Currently, the cheapest month for flights to Sierra Leone is January. The most expensive month for flights is December. The cheapest prices are shown above but prices will vary according to departure times, airlines, class and how early you book.
LAS - FNA
$844 - $1,815
77 - 82.4 °F
0 - 23.2 inches
The flight to Sierra Leone will vary in duration when traveling from the US depending on the city of departure, as the US is such a large country and this could impact flights by as much as three hours or more. Flights from New York to Sierra Leone with one-stop have a duration of approximately 17h 45m to 25h 35m while flights with two stops have similar travel times. Flights out of Houston to Freetown, Sierra Leone have an average travel time of 24h 45m.
There are no direct flights available from the US with a destination of Sierra Leone. One-stop flights are available from cities like Boston, New York, and Chicago, among others, and multi-stop routes are also available. Sierra Leone flight deals are available from United, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Air Canada, JetBlue, and others. Travelers can also depart from Washington, Atlanta, and Houston with arrivals in Freetown.
Due to the small size of Sierra Leone, road travel is recommended for visitors. It can be a daunting feat for some, but there are decent roads connecting major cities and a good network that connects remote villages and towns, even though most are dirt. You can hire a car with a driver from Sierra Leone Car Hire, or ask your hotel or travel agent to assist with arrangements. Bear in mind that the Foreign and Commonwealth Office suggests international visitors should not leave Freetown during nighttime hours. Major towns have taxi services with pre-assigned routes, but you can also hire a private taxi if you prefer. You can also find long-distance taxis available to take you from all major cities to other destinations. For those who are looking for something more exciting, try motorbike taxis. There is also a regular bus service between Freetown, Kenema, and Bo during daytime hours.
Freetown, the country’s capital, is home to Government Wharf and King Jimmy’s Market, among other attractions. Freetown Peninsula offers Leicester Peak, along with many old Creole villages. Originally designated as a resettlement area for freed slaves, there are now a number of villages and tourist attractions in the area. Visit Rogbonko Village Retreat to learn about Temne tribal culture and stop in the beach town of Sulima for surfing and historic exploring. Bo is home to Big Market, one of the largest in the country. There are also nearby villages sampling poyo (palm wine), and other local cuisines and treats. Outabma-Kilimi National Park offers wildlife watching and other outdoor activities.
All US travelers coming to Sierra Leone will need to present a valid US passport and a visa to enter the country. Visitors must also present their yellow card that serves as their International Certificates of Vaccination against yellow fever. Passports must be valid for at least six months after your visit and you will need one blank page per stamp. Travelers can apply for a visa prior to travel to circumvent delays upon arrival.