Benin by Train

Trains - Tickets - Routes

A Travel Guide For Train Travel In Benin.

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


Useful Information

Population: 11.49 million

Currency: CFA-Franc BCEAO

Language: French, Fon

Capital: Porto-Novo

Country Code: +229

Time Zone: West Africa Time (WAT)

Train Companies

The rail network in Benin is operated by Bénirail.

Train Tickets

Rail Passes

There are no rail passes available for Benin.


Train d’Ebène


Frequently Travelled Routes In Benin


From > To
Duration (h) Changes Transport
Cotonou to Parakou 9:00-12:00 Direct Train d’Ebène
Porto Novo to Pobe 1:12 Direct Car / Taxi
Porto Novo to Segboroue 1:38 Direct Car / Taxi
Porto Novo to Parakou 10:00 Direct Bus
Abomey to Parakou 4:50 Direct Bus


Main Train Stations

  • Cotonou
  • Porto-Novo
  • Parakou
  • Bohicon
  • Pobé
  • Ouidah
  • Segboroué
  • Dassa

Good to know

Best Time To Travel To Benin

We recommend traveling to Benin anytime from November to March, during this time the country is dry and is the perfect time to attend the Vodoun/Voodoo Festival, the country’s largest festival celebrating their national religion. Visit lively markets, national parks, learn about the country’s history, and so much more. The north of the country is typically hot, and the southern part of the country is more tropical and rainy, so take that into consideration when packing! 


  • Rainy Season: April to October

Accommodation In Benin


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