Airfare to Dakar, Senegal
A sister city to Washington D.C., Dakar is a West African hub city, with many travelers and businessmen working in the city – and to get out of it. It is Senegal‘s busy capital. While there, check out the Dakar Grand Mosque and shop at the crazy multi-tiered Marche Sandaga. For more information on Dakar, check out BootsnAll’s Dakar Travel Guide.
You can find airfare deals to Dakar in three ways right here on this page. First, you can look at the featured deals listed here. Second, you can use the search box on the left to get airfare results from the big name airfare websites, all with one click. These tickets will have very few restrictions on them, but they will not be the cheapest you could find. Your third option is to use the search box on the right, which gives you access to our super low consolidator fares. These tickets will come with restrictions, but the prices are excellent.
Here are a few more tips to help you find cheap airfare to Dakar:
- Consider flights into Banjul, Gambia. To get from Banjul to Dakar, 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 Senegal is the national airline. However, TAP Portugal, Air France and other airlines also stop in Dakar.
- Airfare to Dakar 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 Dakar 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.