This railway station is proof of thesignificant cultural mix of the city.
Don't miss the train!
Oran’s citizens are proud of its cultural heterogeneity and fusion and the old railway station is a shining example of this. The XIX century building is an architectural gem which emerged from a mixture of French and colonial influences; fortunately, and despite renovations, the original building has been preserved and has become one of Oran’s iconic buildings. It is also one of the most important communication points in the city thanks to the train which links it to Algiers, the country’s capital. In this fascinating place, there is a constant coming- and-going of both Algerians and travellers from all over the world, as travelling by train is one of the most popular methods of visiting both cities. The journey takes five hours, and there are spectacular views of the countryside from the train windows. Pure Africa!