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Getting Around Togo

Air

Road

Tarred roads run to the border countries and the major northern route is called 'The Highway of Unity'. There are roads linking most settlements, but these are largely impassable during the rainy season. Police checkpoints are frequent and may cause delays. It's advisable to keep windows rolled up and doors locked.

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Car Hire

This is available in Lomé; elsewhere the cost of car hire is very high and it's usually better to hire a taxi.

Taxi

National bus, minibus and taxi systems are reasonably efficient and cheap. Taxis and minibuses are widely available in Lomé and shared taxis are available between towns. There is a surcharge for luggage. Drivers do not expect a tip.

Bike

You can hire bikes in large towns.

Documentation

An International Driving Permit is required.

Rail

There are no passenger rail services on Togo's dilapidated network.

Water

Ferries run along the coast. For details, contact the port authorities.