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Banjul International Airport

The airport is situated 15 miles (24km) from Banjul.

Information & Facts

Car Parking

There is a well-secured, spacious car park.

Car Rental

Car rental is available at the airport (Hertz).

City Transfers

Taxis are available to the city centre (30 minutes).

Contacts

Tel: +220 447 2831.

Departure Tax

A Passenger Service Charge is included in the cost of the ticket when purchased for departure from Banjul.

Facilities

Facilities include a bank, currency exchange office, restaurant and bar, post office, duty-free shopping and a tourist help desk.

Language

The official language of Gambia is English, and Gambians are educated in English. There are several tribal languages, but overall the use of English prevails.

Money

The Gambia's currency is the Dalasi (GMD), which is divided into 100 bututs. Dalasi are difficult to obtain outside of The Gambia but there is a bureau de change at the airport. Currency can also be exchanged at banks in the capital, Banjul, and at some hotels and tourist resorts. Commission tends to be high. It is advisable to bring travellers cheques or cash because only a few places accept credit cards. Street moneychangers give the best rates, but take care not to be conned and make sure you know the current exchange rate before trading with them. Note that currency must be declared on arrival and the export of foreign currency is limited to the amount imported. Travellers cheques are accepted, US dollars and Pounds Sterling are the preferred currency. Some hotels and restaurants accept MasterCard and Visa, but it is unwise to rely on them and a charge may be levied. ATMs are limited to a few areas, and accept Visa but not MasterCard.

Time

Local time is GMT.

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