Guinea Taxis and Car Rental

Taxis are the main form of transportation around and between towns in Guinea. Since there are no bus services in the country, you will need to use taxis whether you are traveling short or long distances. Local transport vans may be larger than typical bush taxis, but they are often congested. Private taxis are inexpensive, even when you choose to rent one for a whole day. Motor taxis or taxi bikes are another way to travel. They are faster and surprisingly more comfortable, though they usually just serve areas within towns.

Renting your own car can be stressful since some roads are paved while others are just plain dirt. If you are up to the challenge, you can get a vehicle from a number of providers, including Conakry Citta (+224-60-445-021) and Guinea Conakry Aueroporto (+224-60-444-747). Avis also has an outlet at the Grand Hotel de l’Independance. The international company Europcar (+224-60-215-060) offers chauffeur-only rentals. Curfews are also imposed for road travel around the country, so overnight road trips aren't possible. There are roadblocks up from 10:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m.