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Getting around

A private taxi from the city centre to the airport costs around CFA2000, although drivers will demand double this amount from the airport.

A zemi-john will whiz you around town for CFA100 to CFA300 depending on the distance, though this is a dangerous way to travel on Cotonou’s crowded roads.

Fares in regular taxis and minibuses start at CFA150 for a shared ride. Taxis can be hired for CFA2000 per hour; rates increase from early evening. Tariffs are often written on the dashboard. Gare du Dantokpa (Ave de la République) is a good place to pick up taxis.