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Local Transport

To reach the south coast, head to Bakoteh Junction, where you'll find sept-place (shared seven-seater) taxis and gelli-gellis (battered crammed minibuses) that head to the southern villages of Tanji, Sanyang, Gunjur and Kartong.

The southbank road from the coast eastward is generally a better option than the northbank road as it avoids the unreliable Barra ferry crossing. The GTSC bus service, which travels along the southbank is the best option for long-distance travel. However, there are other options upriver, including bush taxis and gelli-gellis that depart from Mosque Rd, about 600m southeast of the Sayer Jobe intersection.

For northbank destination, you'll have to take the ferry from Banjul to Barra, then hop onto a sept-place (shared seven-seater) taxi to Kerewan, from where you can change for transport heading further east.

Sept-place taxis are by no means a comfy way of travelling; however, they are infinitely better than the battered gelli-gelli minibuses. A few green, government-owned 'express' buses also ply the major roads. You can get on at Tippa petrol station in Serekunda – prepare for a slow, bouncy ride.