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    • Night train from Oran to Béchar

      Algeria Sep 22, 2015 at 2:50 PM

      Hello everyone! Looking to take 10 days in Algeria in January. I know there is a daily sleeper service from Oran to Béchar, but I have a few concerns about it based on what I have read.

      -First and foremost, it appears to be hard to get tickets; I'm basing this on a French language Algerian news clip I found on Youtube that appears to be from this year. The impression I have is that you need to buy tickets on the day at the station and that it is often sold out. I am happy to buy them in person in advance (In Alger or Oran) if it's possible, and plan on traveling first class. Would any of this be a problem? (video here:

      -Second, it looks like trip takes 10 hours overnight... but that there is no real food service. Is this the case?

      Not terribly concerned about climatisation (as it will be winter) or cleanliness for one night if it gets us where we need to be.

      tl:dr - What's the deal with the train from Oran to Béchar?

      Thanks in advance!

    • Safety in Algeria

      Algeria Yesterday

      Hi, I'm planning to go to Algiers and Oran in the nearest future, but I don't know how safe are these places. What is the current safety situation in Algeria?

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      Travel to Tamanrasset

      by artofvintage Online Now Jul 25, 2014 at 11:22 AM

      I want to travel to Tamanrasset. Can anyone tell me if it is safe to go there now and what is the best way to get there from UK…or Morocco. I am a woman travelling alone.

      1 Answer Sep 29, 2014 at 5:04 AM
    • Trip to Tam in March

      by momokun7 Online Now Oct 6, 2008 at 8:32 AM


      I am planning a trip from the UK to tamanrasset in March 2009. My plan is to get a solid 4x4 car, drive through France to pick up friends and take a ferry to Algiers from Marseille. Once in Algiers, we'll drive through to Ghardaia, el Golea, Insallah and then Tamanrasset where we will be staying most of our time. My question is, Could we find a local guide to take us on a trip to the hoggar for a week or so? or if we could join an organised expedition? Also, what are the costs?

      Many thanks for your answers.


      9 Answers Nov 29, 2008 at 9:33 AM
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      need information on how to get to Tamanrasset and where to stay

      by FrLenny Online Now May 30, 2007 at 1:01 AM

      I am thinking of going to Tamanrasset with several other people and can not find flight to there, and where to stay with 12 other people. Any help to give me. We want to see the sights of Charles de Foucauld. Thank you.

      2 Answers Oct 13, 2007 at 11:11 AM
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      by jpalmer Online Now Mar 23, 2006 at 12:47 AM

      Any recent traveler to Tamanrasset: I may be heading there on a government one-year contract. My wife has joined me in Thailand, Peru, Iran (before revolution), and Philippines. Would you recommend she join me in S. Algeria?

      2 Answers Jul 16, 2007 at 11:33 AM
    • Accommodations

      by jpiowaty Online Now Mar 4, 2006 at 9:22 PM

      Any information on long term rental, villas? Would you recommend a year's stay for U.S. citizens?