Direct flights to Niamey are not available from any airport in the UK. Airlines have yet to initiate operations on direct routes from the United Kingdom to Niamey, as well as other destinations in Niger. But there are several connecting flights available for travellers to choose from. Turkish Airlines, Air France, Royal Air Maroc, and Tunisair are some of the leading airlines providing indirect flights to Niamey..
A return-ticket for Niamey (from London) is priced at 589 GBP if you are booking your trip with TravelHouseUK. The price can be lower or higher depending on the usual factors involved in determining prices; low season vs. high season, last-minute discounts or promo-fares offered by airlines etc. You need to give us a call and talk to one of our travel agents to see where prices stand at the time of your booking. Typically, the figures we quote are a whole lot less than what the airlines put on their official websites. But if the fare we offer is still high, and some other travel agency has quoted you a cheaper one, you can ask us to beat your quote. Our agents will definitely offer a lower price; they are good at it!
Generally, the July-August period is considered to be the low season in Niamey for travelling and sightseeing. Fewer travellers translate to fewer passengers, which will likely prompt airlines to make discount offers and flash sales. In case such or such fare is not readily available, your travel agent will ask you to wait it out. If you are flexible with your dates, waiting a week or two might save you some money. In the meantime, stay in touch with your travel agent as he/she will send you fare alerts once the price goes down. If a last-minute deal is announced, you will be among the first ones to know. If you have not already subscribed to our newsletter, now is the time to do so. Our newsletter includes the latest offer on Niamey flights from the UK and is sent exclusively to our subscribers.
Yes, TravelHouseUK is offering cheap Niamey flights with Turkish Airlines starting at 589 GBP. Turkish Airlines is the leading airline for cheap flights to Niamey from major airports in the UK. Flights depart from the London Gatwick Airport, the Manchester Airport, and the Birmingham Airport. All Turkish Airlines flights are connecting flights via Istanbul. Booking with TravelHouseUK lets you save big on your next flight to Niamey with Turkish Airlines. Call us at 020 3137 2316 for information and booking, or if you want to discuss something with our travel agent first, reach us on social media for that. To keep an eye on exclusive deals from Turkish Airlines, join our newsletter group for updates.
The Diori Hamani International Airport serves the capital city of Niger, Niamey. The distance from centre city Niamey being only 8 kilometres, the airport is easily accessible by a taxi. The airport provides its services to both international and domestic flights to and from Niamey. Its IATA code is NIM.
Taxis are the most common way to travel to the city centre, with them costing more at night and being cheaper in the day time. It is recommended to pre-book or ask your hotel to arrange you one. However, vans known as bush taxis are also available.
The federal capital is decked with numerous official institutions like the national museum of Niger (Musée National Boubou Hama) and the Franco-Nigerian Cultural Center, located in the same park (the Culture Valley). The national museum comprises several themed pavilions, each dedicated to one form or another of Hausa architecture, giving visitors a peek into the past and present of the city. Dinosaur skeletons are also exhibited, which makes it a perfect stop for tourists with families. The Franco-Nigerien Cultural Center houses theatres, a library, and a bar.
Grand Mosque of Niamey:
A gift from Libya, built to commemorate the diplomatic ties between the two Islamic countries, the Grand Mosque stands as the most significant Islamic landmark in the capital. The mosque is notable for its architectural design and finishing, and a huge capacity to accommodate the growing number of attendants.
Oumarou Ganda Cultural Center:
The Oumarou Ganda Cultural Center is the government’s effort for promoting Niger’s cultural education. The centre also serves as a venue for musical nights, with local musicians and rap bands organizing free ‘jamming sessions’ to promote their talent.
The capital city of Niger sits on the banks of the River Niger, where most of the sightseeing opportunities are to be had. Visitors set up tents beside the channel to spend time in relaxation and meditation.
Niamey offers simple comforts for a perfect getaway; start by exploring the flea markets for souvenirs and getting a look around local commerce. The Grande Marche counts as one of the largest markets across West Africa, with packaged goods for import and export, local products like clothing and handicrafts, as well as general-purpose utensils. Markets like the Wadatta Artisinal Market, Petite Marche (fruit market) and Katako Marche (industrial market) are also special in their own ways.