Freetown - Post Report Question and Answers

What is your home city/country? How long is the trip to post from there, with what connections? How easy/difficult is it to travel to this city/country?

New York. It usually takes 24-30 hours to get home. One of the biggest obstacles is the journey to the airport in Freetown, which requires a water taxi and the taxi usually gets travelers to the airport 4-5 hours before the flight. Most international flights to Europe, also require a stop in Conakry or Monrovia, making it a long journey. - Jan 2022

Home is US. Flights are not too bad. 6-7 hour flight to Europe and then 8-9 to the east coast. The most interesting part of the journey is the boat ride to/ from the airport in Freetown. - Sep 2021

USA. 14-17 hours, two plane rides. Transit through Brussels, Paris, Amsterdam or Casablanca. Then when you arrive at the "airport" you get on a van to a boat, boat to Freetown. Add on 2-3 hours each way with all the boat business. It's a rough intro to the place. - May 2018

USA, 8 hrs to Europe from east coast, 7 to Africa, then factor in time for the boat from airport to Freetown - Sep 2017

Home base is USA. Flights took 16-24 hours in total, always transiting through Europe. - Sep 2014

The U.S. It usually takes about 16-18 hours. There is no contract fair, so you can use BA, Air France, or Brussels Air. All involve a stop in Monrovia, or somewhere else before Freetown. Then, once you land, you have to take a bus to a boat to a car to home. After touching the ground it could be up to 3 hours to arrive at your home. Check a map to see where Lungi Airport is. - Jun 2014

It's seems so close on the map....yet so far. To get out of Freetown, you have to take a boat, to a bus, to the airplane, to one of 3 cities they fly to, connect in a first world country then fly to the States. It takes no less than 15 hours. - Aug 2013

From Washington DC to London is about 7.5 hours with a 3 hour layover, then another 7.5 hours to Freetown. - Sep 2010

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