Bamako - Post Report Question and Answers

What is your home city/country? How long is the trip to post from there, with what connections? How easy/difficult is it to travel to this city/country?

US. Travel is usually via Paris, sometimes with a layover at the airport, sometimes with an overnight in Paris. - Apr 2021

Washington, DC. Depending on layover times (and changing flight times in/out of Bamako), it generally takes about 6 hours to Paris and then 8 hours to get to DC. - Apr 2017

DC. Flight from DC to Paris then you can catch a direct flight Paris - Bamako. Flight from Paris to Bamako is about 5-6 hours. - Aug 2014

We come from the US East Coast. It takes about 24 hours total travel time on Delta/Air France: Dulles to Paris overnight, Paris to Bamako is about 5.5 hours. The flight is daily, but is frequently delayed. There are other routings available through Dakar and Casablanca, but Embassy personnel must take this routing. - Jul 2011

Porto Alegre, Brazil, is my home base. The trip takes 32 hours, with connections in Sao Paulo and Paris. - Jul 2011

My home base is Washington, DC.The trip to post is usually via Paris on Air France. Flying time is about 8 hours to Paris, and another 6 hours to Bamako. An alternative is to fly with Royal Air Maroc (3 hours to Casablanca and another 8 to JFK). - Oct 2010

From Washington DC.It was a 5 hours flight to Paris,and from Paris another 5 hours approximately to Bamako. - May 2010

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