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Transportation to Addis Ababa Airport from the City Center

The airport, which is approximately 6 kilometers of the city center, is located on Bole Road. In the city where public transportation is not very developed, you can use minibuses to reach the airport. Taxi is another transportation alternative that is frequently preferred by visitors. In addition to these, you can get to the airport from the city center by renting a car or by benefitting from the airport shuttle service in case your hotel offers this service.

Minibus

You can reach the airport by getting on a minibus from the minibus stops located in the city center. Minibuses generally carry passengers to the airport from 5:30 am to 09:00 pm. Although it is relatively cheaper compared to taxi, you should remember that drivers may demand higher amounts from tourists. The fare is about 5 Birr. They may also charge extra amount for each baggage.

Hotel Shuttle

Hotel shuttle service is the most comfortable alternative for your travel to the airport. In Addis Ababa city center, there are both small hotels and accommodation centers of chain hotels such as Hilton, Radisson and Sheraton. Some of these hotels offer airport shuttle service. If your hotel offers this service and you want to benefit from this service for your travel to the airport, you should definitely make a reservation in advance.

Taxi

There are two types of taxis that you can get on to reach the airport. Mercedes taxis of the National Tour Operator (NTO) operate under a company and offer service with more comfortable vehicles. With their predetermined tariffs, they create a more reliable image in terms of the fares. You can ask your hotel to call a NTO taxi for you.

There is no taximeter in the taxis operating in Addis Ababa, so it is advised to agree on the fare before getting on. These yellow taxis are approximately 10 times more expensive than blue-white taxis. You can also reach the airport in a short time with a blue-white taxi which you can find in the city center or waiting in front of hotels. The average fare is between 80 and 100 Birr. The owners of these taxis aren’t companies but individuals. Since there is also no taximeter in blue-white taxis and fares are not standardized by a company, they are more flexible in terms of fares and you should definitely bargain.

Car Rental

You can rent a car from one of the car rental companies that you can find in the city center or from the offices of tour operators. You can also get help from your hotel about renting a car.

Since some roads in Addis Ababa have no name, there isn’t sufficient number of traffic signs throughout the city and there is no traffic light on many roundabouts, traffic flow isn’t in order. For this reason, renting a car during your visit may not be a good option. If you want to rent a car only for travelling to the airport from the city center, you should prefer a company which has an office at the airport.

In order to get to the airport with the car you have rented, connect to Bole Road in the city center, drive southeastward and follow the airport signs.

Airport Information

There are 2 terminals at the airport. Terminal 1, which offers service for domestic flights, is located in the old building. Terminal 2 offers service for international passenger transportation in the new building.

At Bole International Airport, there are many restaurants and cafes in addition to stores and a duty-free shop where you can do some shopping before your flight.

At the airport, there is also a lounge for passengers looking for a comfortable environment and a much larger lounge is now being constructed. Although there is no left luggage service at the airport, you can find other standard airport services such as pharmacy, currency exchange office and ATM.

Last Updated: 27 Sep 2017

Transportation to Aberdeen City Center from Airport

There are a variety of transportation alternatives available to get to the city center from Aberdeen International Airport, which is only 10 km away. Methods of transportation available to get to the city center from the airport include buses, trains, taxis, or rental cars.

Taxi

Taking a taxi to the city from the airport is a very convenient method of transportation. Comcab taxis are the only authorized taxi company that serves the airport. This company offers passengers the opportunity to make a reservation in advance and accepts payments via credit card. The taxi company also features vehicles that are equipped to handle special requirements, such as wheelchairs.

Bus

There are two bus lines that provide transportation from the airport to the city center. Bus line 80 operates from 6:30 am to 6:30 pm on weekdays and bus line 727 operates from 4:30 am to 12 am on weekdays and from 5:30 am to 11 pm on weekends. Both buses depart from the bus terminal located at the airport. You have to get a bus ticket in advance. It takes about 30 minutes to get to the city center from the airport by bus.

Train

The train station is located about 3 km from the airport and is accessible by bus or taxi. Traveling to the city by train is a more affordable transportation alternative. You can purchase tickets at the station or make a reservation online in advance. If you book a ticket online it is almost half the price. The train runs from 6:30 am to 6:30 pm on weekdays. Trains run every hour Monday to Saturday and less frequently on Sundays.

Rental Car

There are various rental car companies at the airport that serve passengers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Rental car companies at the airport that you can choose from include Avis, Hertz, National, Europcar and Enterprise. You can easily rent the brand and model vehicle you want and enjoy a nice drive to the city.

Last Updated: 30 Jan 2017

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Which airports can I use for Addis Ababa-Aberdeen flights?

For Addis Ababa-Aberdeen flights, you can use Bole Intl. Airport as departure airport, and Aberdeen Intl. Airport, Aberdeen Railway Station for arrival.

How many kilometers is the flight distance from Addis Ababa-Aberdeen and how long does the flight take?

The flight distance between Addis Ababa-Aberdeen is 6395 kilometers in total. The flight between the two cities takes 8 hour .

Which day is the most convenient for Addis Ababa-Aberdeen flights?

When the average prices are examined, the most suitable day for Addis Ababa-Aberdeen flights is Monday.

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