| 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
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
You can also try Olympia Travel who are situated opposite the Standard
Chartered Bank House on Kairaba Avenue near the traffic lights / Shell
Condor Airlines seats
for Frankfurt are offered by Relax Travel who are located on Kairaba Avenue opposite the main
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.
| What 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.