Getting There And Around

Getting There

Airlines operating scheduled services to Lungi International Airport in Freetown include:
International travellers arriving in Freetown will land at Lungi International Airport and will need to take a 30-minute water taxi ride with Sea Coach Express and Sea Bird Express from the airport to Aberdeen in Freetown.

To know more about flight operations and arrival and departure procedures in Freetown International Airport please visit

Getting Around

Vehicles may be hired through local companies, hotels and private individuals, with or without a driver. Hotel taxis are also available at all major hotels and guest houses, at the airport, water taxi terminals and the helipad. Private taxis are negotiable on a trip, hourly or daily rate. For your safety and comfort, we recommend using only National Tourist Board approved taxis which are indicated with stickers. Leaving Freetown, government and private coach services operate to and from major towns and cities across the country. Local taxis and mini buses (poda-poda), autorickshaws (kekeh) and Bikes (okada) are also available throughout Sierra Leone for travellers on a very tight budget and interested in immersing themselves in the local culture.
To learn about water taxi operations to and from the airport please visit


All visitors to Sierra Leone are required to carry a valid Passport and have a valid visa for entry, with the exception of citizens from ECOWAS states. Visas can be applied for from a Sierra Leone High Commission or Embassy or on arrival, and are valid for one month, and one entry. A credible resident or organisation in Sierra Leone can also apply on behalf of a traveller for what is called a Landing Visa. A photocopy of the passport must be attached to the application form and letter of application provided by the host. The visa cost for Africa (non-ECOWAS) citizens is US$45, while citizens from any other nationality will pay US$110. A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for arriving travellers from all countries.

To apply for your visa online please visit here.