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Cheap Flights to Ouagadougou
|Popular in||September||High demand for flights, 3% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||November||Best time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop|
|Average price||£487||Average for round-trip flights in October 2020|
|Round-trip from||£497||From London to Ouagadougou|
|One-way from||£260||One-way flight from London to Ouagadougou|
Cheapest prices for Ouagadougou flights by month
When is the best time to fly to Ouagadougou?
Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
LON - OUA
£423 - £882
31 - 40 °C
0 - 203 mm
Ouagadougou has a very hot and humid climate. The average temperatures hover around 25 degrees Celsius throughout the year, and even the months of December, January and February are not very cold. Tourists coming from cold regions should consider travelling during these months to enjoy warmer temperatures. March, April and May are hot and sunny months, which are also ideal for visitors from cold regions.
Monsoon season starts in May and reaches its peak in July, August and September, and this time is also best for those seeking cheaper travel. October and November are dry and hot months, and this is the best time for festivals and annual events in Ouagadougou.
When is the best time to book a flight to Ouagadougou?
The price you pay for your flight to Ouagadougou may vary depending on when you book. For the best chance of a lower fare, look to book 51 days in advance of your trip. Fares are likely to increase a fortnight or so before your departure date.
Which day is cheapest to fly to Ouagadougou?
Thursday is currently, on average, the cheapest day to fly to Ouagadougou. Flying on Monday will result in higher flight prices.
What time of day is cheapest to fly to Ouagadougou?
To get the best value, try booking a flight in the evening when visiting Ouagadougou. Generally the prices will increase for flights at midday as these tend to have higher demand.
As the capital city of Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou, or Ouaga, as it’s known locally, has a long history for visitors to explore. With parks, natural animal habitats and museums throughout, there is something for everyone to enjoy in Ouaga.
Culture abounds in the city, especially in places like La Musee National, the national museum. Music is also an important piece of Ouagadougou, as seen at attractions like the National Museum of Music and the Musee de Manega. The National Museum of Music houses all sorts of local and traditional instruments, while the Musee de Manega combines local instruments with cultural heritage items like rifles.
Urban parks offer a welcome retreat in Ouagadougou. Bangre-Weoogo is one such park that’s worth a visit, filled with trails where visitors can hike and walk throughout the forests. A small zoo within the park also lets visitors get a close look at Ouagadougou’s natural inhabitants.
Another popular park is Jardin de l’amitie Ouaga-Loudun, which translates into the “Garden of Ouaga-Loudun Friendship.” The green space stands as a symbol of the twin cities of Ouaga and Loudun in France. La Place du Grand Lyon is also a noteworthy monument, erected in the city centre to honour the city’s relationship with Lyon in France.
Taxis are the most convenient option to get around the capital. Green taxis serve as the public transportation system and follow specific routes. Travellers can also hire yellow cabs to go anywhere in the city. These are metered taxis that are more expensive than their green counterparts but also offer private rides.
Getting from the Airport to the City
Ouagadougou Airport (OUA) sits in the city’s centre and serves the capital of Burkina Faso. With a convenient location in the heart of Ouagadougou, travellers arriving through this airport can easily reach their destinations within the city. Two taxis – green, public taxis and yellow, private taxis – connect travellers with their destinations.