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.
The airport is 4km (2.5 miles) from the city.TelephoneAddress
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The airport is 5km (3 miles) east of the city (journey time - 20 minutes).TelephoneAddress
From London - 8 hours 30 minutes (including stopover); New York - 15 hours (including stopover).
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.