Democratic Republic of Congo by Train

Trains - Tickets - Routes

A Travel Guide For Train Travel In The Democratic Republic Of Congo.

Here you will find information for the Democratic Republic of Congo about trains, routes, tours, connections, where to buy train tickets, and more.


Useful Information

Population: 90.97 million

Currency: Congo-Franc

Language: French

Capital: Kinshasa

Country code: +243

Time zone: West Africa Time, Central Africa Time

Train Companies

The country’s trains are operated by the Office of the Uele Railways, the National Railway  Company of the Congo, and Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer du Congo, SNCC

Train Tickets

Buy train tickets at the train station.

Rail Passes

There are no rail passes available for the Democratic Republic of Congo.


Frequently Travelled Routes In The Democratic Republic Of Congo


From > To
Duration Changes Transport
Kinshasa to Matadi 7:28 Direct Train

Main Train Stations

  • Kinshasa
  • Lubumbashi

Good to know

Best Time To Travel To The Democratic Republic Of Congo (DRC)

We recommend visiting the Democratic Republic of Congo anytime from July to September or from December to February for the most optimal weather for gorilla spotting, volcano trekking, exploring national parks and wildlife preserves. In general, the country is very rainy so no need to let that stop you from your activities. Get some good gear and you’ll be ready for all weathers. July to September is the best time to pair this trip with a safari trip in one of the neighboring countries such as Tanzania or Zambia. Whilst in the DRC, make sure to explore the lush rainforests, visit Virunga National Park, Nyiragongo Volcano, Kahuzi-Biega National Park, Lola Ya Bonobo Sanctuary, Okapi Wildlife Reserve, or the Senkwekwe Mountain Gorilla Center. You’ll be sure to see plenty of wildlife and hopefully spot one of their stunning sunsets.


  • Predominantly Rainy Season: March to May, October to November

Accommodation In The DR Of Congo


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