Skip to flight searchSkip to main content

Flights to Asmara

Book flights to Asmara

Asmara is the capital of Eritrea, a country located in the Horn of Africa. Asmara sits at an elevation of over 2,300 meters, making it one of the highest capital cities in the world. The city is known for its Italian colonial architecture, with art deco cinemas, fascist-era buildings, and a famous "Fiat Tagliero" gas station designed to resemble an aeroplane. Asmara has a mild climate year-round, with warm days and cool nights. Visitors can enjoy exploring the city's cafes, museums, and outdoor markets. Due to Eritrea's political climate, there are limitations on travel, so be sure to check the latest information before booking your trip.

Booking flights to Asmara couldn't be easier with Alternative Airlines. Our quick and easy booking process lets you search for flights to Asmara with over 600 airlines - the best part is you can secure these flights using one of the 40+ payment methods that we offer at checkout. Why not book your flights to Asmara today and enjoy hassle-free travel with Alternative Airlines?

Airports near Asmara

Planning a trip to Asmara? Enjoy flexibility with our selection of 4 airports, which offer different routes and options when travelling to Asmara.

Asmara International Airport

This is the main international airport serving Asmara and is located within the city limits. It offers direct flights to several destinations in Africa, Europe, and the Middle East.


Massawa International Airport

Located approximately 120 kilometres east of Asmara, Massawa International Airport is another option for travellers. It primarily serves domestic flights within Eritrea but also has limited international connections.


Port Sudan New International Airport

If you are unable to find a suitable direct flight to Asmara, you can consider flying to Port Sudan New International Airport. It is located around 200 kilometres southeast of Asmara and offers connections to various international destinations.


Khartoum International Airport

For travellers coming from further away, Khartoum International Airport in Sudan is a major hub in the region. It is approximately 600 kilometres northwest of Asmara and offers a wide range of international flights. From there, you can take a connecting flight or drive to Asmara.

BNPL logos

Buy your flights to Asmara and pay later

Thinking about using Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) for your flights to Asmara?

With this option, you can spread the cost of your flights over time, making it much easier to handle your travel expenses. There's no need to stress about interest charges either - just make sure to pay your instalments on time and double-check with the lending provider on their specific interest-rate terms.

Grab your flights to Asmara now and pay later to make trip-planning a breeze.

Things to do in Asmara

With a wealth of sights to see in Asmara, here are our top 3:

Fiat Tagliero Building

This gas station is unlike any other. Built in the 1930s during Eritrea's Italian colonial period, the building is shaped like a plane and is a prime example of Futurist architecture.

Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary

Asmara's most recognisable landmark, this Roman Catholic cathedral was built in the 1920s. Its architecture is a mix of Romanesque, Lombard, and Art Deco styles, reflecting Eritrea's colonial past. Visitors can admire the stained glass windows and the beautiful interior.

National Museum of Eritrea

This museum is a great place to learn about Eritrea's history and culture. The museum's collection includes archaeological artefacts, traditional clothing, and exhibits on the country's War of Independence.

Wherever you're looking to go next, we'll get you there on your terms