Madagascar by trainTrains - Tickets - Routes
A Travel Guide For Train Travel In Madagascar.
Here you will find information for Madagascar about trains, routes, tours, connections, where to buy train tickets and more.
Population: 26.26 million
Language: Malagasy, French
Country Code: +261
Time Zone: Eastern Africa Time
The rail network in Madagascar is mainly operated by Madarail.
Buy train tickets for Madagascar at the train station.
There are no rail passes available for Madagascar.
Fianarantsoa Côte Est (FCE) offers 1st class and standing room. This famed local train may make unexpected stops and is known to take from 12-24 hours from the original departure time. That’s the whole point of this wonderful train, the experience of it all. This train connects Fianarantsoa to Manakara.
Frequently Travelled Routes In Madagascar
|From > To||Duration (h)||Changes||Transport|
|Antananarivo to Antsirabe||2:35||Direct||Bus|
|Fianarantsoa to Manakara||12:00 – 24:00||Direct||Train|
Madagascar travel routes
Main Train Stations
Good to know
Best Time To Travel To Madagascar
We recommend traveling to Madagascar anytime between April and December. Outside of these times, it is quite rainy. Between May and October is a great time to visit the dry southwest area of the country, however, the highlands are wet and cold during this time. The best time to see baby lemurs are from October to November, although lemurs can be seen year-round. Humpback whales are best seen from July to September. Other activities in Madagascar include visiting the Avenue of Baobabs or Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park, watching a ringa match, attending the Nosy Be’s Donia Festival, surfing, birdwatching, spotting reptiles, fossa, and more!
- Busy Season: April to October
- Rainy Season: January to March
Accommodation In Madagascar
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