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Travel to Democratic Republic of Congo

Flying to Democratic Republic of Congo

Airlines serving the Democratic Republic of Congo include Brussels Airlines (www.brusselsairlines.com), Ethiopian Airlines (www.ethiopianairlines.com), Kenya Airways (www.kenya-airways.com), Royal Air Maroc (www.royalairmaroc.com), South African Airways (www.flysaa.com) and Turkish Airlines (www.turkishairlines.com).

Airport Guides

Kinshasa (N'Djili) Airport

Code

FIH

Location

The airport is 25km (15 miles) east of the city.

TelephoneAddress

Flight times

From London - 12 hours (including stopover); New York - 19 hours (including stopover).

Departure tax

US$50.

Travelling to Democratic Republic of Congo by Rail

The country's crumbling rail network means there are no reliable international rail services.

Driving to Democratic Republic of Congo

Getting to Democratic Republic of Congo by boat

Ferry operators

The international port is Matadi on the Congo River. There are no passenger services to or from Matadi at present. Ferries usually operate across the Congo River from Brazzaville to Kinshasa. In peacetime, there are ferries along the Oubangui River to the Central African Republic.