Airfare to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
The capital of Ethiopia and one of Africa’s major diplomatic centers, Addis Ababa is home to 5 million people and a number of claims to fame. Shop till you drop at Africa’s largest open air market in the Merkato district, ogle at the continent’s second largest church – the Medhane Alem (Savior of the World) Cathedral, and seek out the residences of more than 100 different missions and embassies. For more information on Addis Ababa, check out BootsnAll’s Ethiopia Travel Guide.
We have a few featured airfares between the US and Addis Ababa above, but to help you search further we also have a couple of search tools on this page you can use. The tool on the left will save you time by allowing you to get results from all the big-name airfare websites by only doing one search. These tickets are free of most restrictions, but are not necessarily the cheapest fares. The tool on the right will get you to some of the cheapest fares available anywhere via our consolidator fares, but these tickets come with restrictions. If you can be flexible with your itinerary, you can score some great deals on airfare this way.
Here are a few more tips to help you find cheap airfare to Addis Ababa:
- Consider flights into Nairobi, Kenya. To get from Nairobi to Addis Ababa, you can grab a spot on a train, bus or flight. Look for cheap flights on no frills airlines. Although it will take longer to reach your destination, a bus or train could save you enough cash to make it worth your while.
- Look for flights that go through Cape Town, South Africa; Lagos, Nigeria or another major gateway city instead of flying direct. Because there are more flights – and competition – from these cities on low budget airlines, you can save some cash over flying non-stop to your destination. It is very common to layover in one of these main cities.
- Consider traveling on a lesser-known carrier. Ethiopian Airlines is the national airline. However, British Airways, KLM and other airlines also stop in Addis Ababa.
- Airfare to Addis Ababa will be the cheapest on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday. Mondays are popular with business travellers and weekends are key dates for holidaymakers wanting the longest trips possible – avoid these dates. The most expensive air tickets to Addis Ababa are found during peak holiday travel times, such as the New Year. Also be aware of national events or festivals, which can also cause ticket prices to rise.