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About Lome Tokoin Airport

Lome International Airport, which is home to national and international flights in Lome, the capital of Togo, a West African country, also hosts military flights. The new terminal building, which was built in order to transform Lome International Airport into a transportation center in the African region and to increase passenger and cargo capacity, began offering service in 2016. The passenger statistics of Lome International Airport, which has reached the new terminal building, is aimed to be increased to two and a half million and its cargo statistics to 35 thousand tons. Regular flights are performed from Lome International Airport to many metropolitan areas especially Istanbul, Paris, Brussels, Lisbon, Sao Paulo, Casablanca and Dakar.

Getting to the City Center from Lome Tokoin Airport

Lome Airport, which is located in Lome, the capital of Togo, one of the countries located on the Africa Continent, is a small airport in general. It can be said that the distance between the city center and airport which connects the city and nearby places to the world is not very long. Therefore, it doesn’t cost much to travel to the city center from the airport. Transportation alternatives that can be offered to the passengers travelling to the center from Lome Airport are taxis, private shuttles which are very comfortable and car rental. It is very easy to find a taxi in front of the terminal and it is one of the comfortable options. You can rent a car from the local companies located throughout Lome. Private shuttle is another alternative offering service with private derivers and they are very comfortable and luxurious. If you want a fast and practical transportation alternative for affordable fares, you can prefer private shuttles and comfortably get to the city center. Renting a car is also comfortable and affordable option for passengers travelling to the city center from the airport. If you cannot make a reservation for private shuttles which operate with reservation system or rent a car by getting in contact with one of the car rental companies, you may have to wait for a longer time for these options when you have landed at the airport. If you don’t want to wait much, you can get on a taxi waiting in front of the terminal and take the road to the city center.

Taxi

Passengers arriving at Lome Airport usually prefer taxis waiting for their customers in front of the terminal. Taxi fares in the city are generally not too high. Especially if you need to travel to a place which is not far from the city, you can have a budget-friendly travel by taxi. The average cost of your travel to the center from the airport by taxi is 4,000 CFA franc. You can try to reduce the fare by talking to the driver before getting on the car. Another option is to offer to share your taxi with other passengers who are waiting for a taxi at the airport and traveling in the same direction as you. In this way, passengers who will travel to a place far away from the center can save a significant amount in terms of the taxi fare. Passengers traveling to the places outside the city can pay 20 thousand CFA franc and this amount can increase or decrease according to the distance.

Car Rental

Lome Airport does not offer a wide range of alternatives for passengers who want to rent a car for travelling to the city center. Instead, local rental companies usually offer service at the airport. If you will stay at a hotel in the city, you may get in contact with your hotel in advance to arrange a car for you and receive your car when you arrive at your hotel. The city has generally hot weather during the year and you can have trouble if you get on a car whose air conditioner doesn’t run well. However, if you still prefer renting a car, you can get in contact with one of the local car rental companies in Lome and ask them to bring your car to the terminal, then you can continue your way in the city center.

Private Shuttle

Private shuttles offering comfortable service with their private drivers are among the options that can be preferred for the transportation to the city center from Lome Airport. Private shuttles are ideal for 5-6 or more passengers. In this way, if you are travelling as a crowded group, you will not have to use more than one taxi and will get to the city center from the airport by using only one vehicle. In order to use private shuttles, you should make a reservation in advance and be ready at the exit of the airport terminal at the determined hour. You can specify your arrival time a few hours late by taking into consideration any possible delay. Private shuttles are one of the safest alternatives for travelling between the airport and city center. If you rent a car for your transportation, you can reduce the risk of getting lost by hiring a local guide.

Last Updated: 25 Jul 2017
Getting to Lome Tokoin Airport from the City Center

While travelling to Lome Airport from the city center, you can prefer getting on a taxi which you can easily find one in the city center and complete your transportation for an affordable fare. As alternative to taxi, another transportation option is renting a car. If you rent a car for your transportation, you can comfortably travel to the airport. There are also private airport shuttles which are also very comfortable and pick you up wherever you want. Passengers who prefer private shuttles for travelling to the airport from the city center can get support from their hotel in order to arrange these shuttles. Private shuttle and car rental can be a wise choice for passengers who are not close to the airport. Passengers close to the airport can opt for taxis which are one of the most practical means of transportation that can be used in this route.

Taxi

Travelling to Lome Airport from the city center is completed within minutes. When you come to the airport terminal by taxi, the fare you need to pay is about 4,000 CFA franc for those coming from the city center. Passengers coming from the places outside the city can pay 20 thousand CFA franc and this amount can increase or decrease according to the distance. Those who want to pay less when travelling by taxi can bargain about the fare.

Car Rental

It cannot be said that Lome city center is very rich in terms of international car rental alternatives. For this reason, you can rent your car in the city center by choosing one of the local car rental companies and travel to Lome Airport with this car. Car rental comes to the forefront as an appropriate alternative to reach the airport especially if you plan to travel to a large number of destinations in the city center and nearby places.

Private Shuttle

Another option offered to the passengers travelling to Lome Airport from the city center is private shuttle. The shuttles that carry passengers to the airport with a comfortable travel by picking them up anywhere in the city center are among the alternatives that can be preferred. The biggest difference between private shuttles and other alternatives such as taxi and car rental is that they operate with reservation system. If you are considering to use this option, you need to make a reservation in advance. Private shuttle is also an ideal choice for passengers travelling to the airport from outside the city. The private shuttles that can be preferred as alternatives to car rental having limited options and taxi which can be very expensive for out-of-city distances are in the service of passengers with their comfortable vehicles.

Airport Information

Lome Airport is located near Lome which is the capital of Togo, an African country. The airport offers service for its passengers with its terminal that can be described as small sized. At the airport, there are standard services such as check points, recreational areas, waiting areas and information desks. At Lome Airport, there are also buffets where you can buy snacks before or after your flight. If you wish, you can buy gifts before leaving the terminal.

Last Updated: 25 Jul 2017

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