Transportation & cost

BY TAXI

By Taxi

Payment Method: Cash only
Currency: Mostly CFAF
Tipping: optional

· Hiring a taxi in town will cost between 1500CFA ($3, €2.31) and 2000CFA ($4, €3.08).
· Taking a normal drop usually varies between 250CFA ($0.5, €0.38) and 300CFA ($0.6, €0.46) during the day and night respectively.
· Taking a longer distance which is not upon hire basis could vary between 300CFA ($0.6, €0.46) and 800CFA.
· Hiring a taxi for a given distance usually varies between 1,500CFA ($3, €2.31) and 4,000CFA ($8, €6.15).
· Hiring a taxi for 12hours usually varies between 15,000CFA ($30, €23.08) and 25,000CFA ($50, €38.46).

Note should be taken that the price for hiring a vehicle for more than one day reduces progressively in function of the number of days, weeks and months.


RENTING A VEHICLE

Method: Cash only
Currency: Mostly CFAF
Tipping: optional

· Renting a sedan like a Carina E, an Avensis, A Yaris for a day may vary between 20,000CFA ($40, €30.77) and 35,000 ($70, €53.85).
· Renting a saloon like a Peugeot 607, Mercedez Kompressor, Renault for a day may vary between 40,000CFA ($80, €61.54) and 100,000CFA ($200, €153.85).
· Renting a Hyundai (509-BHW-13), Tundra (CE-798-FK), Mercedez long boot (N-896-va), Mercedez hatch (AK-110QK) for a day may vary between 65,000CFA ($130, €100) and 140,000CFA ($280, €215.38).

Note should be taken that the price of renting a vehicle for more than one da y reduces progressively in function of the number of days,


BY BUS (Inter-City, town or village movements)

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Payment Method: Cash only
Currency: Mostly CFAF
Tipping: optional

Transportation by Bus in Cameroon is available for intercity, town or village movements. In the various towns, most of the transportation agencies or companies can be found in the same area. In Yaounde for example, all the travel agencies are located at Biyem-Assi, Nsam and Mvan. Mvan is the largest. Here, you can ind buses accessible to any location on the national territory.T ransportation cost varies with respect to the location, nature of the roads, time of the day and the type of comfort you will like to achieve during your journey. ·

· Taking a bus from Yaounde to Douala and vice versa usually varies between 2,500CFA ($5, €3.85) and 3,500CFA ($7, €5.38) for normal transportation.
· Taking a V.I.P bus from Yaounde to Douala and vice versa usually varies between 6,000CFA ($12, €9.23) and 15,000CFA ($30, €23.08).
· Taking a bus from Yaounde to Buea, Limbe, Kumba, Bamenda and many other destinations generally vary between 4,000CFA ($8, €6.15) and 7,000CFA ($14, 10.77).
· Taking a bus from a small village or town to a neighboring village or town usually varies between 500CFA ($1, €0.77) and 4,000CFA ($8, €6.15).


BY MOTOR BIKE

By Motor Bike

Payment Method: Cash only
Currency: Mostly CFAF
Tipping: optional

Cameroon today. The reasons why people use motor bikes as a means of transport is because; -It is accessible to every area of the towns, villages and cities. -When one is late or hurrying to catch up with an appointment or activity. -Motor bikes are used to avoid traffic. This is because bikes can flexibly move in between cars and others. The reasons abound.

· Taking a bike during the day may cost between 100CFA ($0.2, €0.15) and 1,500CFA ($3, €1.32) depending on your location, baggage and number.
· 150CFA ($0.3, €0.23) and 2,000CFA ($4, €3.08).
· Taking a bike from one village to another may vary between 500CFA ($1, €0.77)and 4,000CFA ($8, €6.15).


BY TRAIN

By Train.

The most popular and convenient way to travel north from Yaoundé is by train, which runs all the way to Ngaoundéré. Trains depart daily at 6pm, taking around 18 hours. Delays on the line are not uncommon. There’s a choice of comfortable:

•  1st-class couchettes (sleeping compartments) for CFA25,000/28,000 ($50/56, €38.46/43.08)per person in a four-/two-bed cabin;
•  1st-class airline-style seats CFA17,000 ($34, €26.15) and crowded 2nd-class benches CFA10,000 ($20, €15.38).

The couchettes are the only recommendable option, in part because you’ll be in an enclosed cabin. Couchettes can be reserved 24 hours in advance, but are paid for on the day of travel. Seats in 1st and 2nd class are in open wagons, with no way to secure your bag. The train has a restaurant car where you can buy surprisingly good meals; breakfast/dinner CF A1000/2500 ($2/5, €1.54/3.85). If you’re in 1st class, someone will come and take your order and deliver t o your couchette. At every station stop, people will offer street food at the windows. There are also services between Yaoundé, Douala and Kumba, though these are used much less frequently, as buses are cheaper, faster and more convenient.


BY AIR

By Air CAMAIR-CO

CAMAIR-CO (223 0304; Ave Monseigneur Vogt) to Douala, Maroua, Garoua, N’Gaoundéré and Bertoua, usually between 25,000CFA ($50, 38.46)and CFA65,000 ($130, €100). Services also connect Yaoundé to Gabon, Nigeria and other regional centers.

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