Travelling by air
Inland flights are secured with Air Mad (Air Madagascar) and TAM Airlines (Travaux Aeriens de Madagascar). Air Mad has relatively vast nest of flights, connecting approx. sixty of local destinations. Nevertheless, you have to calculate with a fact that the flights, effected into remote parts of the island, could be delayed or could be cancelled at all. As far as the prices are concerned, they are cheaper, making comparison with prices of other air-flight companies in Africa and Asia.
Travelling by bus
Several sorts of buses and minibuses are circulating among greater towns, such as Tana, Toamasina, Antsirabe, Mananjary, Manakara and Fianarantsoa. Minibuses are more comfortable, quicker, and have less stops, whereas they are a little more expensive as in case of standard buses.
Travelling by train
Travelling by train in Madagascar is an adventure. Railway nest is 1020 kms long and was constructed mostly within colonial time period. Although the trains have delays and are slow in general, the journey with them is worth do be done. Each train is divided between 1st and 2nd class, price difference makes 30-45%.
Travelling by car
The traffic in Madagascar is effected on right side of the road. Main roads are relatively good passable. Nevertheless, we wish to draw you attention for traffic during rain period, when you never knows how deep the pools on roads could be. Some stories were noted that complete vehicles fell down in the hollow. Regarding rent a car: your age must reach 23 years, and have in possession the respective driving licence for at least one year. Nevertheless, you have to take into consideration, that vehicle leasing including the respective security police could be quite expensive.
For entering to Madagascar, you need valid passport (exceeding the validity for six months after your trip there will be finished) and entry visa. Nevertheless, we wish to recommend you to check at Madagascar Embassy, if the conditions for travelling did not changed in the meantime.
Information and warnings on travelling abroad is to be found HERE.