Bissau in detail

Getting Around

The airport is 9km from the town centre. A taxi to town should be around CFA3000. More at night.

Shared taxis – generally blue, well-worn Mercedes – are plentiful and ply all the main routes. Just raise your hand and one is bound to stop within minutes. Trips cost between CFA250 and CFA1000. If unsure of a rate and not inclined to negotiate, simply hand over what you think the minimum is. Alternatively, pay with a CFA500 bill – odds are you'll be given correct change. Rates for longer routes vary and have to be negotiated.

Blue-yellow toca-tocas serve main city routes (for CFA100), including Av de 14 Novembro towards the paragem (bus station) and airport.