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About Abidjan

One of the most populated cities of West Africa, Abidjan is the largest city and capital of the Ivory Coast. It is a major center of trade and commerce for the wider region, as well as a tourist destination. At the same time, the country's largest ports are located here, and is an important stop for all sorts of cargo and trade ships.

The districts of Adjame, Plateau, and Koumassi are some of the most colourful places of the city that must be seen. Many women in the city dress in beautiful, colourful traditional outfits. In addition to rain forests outside the city, the National Museum, the city zoo, and St. Paul's Cathedral are other spots in Abidjan that are definitely worth visiting.

One of the most common tools used for transportation in the city train. However, the train ride is not quite the safest way to get around for foreigners and tourists. You can use a rental car or a taxi instead, which is more secure and available for reasonable prices. If you take a taxi, do not forget to bring a city map as that will make your job much easier. Located close to the equator, the city also has a muggy and hot tropical climate.

Transportation to Abidjan City Center from Airport


Felix Houphouet Boigny Intl. Airport

Abidjan is the commercial and administrative center of the Ivory Coast, which is located in the western part of the Africa Continent. The Abidjan city, which is close to the Atlantic Ocean, is also the most important port city of the country. Abidjan is described as “the Paris of the West Africa”. The majority of the locals speak French. The currency of the country is the West African Franc.

If you want to visit Abidjan, you will have to get a visa. Diplomatic, service or special (green) passport holders are exempt from visa on their touristic journeys that do not exceed 90 days. However, the ordinary passport holders are asked to get visa. There are many military control points in Abidjan city; at these control points, you might be asked to show your passport from time to time. For this reason, you are recommended to keep your passport or its color photocopy with you in any case.

Abidjan is connected to the neighboring countries by land routes and railroads, but it also provides transportation to more than 30 African and European cities by air. Félix Houphouët-Boigny International Airport is located 16 kilometers southeast of Abidjan city. Turkish Airlines (THY), Air Algérie, Air Burkia, Air Cote d’Ivoire, AIR France, Asky Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Camair-Co, CEIBA Intercontinental, Corsair, Egyptair, Emirates Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines, Kenya Airways, Middle East Airlines – Air Lebanon, Royal Air Maroc, Senegal Airlines, South African Airways and Tunisair arrange flights to Abidjan Félix Houphouët-Boigny International Airport.

Turkish Airlines flies to Abidjan from Istanbul. With the reciprocal flights arranged four days a week, you can reach Abidjan after a 7-hour and 21-minute flight. Abidjan’s local time is 3 hours behind Turkey.

You can reach the city center from Abidjan Félix Houphouët-Boigny International Airport by bus, taxi or rental car. The buses operated by SOTRA run between the city center and the airport and they take airport passengers to Abidjan city center. If you don’t want to go on your journey by public transportation, you can take a taxi to reach the city center. You can also rent a car you prefer from the car rental offices as long as you want if you want your car to be ready for the city use.


The bus number 6 operated by SOTRA picks up the airport passengers from Abidjan Félix Houphouët-Boigny International Airport and takes them to Abidjan city center. The bus ride, which costs about 220 West African Francs, takes 25-30 minutes.


One of the vehicles the airport passengers can prefer in order to reach the city center after landing is the orange taxi. You should be willing to pay 1600 West African Francs for the taxi ride to reach the city center in about half an hour.

Rent a car

There are many car rental companies outside the terminal building of Abidjan Félix Houphouët-Boigny International Airport. The visitors who want to easily travel within Abidjan can rent a car from this point.


In Abidjan, the locals usually travel with motorcycles and mopeds. You can complete your journey by bargaining with a motorcycle user and ask him/her to take you to the city center.


It will soon be possible to reach the city from the airport by metro in Abidjan which has been a developing city. The metro construction has been started in 2015 and under development since then. The metro is scheduled to start serving its passengers in 2020.

Weather in Abidjan

DayMin - Max
ThursdayMin 24ºC - Max 28ºC
FridayMin 24ºC - Max 29ºC
SaturdayMin 24ºC - Max 27ºC
SundayMin 24ºC - Max 27ºC
MondayMin 24ºC - Max 29ºC

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