Getting Around Djibouti

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    From Eritrea

    by nekro Written Oct 4, 2005

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    From Assab you can find a truck to Moulhoule (5-10$, the first Djiboutian village), where you can change transportation to Obock(20$). The boat departs Obock 3 times a week to Djibouti City (5$), or you can find an another truck to Tadjoura(15$)

    It took 2 days for me (from Djib. to Eritrea)

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    From Ethiopia

    by nekro Written Oct 4, 2005

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    You can hitch till the border with an ethiopian truck (about 6-10$), than you can find a bus till djibouti city (20$!!). In theory the journey should not take more than 4 hours, for us it was 12, becouse the driver had some rest halfway.

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    Fly Yemenia from Sanaa to Djibouti

    by Pakistaniguy Written Aug 16, 2005

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    Yemenia flys twice (or thrice - sorry i forgot) from Sanaa to Djibouti city. The flight is about 2 hrs and it costs about 260 USD return including all taxes. If u r coming from US or Europe or from somewhere in the south east asia, you can easy fly with Yemenia to Sanaa and from there to Djibouti. Here in the picture you can see their plane which brought me from the middle east (Yemen) to the African soil (Djibouti) :-)))

    Bye bye Yemenia on Djibouti airport

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    Landing in Djibouti City from Sanaa by YEMENIA

    by Pakistaniguy Written Aug 16, 2005

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    After having the comfortable 2 hrs flight from Sanaa, around 2100 hrs (i think), i landed in Djibouti city. Before landing, i could see the lights from the port of Djibouti on the Indian Ocean. Landing was normal - nothing horrific happened - Thanks to Allah :-)

    Just after landing in Djibouti

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    Services in the air

    by Pakistaniguy Written Aug 16, 2005

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    Where as the European regional flights which are about two hours in duration take money from its passengers for catering in the air, Yemenia provided a small meal with famous Yemeni coffee (Mokka or Mocha) Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm it was good!!! Thanks Yemenia.

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  • Green Djibouti taxis

    by walbanger Written Jun 7, 2005

    The taxis are old worn out cars from asia. They come with usualy a unwashed driver. THey charge the equivilant of 6 dollars for a short trip and 3 dollars for a stop along the way. The drivers drive reklesslyt with little regard for human life and are mostly stoned on khat (a leafy drug like cocoa leaf)

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    By sea

    by hunwagner Written Apr 30, 2005

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    It may be possible to travel between Djibouti and Yemen by boat.
    There are also boats within the country, connecting Djibouti City with the towns of Tadjourah and Obbock across the bay a few times weekly. The Obbock boats pass some inviting looking islands along the way.

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    By road

    by hunwagner Updated Apr 30, 2005

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    Buses connect Djibouti City with Ethiopia and the towns within Djibouti itself, while jeeps go to Hargeisa in Somaliland.
    Djiboutian buses tend to be incredibly crowded and booking is recommended.
    Fares are also relatively high.

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    By rail

    by hunwagner Updated Apr 30, 2005

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    The French built a railway line connecting Djibouti with neighbouring Ethiopia, but in the past years this has largely fallen into disuse. Services are now limited to irregular cargo trains, and most people prefer to travel by bus between the two countries, or within Djibouti itself.

    The railway station in Djibouti City

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  • Air France goes to Djibouti,...

    by palin Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Air France goes to Djibouti, but you have to know that there is a 1 hour stop in Jeddah. So it take 9 hours to go to Djibouti from paris.
    Yeman Airways goes to Djibouti too.Cheaper.
    You can use a taxi, ask for the price before getting into.
    Djibouti is a small town , you can do everything by your feet.
    To go around the town, you may need a 4x4, if you go in the desert for example. Very expensive.

    You can use the Addis-Djibouti train too, it is a very long trip (24hours!)

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