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Sierra Leone

Getting around

Boat

Boats run from Tombo, on the Freetown peninsula, to Shenge and Bonthe.

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Car & motorcycle

Car

Several companies in Freetown hire cars, with driver included, though prices are high.

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Bus & tram

Bus, bush taxi & minibus

Bush taxis and poda-podas link all major and many minor towns, though, except for departures to and from Freetown (and between Bo and Kenema), traffic is usually pretty sparse, especially on Sunday. Please note that all of the travel times given are just rough approximations. The government-run Sierra Leone Road Transport Corporation (SLRTC) buses charge the same as taxis and are more comfortable, but slower and at best have just one departure a day.

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