Getting There And Around
Getting There & Around
Most visitors enter Sierra Leone by air, flying into Lungi Airport in Freetown (FNA). There are regular flights to destinations in Europe and other African cities – Air France, Brussels Airlines, Royal Air Maroc, Turkish Airlines, and Kenya Airlines and several other African airlines all fly to Lungi Airport.
To know more about flight operations and arrival and departure procedures in Freetown International Airport please visit www.slaa.sl
Lungi Airport is located on the mainland opposite Freetown – the easiest way to travel between the airport and Freetown is by boat, and travel time is about 20/30 minutes. Two companies offer water crossings between the city and the airport: Sea Coach Express and Sea Bird Express. Price is $45 inclusive of transfer from the airport to the dock.
To learn about water taxi operations to and from the airport please visit www.seabirdsl.com
It is also possible to enter Sierra Leone by land from Guinea and Liberia. From Guinea, the main route is via Pamelap – there are frequent bush taxis connecting Freetown to Conakry, and government buses also run 4 times a week. Travel time is between 8 and 10 hours.
To get to Liberia, there are taxis and poda poda (minibuses) connecting Bo and Kenema to the border at Gendema (travel time can be up to 12 hours in the wet season). After crossing the border on foot, travellers will find frequent taxis to Monrovia.