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Introducing Freetown


Right on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, Freetown is home to the country's only commercial port. For many years, the city was under either French or British rule, and was used as a British naval base during the Second World War. The country has been independent since 1961, and its tropical climate, natural beauty and lively atmosphere make Freetown an incredible city to visit. The region has the world's second-largest population of chimpanzees, and it's a truly touching experience to see these primates in their natural habitat. Of course, the stunning beaches aren't bad either!

Freetown is known for:


Trekking Nature and Wildlife Seaside Romantic Diving Swimming

Quick information

NEARBY CITIES
Conakry (125 km)
Camayenne (127 km)
Coyah (198 km)
Monrovia (361 km)
CURRENCY
SLL

COUNTRY CODE
+232

ELECTRIC POWER
D, G

TIME ZONE
GMT 0

AVG. PRICE OF A COFFEE
€1.80

AVG. PRICE OF A MEAL
€8

Freetown airport information

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PUBLIC TRANSPORT:

The distance between Lungi International Airport (FNA) and Freetown is 28 km, and Tagrin Bay separates the two. You can take a taxi from the airport to the Tagrin Ferry Pier (this journey will take around 20 minutes), and then take the ferry to Freetown. The ferry journey will last about an hour and costs around 1 euro.

Average time from airport: 20 minutes

Distance from airport: 28 km

TAXI:

Sea taxis operate between Lungi International Airport and Freetown. It takes about half an hour to make the journey and costs around 35 euros. The motorway between the airport and Freetown isn't usually the first choice. A taxi from the airport to Freetown will cost in the region of 300 euros and lasts about four and a half hours.

Average taxi price: 35 euros

CAR RENTAL:

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