Roberts International Airport IATA: ROB often called Monrovia International Airport is located some 60km from the city centre at Robertsfield.
From the United States, Delta Air Lines. This flight leaves from New York JFK with a stop in Accra, Ghana. Delta Airlines service to Monrovia ends August 31st, 2014.Ethiopia Airlines with layover in Addis Ababa.Royal Air Maroc via Casablanca.
British Airways flies from Heathrow on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday returning the next day. Brussels Airlines has flights on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday. You can check in the day of your flight, at their city centre location. It is easier, and faster than checking in at the airport.
The trip from the airport to the city was once infamous. Today, the situation has improved significantly with the restoration of peace and order. The road is now fully protected by UNMIL and safe.
The best way to get around Monrovia. Most Monrovia taxis on the streets will pick up several passengers en route, and are therefore often jam-packed. Ask people you trust if they know of a reliable taxi driver to contact, as getting robbed in a taxi is a possibility. If you are unable to find one, consider hiring a taxi to your destination for your own use exclusively.
Long distance shared taxis leave from "Douala Station" in a northern suburb of Monrovia for destinations around the country. They are typically older yellow Nissan station wagons that leave when 10 passengers have purchased tickets. Fares for shared taxis are reasonable. For example, the three hour journey from Monrovia to Robertsport costs LRD350 USD5 as of February 2010.
Alternatively, a "charter" taxi can be arranged for individual travel at a much higher price.
There are no long distance buses for tourists. The government just received a few buses for public travel and they are usable for travel under the National Transit Authority NTA guidance with their main terminal in the Gardnerville suburb. An inter-city transportation is ongoing to cities like: Buchanan, Gbarnga, Tubmanburg, Kakata & Robertsport; with plans to extend to cities like Zwedru, Ganta, Bopolu, etc. Tourist couches are arranged for chartered express. Mainwhile, the NTA criss-cross Monrovia by providing transportation to all suburbs & to the downtown area. Also series of private buses also ply the suburbs & to the central business district including: Lizard company & individual transportations. Be careful how you board buses & avoid rushing to get on-board because thieves, locally called "Rogue" take advantage to steal. Stand in the queue at various bus stops & terminals. Buses are also overloaded with passengers, so bring a fan along or sit near a window.
There is no real train service. One track, which previously belonged to a mine, has been opened for tourists (http://www.internationals...). It travels to the Bong mines, a massive, defunct German run ore-mining and processing plant.
The roads linking Roberts Airport to Monrovia and from Monrovia to the Sierra Leone border at Bo Waterside are paved and in excellent condition as of February 2010. Road conditions in some other areas are poor, so a 4x4 may be necessary for travel. During the rainy season, travel times are increased dramatically. Traffic through Monrovia can be slow, due to numerous traffic bottlenecks and damaged sections of road. Gas is sold in US gallons, not litres. Most distances and speed limits are posted in miles per hour.