There are 5 ways to get from Addis Ababa to Harar by plane, car, train or bus

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Fly to Dire Dawa, drive  •  2 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Addis Ababa (ADD) to Dire Dawa (DIR) ADD - DIR
  2. Drive from Dire Dawa to Harar

4 alternative options

Fly to Jijiga, drive  •  3 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Addis Ababa (ADD) to Jijiga (JIJ) ADD - JIJ
  2. Drive from Jijiga to Harar

Train, drive  •  8 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Addis Ababa Lebu to Dire Dawa
  2. Drive from Dire Dawa to Harar

Bus, drive  •  9 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Ādīs Ābeba to Dire Dawa
  2. Drive from Dire Dawa to Harar

Drive  •  7 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Addis Ababa to Harar 326.4 miles

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The distance between Addis Ababa and Harar is 371 km. The road distance is 522.2 km.

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It takes approximately 2 h 3 min to get from Addis Ababa to Harar, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Addis Ababa Airport to Dire Dawa Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Yes, the driving distance between Addis Ababa to Harar is 522 km. It takes approximately 7 h 16 min to drive from Addis Ababa to Harar.

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Ethiopian Airlines offers flights from Addis Ababa Airport to Dire Dawa Airport.

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There are one+ hotels available in Harar. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Addis Ababa to Addis Ababa Airport is to drive which takes 8 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Addis Ababa to Harar.
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  • Distance: 232.2 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 3 min

What companies run services between Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and Harar, Ethiopia?

There is no direct connection from Addis Ababa to Harar. However, you can take the drive to Addis Ababa airport, fly to Dire Dawa, then take the drive to Harar. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Addis Ababa airport, fly to Jijiga, then take the drive to Harar.

Airlines
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Addis Ababa to Dire Dawa
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $370
Flights from Addis Ababa to Jijiga
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Train operators
Ethiopian Railways Corporation (CFDE)
Website
erc.gov.et
Train from Addis Ababa Lebu to Dire Dawa
Ave. Duration
6 h 48 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$78
Schedules at
erc.gov.et
Bus operators
Sky Bus Ethiopia
Website
skybusethiopia.com
Bus from Ādīs Ābeba to Dire Dawa
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
skybusethiopia.com

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