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About Douala

Douala is the largest city in Cameroon, located in Central Africa and the capital of the Littoral Region in Cameroon. Throughout history Douala hosted many civilizations. The city was founded in the 15th century by the Portuguese and remained colonized for many years.

With many tree-lined streets, the city is one of the greenest cities in Africa. Among major sights to see are the Place du Gouvernement, Doual’art Museum, or the nearby seaside city of Limbe. The city has a tropical climate and features delicious tropical fruits that most locals sell in stalls on the streets. Make sure to try some of these delicious flavors. Nightlife in Douala is quite vibrant; the Akwa area has many venues that are popular among tourists. 

Transportation to Douala City Center from Airport

Located in the area known as Littoral in Cameroon, Douala is one of the largest cities in the country. Douala International Airport hosts the flights both within Cameroon and to different countries.

Douala International Airport is located 7 kilometers outside Douala city center. The incoming passengers can anytime go up to the city center by taking a taxi or taking advantage of private transfer services that are available in front of the terminal building. You can also benefit from the private transportation services offered by the companies having offices within the terminal building as well as the hotel transfer services to get to the city center.

It takes approximately 20-30 minutes to reach Douala city center from the airport by taxi and other transfer options.

Taxi stops, car rental office, souvenir shops, car parking areas, ATMs, and restaurants are among the services provided for the passengers at the airport located in Douala, the economic and commercial capital of Cameroon.

Hotel Transfer Services

There are many different hotel alternatives for the visitors in Douala. Moreover, some hotels in the city provide transfer services between Douala International Airport and the city center. By this means, you can walk to the exit gates as soon as you arrive at the terminal and enjoy the easy trasfer to the city center, a service provided by the hotel you have made a reservation for in advance. Especially if you are going to stay at a large hotel, you can take the opportunity to travel with the transfer services at a reasonable price or for free. You can inform your hotel of your arrival time in advance so that you can take advantage of the transfer services offered with a large luggage capacity without having to wait too much at the airport.

Airport Transfer Services

The passengers who are not provided with hotel shuttle services can book private airport transfer services. Private airport services in Douala offer two different transfer alternatives: you can either prefer the one exclusive to you (and your family) or the other as shared transfer service with other passengers at more affordable prices. You can get information from the hotels in the city before your flight or ask the information desk at Douala International Airport about how to make a reservation to enjoy private transfer services. Please keep in mind that you need to render payment for the transfer services and other transportation options in Douala with the Central African CFA Franc. In the event that you have no Central African CFA Franc on you, you can also make your payment in American Dollars or Euro. In this case, however, you should know that the transfer might be a little more costly.

Taxi

You can easily see yellow taxis at the terminal exits of Douala International Airport and head towards Douala city center by taking one of these taxis. If you have the chance to benefit from hotel shuttles or private transfer services, you can take advantage of going to the city center at a much cheaper price than taxis. However, if you don't have such an option, you can take a taxi anytime of the day and get to Doula city center with your luggage without having any difficulty. Taxi fare may vary depending on where you want to go in Douala. The passengers who take a taxi at the airport need to pay an average of 3.500 Central African CFA Francs to get to the city center and the fare may rise up to 10.000 Central African CFA Francs for some parts of the city. If you prefer an affordable means of transportation to reach Douala city center from the airport, you should firstly get information from the airport staff or the hotel and then choose a suitable option.

Another thing to note when taking a taxi at the airport is that taxi drivers may demand different amount of fares from the customers for the same distance. For this reason, if you want to travel at more affordable prices, you should firstly go out of the terminal building to negotiate with a few taxi drivers and then prefer the one with a more reasonable fare.

Taxi option is ideal especially for those who visit the city for the first time and are not familiar with the area. Moreover, taxi fare is not way too high in the daytime. If you arrive at the airport at night, you will need to pay a higher fare to get to Douala city center.

Instead of taxi, traveling with hotel shuttles or private transfer services in Douala would usually let you reach the city center for much cheaper. What is more, you don't generally have to pay extra for extra baggages, which helps you cut down on the total travel cost.

Rent a car

Make your own way! If you want to create your own route to the city center from the airport, you can rent a car. There is a car rental desk for the passengers who would like to take this option at Douala International Airport. You can contact in advance by phone or e-mail  in order to pick up the car quickly from the car rental office located inside the incoming passenger terminal. Rental car options at the airport might be less especially at some periods during which the tourists visit the city densely. If you are going to rent a car for traveling in Douala, you should bear this in mind and put your skates on to reserve the car you want.

Bus

The passengers arriving at Douala International Airport in the early hours of the day can easily reach the city center by bus. The average fare for the single passenger is 150 XAF for the bus, which is much more comfortable during the day hours. There are four different bus lines connecting the airport with Douala city center. You can learn the area you are going to stay before your flight and take the right bus line; then, you can travel to the city center without difficulty. The departures of the buses from Douala International Airport to the city center are usually irregular. Therefore, bus option is not recommended for those who prefer a fast and practical means of transportation.

Private Taxi

You can book a taxi for a safe and economical ride from the airport in Douala. Once you get help from your hotel or guide when booking a taxi, you can enjoy the convenience of reaching even the distant areas without exceeding your budget. You can book the taxi considering the number of days you are going to stay in the city or you can only take advantage of this option to get to the city center. You can bargain with the drivers after determining the places you want to visit and enjoy the opportunity to travel with more affordable rates.

Last Updated: 20 Aug 2018

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