Travel to Benin
Flying to Benin
The main airline is Westair Benin (www.westairbenin.com). There are no direct flights from the UK or the USA to Benin. You can fly via Paris with Air France (www.airfrance.com) or via Casablanca with Royal Air Maroc (www.royalairmaroc.com).
From London - 9 hours 30 minutes (including stopover); New York - 19 hours or more (including stopover).
Travelling to Benin by Rail
The Cotonou-Parakou railway line is being upgraded, with plans to connect Benin with Niamey, Niger's capital.
Driving to Benin
Getting to Benin by boat
Main port: Porto Novo. Several shipping lines run regular cargo services from Marseille to Cotonou. Local shipping from Lagos arrives in Porto Novo.