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Djibouti Transportation: 25 reviews and 34 photos

City transport

There is a good system of cheap, though crowded buses within Djibouti city.
Taxis are also plentiful, charging from 3 USD upwards per trip. They don't use meters so negotiate before getting in!

Mode: AROUND

Type: Bus

Review Helpfulness: 3 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Apr 30, 2005
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By sea

It may be possible to travel between Djibouti and Yemen by boat.
There are also boats within the country, connecting Djibouti City with the towns of Tadjourah and Obbock across the bay a few times weekly. The Obbock boats pass some inviting looking islands along the way.

Mode: TO,AROUND

Type: Ship/Boat

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Apr 30, 2005
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By air

Djibouti is well connected to countries within the region, and there are flights from Europe, too.

Mode: TO

Type: Airplane

Review Helpfulness: 3 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Apr 30, 2005
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By road

Buses connect Djibouti City with Ethiopia and the towns within Djibouti itself, while jeeps go to Hargeisa in Somaliland.
Djiboutian buses tend to be incredibly crowded and booking is recommended.
Fares are also relatively high.

Mode: TO,AROUND

Type: Bus

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 30, 2005
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The railway station in Djibouti City - Djibouti

The railway station in Djibouti City

By rail

The French built a railway line connecting Djibouti with neighbouring Ethiopia, but in the past years this has largely fallen into disuse. Services are now limited to irregular cargo trains, and most people prefer to travel by bus between the two countries, or within Djibouti itself.

Mode: TO,AROUND

Type: Train

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 30, 2005
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