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Book flights to Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa is Ethiopia's capital city and its largest metropolis. Founded in the late 19th century, the city sits on a plateau surrounded by mountains at an elevation of over 7,700 feet. This high altitude gives Addis Ababa a cool and refreshing climate year-round, with an average temperature in the mid-60s Fahrenheit. The city is a centre of Ethiopian history and culture. Visitors can explore the National Museum, which houses Lucy, a famous skeleton of an early hominid, and learn about Ethiopian art and traditions. Addis Ababa is also a centre for religious sites, with both Christian churches and mosques.

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Airports near Addis Ababa

There are multiple ways to reach Addis Ababa - here are 4 airports you can use to get to Addis Ababa.

Bole International Airport

This is the main international airport in Addis Ababa and is located approximately 8 kilometres southeast of the city centre. It is well-connected to various international destinations and serves as a hub for Ethiopian Airlines.


Dire Dawa International Airport

Located about 560 kilometers east of Addis Ababa, this airport connects to some international destinations and several domestic cities. It might be a good option if you're planning to explore eastern Ethiopia before reaching Addis Ababa or find better deals on flights to this airport.


Lalibela Airport

If you're planning to visit the famous rock-hewn churches of Lalibela, this airport is the most convenient option. It has limited connections, mainly from Addis Ababa and other Ethiopian cities. However, if Lalibela is your primary destination, flying directly there can save you time and hassle compared to flying into Addis Ababa and then travelling onwards.


Bahir Dar Airport

Another alternative for reaching northern Ethiopia, Bahir Dar Airport serves the city of Bahir Dar, located on the shores of Lake Tana. It has limited connections, mainly from Addis Ababa and other Ethiopian cities. However, if you plan to explore the beautiful scenery and historical sites around Lake Tana, flying directly into Bahir Dar can be a good option.

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If you'd like to easily manage your travel expenses and don't want to pay the full cost of your flights to Addis Ababa upfront, why not consider using Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) payment methods at Alternative Airlines?

With BNPL plans, you can divide the cost of your tickets to Addis Ababa into smaller, more manageable chunks that can be paid back over time. There's usually no interest involved, however, it's wise to check with the lending provider beforehand.

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Things to do in Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa has an abundance of attractions to see - to make things easier, here's our top 3:

National Museum of Ethiopia

This museum is a treasure trove of Ethiopian history and culture. The star attraction is "Lucy", a partial skeleton of a hominid believed to be 3.2 million years old. Other exhibits include archaeological finds, religious artefacts, and traditional crafts.

Holy Trinity Cathedral

This stunning cathedral is one of the most important Ethiopian Orthodox churches. Built in the early 20th century, it's famous for its copper domes and beautiful stained glass windows. The Holy Trinity Cathedral is also the burial place of Emperor Haile Selassie I.

Entoto Park

This park sits on a hill overlooking Addis Ababa and offers stunning panoramic views of the city. Visitors can explore the Entoto Maryam Church, one of the oldest churches in Addis Ababa, or hike to the top of the hill for even better views. Entoto Park is a great place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy some fresh air.