About 3 Airlines currently fly into Calabar from Lagos and Abuja the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria. These include:
On arrival, there is a variety of options for getting to TINAPA, such as Taxis, Car Hire from the Margaret Ekpo International Airort to any part state especially to Tinapa.
Also, the Government is constructing a mono-rail from the airport to Tinapa directly, across the city.
Most major car hire companies have a presence in Calabar. Offices are located at the different Places in the City including the Airport and some of the major hotels.
The local authorities have made a great effort to make the streets safe by enlarging them, removing potholes, and adding stripes between lanes. You can get about Calabar - as long as one is careful, Calabar is quite safe.
When driving in Calabar please remember:
Calabar is very pedestrian-friendly and taxis are the best way to travel around the city. For short distances, bike (also called Okada) can take you. Taxis are relatively cheap and can be found outside hotels or hailed almost everywhere (there are over 6,000 in the city). Drivers are usually pretty courteous and most have reasonable English.
In January 2007 a fleet of blue taxis was introduced for women, children and families.
Buses where also introduced by the Government called Metro Blue, it goes round the whole city of Calabar Up to Tinapa, and it’s reasonably cheaper.
Please note: Public Bike called "Okada" are not allowed to enter the gates of Tinapa.