Algeria by Train

Trains - Tickets - Routes

A Travel Guide For Train Travel In Algeria.

Here you will find information for Algeria about trains, routes, tours, connections, where to buy train tickets, and more.

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Useful Information

Population: 41.32 million

Currency: Algerian Dinar

Language: Arabic, Berber, unofficially French

Capital: Algiers

Country Code: +213

Time Zone: Central European Time

Train Companies

The railway network in Algeria is operated by the national transportation company Société Nationale des Transports Ferroviaires (SNTF).

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Train Tickets


Check times and fares for Algerian trains online at SNTF.

Buy your train tickets online at OMIO and compare trains, buses & flights.

Rail Passes

There are no rail passes available for Algeria.


The most important trains in Algeria are fairly new and equipped with 1st and 2nd class, air conditioning and a restaurant car.

There is a train connection between Algeria and Tunisia that links Annaba with Tunis.

There are some night trains in Algeria that run daily from Algiers to Oran and from Algiers to Annaba.


Frequently Travelled Routes In Algeria


From > To Duration Change Transport
Algiers to Oran 4:00 Direct Train
Algiers to Constantine 7:11 Direct Train
Algiers to Annaba 10:58 1 Train
Constantine to Annaba 2:47 Direct Train


From > To Duration Change Transport
Oran to Alicante, Spain 10:48 Direct Ferry
Ghazaouet to Almeria, Spain 8:00 Direct Ferry
Algiers to Marseille, France 22:20 Direct Ferry
Algiers to Alicante, Spain 10:07 Direct Ferry

Main Train Stations

  • Algiers
  • Oran
  • Constantine
  • Annaba

Good to know

Best Time To Travel To Algeria

Algeria is the largest country on the African continent with 80% of the land occupied by the Sahara desert. Although Algeria is an expansive country, we recommend visiting anywhere from March to May and from September to November. These are the best times to experience the whole country without unbearable Saharan temperatures or humid coastal winters. Algeria has an array of landscapes from desert to plains to mountains, and you can experience it all!

Take a tour into the Sahara to an oasis or journey through the world’s largest Kasbah. Enjoy an afternoon in a hammam, scarf down delicious street food, or hit some trails in the Atlas Mountains. Visit Roman ruins, Berber Tombs, and beautiful bays, Algeria will not disappoint.


  • High Season: July to August 
  • Low Season: December to February


Accommodation In Algeria


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