Shared cabs are inexpensive and common. Stop cabs and tell them where you want to go (or indicate to passing taxis), and they will either accept “na bai” (I’m going) or refuse “no” (no) if individuals already in the vehicle are headed somewhere else in the city. Prices are more or less set, and you’re unlikely to get ripped off, unless you’re a visible foreigner taking a cab from the airport or Hotel Bissau Palace.
Group travel, for example, is less expensive:
300 FCFA for one person, 300 FCFA for two people, and 600 FCFA for three or four people.
There are also minibuses called “toca-tocas” that run on defined routes; the journey costs 100 FCFA per person, although the vehicles are often overcrowded!