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Getting Around East Timor

Air

Road

Road Classification

The roads are generally in poor condition and driving can be very hazardous.

Car Hire

Available in Dili.

Taxi

Mikrolets are the main transport in East Timor as they are extremely cheap. These are mini-vans converted into people carriers.

Bike

Mountain biking is gaining popularity in East Timor. You can bring your own or buy one locally, but rentals may not be available.

Documentation

Travellers need a valid driving licence or permit either from their country or issued in East Timor, and detailing which class of vehicle they are entitled to drive. Third-party motor insurance is not available.

Rail

Water

Ferries run between Oekusi and Dili.