Which flights go to Europe?:
There are a number of local travel agencies selling outbound
air flights from Banjul Airport to the UK's London,
England, and the rest of the EU.
These travel offices are mostly dotted around Banjul or in
Kololi's Senegambia area. An alternative route for Europe
is to use Dakar Airport to Paris with Air France, to Frankfurt
with Lufthansa, to Milan in Italy with Alitalia, and to Lisbon
(Portela) in Spain with Portugal's Tap Air.
The United Kingdom:
The Gambia Experience has its headquarters on the ground floor
of the Senegambia Hotel. When you enter turn right and you
will their office shed near the front. Their destinations
include all the major regional airports as well as London's
As for the Thomas Cook office
they are not far from the Senegambia Junction on a soil road.
However, at the time of writing (October 2013) they only operate
to the UK Gambia from the months of November, December, January
through to April.
The tour operator Travelpoort
(open Monday to Friday 10.00 - 17.00 hrs & Saturday 10.00
- 13.00 hrs) has an office on the coastal road very near the
Palma Rima Junction and Paul Maroon's supermarket. The route
takes you via Brussels to Amsterdam using Brussels
You can also try Olympia Travel who are situated opposite
the Standard Chartered Bank House on Kairaba Avenue near the
traffic lights / Shell Junction.
Condor Airlines seats bound for Frankfurt are offered by Relax
Travel who are located on Kairaba Avenue opposite the
Relax Travel located
in Kairaba Avenue offer flight seats on Spanair.
Currently there are no direct flights to the USA. You have
to take an inter-connecting route from Europe or take the
shuttle air service (phone Air
Senegal on 4202117) to Dakar Airport and fly directly
from there. SN Brussels also stops off at Dakar.
are the Price of Tickets:
a general rule the cost of flights tends to be sold
at a higher price if you are departing from Banjul
International than if you were coming from Europe.
This is particularly true during the European summer
holidays period as the demand for seats for other
international destinations is particularly heavy
at this time. This is further compounded by the
fact that during the rainy season many better off
Gambians go to the UK for either medical treatment
This all depends on whether it is the on- or off-season
in Gambia. Locally there is a more restricted number
of airline services between May to September.
Do check what documents you need for the country
of your destination by checking with the local embassies
& consulates regarding any important requirements
before finalising your travel plans.