Airfare to Yaounde, Cameroon
The capital of Cameroon, Yaounde is also its second-largest city. As a former French colony taken from the Germans after WWI, the offical language is French, although English is also spoken. Flights to Yaounde actually land 25 km. away from the city center. Yaounde is a small airport with only 4 gates, and ten check-in counters. A twenty-minute taxi ride into town will set you back around CFAfr3000. Expect to pay an additional $15 US departure tax when you leave. For more information on Yaounde and Cameroon, check out BootsnAll’s Cameroon Travel Guide.
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Here are a few more tips to help you find cheap airfare to Yaounde:
- Consider flights into Douala. There are daily flights between the two cities, as well as trains and buses. Although it will take longer to reach your destination, a bus or train could save you enough cash to make it worth your while.
- Look for flights that go through Paris, London, Johannesburg or another major gateway city. Because there are more flights from Paris-Yaounde than the once-a-week Brussels-Cameroon route, chances are the Paris routes will be cheaper. It is approximately 9 hours from Paris to Yaounde. It is very common to layover in one of these main cities.
- Consider traveling on a lesser-known carrier. Cameroon Airlines is the national airline. However, Air France, Air Gabon, British Airways, Kenya Airways and Nigeria Airways also serve the country.
- Airfare to Yaounde will be the cheapest on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday. Mondays are popular with business travellers and weekends are key dates for holidaymakers wanting the longest trips possible – avoid these dates. The most expensive air tickets to Yaounde are found during peak holiday travel times, such as the New Year. The dry season of November-May also attracts many visitors. Also be aware of national events or festivals, which can also cause ticket prices to rise.