Cotisse Transport

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Cotisse Transport is a scheduled taxi service offering transport between Antananarivo and Toamasina, Mahajanga, Morondava, Fianaratsoa abd Diégo-Suarez.

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Cotisse Transport was established in 2013. The company's vehicles are a comfortable alternative to the usually crowded taxi-brousse. The cars leave on time and the drivers drive carefully without speeding. There are four different transport classes available. As an extra there is free Wifi on board of every bus.

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It is possible to reserve a seat, tickets however must be obtained before departure. They can either be paid on location or via mobile bank transfer. The office and bus station in Antananarivo is located at the northern taxi-brousse station Ambodivona.

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Cotisse Transport Antananarivo

The travel from Antananarivo to Toamasina (or Tamatave) takes about 6.5 hours. Cars leave at 7am, 8am, 9am, 10am, 12 noon, 7pm and 8:30pm. The price for a seat is 20,000 Ariary (2016).

Reservation Antananarivo - Toamasina
Phone: +261 (0)32 11 027 33 (mobile)
Email: cotissetana@alpa.mg

Payment via mobile banking
Orange Money 032 72 868 70
M Vola 034 05 027 34
Airtel Money 033 89 307 48

From Antananarivo to Mahajanga (or Majunga) it takes about 11.5 hours. The cars depart at 7am, 8:30am, 4pm and 6:30pm. The price for a seat is 34,000 Ariary (2016).

Reservation Antananarivo - Mahajanga
Phone: +261 (0)32 11 027 10 (mobile)

Payment via mobile banking
Orange Money 032 72 868 70
M Vola 034 05 027 10
Airtel Money 033 18 665 13


Cotisse Transport Toamasina

The car ride from Toamasina to Antananarivo takes about 6.5 hours. The cars leave at 7am, 8am, 9am, 10am, 12 noon, 7pm and 8:30pm. The price for a seat is 20,000 Ariary (2016).

Reservation Toamasina - Antananarivo
Phone: +261 (0)32 11 027 35 (mobile Orange)
+261 (0)33 89 307 48 (mobile Airtel)
+261 (0)34 05 027 34 (mobile Telma)
Email: cotissetransport@yahoo.fr

Payment via mobile banking
Orange Money 032 72 865 42
M Vola 034 05 027 35
Airtel Money 033 18 665 12


Cotisse Transport Mahajanga

Travel between Mahajanga and Antananarivo takes about 11.5 hours. The cars depart at 7am, 8:30am, 4pm and 6:30pm. The price for a seat is 34,000 Ariary (2016).

Reservation Majunga - Antananarivo
Phone: +261 (0)32 11 027 11 (mobile)
Email: cotisse.mahajanga@alpa.mg

Payment via mobile banking
Orange Money 032 72 864 59
M Vola 034 05 027 11
Airtel Money 033 18 665 14


Cotisse Transport Morondava - Sonatra plus

A ticket from Antananarivo to Morondava costs 45,000 Ariary (2016).

Phone: +261 (0)32 1202701


Cotisse Transport Fianarantsoa - Sonatra plus

A ticket from Antananarivo to Fianarantsoa costs 25,000 Ariary (2016).

Phone: +261 (0)32 120270102

Cotisse Transport Diego

Since 2019 Cotisse offers the route between Diégo-Suarez and Antananarivo. The bus leaves Tana about noon and depending on road conditions can be expected to arrive in Diego about 28-30 hours later, so between 4pm and 6pm the following day. In the other direction, the departure from Diego is at around 8am and can be expected in Tana between noon and 2pm.

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The price of a ticket is 90,000 Ar (April 2019). The tickets bought can only be used for the complete stretch, so, unfortunately, it's not possible to break the journey down in parts by a stay-over in Ambanja for example without buying two separate tickets for the complete route.

Kilao's Hotel is located in the same building as Cotisse's Diego station which includes a good restaurant and a cyber office with internet terminals (for those who still use them). Alternatively, another recommended hotel, bar and restaurant within walking distance and with a great view of the city and the entire region is Hotel La Terrasse du Voyageur.

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Cotisse Transport Diego
Route de la Pyrotechnie
Tanambao 5
Diego Suarez

Tel: +261 (0)32 11 032 27 (Ms Zoo)

Madabike offer mountain bikes with GPS, solar chargers, tents and panniers in Diego Suarez, available for bike trips with or without a guide anywhere in north Madagascar.

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What to do whilst waiting in Antananarivo

Restaurant Ranjatiana
Just on top of the small patisserie on the left to the Cotisse office is the excellent Ranjatiana restaurant. The restaurant with the very clean open kitchen offers a large variety of meals, from traditional Malagasy food to European and Chinese meals. The sandwiches are ideal to take with you on the bus. At the well stocked bar is a TV and Wifi is available for free.

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Le Restaurant Taxi-Brousse
Restaurant and hotel just a couple of metres from the Cotisse station. The restaurant is open daily from 5.30am till 9pm and serves beside breakfast also very basic Malagasy meals. For those who arrive at night rooms are available as well.

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Stop enroute Antananarivo - Toamasina

After an about 3.5 hours drive the car stops at the turning to Andasibe. There are many small restaurants along the road, especially set up for bypassing travellers.

Additional information

Website: www.cotisse-transport.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/cotisse.transport
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