Gabon by Train

Trains - Tickets - Routes

A Travel Guide For Train Travel In Gabon.

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


Useful Information

Population: 2.11 million

Currency: CFA-Franc BEAC

Language: French, Fang

Capital: Libreville

Country Code: +241

Time Zone: West Africa Time (WAT)

Train Companies

The Trans-Gabon Railway is the only railway in Gabon crossing the country from Libreville to Franceville.

gabon rail map


Train Tickets

Train tickets for Gabon cannot be bought online. Book tickets through the ticket office in Libreville (station is located in Owendo) or in Franceville.

Rail Passes

There are no rail passes available for Gabon.


Both of the following trains run from Libreville to Franceville, they offer similar services, however each company only operates on particular days of the week. 

Train Express Trans-Ogooue 

  • VIP Class
  • 1st Class
  • 2nd Class
  • Restaurant car

Train Omnibus l’Equateur 

  • 1st Class
  • 2nd Class
  • Restaurant car


Frequently Travelled Routes In Gabon


From > To
Duration (h)
Changes Transport
Libreville to Franceville 12:00 Direct Night Train

Gabon travel routes

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Main Train Stations

  • Libreville (station is located in Owendo)
  • Franceville

Good to know

Best Time To Travel To Gabon

Gabon is a pretty rainy country, due to its location on the equator, it offers up the typical tropical climate. There is a ‘less wet’ season from May to September that we recommend visiting during, where there will be less rainfall. Gabon is filled with wonderful beaches, lush rainforests, and savannahs. Whether you’re visiting national parks to watch leatherback turtles lay their eggs, or see whales, dolphins, elephants, gorillas, or hippos in their natural habitat, Gabon has stunning natural landscapes that are home to all this wildlife and more.

  • Rainy Season: February to April, October to November
  • Dry Season: May to September, December to January



Accommodation In Gabon


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