Getting There – Madagascar
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Madagascar's main airport is Ivato International Airport (TNR), located 12km/7mi north of Antananarivo. The second international airport is located in the north of the country, offshore on Nosy Be, the island’s most popular beach destination. This airport is mainly used for all-inclusive beach packages.
There are scheduled domestic flights to several cities in the country but since the scheduled flights are notoriously unreliable, the use of chartered flights is recommended. Road travel is also possible, but due to the size of the island and the bad condition of the roads, most tours incorporate at least one domestic flight.
In most cases your local tour operator will arrange pick-up at the airport and organize further transportation as part of your travel package.
Check Skyscanner, or for multiple-destination flights check Expedia, to see which airlines can take you to Madagascar, and what tickets would cost.
There are two domestic carriers in Madagascar. Air Madagascar is the more established and has a bigger network of flights around the country. Their flights are however often delayed or cancelled at short notice. More reliable is the relatively new Madagasikara Airways.
Entry requirements can change, so please contact your local Madagascar embassy to verify the information below is current.