Last updated on December 28th, 2022 at 02:19 pm
We will write how to get from Dakar airport to city center. The distance from Blaise Diagne International Airport to downtown is 60 kilometers. Click here to book online Dakar activities and day trips
The travel time by taxi from Dakar airport to Dakar city center is around 1 hour. The taxi fare from Dakar airport to Dakar city center is around $25 USD which is 15000 XOF.
The cheapest way from Dakar airport to city center is by bus for 250 XOF which is less than $1 USD. The bus travel time from Dakar airport to downtown is around 1 hour and 30 minutes.
You can also rent a car in Dakar airport or get a private transfer.
SIM CARD AT DAKAR AIRPORT
I wouldn’t recommend you to buy a sim card at Dakar airport. If you wish comfort you can buy eSim online and if you aren’t in a hurry just go around phone shops in the city and compare prices to buy the cheapest sim card in Dakar. Read here best Senegal sim card for tourist and best Senegal eSim
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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 USD and for $80 USD you will find luxury accommodation in Senegal.
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DAKAR AIRPORT TO DOWNTOWN
BUS DAKAR AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER (CHEAPEST WAY)
The cheapest way from Dakar airport to city center is by bus. The Dakar Dem Dikk Bus Number 8 from Dakar Airport to city center are running every 10-20 starting from 6 am until 9 pm.
The bus fare is 250 XOF which is less than $1 USD for one way for adults. You can get the tickets to the bus driver and get the bus in Arrivals Terminal at the airport. The bus travel time from Dakar airport to city center is 1 hour and 30 minutes.
The Dakar Dem Dikk Bus Number 8 from Blaise Diagne International Airport is going to Yoff, Patte d’Oie, Cité des Eaux, Rocade Fann and Palais de Justice in Dakar city center near your accommodation area.
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.
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 from Blaise Diagne International Airport to 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 a 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 from Dakar airport to city center is around 1 hour.
The taxi fare from Dakar Airport to Dakar city center is $25 USD which is 5000 XOF. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and will depend 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 to taxis. You can pre-book with the app from your phone and go to the pickup point in the airport. Expect to pay around 20-25 USD depending on your destination and time of the day with Uber from Blaise Diagne International Airport to city center.
CAR RENTAL AT DAKAR AIRPORT
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 in a private car. There are a few agencies like Hertz, Avis, Centauro available in the airport. Prices are around €30-40 per day.
Car rental options 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 a parking place in your hotel or Airbnb since sometimes can be so challenging in Dakar.
PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION FROM 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 €40 and you will be able to fit up to 4 people. It could be €10 per person.
BEST WAY FROM DAKAR AIRPORT TO 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 for less than $1 USD and 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 you prefer more comfort you can get a taxi or private transportation directly to your accommodation place in Dakar.
WHERE TO STAY IN DAKAR
For accommodation in Dakar you can find deals starting from $25 USD per room. If you prefer mid-budget accommodation will cost $40-60 USD and for $80 USD you will find luxury accommodation in Senegal.
DAILY BUDGET TRAVEL IN SENEGAL
For transportation around Senegal by taxi will cost you $2-3 USD and 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, November to March is the high and dry season. We believe the best is during the spring months from September to November when the days are fresh and sunny at the end of the rainy season with fewer tourists visiting. The rainy season is from March to August in Senegal.
ATMS AND CURRENCY IN SENEGAL
There are ATMs in Senegal and exchange offices in the main touristic points. The main currencies are accepted and the local currency is the CFA Franc around $1= 540 XOF.
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