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How To Get Around In Addis Ababa

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Few streets have names, and even when they do, they may not be labeled accurately on a map; instead, utilize landmarks to help you navigate the city.

Blue and white minibuses

The blue and white minibuses/taxis are quite efficient in getting about town. Because they are frequently packed, it is also quite inexpensive; usually between 1-3 birr depending on how far you are travelling. To hail a minibus, stand on the side of the road. This can be done anyplace the bus may possibly stop. Inside, the conductor will announce the location, and if that’s where you want to go, hop on. When the conductor indicates that he wants money, you pay him (which might take a few minutes). To get money. Say “woraj alle” or just “woraj” to go out. If this is your first time utilizing these cabs, it is helpful having an Ethiopian guide with you since it can be fairly confusing to figure out which minibuses travel where and from where.

Small blue Lada taxis

Blue, small Taxis from Lada are more costly. Negotiation is the standard, and as a foreigner, you may have to push very hard to obtain a good deal. They may be hired for a single journey, an hour, or a whole day; just bargain. Do not be shocked if the taxi fare jumps at night for the same journey.

Yellow taxis

Yellow and green cabs are often seen around hotels such as the Sheraton. They are more costly, but they are dependable. Use these automobiles if you’re prepared to pay for peace of mind, somewhat better drivers, and a car that wasn’t featured in the Flintstones.

Light Rail Transit (LRT)

In Addis Abeba, there are two light rail lines that intersect at Meskel Square:

  • West-East green line 1 is from Tor Hailoch station to Ayat.
  • North-South blue line 2 is from Kality station toMenelik II Square station (aka Piazza).

A journey to 8 stations costs 2 birr, while going everywhere costs up to 6 birr. Both have been open since November of 2015.

Airport shuttle

If you require a cab from the airport to your hotel or another location, there are several taxis parked outside the airport. They will most likely transport you anywhere you want to go, but you must negotiate the amount before you board. If you want to be sure, you may book a shuttle service called before you come.

How To Travel To Addis Ababa

BY PLAIN Bole International Airport, the busiest in East Africa and the hub of Ethiopian Airlines, is served by several international airlines with daily flights to Europe, the United States, Asia, and many African cities such as Accra, Bamako, Brazzaville, Cairo, Dakar, Dar es Salaam, Djibouti, Khartoum, Harare, Johannesburg, and...

Districts & Neighbourhoods In Addis Ababa

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Prices In Addis Ababa

Tourist (Backpacker) - 41 $ per day. Estimated cost per 1 day including:meals in cheap restaurant, public transport, cheap hotel. Tourist (regular) - 131 $ per day. Estimated cost per 1 day including:mid-range meals and drinks,transportation, hotel. MARKET / SUPERMARKET Milk1 liter$ 1.50Tomatoes1 kg$ 0.80 Cheese0.5 kg$ 7.00Apples1 kg$ 4.15Oranges1...

Sights & Landmarks In Addis Ababa

If you stroll from Meskel Square to Sidest Kilo, you will most likely find it fun and engaging. You'll see the Africa Hall, the palaces and the Parliament building, the Hilton Hotel, the marvelous architectural adventure of a building housing the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Sheraton Hotel, the...

Museums & Galleries In Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa Museum, Bole Rd / Airport Rd / Africa Ave (near Meskel Square). Tu-F 08:30-12:30, 13:30-17:30; Sa 08:30-11:30.Contains artifacts and displays from Addis Ababa. Ras Biru Habte-Gabriel, a former Minister of War, used to live at the palace.Ethiopian Railway Museum.Ethnological Museum, Algeria St. M-F 08:00-17:00; Sa-Su 09:00-17:00. This intriguing museum, also known as the...

Shopping In Addis Ababa

Mercato. The mercato (Italian meaning market, since the main covered market still in use originates from the colonial government of the late 1930s) is the world's biggest outdoor market, and it sells everything from tourist items (t-shirts, wood crafts, etc.) to cloth to metal goods. Haggling and negotiating are...

Food & Restaurants In Addis Ababa

Food is relatively inexpensive. Make sure you try the national dish injera at least once, since there is nothing else like it. It's a yeast-risen flatbread with a distinctive, somewhat spongy feel. Teff flour is usually used to make it. Injera is made by combining teff flour with water...

Nightlife In Addis Ababa

Affoy. The upstairs, which houses the bar and hookah, is a bit run-down, but the pizzas are delicious.Black Rose, Boston Bldg, Bole Rd (above the Boston Day Spa). The lively ambiance is dark yet cozy and trendy, and the bar provides a wide range of beverages. Every Thursday night, there is a...

Stay Safe & Healthy In Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa is safer than other African cities. Gang violence and other dangerous actions are uncommon. Pick-pockets and con-artists may be encountered at and near Bole Airport, Mercato, Piazza, and other localities. Keep your things near by and be aware of your surroundings. In contrast to other African towns, police...



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