Buses are the most reliable and comfortable way to get around. STMB buses are generally better maintained and more reliable than the host of private companies tormenting Burkina’s roads. TGV is the exception, with the best buses, but it only travels between Ouagadougou and Bobo-Dioulasso. Buses almost always operate with guaranteed seating and fixed departure times.
Air Burkina has at least three flights a week between Ouagadougou and Bobo-Dioulasso (US$64).