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About Libreville

Situated on the banks of the Komo River near the Guinea Bay, Libreville is Gabon's largest city and capital city at the same time. The city and its surrounding area had long been inhabited by the Mpongwe tribe before the French started to rule the territory in 1839. Libreville, sort of a slave market during French domination, gained its independence in 1960. Pongara National Park, Akanda National Park, Mont-Bouet Market and the National Museum of Arts and Traditions are worth visiting. Libreville is home to nearly half of the Gabon population nowadays. The city, where advanced shipbuilding and timber industries are built, is one of the liveliest areas of lumber trade in the region. In addition, exports of raw materials such as cocoa, rubber and timber have an important place in the Libreville economy.

The city offers pleasure trip alternatives for tourists in terms of both cultural and natural beauty. Mont-Bouet Market, a large shopping district in Libreville, is a place where many items, ranging from vegetables and fruit to clothing and household items can be found. Akanda National Park, which was established to promote the development of tourism in the region and representing the biodiversity of the country, and the Pongara National Park, covering an area of ​​929 kilometer squares, offer wonderful natural beauties to tourists. With all these features, Libreville offers a special and unforgettable travel experience for tourists. Libreville air transportation is available from Libreville International Airport. The airport is located very close to the city center; it is reachable in approximately 15 minutes. Flights between Istanbul and Libreville take at least 9 hours and 10 minutes with one or more transfers.

Transportation to Libreville City Center from Airport

Libreville Leon M'ba International Airport is located in Libreville, the capital of Gabon, an African country. You can travel various cities such as Paris, Dubai, Amsterdam, Londan, and  Cairo, etc. via flights at this airport.

Libreville International Airport is around 7 kilometres to the city centre. The best alternative to get to the city centre is taxi.

Other means of  transportation from airport to Libreville city centre are rental cars or shuttle services. In this country, whichever means you prefer will take you to Libreville city centre or other places nearby at affordable price. When you would like to go to a further city or area, you can use a rental car or get on a couch by arriving the city centre first.

Taxi

Taxis in Libreville are not quite expensive. Besides, Libreville International Airport is located only 7 kilometres away to the centre of the capital. Therefore, taxis are seen as a transportation vehicle the passengers can easily prefer almost anytime in this region. By taking a taxi, you can get to anywhere in the city from Libreville Airport within around 15 minutes. There are also taxis without licence that carry passengers in this city. However, you should get to the centre by a licensed taxi for a safer journey. If you would like to get informed about the taxis and other alternative means of transportation before getting out of Libreville International Airport, you can directly ask the information desk and then take a taxi.

Renting A Car   

Local rent-a-car companies in Gabon offer services for the passengers of Libreville International Airport. Before landing at the Libreville Airport, you can choose your car via internet or a phone call. Thereofore, upon landing, you can directly get your car at the local rent-a-car office in Libreville. When you exit Libreville International Airport via your rental car, you can get to the city centre by following the direction signs in around 15 minutes.

Renting a car is also an affordable alternative for a group of 3 or 4 persons to get to Libreville city centre. If you have plenty of luggages that couldnot fit into one car, you can prefer private shuttle services instead of renting a car.

Shuttle Services  

You can make a reservation in advance to arrive the city centre by one of the private shuttles when you land at Libreville International Airport. Shuttles are generally a bit more expensive than the taxis in Libreville. However, they are the most comfortable means of transportation that could be preferred in this city due to the fact that they are fast vehicles with large capacity of both passengers and fleet.

When you book a room in a hotel you will stay in Libreville, you can ask for the paid or free shuttle services as well. If you make the airport shuttle reservation along with the hotel, you can directly find your vehicle waiting for you in front of the terminal gate of Libreville Airport and therefore you would not have to need a private shuttle afterwards.

Last Updated: 25 Jan 2018

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Libreville flights are organized to Leon Mba Intl. Airport.

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