Addis Ababa Airport – Car Rental

If you seek for a more independent way to move through Addis Ababa, the best option for you is without any doubt to hire a car.

Companies

See attached the available car hire companies in Addis Ababa Airport:

- Avis: +251 11 510 355

Opening hours: 24 hours.

Location

Car rental options can be found at the tour operators and travel agencies booths at the Arrivals Hall of Addis Ababa Airport.

Renting a car in Ethiopia – Tips and advices

- To be able to drive in Ethiopia you’ll need a temporary Ethiopian’s permit at the Transport and Communications office located on Asmara Road in Addis Ababa. To obtain it you must have a valid residence permit.

- With your local driving permit, you’ll only be allowed to drive in the country for a week.

- It is recommended to hire also a driver while hiring a car, since many car rental companies will overcharge you for self-driving. Also, it will be safer as traffic in Addis Ababa is really chaotic: Drivers don’t respect the rules: they can overtake you on both sides or simply don’t respect the road lanes.

- You should contract a medical and emergencies insurance in your own country since in some parts of Ethiopia there aren’t insurance companies neither emergency services.