Travel to Democratic Republic of Congo

Flying to Democratic Republic of Congo

Airlines serving the Democratic Republic of Congo include Brussels Airlines (, Ethiopian Airlines (, Kenya Airways (, Royal Air Maroc (, South African Airways ( and Turkish Airlines (

Flight times:

From London - 12 hours (including stopover); New York - 19 hours (including stopover).

Departure tax:


Other airports in Democratic Republic Of Congo

Kinshasa (N'Djili) Airport

Airport Code: FIH. Location: The airport is 25km (15 miles) east of the city. Website: N/A. Public transport description: Buses run to and from the city. Taxis are available.

Travel by rail

The country's crumbling rail network means there are no reliable international rail services.

Getting to Democratic Republic of Congo by boat

Ferry operators:

The international port is Matadi on the Congo River. There are no passenger services to or from Matadi at present. Ferries usually operate across the Congo River from Brazzaville to Kinshasa. In peacetime, there are ferries along the Oubangui River to the Central African Republic.

Visa and passport information is updated regularly and is correct at the time of publishing. You should verify critical travel information independently with the relevant embassy before you travel.