Felix Houphouet Boigny Airport, which started offering service in 1999 to provide air transportation to Abidjan, one of the oldest settlements of the African continent and Ivory Coast, is the largest and busiest airport of the country. Felix Houphouet Boigny, which was named after the founding president of the Ivory Coast, was gradually expanded in 2011. From Felix Houphouet Boigny Airport, which has a very large single terminal building, approximately 1.2 million passengers fly every year.
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.
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.Last Updated: 30 Dec 2016
In Abidjan, the commercial and administrative center of Ivory Coast and the most important port city of the country, the majority of the native population speaks French. The West African CFA Franc is used in the city; 1 Turkish Lira is approximately 195 West African CFA Francs and 1 Euro corresponds to 655 West African CFA (XOF) Francs. Abidjan is connected to the neighboring countries by land route or rail road as well as it provides transportation to many African and European cities by air.
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, which is 16 kilometers southeast of the city. There are direct flights from Abidjan to Accra (Ghana), Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Algiers (Algeria), Bamako (Mali), Beirut (Lebanon), Bissau (Guinea Bissau), Bobo-Dioulasso and Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso), Brazzaville (Congo), Brussels (Belgium), Cairo (Egypt), Casablanca (Morocco), Conakry (Guinea), Dakar (Senegal), Douala and Yaounde (Cameron), Dubai (United Arab Emirates), Freetown (Sierra Leone), Istanbul (Turkey), Johannesburg (South Africa), Kinshasa (DRC), Lagos (Nigeria), Libreville (Gabon), Lome (Togo), Malabo (Guinea Equatoriale), Monrovia (Liberia), Nairobi (Kenya), Niamey (Niger), Nouakchott (Mauritania), N'Djamena (Chad), Orly and Paris (France), Congo (Pointe Noire Republic) and Tunis (Tunis).
There are connecting flights from Abidjan to Banjul (Gambia), Sao Paulo (Brazil), Tripoli (Libya), China and United States of America (USA). You can travel to Abidjan from Istanbul with Turkish Airlines. With the reciprocal flights arranged four days a week, you can reach Istanbul after a 7-hour and 21-minute flight.
Turkey is three hours ahead of Abidjan. Abidjan Félix Houphouët-Boigny International Airport is accessible from the city center by bus, taxi or rental car. The buses operated by SOTRA run between the city center and the airport. The passengers who want to travel by air are transported to Félix Houphouët-Boigny International Airport from Abidjan city center by buses. If you are looking for another option, you can get to the airport by taking a taxi or renting a car.
You can get to Abidjan Félix Houphouët-Boigny International Airport from the city center by taking the bus number 6. It is useful to remind that the bus is more affordable than taking a taxi or driving your own car. You can travel by bus paying 220 West African Francs.
You can reach the airport from Abidjan city center by taxi which is at your service 24/7. Taking a taxi is more expensive compared to public transportation and you may have to pay up to 1600 West African Francs to reach the airport.
You can reach the airport from the city center by the car you have rented. Upon your arrival at the airport, you can leave the rental car at the airport parking lots for car rental companies to pick it up.
The visitors can also go to the airport with motorcycles or the mopeds used by the locals in Abidjan. If you don’t have too much luggage, you can bargain with a motorcycle user to take you to the airport.
You will soon be able to reach Abidjan Félix Houphouët-Boigny International Airport with the metro, which has been under construction since 2015. However, you have to wait for a few years to travel with metro. The metro is scheduled to start serving its passengers in 2020.
There are 2 terminal buildings at Abidjan’ın Félix Houphouët-Boigny International Airport. The domestic and international terminals that are adjacent to each other can be reached on foot. In addition, there are two different car parks just outside the terminals where you can park your car for both shorter and longer times. At the airport, there is a bank that offers foreign exchange transactions as well as an ATM in the public area.
The visitors to the airport can also benefit from the post office in the public area. At the airport, fax, email and internet services are offered at the Telephone Shop where you can also hire a cell phone and buy telephone cards. Wheelchairs are also available on the passengers’ request. Only those passengers who need special assistance are strongly advised to contact with the airport prior to takeoff. If you are hungry and want something to eat or drink before or after your flight, you can get service from the restaurants that offer tastes of international and local cuisines and the bars located at the airport.
If you want to take some souvenirs from Abidjan with you, you can buy them at duty free shops at the airport. There is a bookstore at the airport, as well as emergency health service, pharmacy, information services and local tour operator service are also offered. There is a VIP lounge at Abidjan Félix Houphouët-Boigny International Airport. The passengers are served by hostesses at this lounge, where they will feel comfort and special service. There are no lounges for business or conference at the airport. For such expectations, you can benefit from the larger hotels near the airport or in the city center.Last Updated: 30 Dec 2016
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