The roadways in Abeche, like in the capital city, are paved in some places and unpaved in others. Transportation in Abeche can be troublesome but if you are in the real mood of trying out typical African way of life, then traveling by donkeys is no that bad an idea. After all during the rainy seasons it is better to go for the donkeys rather than cars that are at risk of getting stuck in the mud of unpaved roads. Though Abeche lies some 750 kilometers from N' Djamena by roadway, it can take about two days to travel between the cities. Presently, there are no railways for fast conveyance to Abeche.
Abeche has a glorious past dating back to the days of the Quaday rule in the region. The remains of mosques and the palace ruins of the Sultan are about the only remains from the time. Tourists to Abeche are advised to carry with them enough food supply and be mentally prepared for some not so luxurious hotel accommodations.