Flights

There are currently two (2) airline companies servicing Madagascar from South Africa, with direct flights mainly between Johannesburg and Antananarivo:

- Air Madagascar
Tel : +261 20 22 331.54 (Reservations)
www.airmadagascar.com
Holiday House, 158 Hendrik Verwoerd Drive, Randburg
Tel : +27 11 289 8074 Fax : +27 11 289 8072

- AirLink
www.flyairlink.com
Tel : 0861 359 722
Financial House, Ernest Oppenheimer Road, Bruma Lake
Tel : +27 11 616 0636 Fax : +27 11 616 0930

There are at least five (5) scheduled fights weekly between South Africa and Madagascar

Airlink also provides a weekly fight to the mining town of Fort Dauphin.

Travellers are advised to contact the concerned airline companie for current or their travel agency, for up to date flights schedule and booking.

Airport Journey:I t takes at least 45 minutes to reach the airport from town, and approximately 1 hour at peak hour.

Maritime transport to and from South Africa

* Mer Austral
Tel : 27 31 337 2274 Fax : 27 31 337 8870
Tel : 27 11 625 3000 Fax : 27 11 625 3150

* Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC)
Tel : 27 11 263 4000 Fax : 27 11 784 4661

Taxis

Despite their condition, the taxis are safe to take, and it will cost you ± R170,00 from the airport into town. Taxis can be hired out on a daily basis as well. This is a good idea when wanting to make various visits as the taxi drivers are familiar with the routes. To rent a taxi : ± R 300,00 per day, but it is advisable that the rate be discussed PRIOR to departure. From one destination in town to another will cost you ± R 10,00

Car rental

The traffic in Antananarivo is extremely busy and it is quite difficult to find your way around. Maps are difficult to come by too.

Air Tours : +261 20 22 241.92
Aventour : +261 20 22 217.78
Europcar : +261 20 22 336.47
Avis : +261 20 22 204.35 / 22 340.80
Hertz : +261 20 22 308.88
Budget : +261 20 22 317.08
Bourdon : +261 20 22 296.96
Transcontinent : +261 20 22 223.98

If you need a car rental, we strongly advise that you rent with a driver.