Overview of the Transport System and Development in Cameroon

The transport system in Cameroon is still undergoing some development.

Cameroon is a country in west-central Africa. It is bordered by Nigeria to the west and north; Chad to the northeast; the Central African Republic to the east; Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and the Republic of the Congo to the south. Because of its strategic position at the crossroads between West Africa and Central Africa, it has been categorized as being in both camps. 

The population of Cameroon is early 29 million people. Many of these are youths who ply the roads daily.

Transport System and Development in Cameroon


Transport System in Cameroon

Urban Transport

The primary means of transportation in the cities are taxis and motorcycle taxis, known as “Benskin.” However, Yango, a taxi hire service, has recently joined the urban transport system.

Taxis can be hired individually or in groups for about 2,500 FCFA to 3,500 CFA per trip. Nevertheless, most small cities are just equipped with Mototaxis as transportation. 

Buses, trains, and airplanes are only used in long-distance, regional transport.

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Air Transport

Cameroon has four international airports located:

  • Yaounde
  • Douala
  • Garoua
  • Maroua

The largest airports are those in Douala and Yaoundé. They service Turkish Airlines, Royal Air Morocco, Brussels Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines, Camair-Co, Air France, Swissair,  and Kenya Airways. There are also small regional airports for smaller planes.

Railway Transport System

Cameroon has a sound rail system, allowing people to easily reach many cities. Since 1999, the Camrail Company has been operating successfully. The company takes care of the maintenance and extension of the rail network.

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