Axum Transportation

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    By bus from Gondar to Axum

    by lotharscheer Written Apr 15, 2014

    The road is really spectacular, unfortunately a big part of it at the moment under construction (my guess it might be finished in 2 years, but who knows).
    By your ticket (127 Birr, 10 hours, only 1 bus per day) to Shire (where you have to change) the day before at the bus terminal in Gondar. If you have the ticket you can go in the terminal (and bus) a few minutes before the terminal opens to the general public. The bus was seconds after the terminal opened completely full. From Shire are frequent buses (25 Birr, 1.5 hours) to Axum.
    I was offered a private car for $ 75, it was not clear if minibus or something else, but with the road condition as it is at the moment the only advantage would have been to stop once in a while to make pictures.
    There is also Ethiopian Air between the 2 towns, if you came with Ethiopian the country you can get a discount (also from Nairobi or Djibouti, but not with a share code flight), but you miss the great landscape.

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    ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES

    by DAO Updated Jan 3, 2008

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    The easiest and quickest way to get here is by domestic flights with Ethiopian Airlines. Axum has 1 flight a day and can connect you to Addis Ababa and the other northern historical cities of Lalibela, Gonder and Bahr Dar. You can fly return or one-way for just a little over $100. Their website does not list domestic flights, but all of their offices speak English. You can ring their Gonder office on the telephone number listed below or ring them in Addis Ababa on: +251-11-551 7000. You can reserve by telephone or at any city office in the country without a credit card! A 2 hour flight can save you up to 2½ full days on a bus! They have an office on the main road in town.

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    AXUM AIRPORT

    by DAO Written May 19, 2007
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    FROM THE AIRPORT

    by DAO Written May 19, 2007


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    BICYCLES

    by DAO Written May 13, 2007


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    ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES TICKET OFFICE

    by DAO Written May 13, 2007

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    By bus

    by SirRichard Written Feb 24, 2007

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    The truck incident

    I arrived in Axum by bus, from Gonder. As Axum is but a little village and most tourists come by plane (not many dare to take buses in Ethiopia), there is no direct bus Gonder-Axum. You have to reach Shire and then change to a minibus that will take you to Axum.
    Gonder-Shire: 9h, 41B (4,1USD)
    Shire-Axum: 1+1/2h, 12B (1,2USD)
    Expect some incidents on the way. In the pic you can see the bus stucked on a muddy road, there was a truck that couldn't pass by a mountain road, so a little traffic jam lasted about 30 minutes. Passengers had to push the truck to get it out. Though these trips are long and tiring you happen to know most of the passengers of the bus and they are very kind to foreigners. I was the only white in the bus, so the driver reserved me a fron seat and shared a tea with me in one of the stops.

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    Ethiopian Airways

    by frockland Updated Sep 5, 2004
    Hubert`s first flight was with E.A.

    Aksum is off the beaten track and it takes a while to get here or to reach your next destination by bus. If you follow the historic circuit and want to proceed to Lalibela it might take you up to three days to get there. The solution is to fly. There are two flights a day from Aksum to Lalibela and most other domestic destinations. A flight to Lalibela is 570 Birr. Book in advance and check a day before if your seat is waiting for you, because overbooking is not uncommon.

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    Plane, bus, bike ....or camel

    by sachara Written May 25, 2004

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    camels in the centre of Aksum

    With Ethiopian Airlines you can fly daily from Addis Abeba to Aksum. The flights are via Bahir Dar or Mekele and have a duration of 2 hours and cost about 35 euro on way.

    You can also reach Aksum by bus in 4 or 5 days from Addis Abeba. Making a tour and have also stops in Bahir Dar, Gondar, Simien Mountains and Lalibela will take at least 14 days.

    For going around in Aksum and visit the ancient sites, it's nice to hire a bike for 6 birr per hour.

    Local people use also camels for transport.

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    Teatime stop

    by SirRichard Written Feb 24, 2007

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    Teatime

    At one of the stops I joined the bus crew for a tea. Although none spoke any english they were very friendly and din't let me pay for the tea.

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