MaliTrains - Tickets - Routes
A Travel Guide For Train Travel In Mali.
Here you will find information for Mali about trains, routes, connections, where to buy train tickets, and more.
Population: 19.08 million
Currency: CFA-Franc BCEAO
Country Code: +223
Time Zone: Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
There is only one rail line in Mali, which is the Dakar-Niger Railway operated by the Canadian Company Transrail, this line previously connected Mali and Senegal but now is only partly operational. The only running section of this railway connects Mali’s capital Bamako to another city in Mali, Kayes.
You can buy train tickets for Mali at the reservation office at the Bamako or Kayes station.
There are no rail passes available for Mali.
Dakar-Niger Railway previously connected Mali and the neighboring country Senegal but now is only partly operational. The only running section of this railway connects Mali’s capital Bamako to another city in Mali, Kayes.
- 2nd class seats available
- Restaurant car may be available on select services
Frequently Travelled Routes In Mali
|From > To||Duration (h)||Changes||Transport|
|Bamako to Kayes||16:35||Direct||Train|
Mali travel routes
Main Train Stations
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Best Time To Travel For Mali
We recommend traveling to Mali anytime from October to January. This is outside of the rainy season and the strong desert winds (harmattan) haven’t quite picked up yet. Mali is known for its music and don’t be afraid to dance along! Whilst in Mali, you can visit Bandiagara cliff dwellings, the Great Mud Mosque of Djenne, see the original Timbuktu Manuscripts, witness the Antogo Fishing Frenzy, see the secluded villages on cliffs in Dogon Country, or maybe attend the Festival of Niger. In general, the south part of the country is hot and humid and the northern part of the country is hotter due to the proximity to the desert.
- Rainy Season: June to September
- Harmattan Season: January to March
Accommodation In Mali
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