Libreville International Airport

Libreville Leon Mba International Airport (LBV)


The main international airport for Gabon, Libreville International Airport is both a public and a military airport and the hub for local operators. It is not a big airport and has only one terminal, with limited facilities for tourists. Queues at passport control can become long and at times the airport can feel chaotic. There are currently no direct flights to Gabon from the UK or the US but connecting flights are available.


Just over six miles (11km) from the city centre.

Getting to the city

Most hotels have a free airport transfer shuttle service and there are also always taxis available at the airport.


GMT +1


Tel: (+241) 73 62 44.

Car rental

There are car rental facilities at the airport.


Facilities at the airport are limited but visitors can find refreshments at the bar, restaurant and cafeteria as well as purchase a few consumer goods from a selection of shops. There is an ATM and a bank, although travellers are advised to arrive with at least some local money as these facilities are not always reliable.


There is parking available at the airport.

Departure Tax

There is no departure tax levied on passengers.




Major airlines operating from Libreville International Airport include Ethiopian Airlines, Air France, Royal Air Maroc, South African Airways, Turkish Airlines and Air Cote D'Ivoire.


Internet facilities are unreliable at the airport, but it is conveniently located very close to a number of hotels and the Libreville business centre.

Libreville International Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.