Approximate Travel Distance
Approximate Flight Duration
7 hour 20 min
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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
London City Airport is located 11 km east to the city centre. Having provided services for a long time, this airport has parking lots, rent-a-car companies, restaurants and bars, VIP lounges and various shops for the use of the passengers.
You can directly get to the city centre, which is only 11 km away to the airport, by taking a taxi located at the exit of the airport right away. Taxi fare may vary from 15 to 25 Pounds.
Thanks to the trains in the train station located very close to the airport, you can arrive London city centre without any interchange. Ticket prices range from 5 to 10 Pounds. However, travel cards and Oyster cards can also be used in these trains.
Londra Underground has a very advanced transportation line that runs between 5.30 a.m. and midnight. The ticket prices range from 4.80 to 6 Pounds. This underground system can take you to London City Centre without any interchange.
There is a bus line that runs at London City Airport and goes to almost all the areas of the city. These buses run during night. Therefore, you can get to the city centre from London City Airport by paying around 5 to 8 Pounds for the ticket easily.
In London City Airport, a few famous rent-a-car companies are at your service so that you could easily rent a car when you visit London. By getting the information required from these companies, you can rent your car directly and get to the city centre from the airport via a short trip. Alternatively, you can make your reservation in advance before you land at the airport or get help about renting a car from your hotel. Those who do not want to waste time with other means of transportation can easily get to the airport by renting a car.
When you make your hotel reservation, you can choose “hotel-airport transfer” option, so that you can easily arrive your hotel from London City Airport.
Located 45 km south of the city center, Gatwick Airport is the second largest airport in London. There are many transportation alternatives to get to the city, including express trains, bus, taxi, and rental car.
The fastest way to get from Gatwick Airport to the city center is by using the Gatwick Express. These trains depart every 15 minutes and get to the Victoria train station in the city in 30 minutes. Fees start from 17 pounds. The Southern trains run the same distance in 35 minutes. These trains also depart every 15 minutes. At night the frequency of departing trains falls to one per hour. The airport train station is located in the South Terminal.
National Express buses are another option to reach the city however they take about 1 hour; in heavy traffic they can take over 1.5 hours. Almost the same can be said for Easybus buses as well. Like the trains, these buses go to the Victoria train station and operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. These buses are the cheapest way to get to the city center from the airport. Fees start from 2 pounds.
Taxis from the airport to the city center take about 1 hour. While the taxi fare varies based on the distance traveled, getting to the city costs at least 100 pounds.
You can rent a car from many different car rental agencies like Avis, Budget, and Hertz. Car rental offices are located in every terminal at the airport. The car rental offices in the North Terminal are open from 6am – 10 pm. The car rental offices in the South Terminal are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Located 32 km west of the city center, London Heathrow Airport is one of the busiest airports in the world. There are a variety of transportation methods to reach the city center from the airport including the train, metro, taxi, and rental cars.
The fastest way to get to the city from the airport is by using the Heathrow Express and Heathrow Connect trains. The Express trains get to Paddington train station in the city center in 15 minutes. The Connect trains get to Paddington train station in the city center in 30 minutes. The metro, or tube, has an important role in urban transportation. The metro is another alternative for those who want to get to the city center for a cheaper fare. However, the metro takes longer to get to the city than the trains do. With the metro it can take at least 1 hour.
The National Express buses get to the Victoria bus stop in about 40 to 80 minutes. Prices can vary according to the duration of the journey and route taken. In addition, the Hotel Hoppa buses provide transportation directly to your hotel for 5 pounds. This service is more so for hotels around the airport.
If you want to get to the city center by taxi there is a taxi stand at every terminal. Fares vary between 45 and 70 pounds according to the distance traveled.
To rent a car visit the rental car agencies located in the terminals. There are various rental car agencies located in Heathrow Airport including Avis, Hertz, and Europcar.
You can get to the city from Luton Airport, which is located 56 km northwest of the city, by bus, train, taxi, or rental car. The Thameslink trains provide transportation to the city center. The trip takes about 40 minutes. The train ride itself doesn’t take that long but to get to the airport train station you have to get on a shuttle bus.
That bus ride to the station takes 10 minutes. The train to the city itself takes 30 minutes. You can also use the East Midlands trains. The Thameslink trains cost about 25-30 pounds. The East Midlands trains cost about 15 pounds.
There are many options available if you want to get from Luton Airport to the city center by bus. The Easybus buses provide cheap transportation to the city; these buses cost 2 pounds. However, it takes at least 1.5 hours. Other options include National Express buses and Greenline 757. These are more expensive options, with fares around 15 pounds.
If you want to take a cab from the airport to the city center it costs about 100 pounds and takes approximately 1 hour.
There are various car rental agencies located at the airport, including Avis, Budget, Hertz, Europcar, Enterprise, and Sixt. These car rental agencies are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
It is very easy to reach the central regions of the city from Stansted Airport, which is located approximately 40 miles of London city center. For travelling to London city center from the airport, you can benefit from the buses offering service for 24 hours of the day or get on a taxi that you can easily find at the airport. You can also rent a car from one of the car rental offices located at Stansted Airport. Using a train is also among the transportation options that you can choose for travelling to the city center. If your priority is a fast and comfortable travel, your choice should be getting on a taxi. However, if you are looking for a more budget-friendly alternative, train may be the ideal option that you can choose on this route.
The buses departing from the terminal of Stansted Airport located in London carry passengers to 38 different destinations in total. 15 of these destinations are located in the center of London. The ticket prices of these buses provided by National Express start from £5 and vary according to your destination. The buses that you can find at any hour of the day are among the fastest and most budget-friendly alternatives for travelling to the center.
Stansted Express, which provided direct transportation to many points of London by departing from the airport terminal, is another budget-friendly option. The ticket prices of the trains start from £8 and vary depending on your destination. You can transfer to the London Underground from some of the stations of the trains providing connection to also some points like Liverpool Street and travel to many other points by metro in a direct way.
You can rent a car from the airport terminal in order to reach the center from Stansted Airport, which is located approximately 40 miles away from London city center. Holiday Car Rental, UK Car Rental and Airport Car Rental are among the companies offering car rental service at the airport. You can also rent your car in advance by making an online reservation before your travel and take the road to your destination after receiving your car at the airport without waiting. This is among the comfortable transportation options.
Another transportation option offered to the passengers at the airport is taxi. It is possible to find a taxi at any hour of the day. Travelling to the city center from the airport by taxi costs higher compared to other alternatives since the distance is long. However, if you have much luggage and want a comfortable travel to your destination, you can prefer getting on a taxi. Travelling to the city center from the airport costs about £100. You can call 0800 747 737 (in the country) or +44 (0)1279 661 111 (from abroad) in order to get detailed information about travelling to the city center from Stansted Airport and make a reservation in advance for a taxi if you choose this option for your transportation.
Thanks to the bicycle parking areas at Stansted Airport and bicycle roads in the city, you can travel to the city center from the airport by using your bicycle. If you arrive at the airport with your bicycle, you can also reach the city center by using the trains or some buses. Travelling by bicycle is among the enjoyable alternatives.
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For Addis Ababa-London flights, you can use Bole Intl. Airport as departure airport, and City Airport, Gatwick Airport, Heathrow Airport, Luton Airport, Stansted Airport, Windsor and Eton Central Railway Railway Station, Euston Railway Station, King's Cross Railway Station, Paddington Railway Station, St Pancras Railway Station, Tottenham Hale station Railway Station, Victoria station Railway Station, Waterloo International Railway Station for arrival.
The flight distance between Addis Ababa-London is 5883 kilometers in total. The flight between the two cities takes 7 hour 20 minutes.
When the average prices are examined, the most suitable day for Addis Ababa-London flights is Wednesday.