How To Get From Dakar Airport To City Center - All Possible Ways - Gamintraveler (2022)

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We will write how to get from Dakar airport to city center. The distance fromBlaise Diagne International Airportto downtown is 60 kilometers.

The travel time is around 1 hour by taxi and the fare taxi is around$25 USDwhich is15000 XOF. Click here to book online Dakar activities and day trips

The cheapest way from Dakar airport to city center is by bus for250 XOFwhich is less than$1 USDand the travel time is around 1 hour and 30 minutes.

You can also rent a car in Dakar airport or get a private transfer.

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WHERE TO STAY IN DAKAR

For accommodation in Dakar you can find deals starting from$25 USD per a room. If you prefer mid budget accommodation will cost$40-60 USDand for$80 USDyou will find luxury accommodation in Senegal.

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DAKAR AIRPORT TO DOWNTOWN

BUS DAKAR TO CITY CENTER (CHEAPEST WAY)

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The cheapest way from Dakar airport to city center is by bus. The Dakar Dem Dikk Bus Number 8from Dakar Airport to city center are running every 10-20 starting from 6 am until 9 pm.

Thebusfare is250 XOFwhich is less than$1 USDfor one way for adults. You can get the tickets to the bus driver and get the bus in Arrivals Terminal at the airport. The bustravel time from Dakar airport to city center is 1 hour and 30 minutes.

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The Dakar Dem Dikk Bus Number 8 fromBlaise Diagne International Airportis going toYoff, Patte d’Oie, Cité des Eaux, Rocade Fann and Palais de Justice in Dakar city center near your accommodationarea.

Senecartours and Bus Number 404 are going from Dakar airport to city center. Senecartours is a shuttle bus going from the airport to your hotel for around $15-20 USD.

The Bus Number 404 can cost around $2 USD. Just make sure check them out if you want to avoid taking a taxi from Dakar airport.

We will have to verify this but based in a reader (April 2022) experience: Gare Routière De Patte d’oie (next to Stade Léopold Serdar Senghor) buses are leaving every full hour. The bus travel time is 1 hour and 30 minutes. The bus fare is 6000 XOF which is around $10 USD.

Ask to your accommodation place in they can include the transportation fromBlaise Diagne International Airportto downtown and you will save a few dollars.

TER METRO TRAIN SCHEDULE FROM DAKAR AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER

The TER Metro Train schedule from Dakar to city center is running every 15 minutes starting from 6 30 am to 10 pm.

The TER Metro Train fare is 1500 XOF which is $2.5 USD in second class and 2500 XOF which is around $4 USD in first class (you will avoid waiting time). The travel time by TER Metro Train from Dakar airport to city center is 45 minutes.

The TER Metro Train from Dakar airport is going to Diamniadio as final stop.

TAXI FROM DAKAR AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER

If you go from Blaise Diagne International Airport to city center by taxi the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by taxi is around 1 hour and the taxi fare from Dakar Airport to Dakar city center is$25 USDwhich is5000 XOF. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depending on traffic and your final destination.

UBER DAKAR AIRPORT TO DAKAR CITY CENTER

If you are ordering Uber in Dakar you should know that prices are similar than taxi. You can pre book with the appfrom your phone and going to the pick up point in the airport. Expect to pay around20-25 USDdepending on your destination and time of the day with Uber from Blaise Diagne International Airport to city center.

CAR RENTAL AT DAKAR AIRPORT

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There are many options for renting a car in Dakar’s airport. It’s the most convenient option if you have a place to park your car in Dakar. It will take you 1 hour to get to Dakar from the airport with a private car. There are a few agencies like Hertz, Avis, Centauro available in the airport. Prices are around€30-40per day.

Car rental option can be great if you are traveling with a few people or a lot of luggage and planning to visit places around Dakar. Make sure you have parking place in your hotel or Airbnb since sometimes can be so challenging in Dakar.

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PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION DAKAR AIRPORT TO DOWNTOWN

Hotel transfers are also very easy and convenient but can be a little bit pricey. The transfers are usually available 24 hours and is only ideal if you have the budget and you really want comfort after your flight to Dakar. Prices are around€40and you will be able to fit up to 4 people. It could be€10per person.

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For sure private transportation will be so comfortable same like taxi, they will wait for you and drive to your final destination without you worrying of anything!

BEST WAY FROM DAKAR AIRPORT TO DAKAR CITY CENTER

The best way from Dakar airport to city center if you are traveling alone and on a budget I would by local Bus Number 8 less than$1 USDand the travel time is around 1 hour and 30 minutes.

You can also get shuttle buses to your hotel from the airport but it will cost from $2-10 USD depending on your final destination and how many people are joining.

If you are traveling in a group or your prefer more comfort you can get a taxi or private transportation direct to your accommodation place in Dakar.

WHERE TO STAY IN DAKAR

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For accommodation in Dakar you can find deals starting from$25 USD per a room. If you prefer mid budget accommodation will cost$40-60 USDand for$80 USDyou will find luxury accommodation in Senegal.

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DAILY BUDGET TRAVEL IN SENEGAL

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For transportation around Senegal by taxi will cost you$2-3 USDand even cheaper if you get public transportation. Food travel budget in Senegal you can find juices for one dollar and a whole meal in local places starting from$5-6 USD.

BEST TIME TO VISIT SENEGAL

In Senegal from November to March is the high and dry season. We believe thebestis during the spring monthsfrom September to Novemberwhen the days are fresh and sunny at the end of the rainy season with less tourists visiting. Rainy season is from March to August in Senegal.

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ATMS AND CURRENCY IN SENEGAL

There are ATMs in Senegal and exchange offices in the main touristic points. The main currencies are accepting and the local currency is the CFA Francs around$1= 540 XOF.

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FAQs

How do I get from Dakar airport to the city? ›

The best way to reach Dakar city centre is by taxi. The journey takes around an hour and costs around €18.40 (CFA 12,000) to €30.60 (CFA 20,000). You can also take an express shuttle bus or a local bus to get to the city centre. The express shuttle bus departs from the airport an hour after the flight lands.

How much is a taxi from Dakar to airport? ›

Fares are not set nor based on a meter. Generally, to go from Dakar airport to Dakar, you can expect to pay between €18.35 (CFA 12,000) and €30.58 (CFA 20,000).

Is there Uber in Dakar? ›

Unlike Ngoné, most Dakar residents haven't heard specifically of Uber. But similar services, including Allo Taxi, a service you call and arrange rides with, already exist here. However, some say the services that already exist here aren't fully developed, and Uber coming in would be a welcome addition.

How far is Dakar airport from the city? ›

The distance from the airport to the heart of the city (Place de l'Independance) is 60 kilometres / 37.3 miles. By car, it takes 65 minutes to arrive in the centre of Dakar.

Does Uber work in Senegal? ›

Transportation company Uber may soon be expanding its services to Senegal's capital. Uber works much like a common taxi, except drivers and riders find each other through a smartphone app. But Dakar is a city full of taxis and drivers who do not have smartphones.

How do you move around in Dakar? ›

How to Get Around Dakar
  1. Public Transportation. Single fares on the Dakar Dem Dikk bus network cost XOF150 and the system is fairly dependable.
  2. Taxi. Travelers can take "car rapides" (minibuses) for around XOF150 per journey, or conventional taxis. ...
  3. Car.

How do you get around Senegal? ›

Getting around in Senegal

Senegal's main cities are connected by well-maintained roads plied by reasonably good buses, pricier petit car minibuses and sept-place seven-seater shared Peugeot 504s. A 4WD with a driver is quite costly, but the only practical way to reach many destinations in Senegal.

Are taxis safe in Dakar? ›

Are taxis in Dakar reliable? Taxis in Dakar are readily available 24/7 and they're overall the safest and most reliable transfer option.

Is Dakar a clean city? ›

It is our duty to ensure that the City of Dakar joins the ranks of the cleanest cities in the world. This can only be achieved by working hand in hand in the sole interest of our citizens.

How do people transport Senegal? ›

There are six major means of urban transport: bus, taxi, bush taxi, train, Moto-taxis and river transport.

Where do expats live in Dakar? ›

The western part of Dakar has many districts that are considered safer and more appropriate for expats. These include places such as Mermoz, Ouakam, Fann, Ngor, Sacré-Coeur and Amitié.

Do I need a visa to go to Senegal? ›

Visas. You don't need a visa to travel to Senegal. If you intend to stay in Senegal for longer than 3 months, you'll need to register with the local authorities in order to obtain a 'Carte d'étranger'. You should do this after your arrival in Senegal.

What should I wear in Senegal? ›

Clothing
  • One pair of jeans, but because of the extreme heat, most prefer to wear khakis.
  • Loose cotton tops—some sleeveless and some with sleeves to protect bare shoulders from sunburn.
  • One or two light jackets or a few sweatshirts, sweaters, microfiber garments.
  • Underwear—cotton is best.
  • One or two pairs of shorts.

What is the safest country in Africa? ›

The safest country in Africa, Mauritius also ranked as the 28th-safest country in the world in 2022. Mauritius is a multicultural island nation that is family-friendly and secure.

Can I use Uber internationally? ›

One of the best things about using Uber abroad is that you use the same app to request a ride, no matter where you are. This means you don't have to ring up a local service or use a different app to get where you need to be. Just do what you always do on the app, and you'll soon be on your way!

Can I use Uber in other countries? ›

The same account can be used anywhere there's Uber. Yes, if you have an account in one country, the same app and same account can be used anywhere else in the world.

Does Uber charge international fees? ›

The Uber Credit Card foreign transaction fee is 0%. This means you won't be charged extra anytime you use the Uber Credit Card outside of the United States. This applies whether it's a purchase at a physical location in a foreign country or an online transaction through an internationally-based merchant.

Can I pay Uber with cash? ›

Can I pay for Uber with cash? Yes, you can pay with cash. Before requesting a ride, go to the Payment section in the app and select Cash. At the end of your trip, pay cash directly to your driver.

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