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4 hour 50 min
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Intl. Airport

Transportation to Addis Ababa Airport from the City Center

The airport, which is approximately 6 kilometers of the city center, is located on Bole Road. In the city where public transportation is not very developed, you can use minibuses to reach the airport. Taxi is another transportation alternative that is frequently preferred by visitors. In addition to these, you can get to the airport from the city center by renting a car or by benefitting from the airport shuttle service in case your hotel offers this service.

Minibus

You can reach the airport by getting on a minibus from the minibus stops located in the city center. Minibuses generally carry passengers to the airport from 5:30 am to 09:00 pm. Although it is relatively cheaper compared to taxi, you should remember that drivers may demand higher amounts from tourists. The fare is about 5 Birr. They may also charge extra amount for each baggage.

Hotel Shuttle

Hotel shuttle service is the most comfortable alternative for your travel to the airport. In Addis Ababa city center, there are both small hotels and accommodation centers of chain hotels such as Hilton, Radisson and Sheraton. Some of these hotels offer airport shuttle service. If your hotel offers this service and you want to benefit from this service for your travel to the airport, you should definitely make a reservation in advance.

Taxi

There are two types of taxis that you can get on to reach the airport. Mercedes taxis of the National Tour Operator (NTO) operate under a company and offer service with more comfortable vehicles. With their predetermined tariffs, they create a more reliable image in terms of the fares. You can ask your hotel to call a NTO taxi for you.

There is no taximeter in the taxis operating in Addis Ababa, so it is advised to agree on the fare before getting on. These yellow taxis are approximately 10 times more expensive than blue-white taxis. You can also reach the airport in a short time with a blue-white taxi which you can find in the city center or waiting in front of hotels. The average fare is between 80 and 100 Birr. The owners of these taxis aren’t companies but individuals. Since there is also no taximeter in blue-white taxis and fares are not standardized by a company, they are more flexible in terms of fares and you should definitely bargain.

Car Rental

You can rent a car from one of the car rental companies that you can find in the city center or from the offices of tour operators. You can also get help from your hotel about renting a car.

Since some roads in Addis Ababa have no name, there isn’t sufficient number of traffic signs throughout the city and there is no traffic light on many roundabouts, traffic flow isn’t in order. For this reason, renting a car during your visit may not be a good option. If you want to rent a car only for travelling to the airport from the city center, you should prefer a company which has an office at the airport.

In order to get to the airport with the car you have rented, connect to Bole Road in the city center, drive southeastward and follow the airport signs.

Airport Information

There are 2 terminals at the airport. Terminal 1, which offers service for domestic flights, is located in the old building. Terminal 2 offers service for international passenger transportation in the new building.

At Bole International Airport, there are many restaurants and cafes in addition to stores and a duty-free shop where you can do some shopping before your flight.

At the airport, there is also a lounge for passengers looking for a comfortable environment and a much larger lounge is now being constructed. Although there is no left luggage service at the airport, you can find other standard airport services such as pharmacy, currency exchange office and ATM.

Last Updated: 27 Sep 2017

Transportation to Ahmedabad City Center from Airport

It is very easy to reach Ahmedabad city center from Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport by taxi or renting a car. There are 4 different bus routes carrying passengers to the city center. This transportation alternative is much more affordable and especially passengers with backpacks can benefit from this option.

Taxi

There are taxi stands at the exit of the arrival area of the Terminal 1 building of the airport. Since self-employed taxi drivers generally don’t use taximeter, they can demand higher fares. You can ask for a reliable taxi contracted with the airport by visiting the prepaid taxi counter located in the Terminal 1. Travelling to the city center from the airport costs approximately 300 INR. If you will agree with a different driver, make sure to bargain before getting on the taxi.

Car Rental      

Car rental companies offer service in the arriving passenger area located in Terminal 1. Since there is heavy traffic in the city and drivers don’t generally obey the traffic rules, foreigners are advised to rent a car with a driver. However, if you decide to drive the car on your own, in order to reach the city center from the airport you should follow the Airport Road when you go out of the airport and go across one of the bridges on Sabarmati River. You can get to the city center in about twenty minutes by driving southward along the riverside.

Bus

Some bus routes operated by private companies and municipality depart from the airport and carry passengers to Ahmedabad city center. The travel lasts about 20 minutes. Bus routes 105 and 101 go to the Lal Darwaja Bus Station in the city center and bus routes 16 and 06 go to the main railway station in the city center. Passengers can transfer from these stations and reach other cities or rural regions of the city. Since the buses can be very crowded, passengers with heavy luggage aren’t advised to use the bus option.

Last Updated: 23 Oct 2016

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For Addis Ababa-Ahmedabad flights, you can use Bole Intl. Airport as departure airport, and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Intl. Airport for arrival.

How many kilometers is the flight distance from Addis Ababa-Ahmedabad and how long does the flight take?

The flight distance between Addis Ababa-Ahmedabad is 3921 kilometers in total. The flight between the two cities takes 4 hour 50 minutes.

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When the average prices are examined, the most suitable day for Addis Ababa-Ahmedabad flights is Monday.

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