Means of Transport on Burundi Road System

Available means of transport 

Minibuses and taxis are the principal means of transportation readily available all over the country. There are also many minibuses, mostly Toyota Hiace.

Special Hire vehicles
Special hire are privately owned vehicles which you can be hire to take you to specific destinations and they are mainly found in urban areas.

Public buses
There are both domestic and regional buses routes. The regional buses provide means of transport to neighboring countries. The domestic buses transport people to most urban areas of Burundi.

Container trucks and Lorries
These Lorries and trucks transport goods within the country and beyond the national borders. The type of lorry to hire depends on tonnage of goods to be transported and the place of destination.

OTRACO is a public corporation under Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Equipment and its mission is to transport people by bus.

OTRACO is a national bus company with officially some 90 buses but in practice few are in service.

Most bus transport is by private midi buses, most of which are Toyota Coasters.

In Bujumbura the private buses, organized in an association, are white and blue, outside Bujumbura they are white and yellow or allover white. There are very few large buses in Burundi, apart from the few dozen OTRACO buses. In public transport the only other large buses that can be seen ply the international route to Kigali and Kampala and belong to Ugandan companies. Toyota Coaster buses belonging to Rwandan companies operate the route Bujumbura-Kigali.

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