Malabo - Post Report Question and Answers

Are local buses, trams, trains or taxis safe and affordable?

No, COM prohibits taxi use. No reliable local transportation and there are no trains or trams. - Apr 2021

No buses, no trams, no trains are available. Taxi safe. - Apr 2021

There are too many security risks to riding in taxis (multiple passengers, targets of police traffic checks, no universal driving standards) and rental cars are scarce and costly, so anyone moving here should bring a car.  There is no rail or bus service. - Jul 2020

No, public transportation doesn't exist beyond taxis which are off limits to expat mission personnel. - Aug 2017

No trains or buses. Only taxis. Taxis are cheap (US$1 for a ride) but not recommended to take because of their poor quality. - Sep 2014

Affordable, yes. Safe, no. Taxis are in disrepair and drivers are undisciplined and often drunk. Taxis are the only form of “public” transportation and are not recommended. - Jun 2012

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