Dakar, the capital of Senegal, is a booming cultural and economic port city on the westernmost point of mainland Africa. Located in French-speaking West Africa, Dakar is well connected to Western Europe. Dakar has bustling markets, various cultural institutions that highlight the anthropology and art of Africa, and beaches where you can relax in the sun or catch some waves on a surfboard. And at night, you can find locals and visitors dancing to lively local mbalax music.
Dakar is around 60 kilometres from the Blaise Diagne International Airport (DSS). You can make the journey from Dakar airport to downtown Dakar by taxi or bus. Taking an airport taxi is the safest and most comfortable means of transport. The trip takes around an hour by taxi, and the fare is estimated to cost around €18.40 (CFA 12,000) to €30.60 (CFA 20,000). Several bus lines run from Blaise Diagne Airport to Dakar. The express shuttle bus runs 24/7 and costs €9.00 (CFA 6,000). You can also take a 404 bus for €1.50 (CFA 1,000) during the day.Welcome Pickups offers meet and greet services and a friendly introduction to Dakar at the same price as a regular taxi. Click here to see the cost.