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How To Travel To Abidjan

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Abidjan is well-connected on a global scale, with daily flights on:

  • Turkish Airlines from Istanbul
  • Air France from Paris
  • Brussels Airlines from Brussels
  • Emirates  from Dubai (via Accra, no change of aircraft)
  • Air Nigeria (formerly Virgin Nigeria) from Lagos
  • Kenya Airways  from Nairobi (also continues to Dakar on the same aircraft)
  • Ethiopian Airlines  from Addis Ababa
  • Air Ivoire is a national airline that connects to a variety of European locations, including Paris and Marseille.


The sole railway link to Abidjan is from Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, with stops at Bouake, Bobo-Dioulasso, and a few minor towns. While the travel should take 36 hours, the timetable is highly erratic, and journeys have been known to take substantially longer time. There are about two weekly departures.

  • Abidjan Railway Station (Gare d’Abidjan), Boulevard Clozel. Situated in the central Le Plateau-district.


The roads to Abidjan are fairly nice, despite the fact that they are not being maintained as much as they should. However, once outside of Abidjan, traffic signals almost completely vanish, therefore be aware that driving outside of the city might be “active.” It’s crucial to know that whether you’re in a private vehicle, taxi, or gbaka (shared minibuses), you’ll be stopped at different official (and unofficial) checkpoints where they will either delay you or attempt to shake down a bribe. Abidjan is also a stop for long-distance bus routes from Bamako, Mali, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, and Accra, Ghana.

If you are traveling from Nigeria, Ghana, Benin, Liberia, or Togo, we suggest YSG Transport, Chisco Transport, Union Transport de Bouake (UTB Transport), STC Transport, and Others. According to Africa Travelogue, all road travelers traveling through West Africa are always able to enter the West African nations with or without a passport (visa not required) since they are all ECOWAS States.

Other passengers from Nigeria may also go to Abidjan and other West African cities using the weekly transportation system of Ejigbo, Osun State, Nigeria, International Travel Buses. They offer a daily and weekly travel plan that includes borderless travel from Nigeria to Cote d’Ivoire. Among the travel organizers are Bully Orelope, Bobo Muse (no longer in operation as of 2016), Atanda ‘Agee” Rambo Transport (also known as IRT), Laba Transport, and STC Transport. You may reach to Ejigbo, Osun State, from any intercity bus stop in Lagos, as well as from Osogbo.

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