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Flight Lyon Dakar : Airline ticket

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Flights Lyon - Dakar
  • Weather 47 °F
  • Distance 4027 km
  • Duration 5h35
  • Currency Franc CFA
  • Languages Fre. French

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Dakar

Dakar, between traditional and modern monuments!

If Dakar is so appreciated, it is certainly because the city is famous for its craft markets, its fishing port and its fortress of the 16th century!

5 reasons to visit Dakar

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Make a pilgrimage to the heart of history

The island of Gorée, located off the Senegalese capital, is a must-see excursion from Dakar. Erected as a universal symbol of the slave trade, of which it was one of the hubs, it has been listed as a Unesco world heritage site since 1978. And if the primary vocation of its famous slave house, built in 1776, remains disputed , the building has become a place of memory for all of black Africa.
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Smell the atmosphere of the fish market

After visiting the bustling Kermel food market, located in a former colonial rotunda, in the heart of the city’s historic district, set sail for the west ledge and Soumbédioune beach to witness the incredible ballet of canoes. You will only have to choose from the many varieties of fish brought into the nets of local fishermen.
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Taste the joys of a family safari

About sixty kilometers east of the city, the Bandia Forest is the easiest reserve to access from Dakar. We walk there in our own vehicle to meet rhinos, giraffes, antelopes, crocodiles or ostriches. Do not miss also, the Peul huts and the giant baobabs. Paid entry.
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Take a walk around Lac Rose

Famous for having hosted the last stage of the Paris-Dakar until 2007, Lake Retba is one of the jewels of the Land of Terranga. This 3 km2 lagoon, located on the Great Coast 35 kilometers northeast of the city, near the village of Sangalkam, owes its pink hue to a higher salinity than that of the Dead Sea! A breathtaking natural curiosity.
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Climb the Udders of Dakar

Located on the Cape Verde peninsula, the two hills of Les Mamelles are worth as much for the panorama they offer over the city and the ocean as for the buildings located there: the Mamelles lighthouse, on the highest , and the impressive African Renaissance Monument, on its little twin, inaugurated in 2010 and intended to serve as an emblem for the African people for 1,200 years

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FAQ: Flights Lyon - Dakar

What is the average duration of a flight between Lyon and Dakar?

The average flight time between Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport (LYS) and Blaise Diagne International Airport (DSS) averages around 5 hours and 30 minutes, covering a bird's flight distance of over 4,000 kilometres. Please note that this duration is provided for reference, and the actual duration of your journey can vary depending on the flight plan, weather conditions, the airline, the departure date, or your destination city (Lyon or Dakar).

Which airlines offer direct flights between Lyon and Dakar?

The airline Transavia operates several direct flights per week between Lyon and Dakar.

When is the best time to visit Dakar for a tourist stay?

The climate in Dakar revolves around two seasons. The dry season extends from November to May, and temperatures are moderated by a regular oceanic wind. A hotter, more humid and rainy season occurs from July to early October. If you wish to enjoy Dakar's beaches or engage in outdoor activities, you may prefer the period from November to May.

The monuments, museums, tourist districts, restaurants and shops welcome you from January to December, for a stay in Dakar in all seasons. Opting for a trip outside the tourist season often provides more attractive fares.

How can you save money on your Lyon - Dakar flight?

By booking your Lyon - Dakar flight as early as possible, you can often make substantial savings. Airfares change throughout the sale period of a flight, and the initial seats are typically sold at more attractive prices. In contrast, the prices of the last available seats can rise significantly.

You can also reduce your expenses by maintaining a degree of flexibility in your departure and return dates. From one week to another, and sometimes even from one day to another, ticket prices can fluctuate significantly. Early planning for your trip offers you more flexibility.

Using a dedicated searching tool allows you to identify the best deals within seconds. We provide you with a powerful, flexible and easy-to-use online searching and booking tool to help you choose your flights and purchase your tickets online.

How can you save time upon your arrival at Lyon Airport?

Security checks at the airport often involve considerable waiting times, particularly on busy days. Do you want to pass through security checks more quickly? Our fast-track service provides you with prioritised access through dedicated gates, upon presentation of your fast-track ticket.

Quickly finding a parking spot can sometimes be a real challenge, especially during peak periods. To ensure a stress-free arrival at Lyon Saint-Exupéry, you can reserve your parking space online. This option guarantees that a space will be available upon your arrival, with the best rates and numerous associated advantages. If you prefer to use public transportation, you also have the option to book your Rhônexpress shuttle ticket online. It provides a direct connection between Lyon Part-Dieu station in the city centre and Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport (LYS).

We also encourage you to check in online if your airline offers this service. Online check-in is generally not possible for passengers travelling with a baby and travellers who require special assistance.

What are the entry requirements for Senegal?

French nationals can travel to Senegal without a visa for stays of less than 3 months, provided they have a passport valid for more than six months.

If you have any questions, we recommend that you contact the consulate or embassy of Senegal, or seek advice from your travel agent.