There are 4 ways to get from Addis Ababa to Bahir Dar by plane, car or bus

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly to Bahar Dar  •  1 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Addis Ababa (ADD) to Bahar Dar (BJR) ADD - BJR

$95 - $290

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Ādīs Ābeba to Bahir Dar

$13

2 alternative options

Fly to Gonder, drive  •  3 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Addis Ababa (ADD) to Gonder (GDQ) ADD - GDQ
  2. Drive from Gonder to Bahir Dar

Drive  •  8 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Addis Ababa to Bahir Dar 346.7 miles

What companies run services between Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and Bahir Dar, Ethiopia?

Ethiopian Airlines flies from Addis Ababa to Bahir Dar every 4 hours. Alternatively, Sky Bus Ethiopia operates a bus from Addis Ababa to Bahir Dar once daily. Tickets cost $13 and the journey takes 9 h 30 min.

Airlines
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Addis Ababa to Bahar Dar
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $290
Flights from Addis Ababa to Gonder
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Flights from Addis Ababa to Gonder via Lalibela
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $320
Bus operators
Sky Bus Ethiopia
Website
skybusethiopia.com
Bus from Ādīs Ābeba to Bahir Dar
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
skybusethiopia.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Addis Ababa and Bahir Dar is 322 km. The road distance is 555 km.

The cheapest way to get from Addis Ababa to Bahir Dar is to bus which costs $13 and takes 9 h 30 min.

The quickest way to get from Addis Ababa to Bahir Dar is to fly which takes 1 h 16 min and costs $95 - $290.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Ādīs Ābeba and arriving at Bahir Dar. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9 h 30 min.

It takes approximately 1 h 16 min to get from Addis Ababa to Bahir Dar, including transfers.