Dakar Travel Guide

Airports

Dakar-Yoff-Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport (DKR)

Location: The airport is situated six miles (9km) from Dakar.
Time: GMT.
Contacts: Tel: +221 (0)33 820 0780.
Getting to the city: Line 8 public transport buses Dakar Dem Dikk takes passengers from the airport to downtown Dakar with various stops including Yoff, Patte d'Oie, Grand Yoff, or University Cheikh Anta Diop. Buses depart every 10 minutes from 6am to 8.30pm. Taxis are available outside the departures hall, however passengers are advised get a taxi on the road outside the airport as these charge much lower rates. Hotels often arrange transport for their guests.
Car rental: Car rental agencies represented at the airport include Hertz, National, Avis and Senegal Auto.
Airport Taxis: Taxis are available 24 hours a day outside the terminal. They do not have a meter and must be negotiated with the driver before entering the vehicle.
Facilities: Facilities at the airport include currency exchange, left luggage facilities, restaurants, duty-free shopping, a tourist help desk, baggage trolleys, and an airport hotel.
Parking: Two car parks are available. One is free located 200 meters from the airport entrance. The second park is located in front of the airport terminal. It costs $1 for the first hour and increases 50 cents every hour.
Departure tax: None.
Website: www.aeroport-dakar.com/index_en.php