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Cotonou is the largest city in Benin and the countrys main entrance point.

Get in

Cadjehoun Airport is located just west of city centre and has scheduled services from most African capitals as well from Brussels and Paris. Short-haul flights from nearby Lagos are a popular way of reaching Benin.

Buses from nearby capitals Accra, Lagos and Lome are plentyful, amongst others ABC Transport [4] offers daily services.

There have not been any regular passanger rail services for decades in Benin but if looking for a more leisurly way of traveling between Cotonou and the northen city of Parakou then the Train d’Ebene, a train composed of vintage 1920s railroad cars, is recomended. It's operated by Voyageur SARL [5] and avalible for group bookings.

Get around


  • Cotonou Cathedral, or Notre Dame des Apotres, located near the Ancien Pont Bridge. It is noted for its distinct burgundy and white striped tiled architecture. The cathedral is the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cotonou.






  • Novotel Cotonou Orisha, [1].
  • Hotel du Lac, +229-21331919, [2]. checkout: Noon. Great location, reasonable prices, free wi-fi, nice swimming pool $100.


Stay Safe



  • Us-flag.png United States, 1BP 2012, +229 21 30 06 50 (fax: +229 21 30 03 84), [3]. M-Th 8AM-12:30PM, 1:30PM-5PM.
  • Gr-flag.png Greece, PO Box 8116, +229 90 15 16 (fax: +229 31 00 43).

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