Getting to and Around Addis Ababa

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Your Guide to Seamless Travel

Welcome to Addis Ababa, the vibrant capital city of Ethiopia. Whether you’re visiting for business or pleasure, understanding how to get to and navigate the city is essential for a smooth and enjoyable trip. In this comprehensive guide, we provide you with valuable information and tips on getting to and around Addis Ababa. From international flights to local transportation options, we have you covered to ensure your travel experience is seamless and convenient.

International Flights

Durban is serviced by King Shaka International Airport, located approximately 35 kilometers north of the city center. This modern airport offers numerous domestic and international flights, making it easily accessible from major cities around the world. Upon arrival, you can find car rental services, taxis, and shuttle buses to take you to your destination in Durban.

Domestic Flights

For those traveling by road, Durban is connected to the national highway network, making it easily accessible by car or bus. If you’re driving from Johannesburg, the N3 highway provides a direct route to Durban. The journey offers breathtaking scenery, including the stunning Drakensberg Mountains. Additionally, several bus companies operate routes between major cities, offering comfortable and affordable travel options.

Domestic Flights
Overland Travel

Overland Travel

Durban is connected to South Africa’s rail network, providing an alternative and scenic mode of transportation. The Shosholoza Meyl service offers long-distance train travel, connecting Durban to cities such as Johannesburg and Cape Town. Traveling by train allows you to relax, enjoy the picturesque landscapes, and arrive in Durban refreshed and ready to explore.

Top Attractions in Addis Ababa

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Practical Information

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Visa Guide

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Explore Addis Ababa

Immerse yourself in the local culture, visit historic landmarks, and enjoy the warm hospitality of Addis Ababa.

Things to Do in Addis Ababa

Things to do

Visit the National Museum, explore the bustling markets, and experience the vibrant nightlife in Addis Ababa.


Eats & Drinks

Savor delicious Ethiopian cuisine and traditional coffee in the numerous cafes and restaurants of Addis Ababa.