Take your seat on the FCE train

Take your seat on the FCE train

Take a multi-coloured journey along the East Coast of Madagascar for an unforgettable experience.

The Fianarantsoa-East Coast Railway line, whose acronym is FCE for the name in French, runs along 163 kilometres. Built in 1926 by the French and Chinese, and inaugurated in 1936, this is the only railway in the country that operates regularly.

During your trip you will have the opportunity to admire the fabulous landscapes embellished by sparkling waterfalls, lush reliefs, rainforests, and many other surprises. To discover more remote villages, allow yourself the time for long stops along the route. Smiling and friendly locals will welcome you with simplicity and share their culinary specialties. The journey takes between eight and 12 hours or longer, depending on the time spent loading cargo along the way, so be a bit flexible about the schedules!