This is part of a series of blog entries on how to get to countries and places. Here is a link to the index. I plan to eventually cover every country and some other places. If you have a request for a particular country or place please use the email me link at top right, or leave a comment.
Ethiopia is the easiest of the East Africa countries to reach. There are buses from all neighbouring countries except Eritrea. There is also a train between Addis Ababa and Djibouti City. Allow plenty of time for land travel - distances are deceptively big. Airlines flying to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia include:
- Star Alliance - bmi, EgyptAir, Lufthansa, Turkish
- Oneworld - none
- Sky Team - Kenya Airways, KLM
- Other selected - Ethiopian Airlines, Emirates
TIP The best around the world option is on Star Alliance, because there are more flights and less back-tracking required.
TIP Ethiopian Airlines has some attractive fares from Europe and North America and codeshares on many different airlines. These codeshares generally are not available on alliance products or awards.