Kayes is on the railway between Dakar and Bamako, however due to the deteriorating of tracks international trains are suspended, leaving only a slow thrice-weekly service from Bamako. 1 Kayes railway station is located south west of the city centre.
- 1 Medina Fort (12 km east of Kayes, along the road to Bamako). Site of a major battle between the Toucouleur Empire and French colonizers. The fort still stands and is open to the public.
- 1 Hôtel du Rail (In front of the railway station), ☏ .
Take a truck to Keniéba, in southwest Mali. One hell of a journey!