Asia. Creole dishes rely heavily on seafood concocted into curries and fritters, with the exception of boudin (a Creole type of blood sausage). One dish typical to the island is called Colombo - a chicken curry flavored with masala, tamarind, wine, coconut milk, cassava, and rum. In addition to a wide selection of Creole and French restaurants, Martinique also features creperies, brasseries, and eateries specializing in cuisine from various French regions. Water is safe to drink from the tap, though fresh fruit juices are also very popular as well as a sugar cane drink called jus de canne - and, of course, rum.

Fort-de-France serves as the gateway to the island. Martinique Aime Cesaire International Airport is the center of operations as far as flight transportation goes. It is located in Le Lamentin, a suburb Fort-de-France, and has services provided by airlines such as Air Antilles Express, Air Caraïbes, Air France, Air Canada Rouge, American Eagle, Ava Air, and others which operate seasonally.

The island can also be reached by boat from the surrounding islands. Once on the island, public transportation in Martinique is very limited. Taxis are expensive and there are very few buses, but there are some shuttle boat services.

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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.