Djibouti Transportation

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    Scattered houses
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    Good view from the air
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  • International Airport Djibouti City
    International Airport Djibouti City
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Djibouti Transportation

  • Djibouti International airport

    We came to Djibouti with Ethiopian Airlines From Europe, anyway from the Netherlands and Germany it was the best and cheapest option compared to Air France and Turkish Airlines.We made a combination trip Djibouti and Somaliland. With Ethiopian Airlines it was possible to buy a combination ticket. Fly in to Djibouti city and fly out from Hargeisa,...

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  • Ferry Djibouti City -Tadjoura

    Between Djibouti town and Tadjoura and Obock runs a ferry two or three times a week. The crossing of the Gulf of Tadjoura takes about 2-3 hours.We took the ferry from Tadjoura to Djibouti town. From a roof terrace of a restaurant nearby the landing place of the ferry we could watch all the bustle of the people, carts, pick ups around the landing...

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  • Daallo airline

    UPDATE 2014: I just notice that Dalloo was banned from flying in the European air space. This is never good so maybe avoid this airline!!!UPDATE 2011: Daaloo flies twice a week from Dubai to Djibouti so this could be your way in!UPDATE NOVEMBER 2009: apparently Daalo does not fly London to Djibouti any longer so check with your travel agent/on the...

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  • Djibouti-Ambouli International Airport

    Located just to the south of downtown Djibouti City, Djibouti-Ambouli International Airport (JIB) is the only international airport serving the country. Most flights into and out of the airport serve destinations in East Africa, although there are some flights to Europe and the Middle East.Airlines serving Djibouti-Ambouli International Airport:...

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  • Mini buses

    Chances are that if you are in a tour, you'll be transported by mini bus. They are all of a similar model but their owners / drivers seem to take great pride in customising them with artificial flowers garlands in the windscreen. This add a bit of fun and also can prove very useful when trying to find your mini bus in a row of virtually identical...

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  • TAXI TO THE AIRPORT

    To go from the town centre (Centre Ville) to the airport should cost you 800 Djibouti Francs ($4.55). Many of the taxis will try it on and quote absurd amounts. Don’t listen to them. There is a picture on my ‘Tourist Trap’ tip that shows the fares FROM the airport. It should be the same price back. Save that tip on you ‘Custom Travel Guide’ here on...

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  • Green Taxi / Sharing Mini Bus

    You can roam around in djibouti by Taxi which charges you 500 Franks (US$ 3.00) for a short trip and 2000 Franks for a long trip (US$ 11.50 ) Alternatively you can use sharing mini bus with a flat charge of 50 Franks (US$ 0.28)

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  • Ethiopian Airlines - free hotel stay

    The only airline to fly to Djibouti from London at the time I went, November 2009, was Ethiopian. Djibouti and Ethiopia have good relations with each other and there are regular flights via Addis Ababa. Our flight to Addis was 7 hours out and as our connection was longer than 6 hours we used the free hotel transfer option available. Once you arrive...

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  • Port Peche

    Port Peche is the fishing port, which is close to the main port. This is where the fishing boats arrive and depart and where you can get a boat to take you to see the whale sharks or to snorkel. Our trip on the MY Deli departed from and returned to Port Peche.

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  • KENYA AIRWAYS - BEST OPTION FROM...

    I would recommend Kenya Airways for its superior flight schedule and standard of service between Ethiopia and Djibouti. They fly 6 days a week and are much cheaper than Ethiopian Airlines. The in-flight service was also good. Daallo Airlines is more expensive and flies through Somaliland first. Djibouti Airlines was cheapest but only flies on...

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  • How to get to Djibouti

    Visiting Djibouti as a place of its own is maybe not worth the effort and money, but it can be combined with a trip to Ethiopia, like I did. It can also be visited when you transfer between Ethiopia and Eritrea (borders between those countries are closed due to the border conflict) or between Ethiopia and Yemen.I arrived by bus from Dire Dawa in...

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  • Rent-a-car: do it!

    Rented a car from Pyramid (across Djibouti Bowling, but they will come to you). Cars are not cheap, but given unlimited mileage and quality of most roads it's understandable. Corolla at 12,000 francs a day; pick-up truck 15,000 (good option if there's just up to two persons to be carried as it will give the off-road option); 22,000 Landcruiser...

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  • Djibouti's “French Ethiopian” train

    Now if you want to step back in time and do a really cool old colonial trip than the “French Ethiopian” train is the trip for you. Truth in lending it is not an easy trip and it was blown up a few years ago by a local terrorist group. But as they say sometime VTers just have the urge to experience something new and adventurous well this will do it...

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  • Dhow Ferry

    In April 2006 this Ferry sank off the coast of Djibouti killing 113 people. The ship was bound for the religious festival of Djamaad, in the town of Tadjoura. Built to hold roughly 80 people, it was reported to have been carrying at least 200 people as well as construction materials at the time it sank. Eyewitness Omar Souleiki, however, blamed it...

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  • Djibouti Green Taxi

    The cab is about 1500 DF from the airport and took about 15 mins to give you some idea of cost. It is flat fee no meter so I recommend you ask at your hotel what to pay from here to there at least at first.

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  • getting around Djibouti

    If you do decide to meander downtown Djibouti and if you don;'t have car. Just flag down a cab but make sure you negotiate the price before you go anywhere. from the airport to downtown Djibouti or local market it shouldn't cost you more than 1000DF

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  • To Yemen

    You can find boats to yemen at the dock. Visit the immigration office, and they will redirect you directly to the captain of the next boat. They also stamp your passport. Have a yemeni visa in advance, and visit the yemeni embassy, maybe you need some official papers. I know four guys who did this trip in august 2005. (price: 30$)

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  • From Eritrea

    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

    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

    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...

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  • Landing in Djibouti City from Sanaa by...

    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 :-)

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  • Services in the air

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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.

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  • Air France goes to Djibouti,...

    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...

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