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

No public transportation in Burkina Faso is considered safe or secure. - Oct 2019


No. It is not recommended to utilize any form of public transportation in Burkina Faso. - Jul 2019


There are security warnings against using any forms of public transportation within Burkina Faso. - Jul 2019


No to trams, trains, buses. There are taxis but most are old and breaking down. - Dec 2017


Embassy personnel are prohibited from taking the ubiquitous green taxis, all of which are old Mercedes at the end of their functional life, often with sagging axles. Burkinabe refer to these as "France, Au Revoir." - May 2016


Public transport is the most limited of anywhere we've ever lived and not recommended. You really need a car to get around here. - Aug 2015


Affordable and safe (except between cities at night, never travel at night), but not super reliable. - Jun 2015


Local taxis are not recommended due to poor safety. No real trains. Local buses are present but I have not known anyone to take them. - Jul 2013


No. - Jul 2013


Trains are slow and dirty. Buses are crowded and sometimes are targeted by highway carjacking crews. - Apr 2013


They are not safe. I have seen more bus and taxi accidents in six months here than any other country I've lived in except Afghanistan. - Nov 2012


You can't use local taxis/buses if you are with the embassy. Most are unsafe and they overcharge westerners. - Aug 2010


The taxis are safe but maybe a little fast. They were affordable. You can take a bus from Ouaga to like Togo or somewhere like that. Not all of public transportation is safe. - Aug 2008


Affordable yes - safe questionable. - Jul 2008


Not sure about the trains. Everything seems to be affordable, but dangerous. Buses seem to be relatively safe, just crowded (and probably hot). The taxis don't look safe at all. - Jun 2008


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