Locals take collectifs (white vans holding up to 10 passengers) that cost just a few euros and depart from Pointe Simon, on the waterfront in Fort-de-France, to all parts of the island. Don't be shy; the difference can be €3 versus, say, €60 for a taxi to reach the same destination. Drivers don't usually speak English, and there's no air-conditioning.
Bus Mozaik. The air-conditioned buses of this private company stop within the city; they service Lamentin, Fort-de-France suburbs such as Schoelcher, and as far into the interior of the island as St. Joseph. Buses leave from Pointe Simon, on the waterfront, where the public buses and shared-taxis (white vans) congregate. Fares start at €1.25 one-way; €2.30 for round-trip, if tickets are purchased at a Moziak Kiosk. If bought on the bus, those same rates would be €1.80 and €2.50. For schedules, visit the website. www.aquelleheure.fr/bus.htm.