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Borg El Arab Airport

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 Alexandria City Center from Airport

Borg El Arab Airport

It cannot be said that there are many alternatives to get to Alexandria city center from Borg El Arab International Airport. The means of transportation mostly preferred by passengers is taxi. You can also get to the city center easily with the car you can rent from one of the car rental companies located at the airport. In addition, some hotels offer private shuttle service for their guests.

Taxi

You can see many taxis waiting in front of Borg El Arab International Airport terminal building. Since the distance is not short, taxi is not an affordable means of transportation for this travel. However, it is possible to agree on a reasonable fare by bargaining. You should specify your destination and agree on the fare before your travel, and make sure to pay the fare after reaching your destination. Getting to the city center by taxi takes about 1 hour under normal traffic conditions.

Hotel Shuttle

Some hotels in Alexandria offer airport shuttle service for their guests. You should get in contact with your hotel in advance whether they provide this service or not. If they do, you should learn the amount you need to pay and make a reservation in advance. This service may be more expensive compared to taxi but it is much safer. Your vehicle will be waiting for you at the airport and you can comfortably get to the city center thanks to this service.

Car Rental

If you want to rent a car and have a comfortable travel, you can agree with one of the car rental companies found at the airport. You shouldn’t forget that you must have an international driver's license. If the car you rented has any damage, you must keep a written record during renting.

You should also be careful about the traffic density in Alexandria and the drivers who don’t pay much attention to the traffic rules. After leaving the airport, turn left to North Coast Road, connect to Mehwar Al-Ta’ameir that you will see on the right and drive straight until you reach the city center. This travel lasts about 50 minutes.

Last Updated: 27 Sep 2017

El Nouzha Airport

El Nouzha Airport is only seven kilometers away from Alexandria city center. It is thus very easy to reach the city center from the airport. You can also get information about transfer services by calling your hotel in advance. You can also get to Alexandria from El Nouzha Airport by taxi.

Taxi

You can use taxis to reach Alexandria city center, which is seven kilometers from El Nouzha Airport, which is closed since 2010, but still active, quickly and practically. The fare required for this taxi journey is approximately 26-32 Egyptian pounds.

Last Updated: 09 Aug 2017

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

For Addis Ababa-Alexandria flights, you can use Bole Intl. Airport as departure airport, and Borg El Arab Airport, El Nouzha Airport for arrival.

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

The flight distance between Addis Ababa-Alexandria is 2629 kilometers in total. The flight between the two cities takes 3 hour 10 minutes.

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

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

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