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Travel to Mauritania

Flying to Mauritania

Mauritania's national carrier is Mauritania Airlines International (www.mauritaniaairlines.mr). Other airlines serving Mauritania include Air France (www.airfrance.com) from Paris and Royal Air Maroc (www.royalairmaroc.com) from Casablanca, which both offer connections from the UK and the USA. Travellers from the USA can also fly with Delta (www.delta.com) to Dakar, Senegal and catch a connecting flight to Nouakchott with Mauritania Airlines.

Airport Guides

Nouadhibou Airport

Code

NDB

Location

The airport is 4km (2.5 miles) from the city.

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Nouakchott International Airport

Code

NKC

Location

The airport is 5km (3 miles) east of the city (journey time - 20 minutes).

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Flight times

From London - 8 hours 30 minutes (including stopover); New York - 15 hours (including stopover).

Departure tax

None.

Travelling to Mauritania by Rail

Driving to Mauritania

Getting to Mauritania by boat

The principal port is Nouadhibou and there is a small port at Nouakchott, while St Louis in Senegal also serves Mauritania.