Travel to Mauritania

Flying to Mauritania

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

Flight times

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

Departure tax


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.