Transportation in yaounde

Transportation by Taxis and Car Rental

Share taxi in Cameroon is the cheapest and the fastest to get around cities. That said, they are not always the safest mode of transportation. This is largely because most dont adhere to rules of road, making some passengers victims of random acts of violence. None of the taxis have meter, but rates for inner city journeys are usually fixe. Longer trips need to be negotiate ahead of time. Most of the major car rental companies are available at the international airports in Douala and Yaounde. Vehicles can be obtain from these company but this can be very expensive. The roads quality between large centers like Douala, Yaounde, Buéa, Bamenda and Bafoussam is well maintain. Although this may be true its not the same for enclaved areas and its difficult to navigate during rainy season.

Transportation by Flights

Domestic flights are possible with the national carrier Camair-Co, as well as the smaller Elysian Airlines. Domestic air travel in Cameroon is efficient and reasonably priced. Most routes are between the large cities of Douala, Garoua, Yaoundé and Maroua.

Transportation by Trains and Buses

Traveling by train is a reliable way to navigate the country and is a little faster than the bus system. The main service provider is Cameroon Railways (CAMRAIL), which operates the Gazele du Nord line between Yaoundé and Ngaoundéré. Tickets can be either first or second class with both berths for overnight travel. The buses in the country are quite comfortable and modern with some longer distance coaches even providing air conditioning. The main roads travel between all the big cities of Cameroon. Apart from these popular stops, travelers will have to settle for shared taxis or mini-buses uncomfortable and inconvenient. Minivans and bush taxis do not have a fixed schedule and leave each time the vehicle is full. As for official bus companies as Buca Voyages Touristique or Garantie Express they are leaving on time, so be ready.

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