Addis Ababa Transportation

  • Inside Bole international airport
    Inside Bole international airport
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    Bole Airport

    by sphynxxs Written Sep 16, 2009

    If you haven´t got a visum yet, obtaining one on arrival is no problem. It is issued for a fee of 20$ - just as much as if you´d go for it at the next Ethiopian embassy.. when you come down the escalator from the arrival flight you will see a visum on arrival sign leading to a room where you can get your visum - it is easily overlooked unless other people are already queuing, so do not immideately proceed to the immigration counters. The whole procedure is usually very swift and efficient

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    Europcar

    by erifla Written Apr 7, 2008

    If you want to be independent and want your own car then Europcar is the way to go. They have new cars with really good rates. They will charge you only for the amount of hours that you rent the car. They have offices at the airport, Hilton lobby and one in the city centre at there location in Mexico Square. You can even book through the internet. You know you won't be left stranded on the road if you have one of their cars.

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  • Cabs to and from the airport

    by RblWthACoz Written Jun 28, 2006

    A taxi from the airport into the city should cost you 60 birr, unless it is really out of the way in which case it should cost you no more than 100 birr. The pricing will be the same for going to the airport as well.

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  • Take the minibus!

    by RblWthACoz Written Jun 28, 2006

    Just like in other places in Africa, the good ol' minibuses (all of them are blue) are here in Addis. It might be difficult to get to exactly where you want to go if you don't speak Ahmaric, but hey...give it a shot if you want. A guy will lean out the window and yell where the minibus is going to. So if you can understand him or just feel like being adventurous, go for it. The prices are 60 cents for standard rides and 1.20 birr for trips farther out.

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    Minibus taxis in Addis Ababa

    by georeiser Written Jun 9, 2010

    Minibus taxis are a mode of transport that falls between private transport and bus transport. The minibuses in Addis are mostly Toyota Hiace and have a blue-and-white color. They are preferred over public buses and taxis because they are cheap and flexible, and operate on semi-fixed routes. They don't have fixed stops along their route, but instead the passenger is required to say where to stop. The minibus taxi has a crew member called a "weyala", a kind of conductor who arrange all payments. He is also the person who is shouting out the destination from the window to get hold of new passengers. Minibus taxis are known for road accidents and reckless driving. Beware of pickpocketing aboard minibus taxis.

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    8�� 59' 28.4800 9�� 0' 42.4200 9�� 0' 42.9100 9�� 2' 7.7100 Minibus taxi in Addis Ababa
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    Old Lada taxis

    by georeiser Written Jun 9, 2010

    The old russian car Lada is still used as taxi here. They are fragile vehicles. Make sure to bargain the price before entering the car. It's normal to charge a tourist more than a local citizen. Price should be from 30-50 birr within the city centre on the daytime.

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    8�� 59' 28.9300 9�� 0' 17.8900 Old Lada taxi in Addis Ababa
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    BMI

    by iaint Written Jan 10, 2012

    I used BMI from London to get to Ethiopia.

    My flight stopped in Beirut on the way out, but I think some stop in Amman. We were on the ground for only 45 minutes. Some passengers got off (none boarded) and the crew changed. The rest of us stayed on board. A bit of an irritation when it’s a long flight anyway.

    We were about 45 minutes late leaving LHR - air traffic, so probably not BMI’s fault.

    Service was pretty sparse. A breakfast just after leaving LHR. A “dinner” just after Beirut. When we got to Addis Ababa 4.5 hours after Beirut, I was ravenous. Suggest you pack snacks...

    The cabin crew - mixed. Some pleasant, some very sour.

    The plane - Airbus 321. Comfortable enough.

    BMI did change my flights twice (same day - different times) as they brought in the winter timetable.

    Ok as value for money - about £500 return from Edinburgh, booked 8 months in advance.

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    hotel shuttle

    by iaint Written Jan 10, 2012

    My hotel (Hilton) offers an airport shuttle. They charge $5, but some hotels will do it free.

    On arrival I'd certainly recommend it. Maybe you'll relish the prospect of doing battle with a local taxi driver just after arrival off a long flight, but not me!

    By all accounts the cost of a taxi is about the same as the cost of the Hilton shuttle.

    I just had to go to the Hilton desk opposite the arrival gate, and 5 minutes later I was on my way to the bus. I was the only passenger, so I got a brief cultural introduction to the country as well

    Worth the $1 tip

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    BOLE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

    by DAO Updated Mar 29, 2007

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    VISA ON ARRIVAL IS AVAILABLE AT BOLE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT !

    Just to make sure, check your nationality on the Project Visa website:

    PROJECT VISA

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    Bus in Addis Ababa

    by georeiser Updated Jun 9, 2010

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    The buses in addis Ababa are not for foreigners. You don't understand where they are going since the front boards are written in ethiopian letters, or with only a number.

    9�� 1' 59.4900 Bus in Addis Abeba 9�� 1' 59.4900 Bus in Addis Abeba
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    Hotel Shuttle

    by Jecloosey Written Jul 26, 2005

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    I ordered a hotel shuttle at the airport and was positively surprised by the road system. Traffic flows freely and organized. The roads are well maintained.

    On my way to the airport
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    tour guide

    by hanspeter_W. Written Nov 24, 2012

    to visit diferent parts of the country would recommend a professional guide to take you around
    my guide Tilahun was absoltu good, reliable and good friend

    guide tilahun on left side in harar house guide tilahun with rowers on lake ziwot

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