Airfare to Bamako, Mali
The largest and most important area in Mali, Bamako has near one million residents. Sitting on the banks of the Niger River, is it also a port city with attractions including the Grand Mosque and the Pont du Roi Fahd. For more information on Bamako, check out BootsnAll’s Mali Travel Guide.
You will see some Bamako airfare deals on this page, but to find more great deals be sure to use the two search boxes on this page. The search box on the left allows you to search to the main airfare websites (and plenty more, besides) by filling in one form, which saves you time. The tickets you will find there come with very few restrictions, but they are not the cheapest tickets you could find. The search box on the right gets you to our really low consolidator fares. These are the tickets that are among the cheapest you will find anywhere, but they come with restrictions – they are best suited to people who are flexible travelers.
Here are a few more tips to help you find cheap airfare to Bamako:
- Consider flights into Burkina Faso or Niger. To get from either of those places to Bamako, you can grab a spot on a train, bus or flight. Look for cheap flights on no frills airlines. 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 Nairobi, Kenya; Cape Town, South Africa; Lagos, Nigeria or another major gateway city instead of flying direct. Because there are more flights – and competition – from these cities on low budget airlines, you can save some cash over flying non-stop to your destination. It is very common to layover in one of these main cities.
- Consider traveling on a lesser-known carrier. Air Mali International is the national airline. However, Royal Air Maroc and Air France and other airlines also stop in Bamako.
- Airfare to Bamako 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 Bamako are found during peak holiday travel times, such as the New Year. Also be aware of national events or festivals, which can also cause ticket prices to rise.