Transport System in Porto Novo

Transport System in Porto Novo

Porto Novo is the capital city of Benin with a population of over 267,000 people and an area of over 110 km².   The common means of public transport within the city are as follows:


These provide transport within Porto Novo and there are also taxis to Abomey and Lagos, Nigeria.

Motor cycle taxis

These provide the fastest means of transport within the city in areas which are not easily accessible by buses and taxis.

Bush taxis (taxi-brousse)

These are taxis which offer quick transport in the city and other upcountry destinations.


There are buses which offer transport services from the city to other upcountry destinations

By boat

There are pirogues leaving from Porto arriving less-visited lake villages nearby.

Special Hire Taxis

These are privately owned vehicles that transport people to different areas around Port Novo and the suburbs.

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