Djibouti by Train

Trains - Tickets - Routes

A Travel Guide For Train Travel In Djibouti.

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


Useful Information

Population: 958,920

Currency: Djibouti Franc

Language: French, Arabic

Capital: Djibouti City

Country code: +253

Time zone: Eastern Africa Time

Train Companies

The rail network in Djibouti is owned by the Djiboutian government.

djibouti rail map


Train Tickets

Train tickets cannot be bought online for Djibouti, however, tickets can be bought at the station or at the city center offices. Buy your tickets at least 17 hours before departure. Tickets to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia must be bought at least 1 day before departure.

Rail Passes

There are no rail passes available for Djibouti.


There is a train connecting Djibouti with Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.


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  • Restaurant car


Frequently Travelled Routes In Djibouti


From > To
Duration (h)
Changes Transport
Djibouti to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 15:25 Direct Train


Main Train Stations

  • Djibouti City

Good to know

Best Time To Travel To Djibouti

We recommend travelling to Djibouti anytime between November and March due to the cooler weather. Djibouti is hot year-round however during these months it’s slightly cooler and a bit more bearable when it comes to sightseeing. Although a small country, Djibouti has quite a lot to offer.

Things not to miss here are a visit to Lac Abbe and Lac Assal, two very interesting lakes offering different scenes where you will see flamingoes, white salted beaches, as well as smoking chimneys. Make a trip to Plage des Sables Blancs for time sun and sand time, dive with whale sharks, go hiking in the Goda Mountains or stop in to see the Abourma Rock engravings from the Neolithic era.


  • Hot Season: May to October
  • Cooler Season: November to April

Accommodation In Djibouti


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