Dakar airport (DKR)

Location details, contact information, airlines, departure and arrival flight status, transportation, facilities and services, parking, special passenger amenities, nearby hotels and answers to passengers' frequently asked questions.


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Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport, opened in 1947, use to be the most important in Senegal, until the opening of Blaise Diagne Airport. Currently it only operates as a military airport.

Official Website: aeroport-dakar.com
Number of Terminals - 1 -
Annual passenger traffic: More than 1.9 million passengers went through it in 2015.
Tel: +221 338 695 050.


The airport is located 7 km (4.5 miles) northwest from central Dakar.

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What services does Dakar airport (DKR) facilities include

The airport has a currency exchange bureau, ATMs, post office, mobile phone services and Wi-Fi access.

Food and Drinks- Bars, restaurants and 24-hour fast food outlets are available in the main hall and the Departures area.
Shopping- Duty-free stores, books, newsagents, souvenirs, jewellery, handicrafts, clothing, electronics, perfumes, liquor, tobacco.
Baggage- Secure luggage wrapping in the check-in area. The lost and found office, open 24 hours a day, is situated in the Arrivals Hall (Tel +221 338 695 050).
Other Services- Medical clinic, pharmacy.


Accommodation near Dakar airport (DKR)

The nearest accommodations include: Hôtel de la Mer (Tel +221 775 067 201), Sargal Hotel (Tel +221 338 697 596), Residence Les Calanques (Tel +221 779 624 252), Hôtel Cabourg (Tel +221 338 693 736), Archôtel (Tel +221 338 204 163), Hôtel Virage (Tel +221 338 207 169), Hotel Cap Ouest (Tel +221 338 202 469), Onomo Hotel Dakar (Tel +221 338 690 610), Airport Hotel (Tel +221 338 697 878), Hôtel Sunugal (Tel +221 338 200 331).


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Public and private transportation

Bus - Dakar Dem Dikk line 8 (Tel +221 338 241 010) travels from the airport to the city centre, with stops at Yoff, Patte d'Oie, Grand Yoff, Cité des Eaux, Rocade Fann, Cheikh Anta Diop University and Palais de Justice. It operates every 10 minutes between 6:00 am and 8:30 pm. More information

Taxi - Vehicles available 24 hours a day outside the terminal. Official cabs are painted yellow. Fares must be negotiated with the driver before the journey. Journey time to downtown Dakar is around 25 minutes.


Car rental agencies

There are car rental counters from Budget (Tel +221 820 2941 - 8:00 am to 0:00 am) and Hertz (Tel +221 338 201 174 - by previous booking).


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Parking services at Dakar airport (DKR)

Inside the enclosure there are two parking areas for short and long stays. One of them is free and located 200 meters away from the entrance, while the other is found in front of the terminal building. Fares

Facilities for passengers with special needs

Passengers requiring special assistance or wheelchairs are advised to arrange the proper services with their airline or travel agency in advance of their flight.

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Latest updates: February 14, 2020