To & From the Airport

Nosy Be’s Fasrene Airport is on the island’s east side, about 12km from Hell-Ville. A taxi fare from the airport to Hell-Ville is around Ar15,000. It is about Ar40,000 to Ambatoloaka or Andilana.


For the ultimate freedom to explore Nosy Be’s shores and the surrounding islands, you can charter one of the speedboats doing the Hell-Ville–Ankify transfer for around Ar250,000 a day.

Car & Motorcycle

The best way to get around Nosy Be is by motorcycle (helmets are compulsory): roads are not bad, traffic is light, distances are short and the weather is lovely – perfect conditions to ditch the car, which rules on the mainland. If you’d rather have a vehicle, a sedan (saloon) car is perfectly adequate.


  • Collective taxis (Ar2000) travel between Hell-Ville and Ambatoloaka (15 minutes) and between Hell-Ville and Djamandjary (25 minutes), from 6am until 7pm. Pick them up near the market in Hell-Ville, and flag them down on the main road of Ambatoloaka as they cruise (and beep) for customers.
  • A chartered taxi between Hell-Ville and Ambatoloaka costs Ar25,000, between Hell-Ville and Andilana Ar30,000. From Hell-Ville’s centre to the jetty costs Ar2000.
  • Tuk-tuks whizz around the towns of Hell-Ville and Ambatoloaka and are a cheap alternative to taxis. They cost Ar500 during the day, and Ar1000 after 8pm.