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About Diori Hamani Intl. Airport

Niamey Airport is used for both military and civilian purposes in the city of Niamey and is the main air base of the Niger Armed Forces. The airport connects the capital city of Niamey with the southern and eastern suburbs of the country and from Niamey Airport you can travel to the cities of Paris, Lome, Tripoli, Casablanca, Istanbul and Ouagadougou. Niamey Airport serves approximately 170 thousand passengers every year.

Getting to the City Center from Diori Hamani Intl. Airport

The distance between Diori Hamani Niamey International Airport and the capital of Nigeria, Niamey, is about 8 kilometers. To reach the city center directly you can go to the minibus called faba faba or taxi. If comfort in transportation is more important to you, you can also rent your own car. The maximum duration of your journey is 15 minutes.

Minibus

The name "faba faba" given to minibuses those provide transportation between Niamey Airport and Niamey city center. Faba faba vehicles, which are often preferred by tourists, are quite cheap. With faba faba minibuses you can easily reach the city center and to other parts of the city by transferring.

Taxi

When you land at Niamey Airport, you can use airport taxis or private taxis. The cost of reaching Niamey city center by 24/7 ready-to-arrive taxis can vary between 15,000 and 18,000 Nigerian Nigerians (47-56 dollars). From the airport it is possible to get into Niamey city in 10 to 12 minutes by taxi.

Car Rental

Renting a car can be an ideal method for you if you are going to stay in Niamey for more than a couple of days. While urban public transport in Niamey has improved considerably, renting a car can be practical in terms of time saving. You can use the N1 and N25 to reach Niamey city center as soon as possible with the car you will rent from the airport. It is recommended to do a little research before the day you rent your car, because sometimes domestic companies can have periodic campaigns and discounts.

Last Updated: 27 Jun 2017
Getting to Diori Hamani Intl. Airport from the City Center

It is quite easy to get to Niamey International Airport from Nigeria's capital city Niamey and other central points of the city and it takes only 10-15 minutes. You can choose between faba faba minibuses which have direct connections and several intervals during the day, you can take a taxi or rent a car by going to one of the local and foreign car rental companies in Niamey center.

Minibus

Faba faba minibuses are a popular public transport system that only frequent between Niamey city center and airport. Because the price is also convenient, the most preferred vehicle for domestic and foreign tourists to go to Niamey Airport from the city center is undoubtedly faba faba minibuses. If you do not have a lot of gear and you do not have to rush, you can wait in one of the stops of faba faba minibuses in the city center. Although the distance between the city center and the airport is as short as 8 kilometers, the faba faba minibuses can take up to 30 minutes in total travel time because the passengers are getting on and off. So if you choose these minibuses, it is beneficial to calculate the duration of both the traffic and taking passengers from the stops.

Taxi

The taxis, which are the main means of the city transportation, provide transportation services at all times of the day with being economical and comfortable at short distances. You can reach Niamey Airport in 10 to 12 minutes, even if you are late at night, by calling a taxi or going to one of the taxi stops in the city center. The cost of going to the airport by taxi from the city center can vary between 15 thousand and 18 thousand Nigerian Nigeri (47-56 dollars) depending on where you are going to take the taxi.

Car Rental

If you do not want to waste time using local public transport, we recommend you to rent a car, which is the most ideal means of transportation for you. A large majority of car rental companies are located in Niamey city center. By going to the company you can get preliminary information about the prices or you can pre-book the prices by comparing them over the internet. It is likely that you will arrive at Niamey Airport from Niamey city center in just 10 minutes with your vehicle, which you can pick up in minutes. The name of the motorways you will use in this journey is N1 and N25.

Airport Information

Niamey Airport, also known as Diori Hamani International Airport, is located about 8 kilometers from the city center of Niamey, the capital city of Nigeria. Some of the facilities available to the passengers in the airport include post office, car rental and transfer companies, free internet access, VIP and lounge, tourist information offices and ticket offices, eating and drinking areas, etc.

Last Updated: 03 Jul 2017

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