"Ghost train to Dakar" Bamako Transportation Tip by SirRichard

Bamako Transportation: 10 reviews and 15 photos

  Railway station Bamako
by SirRichard
  • Railway station Bamako - Bamako
      Railway station Bamako
    by SirRichard
  • Tickets prices Bamako-Dakar train - Bamako
      Tickets prices Bamako-Dakar train
    by SirRichard

The Railway Station is a beautiful colonial building, but is virtually EMPTY inside. Once part of a french project to extend the railways into its african colonies, nowadays it only serves 1 weekly train to Dakar. This train is a kind of a nightmare, taking 3-4 days to get to Dakar in rather hard conditions. It runs once weekly but the day depends on when the train arrives to Dakar and comes back!
The only info you get for the train in the station is a hand-written paper with the prices.
If you ever dare, take the 1st class.

Mode: TO
Type: Train

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Sep 28, 2008
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