Taxis, parking and car rental at Nouakchott Airport

The car park at the passenger terminal of the Oumtounsy airport in Nouakchott has a capacity of 500 seats. This capacity is expandable to 1000 places in the future. Arrangements are underway to increase the level of security of the car park (controlled access barriers, paid reservations for places, permanent surveillance, organization of parking lots, access tickets, etc.). The car park of the freight terminal is reserved for heavy goods vehicles. Facilities are provided for the security and safety control. Two other car parks are located in the vicinity of the administrative services: a parking lot for the administration and a second for the vehicles of the members of the Emergency Operations Committee (CDOU) in the event of major airport crisis management.
Taxis are available to and from Nouakchott International Airport. Airport taxis are generally more comfortable than urban taxis. Before you pay, make sure your vehicle choice will be respected before. Pricing is flat rate from the airport and negotiable to the airport. In the latter case the fare must be negotiated with the driver before entering the vehicle. The average rates observed vary according to the distance and hour from 1000 to 2000 UM (from €25 to €50). The ride takes from 35 to 55 minutes for a distance of 35 to 50 kilometers depending on the exact place of destination or departure.
Shuttles and buses
The STP shuttle runs several times a week between Nouakchott airport and the city center (Air France agency) for 200 UM . Minibus shuttles set up by hotels run between the airport and the city center. If you are staying in a hotel, ask them if a shuttle can bring or pick-up you to/from the airport.

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Car rental companies
Several car rental companies offer their services in Mauritania. Some of them have an office in Nouakchott International airport where to pick-up your car 24h a day and others provide you with the car on your arrival.

Book your car online to have your keys on your arrival

VIP service
Several companies offer VIP transport service at the airport at good price. From the airport to your hotel or residence, anywhere in the country, comfortable and air-conditioned car or minibus drive you safely through your journey. These services are available on request.

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