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Transportation to Abidjan Airport from the City Center

In Abidjan, the commercial and administrative center of Ivory Coast and the most important port city of the country, the majority of the native population speaks French. The West African CFA Franc is used in the city; 1 Turkish Lira is approximately 195 West African CFA Francs and 1 Euro corresponds to 655 West African CFA (XOF) Francs. Abidjan is connected to the neighboring countries by land route or rail road as well as it provides transportation to many African and European cities by air.

Turkish Airlines (THY), Air Algérie, Air Burkia, Air Cote d’Ivoire, AIR France, Asky Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Camair-Co, CEIBA Intercontinental, Corsair, Egyptair, Emirates Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines, Kenya Airways, Middle East Airlines – Air Lebanon, Royal Air Maroc, Senegal Airlines, South African Airways and Tunisair arrange flights to Abidjan Félix Houphouët-Boigny International Airport, which is 16 kilometers southeast of the city. There are direct flights from Abidjan to Accra (Ghana), Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Algiers (Algeria), Bamako (Mali), Beirut (Lebanon), Bissau (Guinea Bissau), Bobo-Dioulasso and Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso), Brazzaville (Congo), Brussels (Belgium), Cairo (Egypt), Casablanca (Morocco), Conakry (Guinea), Dakar (Senegal), Douala and Yaounde (Cameron), Dubai (United Arab Emirates), Freetown (Sierra Leone), Istanbul (Turkey), Johannesburg (South Africa), Kinshasa (DRC), Lagos (Nigeria), Libreville (Gabon), Lome (Togo), Malabo (Guinea Equatoriale), Monrovia (Liberia), Nairobi (Kenya), Niamey (Niger), Nouakchott (Mauritania), N'Djamena (Chad), Orly and Paris (France), Congo (Pointe Noire Republic) and Tunis (Tunis).

There are connecting flights from Abidjan to Banjul (Gambia), Sao Paulo (Brazil), Tripoli (Libya), China and United States of America (USA). You can travel to Abidjan from Istanbul with Turkish Airlines. With the reciprocal flights arranged four days a week, you can reach Istanbul after a 7-hour and 21-minute flight.

Turkey is three hours ahead of Abidjan. Abidjan Félix Houphouët-Boigny International Airport is accessible from the city center by bus, taxi or rental car. The buses operated by SOTRA run between the city center and the airport. The passengers who want to travel by air are transported to Félix Houphouët-Boigny International Airport from Abidjan city center by buses. If you are looking for another option, you can get to the airport by taking a taxi or renting a car.

Bus

You can get to Abidjan Félix Houphouët-Boigny International Airport from the city center by taking the bus number 6. It is useful to remind that the bus is more affordable than taking a taxi or driving your own car. You can travel by bus paying 220 West African Francs.

Taxi

You can reach the airport from Abidjan city center by taxi which is at your service 24/7. Taking a taxi is more expensive compared to public transportation and you may have to pay up to 1600 West African Francs to reach the airport.

Rent a car

You can reach the airport from the city center by the car you have rented. Upon your arrival at the airport, you can leave the rental car at the airport parking lots for car rental companies to pick it up.

Motorcycle

The visitors can also go to the airport with motorcycles or the mopeds used by the locals in Abidjan. If you don’t have too much luggage, you can bargain with a motorcycle user to take you to the airport.

Metro

You will soon be able to reach Abidjan Félix Houphouët-Boigny International Airport with the metro, which has been under construction since 2015. However, you have to wait for a few years to travel with metro. The metro is scheduled to start serving its passengers in 2020.

Airport Information

There are 2 terminal buildings at Abidjan’ın Félix Houphouët-Boigny International Airport. The domestic and international terminals that are adjacent to each other can be reached on foot. In addition, there are two different car parks just outside the terminals where you can park your car for both shorter and longer times. At the airport, there is a bank that offers foreign exchange transactions as well as an ATM in the public area.

The visitors to the airport can also benefit from the post office in the public area. At the airport, fax, email and internet services are offered at the Telephone Shop where you can also hire a cell phone and buy telephone cards. Wheelchairs are also available on the passengers’ request. Only those passengers who need special assistance are strongly advised to contact with the airport prior to takeoff. If you are hungry and want something to eat or drink before or after your flight, you can get service from the restaurants that offer tastes of international and local cuisines and the bars located at the airport.

If you want to take some souvenirs from Abidjan with you, you can buy them at duty free shops at the airport. There is a bookstore at the airport, as well as emergency health service, pharmacy, information services and local tour operator service are also offered. There is a VIP lounge at Abidjan Félix Houphouët-Boigny International Airport. The passengers are served by hostesses at this lounge, where they will feel comfort and special service. There are no lounges for business or conference at the airport. For such expectations, you can benefit from the larger hotels near the airport or in the city center.

Last Updated: 30 Dec 2016

Transportation to Dubai City Center from Airport

Dubai Intl. Airport

Taxi

Taxi rates in Dubai are quite cheap. Since the airport is located in such close proximity to the city center taxis are one of the most preferred methods of transportation. Especially if you’re traveling with a few people! Airport taxis belong to a state-run company and all of them operate by using a taximeter. Most of the taxi drivers are immigrants who speak English. The taxi ride to the city center from the airport is quite short, when there’s no traffic. For example, it takes about 10 minutes to get to the city center and about 15 minutes to get to the World Trade Center. You can find airport taxis at the arrivals hall exit of every terminal. 

Bus

Buses are the cheapest transportation alternative to get to the city center but taking a taxi is a bit more laborious. Buses are also a slower method of transportation especially if you have a lot of luggage and land during rush hour.  People who are familiar with the city generally prefer taking the bus. You can access different buses from the airport’s three terminals. However, the main bus line passes by the bus stop in front of Terminal 1. Most of the international flights to Dubai land at Terminal 1. Some lines pass by more than one terminal. There are bus lines with various routes that run every 20-30 minutes from Terminal 1. The most widely used bus lines to get to the city center are lines 401 and 402. Bus line 401 departs from Dubai International Airport and goes to the Al Sabkha stop, with stops along the way including DNATA, Al Maktoum Road, and Deira Taxi Station.

Bus line 402 departs from the airport and goes to the Al Ghubaiba stop, with stops along the way including Deira City Center, Al Karama, Golden Sands, and Al Mankhool.

In addition to these two main lines there are other lines that pass in front of Terminal 1. You can take the C1 bus to Satwa Bus Station, bus No. 4 to the Rashidiya stop or Gold Souq stop, or bus X28 to destinations that are further away, like the Jebel Ali stop. You can also access these stops taking other buses that follow different routes.

Buses usually operate from 5 am to 11 pm. The operating hours for certain bus lines can vary. There are also bus lines that operate at night. For example the C1 line is a night bus, which departs from Terminal 3, passes by Terminal 1, and runs on the following route to the Satwa Bus Station, Cargo Village, Flame Intersection, DNATA, Clock Tower, and El Maktum.

The N4 bus, which goes to the same station but passes through Deira City Center, is another. The N1 night bus departs from Terminal 2, stops at Terminal 1, and goes through Deira City Center all the way to the Jebel Ali Gardens.

Passengers going to Abu Dhabi from Dubai need to get on the buses departing from Al Ghubaiba. Abu Dhabi is located 160 km from the city center and the bus ride there takes about 2 hours.

Similarly, those who want to go to Sharjah, which is located 10 km from Dubai, can find buses that depart from the same stop. One thing to take note of is making sure to get your bus ticket or bus card before boarding the bus because you cannot pay in cash on the bus. You can purchase a single use or daily use bus card. You have to swipe your card twice on the bus, once when you get on and once when you get off. 

Metro

One of the easiest and most comfortable transportation alternatives to get to the city center is by metro. By using Dubai’s modern metro network you can get to the city center and surrounding locations avoiding any traffic. A standard metro ticket is slightly more expensive than the bus but it is still very reasonable. The metro also features different ticket classes for those who want a more comfortable experience. The Gold Class ticket is twice as much as a standard ticket. The Dubai Metro also has areas reserved solely for women and children. These areas are not mandatory but women who want can travel in a separate section by using these areas. The Dubai Metro runs from 5:50 am to midnight, except on Fridays. On Fridays the metro doesn’t start to run until 1 pm. If you have to go to the airport after midnight you won’t be able to use the metro.

The Dubai Metro operates two lines, the Red Line and the Green Line. You can access the Red Line from Terminal 1 and Terminal 3 at the airport. The metro system is fully automated and runs without a driver. The metro departs every 4 to 8 minutes.

Trains that depart from the Rashidiya Station to Jebel Ali Metro Station pass by the following stops respectively, Emirates, Airport Terminal 3, Airport Terminal 1, GIGICO, Deira City Center, Al Rigga, Union, Burjuman, Al Karama, Al Jafiliya, World Trade Center, Emirates Tower, Financial Centre, Dubai Mall, Business Bay, Noor Bank, First Gulf Bank, Mall of Emirates, Sharaf, Dubai Internet City, Nakheel, Dubai Marina, Jumeirah Lakes Tower, Nakheel Harbour, Ibn Battuta, Energy and Danube. A significant part of this route is above ground so you can enjoy views of the city. The Union and Burjuman stops along this route intersect with the Green Line, which passes through the Old City. Passengers can transfer to the Green Line from these stops and head to different areas. The Green Line operates between the Etisalat Metro Station and the Creek Metro Station. Stations on the Green Line are Etisalat, Al Qusais, Dubai Airport Free Zone, Al Nahda, Statdium, Al Qiyadah, Abu Hail, Abu Baker Al Siddique, Salah Al Din, Union, Baniyas Square, Palm Deira, Al Ras, Al Ghubaiba, Al Fahidi, Burjuman, Oud Metha, Dubai Healthcare City, Al Jadaf, and Creek. 

You can get off the metro at a stop that is convenient for you and transfer to a bus or take a taxi to reach your destination. There are many hotels and shopping centers that are located about 15-minutes away from these stops on foot.

Rental Car

You can rent a car at the airport from rental car companies located in each terminal. The price of gasoline in the city is fairly cheap, which allows for a more flexible itinerary. For example, if you rent a car while in Dubai you could travel to other cities in the United Arab Emirates like Abu Dhabi or Sharjah. Visiting these cities by car is much more convenient than using public transportation options.

There are 12 rental car companies at Dubai International Airport; Avis, Budget, Al Wefaq, Diamondlease, Dollar, Europcar, Fast, Hertz, National, Payless, Sixt and Thrifty.

Hotel Shuttle Service

There are many hotels in Dubai that offer shuttle services to and from the airport. However these services are usually for a cost. We recommend inquiring about these services when making your hotel reservation. Some hotels that are located in close proximity to the airport might offer this shuttle service for free.

Last Updated: 10 Jun 2019

Sharjah Intl. Airport

Sharjah International Airport, connecting Dubai with other centers in the world, is about 15 kilometers away from the city center. While there are means of public transports that you can benefit in this route, these vehicles do not operate frequently. If you want to go to Sharjah or Dubai from the airport, the best option would be to take a taxi. You can find a taxi 24 hours a day at the airport. If you are planning to spend a few days or more in the city, you can also opt for renting a car as an alternative to the taxis. Almost all of the major international car rental companies serve passengers at the airport. Getting to the center of Dubai from Sharjah International Airport takes an average of 20-30 minutes. If you will get on the road in the city at a time when traffic is heavy, you should not forget it will take you a bit longer than this.

Car Rental

You can rent a car 24 hours a day, seven days a week from companies such as Hertz, Budget, Maximum, Sixt, Europcar, Dollar and AVIS which serve at Sharjah International Airport. If you would like to rent a car from Hertz, you can contact the company at 06-552-8290 and get information. If you prefer to rent your car from Budget, you can call the rental office at 06-558-0366 for more detailed information and reserve your car. If you wish your car to be ready at the airport close to the city center of Dubai when you land, you can also call companies like Sixt at 06-558-0310, Europcar at 06-558-1322 and Dollar Rent A Car at 06-336-5065.

Bus

You can also take the bus from the airport to the get to the city center of Sharjah or Dubai. But you have to keep in mid that it is not possible to take a bust to go to Dubai from the airport late at night. If you need to get to Sharjah and your flight is not too late, you can take advantage of buses departing every 15 minutes. Although they are not practical and fast, buses stand out with their advantages in terms of price. As a more economical and alternative method, you can also take the bus to the city center and continue by taxi to the hotel or to other places you want to reach in the city.

Taxi

Passengers landing to Dubai's Sharjah International Airport mostly prefer taxis to get to the center of Dubai or Sharjah . At the airport there is a 24-hour taxi service every day of the week. You can continue your trip to the city center by taking one of these taxis as soon as you exit the terminal, without having to search for any different vehicles. All the taxis in Dubai have taximeters. Thanks to these devices, you can travel without worrying about the amount you will pay. The opening fare of the taxis at the airport is usually more than the ones in the center. On the other hand, the average fare for the journey from the airport to the city center would cost around 30-40 USD.

Private Airport Shuttle

If you need to travel from the airport to the center of the city with a few people or more crowded groups, one of the best vehicles you can choose without a doubt is the private airport shuttles. Many companies in the city offer this service. The fares of these shuttles vary according to the distance traveled and the number of passengers. You can reach your hotel or other important points in the center of Dubai with these private shuttles. If you reserve one of these vehicles and pay in advance of your arrival, you can benefit from these at more reasonable prices and you can find your shuttle ready at the terminal at the time of your arrival.

Luxury Transfer Vehicles

If you want to travel from Sharjah International Airport to the city center with a much more luxurious and comfortable vehicle, you can choose limousines that are preferred mostly by those visiting the city for business purposes. The limousines that pick up their passengers from the departure gates of Sharjah Airport take them to the center very quickly compared to other vehicles. This is also why limousines offer a great advantage for passengers who want to save time.

Last Updated: 11 Feb 2017

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Which airports can I use for Abidjan-Dubai flights?

For Abidjan-Dubai flights, you can use Felix Houphouet Boigny Intl. Airport as departure airport, and Al Maktoum Intl. Airport, Dubai Bus Station, Dubai Creek Airport, Dubai Intl. Airport, Dubai Marina Mall Bus Station, Jebel Ali Free Zone Airport, Al Minhad Airport, Sharjah Intl. Airport, Dubai NP Bus Station for arrival.

How many kilometers is the flight distance from Abidjan-Dubai and how long does the flight take?

The flight distance between Abidjan-Dubai is 6678 kilometers in total. The flight between the two cities takes 8 hour 20 minutes.

Which day is the most convenient for Abidjan-Dubai flights?

When the average prices are examined, the most suitable day for Abidjan-Dubai flights is Sunday.