São Tomé International Airport Taxis wait for arrivals. A shared ride into the city takes 15 minutes and costs €2 to €3. A private taxi costs €10. Agree on the fee ahead of time. This is the only form of transport available (apart from a motorcycle, if you have no luggage).
Travellers are advised not to use the intermittent ferry service between the islands. The six-hour, open-ocean voyage is both uncomfortable and dangerous, with two ships having sunk in recent years, one of which capsized in São Tomé harbour due to overloading.