Transport in Guinea


Buses and bush taxis operate between most main towns.


Taxis are available in all main towns, fares should be agreed before starting the journey.

Car Hire

Car hire is not recommended, the best way to see the country is on an organised tour or by hiring a vehicle and driver.


Driving is on the right hand side.  Major roads are tarred, other roads can be hazardous and impassable during the wet season. Army or other roadblocks may be encountered at any time, including in and around Conakry, particularly after dark. Payment may be requested by roadblock authorities. You should avoid travelling after dark.


Although there is a railway in Guinea, there is no public service.


In the west season between July and November it is possible to travel by barge between Guinea and Bamako in Mali, the journey takes between 1 and 2 days.

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