A qibba at the Thaghirt Oasis

Bechar is a city in Algeria's Saharan Atlas region.

Get in

Bechar is on the national highway N6 about 600 km from Oran, the road is paved but speeds are limited. Although Bechar is close to and would be easy accessible from Morocco the border has been closed since 1994 due to political conflict.

The national rail company SNTF has an daily overnight passenger service from Oran, taking just over 12 hours and with arrial in Bechar early morning.


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