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Aéroport International Blaise Diagne, located 50km southeast of Dakar in Ndiass, opened in late 2017 and replaced the aging Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport.

Arc en Ciel offers charter fights from Dakar to Bissau and Bubaque in the Arquipélago dos Bijagós.


Three ferries travel between Dakar and Ziguinchor (in the Casamance), with a total of four weekly departures in each direction (Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday). Buy your ticket in advance from the office in Dakar's gare maritime.

Bus & Bush Taxi

Road transport for long-distance destinations leaves from the Gare Routière Baux Maraîchers – a taxi from Place de l'Indépendance should cost around CFA3500. Main destinations include Mbour (CFA2000), Saint-Louis (CFA5000), Karang (at the Gambian border; CFA6000), Tambacounda (CFA10,000) and Ziguinchor (CFA10,000).

While ticket prices are fixed, you'll have to pay extra (and negotiate) over luggage charges, which could be CFA1000 to CFA5000.

Car & Motorcycle

Avis Car rental at the airport.

Hertz This rental agency is in the city centre; also has a branch at the airport, and at the hotel Fleur de Lys.


Dakar's train station is 500m north of Pl de l'Indépendance. In the past there has been an unreliable line between Dakar and Bamako (Mali), but this has been out of commission since 2009.