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Travel to Ivory Coast

Flying to Ivory Coast

The quickest route from the UK to Ivory Coast is with Air France (www.airfrance.com) via Paris or Brussels Airlines (www.brusselsairlines.com) via Brussels. Other airlines operating flights to Ivory Coast include Emirates (www.emirates.com), Ethiopian Airlines (www.ethiopianairlines.com) and Royal Air Maroc (www.royalairmaroc.com).

The major airport is: Abidjan Félix Houphouët-Boigny.

Airport Guides

Abidjan Félix Houphouët-Boigny International Airport

Code

ABJ

Location

Abidjan Félix Houphouët-Boigny International Airport is located 16km (10 miles) southeast of Abidjan.

Telephone

+225 2175 7900

Address

BP 30 Abidjan 07

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Yamoussoukro Airport

Code

ASK

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Flight times

From London - 9 hours 30 minutes (including stopover); New York - 14 hours (including stopover).

Departure tax

XOF3,000 for African destinations and XOF5,000 for all other departures (from Abidjan airport - prices differ according to airport flown from).

Travelling to Ivory Coast by Rail

The Abidjan-Niger Railway extends to Burkino Faso. There are two through-trains with sleeping and restaurant cars from Abidjan to Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) daily (journey time - 25 to 27 hours). Those intending to travel should be aware that the Burkina Faso rail network is under constant threat of closure because of financial difficulties; check with the appropriate authorities before finalising arrangements.

Driving to Ivory Coast

Getting to Ivory Coast by boat

Main ports: Abidjan is the main port in Ivory Coast; however, there are no regular passenger sailings. Cargo liners provide limited accommodation for passengers travelling from Europe.