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How To Travel To Addis Ababa

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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 Nairobi. There are two terminals available. T1 (the older, smaller terminal) is used for all domestic flights and the majority of international flights (but not Kenya). T2 (the newer 2003 building) is for any other foreign flights — arrangements are subject to change, so please double-check beforehand.

Access to the terminals is prohibited as of July 2012. Anyone waiting to meet you at the airport, as well as taxis, will be in the parking lot. A dozen of the most prestigious hotels still maintain a booth within the arrivals area. Similar laws apply at the country’s other airports, for both arrivals and departures. A cab to the city costs 100-150 birr as of July 2011. Many hotels will send a car to pick up pre-booked guests from the airport if you make a previous agreement. The Sheraton Addis, Dreamliner, Hilton Addis, and the majority of other hotels provide frequent shuttle service to its clients. This is also true of many well-known guesthouses.



  • Autobus Terra – Autobus Terra is located on the north-west side of Mercato, on the intersection of Fitawrari Habte Giyorgis St and Central African Republic St / Somalia St. This is the primary bus station, from which the majority of national buses arrive and leave.
  • Ras Mekonin Avenue – Ras Mekonin Avenue is located near the train station. There are or were buses to/from Adama (Nazret), Debre Zeyit, Dire Dawa, Nairobi, Lalibela, Shahemene, Awasa, and Bahir Dar. Ras Makonnen – or La Gare – closed in July 2011 and relocated to the Akaki Kality District on Sierra Leone St. (Debre Zeit Rd).
  • Buses go west from Asco on the ancient Ambo Road to Nekempte and beyond.


The majority of important roadways are in decent shape.

How To Get Around In Addis Ababa

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 minibusesThe blue and white minibuses/taxis are quite efficient in getting about town. Because they are frequently packed, it is also...

Districts & Neighbourhoods In Addis Ababa

The city is split into ten boroughs, which are known as subcities:1 Addis Ketema2 Akaky Kaliti3 Arada4 Bole5 Gullele6 Kirkos7 Kolfe Keranio8 Lideta9 Nifas Silk-Lafto10 Yeka

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 / SUPERMARKETMilk1 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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