Burkina Faso by Train

Trains - Tickets - Routes

A Travel Guide For Train Travel In Burkina Faso.

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


Useful Information

Population: 19.75 million

Currency: CFA-Franc BCEAO

Language: French

Capital: Ouagadougou

Country Code: +226

Time Zone: Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

Train Companies

Trains in Burkina Faso are operated by Sitarail.

burkina faso rail map


Train Tickets

Buy your train tickets at the train station.

Rail Passes

There are no rail passes available for Burkina Faso.


Burkina Faso has only one train line connecting the capital Ouagadougou to Abidjan, Ivory Coast. This train service runs 1-3 times per week.

  • 1st Class
    • Air-conditioned
    • Cushioned seats
  • 2nd Class
    • Benches
  • Bar car which serves refreshments and snacks


Frequently Travelled Routes In Burkina Faso


From > To
Duration (h) Changes Transport
Ouagadougou to Kaya 1:32 Direct Car
Ouagadougou to Bobo-Dioulasso 5:09 Direct Bus




From > To
Duration (h) Changes Transport
Ouagadougou to Abidjan, Ivory Coast 36:00 Direct Train



Main Train Stations

  • Ouagadougou
  • Kaya Terminus
  • Bobo-Dioulasso

Good to know

Best Time To Travel To Burkina Faso

We recommend the best time to travel to Burkina Faso is anytime from November to February when the temperatures are temperate. Enjoy the beautiful Arli National Park or Nazinga Reserve to witness incredible game animals such as antelopes, gazelles, lions, elephants and so much more! Take a trip to the Karfiguéla Falls and Lake Tengréla where you will be able to find plenty of hippopotami. Last but not least enjoy the cultural richness found in Burkina Faso which is enhanced by its live music and dance. 

Dry Season: November to May
Wet Season: June to October

Accommodation In Burkina Faso


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