Djibouti - Post Report Question and Answers

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

We are not permitted to take them. - May 2022

Probably but not allowed to take them. - Sep 2020

We were not allowed to use them. - Apr 2018

Embassy personnel are not permitted to take local transportation. - Jun 2016

Either not available or "don't use" - Aug 2015

All are not safe and not allowed if you are connected to the US Embassy. - Feb 2013

No to the local trains. No to the buses. Taxis are okay if you are stranded and nobody can pick you up. Bargain before you leave. You'll be ripped off either way, but like I said, only if you are stranded. - Apr 2010

Local taxis were affordable but neither terribly comfortable nor terribly safe. The use of local taxis is approved by the USEmb at the time of this writing with a few safety caveats. Often, people would cultivate a relationship with a particular taxi driver. Plan on $8-$18 for a fifteen-minute ride from the airport to the other end of town. - Aug 2008

Local taxis are unionized and considered safe. - Apr 2008

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