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Welcome to Dakar Airport

The airport is situated 6 miles (9km) from Dakar.

Information & Facts

Car Parking

Short- and long-term parking is available.

Car Rental

Car rental agencies represented at the airport include Hertz, National, Avis and Senegal Auto.

City Transfers

Bus #8 transports passengers between the airport and the city centre for XOF 250. The service is ony available between 6.00am and 9.00pm. Taxis are available outside the departures hall. Taxis fare into the city is XOF 3000 during the day and XOF 3500 at night. Taxi drivers often insist on XOF 5000, to avoid this passengers are advised get a taxi on the road outside the airport. Hotels often arrange transport for their guests.


Tel: +221 (0)33 820 0780.

Departure Tax

Facilities at the airport include a bureau de change, restaurants, duty-free shopping and a tourist help desk.

The official language is French, but there are six other national languages spoken, including Wolof, which is the most widely used, as well as numerous other dialects.

The official currency is the West African CFA Franc (XOF), which is divided into 100 centimes. The CFA franc is fixed to the Euro at a rate of 1 Euro = 655.957 CFA francs, or 100 CFA francs = 0.152449 Euro, and only currency issued by the Bank of West African States ( Banque des Etats de l'Afrique de l'Ouest)is considered valid. There are ATMs in Dakar, but banking facilities are limited in the rest of the country. Credit cards are only accepted by major establishments catering to the tourist trade, with American Express being the most widely accepted; commission is charged. Travellers cheques can be cashed in Dakar.

Local time is GMT.

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