Search Flights from Addis Ababa to Kolkata

Estimated Prices for Addis Ababa to Kolkata Flights
000
Approximate Travel Distance
Approximate Flight Duration
Popular Airlines
Popular Airport
5.490 Km
6 hour 50 min
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose 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 Kolkata City Center from Airport

You can get on a taxi or bus in order to go to Kolkata city center from the airport. In general, train is one of the most preferred means of transportation in the city and it is possible to travel from the airport to the city center by train. If you wish, you can also rent a car at the airport for your transportation to the city center.

Taxi

You can get to the city center from the airport by using the taxis picking up passengers in front of the terminal but since there is no taximeter in many taxis or the drivers don’t run the taximeter, you should agree with the fare before getting on the vehicle. You can also bargain.

Car Rental

You can rent a car at the airport. However, you shouldn’t forget that traffic is generally very heavy and complicated in India, and drivers don’t obey the traffic rules very much. Therefore, you should be careful if you decide to rent a car. If the car you are renting has any problem, you should definitely record it. If you decide to rent a car, you should follow the VIP road to reach the city center. Your travel will last approximately 45 minutes.

Bus

There is a bus stop in front of the airport and it takes about 1 hour to reach the city center by bus. Since many bus routes pass through the city center, you can find the most convenient bus route for you by visiting the 'Tourist Information' desk at the airport.

Train

The first airport which has connection to the railway is Netaji Subhas Chanda Bose International Airport. It is possible to reach the city center in about 1 hour by train. The amount you will pay is low but you should keep in mind that trains can be very crowded.

Last Updated: 29 Jan 2018

Frequently Asked Questions

How does Wingie offer the cheapest Addis Ababa-Kolkata flights?

When you search for Addis Ababa-Kolkata flights, Wingie directly gathers and compares instant data from all airlines. You can see all Addis Ababa-Kolkata flights together for the date you are looking for and choose the most suitable flight.

Which airports can I use for Addis Ababa-Kolkata flights?

For Addis Ababa-Kolkata flights, you can use Bole Intl. Airport as departure airport, and Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Intl. Airport for arrival.

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

The flight distance between Addis Ababa-Kolkata is 5490 kilometers in total. The flight between the two cities takes 6 hour 50 minutes.

Weather in Kolkata
Day
Min
Max
Fri
28ºC
30ºC
Fri
Sat
27ºC
33ºC
Sat
Sun
27ºC
33ºC
Sun
Mon
28ºC
34ºC
Mon
Tue
28ºC
34ºC
Tue
View on the Map