Transport system in N’Djamena

Transport system in N’Djamena

N’Djamena is the capital city of Chad with a population of over 1.092 million people and an area of over 100 km².  It lies directly on the border of Cameroon, and is located on the confluence of the Chari and Logone rivers. The city is the eastern terminus of the Trans-Sahelian Highway, and is linked to East Africa by the N’Djamena–Djibouti Highway. The Tripoli-Cape Town Highway also passes through N’Djamena, making it a key Central African location in the Trans-African Highway network. N’Djamena is linked by Road Bridge to Kousseri in Cameroon. The common means of public transport within the city are as follows:


Minibuses offer transport services within the city and also connecting the city with upcountry destinations.


The bus transport services connect the city to up country destinations.  The buses are also available for hire.

Land cruisers

These are privately owned and they are used to transport passengers within the city.

Motorcycle taxis (clandos)

These provide the fastest means of transport within the city.

Transport by donkey

In the area north of N’Djamena and around Douguia people use donkeys for transportation of people and all kinds of goods

Air transport

N’Djamena International Airport is located on the outskirts of the city. It offers both regional and international connecting flights.

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