Dakar Blaise Diagne Airport

General information

Dakar Blaise Diagne Airport is the new and modern airport of Dakar, costing $ 575 million ($ 400 million from Saudi Binladin Group). It replaced Dakar Léopold Sédar Senghor Airport on the 7th of December, 2017. The airport lies at 60 kilometres from the city centre and is named after Blaise Diagne, a former Senegalese politician.


Where is Dakar Blaise Diagne Airport situated?

The airport is located east of Dakar, close to the town of Diass. The airport can be reached from Dakar by following the roads N1 or A1.

How many terminals has Dakar Blaise Diagne Airport?

The airport has one main terminal building.

Airport Map



The distance from Dakar Blaise Diagne Airport to the centre of Dakar is 60 kilometres. By car, it takes 65 minutes to get to the centre of Dakar.

From DSS Airport to Dakar City centre by Car
60 km

Travel by car

Public transport

Unfortunately, there are no public transport possibilities at this airport. Check out our transportation page for other ways to travel from the airport to the city.

Bus services

You can also choose for an airport express bus service at Dakar Blaise Diagne Airport. Learn more about your travel options, travel time and where to buy tickets.

Bus services

Taxi transfer

A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Dakar Blaise Diagne Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Dakar is about CFA 14000.-. Book your taxi at Dakar Blaise Diagne Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From DSS Airport to Dakar City centre by Taxi
60 km
CFA 14000.-

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Car rental

At Dakar Blaise Diagne Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Sixt, Avis and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.

Airport parking

Dakar Blaise Diagne Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

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At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Dakar Blaise Diagne Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Dakar Blaise Diagne Airport.



Departures and arrivals

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Flight tickets

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Which airlines fly from and to Dakar Blaise Diagne Airport?

We offer you a list of airlines at Dakar Blaise Diagne Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:

  • South African Airways
  • Brussels Airlines
  • Air Côte d’Ivoire
  • Kenya Airways
  • Ethiopian Airlines


Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Dakar Blaise Diagne Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Radisson Hotel Dakar Diamniadio, Dakar

Radisson Hotel Dakar Diamniadio has a restaurant, outdoor swimming pool, a bar and garden in Dakar. This 5-star hotel offers an ATM and a concierge service. The accommodation offers a 24-hour front desk, room service and currency exchange for guests.


La Source, Toubab Dialaw

Situated in Toubab Dialaw, La Source offers 2-star accommodation with a terrace. This 2-star hotel offers a shared lounge. Free WiFi is available. Rooms are equipped with a private bathroom.


La Villa Serere, Poponguine

Situated in Poponguine, within 800 metres of Office for Reserve de Popenguine and Bureau of Conservation Office (Reserve de Popenguine), La Villa Serere offers rooms with air conditioning and a private bathroom.

Hotels in Dakar

Looking for the best hotels in Dakar? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Radisson Blu Hotel, Dakar Sea Plaza, Dakar

Located in the affluent Fann Corniche area of Dakar, Radisson Blu is housed in a contemporary building with outdoor pool. It features tennis courts, nearby golfing facilities and a bowling alley.


La Dakaroise, Dakar

Situated in Dakar, within 700 metres of Yoff Beach and 1.9 km of Le Virage Beach, La Dakaroise features accommodation with a terrace and free WiFi throughout the property as well as free private parking for guests who drive.


International Hotel Dakar, Dakar

Situated in Dakar, 2.1 km from Yoff Beach, International Hotel Dakar features accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, a bar and a shared lounge. Boasting family rooms, this property also provides guests with a terrace.

Things to do

It is possible to book activities in the city and near Dakar Blaise Diagne Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!


From Tozeur: 4WD Sand Dunes and Mos Espa Tour

Get your adrenaline pumping with a 4WD adventure through the Tunisian sand dunes and watch the sunset over Mos Espa, a former Star Wars filming location.


From Djerba: 3-Day Tunisian Desert Tour

Experience the highlights of the Tunisian desert in an all-inclusive 3-day tour. Cross the famous Chott Djerid, see the filming locations of the Star Wars franchise, enjoy traditional Berber cuisine, and camp under the stars.


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