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Cheap Flights to Addis Ababa

Popular in July High demand for flights, 12% potential price rise
Cheapest in November Best time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop
Average price C$ 1624 Average for round-trip flights in July 2020
Round-trip from C$ 800 From Toronto to Addis Ababa
One-way from C$ 588 One-way flight from Toronto to Addis Ababa
Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.

Cheapest prices for Addis Ababa flights by month

January
C$ 1312
February
C$ 1288
March
C$ 1231
April
C$ 1226
May
C$ 1176
June
C$ 1242
July
C$ 1354
August
C$ 1553
September
C$ 1312
October
C$ 1195
November
C$ 1107
December
C$ 1171
Currently, the cheapest month for flights to Addis Ababa is November. The most expensive month for flights is August. The cheapest prices are shown above but prices will vary according to departure times, airlines, class and how early you book.

When is the best time to fly to Addis Ababa?

Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
YTO - ADD
Price
C$ 1107 - C$ 1798
ADD
Temperature
21 - 25 °C
ADD
Rainfall
0 - 189 mm

For many tourists, the dates on which they choose to book flights to Ethiopia depend on the weather. The rainy season in Addis Ababa tends to last from March to September, and the wet conditions can make transport a little slower. Budget concerned travellers will be able to benefit from cheap flights to Ethiopia during these months. The dry season, which falls outside these dates, enables you to make the most of being outside in the city, though flights to Ethiopia can be a little more expensive in the drier months.

Take a flight to Addis Ababa during a national holiday in Ethiopia and you will be able to mingle with the locals who are in a festive mood, as well as fellow tourists. Gena, the Ethiopian Christmas, falls on January the 7th each year, and is traditionally a period of great festivity with various night long church services taking place. Many of the biggest and most popular events throughout Ethiopia take place in Addis Ababa such as the Ethiopian Film festival in May, the Summer Cycling Championships from July to September and Kullubi in December making Addis Ababa an all year round destination of entertainment.

When is the best time to book a flight to Addis Ababa?

To ensure you get the cheapest price possible for a flight to Addis Ababa, you should look to book at least 60 days in advance of your intended travel date. The price of your flight may increase if you delay and leave booking until a week or so before departure.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Addis Ababa?

At the moment, Tuesday is the most economical day to take a flight to Addis Ababa. Saturday is likely to be the most costly.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Addis Ababa?

At the moment, flights in the afternoon are likely to offer the best value for money for your Addis Ababa trip. A flight in the morning will more often than not be of higher cost.

City overview

An ancient city, Addis Ababa is one of the highlights of any visit to Ethiopia. Once you’re flight to Addis Ababa has landed, you will be able to experience the city’s famous historic edifices and its bustling markets and bazaars. This city has something to entertain all kinds of travellers. Visit the Ethnological Museum to find out about the culture and the rich past of this city. The Museum is housed within Haile Selassie’s one time palace, and includes some very elegant gardens. The St George’s Museum, dedicated to the country’s patron saint, is another fantastic place to spend an afternoon, as is the National Museum. If you want to experience the vibrancy and the hustle and bustle of a traditional Ethiopian market, then the Merkato is one of the best places to go as it is always very busy. Art lovers should make a point of visiting the Asni Gallery. This spacious building is dedicated to exhibiting contemporary Ethiopian art. It houses around 6 or 7 different exhibitions every year, so there is always something new to see, even if you have visited before.

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Getting around Addis Ababa

The main mode of transport in the city is the ‘blue donkey’, i.e. a blue and white-coloured Toyota HiAce which acts much like a communal taxi. There are hundreds of these dotted throughout the city: just hail one, pay a small fare, and sit amid other commuters in the van as you get to your destination. When it comes to exploring the markets and similar sites though, the best way to go is on foot. That way you can weave through the jammed traffic and other pedestrians with ease.

Getting from the Airport to the City

Flights to Addis Ababa land at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport (ADD) which is located a mere 4 miles from the city centre. There are shuttle buses from the airport to the centre of town, but you can also take advantage of the local taxis which you can catch outside the airport. Just make sure to haggle with the driver over the price, and to agree beforehand on how much you are going to pay for your trip to make sure that you get a fair deal. This will also be good practice if you plan to visit a market in the city, as bargaining and haggling is the order of the day here!

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