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Top tips for finding cheap flights to Ethiopia

  • Looking for cheap airfare to Ethiopia? 25% of our users found tickets to Ethiopia for the following prices or less: From Chicago O'Hare Intl $787 one-way - $1,066 round-trip, from Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl $686 one-way - $1,106 round-trip, from Atlanta $721 one-way - $1,145 round-trip
  • Book at least 1 week before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be June, July and August. The cheapest month to fly from the United States is January.
  • Enter your preferred departure airport and travel dates into the search form above to unlock the latest Ethiopia flight deals.
  • On the date you are to fly to Ethiopia, you should get to your boarding airport a couple of hours before your flight is scheduled to take off, so that you have enough time to be cleared for boarding.
  • Bole Addis Ababa International Airport (ADD) is one of the main airports travelers from America fly into. The airport has two terminals, Terminals 1, and 2. Terminal 1 serves domestic flights and has four gates and Terminal 2 serves international flights and has seven gates.
  • If you plan on flying to one of Ethiopia’s neighboring countries after a brief stop in Ethiopia, you should consider flying to Bole Addis Ababa International Airport (ADD). You’ll easily find a flight to your desired country at this airport, as it serves most of the flights from Ethiopia to neighboring countries.
  • When flying from the east coast of the United States, one of the best airports to depart from is New York John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK) on a flight to Ethiopia. This is because it has the shortest flights to Ethiopia, and it hosts airlines like Ethiopian Airlines, American Airlines, Egypt Air, United Airlines, and Emirates that facilitate layover flights to Bole Addis Ababa International Airport, Bahir Dar Belay Zeleke International Airport (BJR), and Gondar Airport (GDQ).
  • The airport you land at should be near the destinations you intend to visit. Suppose you’d like to visit sites in northern Ethiopia. In that case, you should book a flight that lands at Bahir Dar Belay Zeleke International Airport (BJR). If you’d like to visit southern Ethiopia, you should book a flight that lands at Awasa Airport (AWA).
  • Travelers from the west coast of the United States can book flights from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), to Ethiopian cities like Addis Ababa, Bahir Dar, Lalibela, Dire Dawa, Jimma, Dessi, Gambela, Asosa, Arba Minch, and Semera. At DCA several airlines facilitate these flights including Ethiopian Airlines, Air Canada, American Airlines, and Qatar Airways.
  • Prior to boarding your flight to Ethiopia, ensure that you’ve got your passport in check. Your passport should have at least two blank pages. It must also be valid for at least six months after your arrival date. Kindly note that if you intend to stay in the country for more than 90 days, you must also have a visa.
  • Most of the airports in the US have layover flights to Ethiopia because of the long distance between them with up to three stops. However, travelers looking for nonstop flights can find their way to Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD). At ORD, you can get non-stop flights aboard Ethiopian Airlines.
  • In Ethiopia, the law requires that children under the age of 12 be seated in appropriate child seats while traveling in a car. As this is the case, if you plan on visiting the country with a child younger than 12 years of age, you should carry a personal child seat. Alternatively, you can rent a car from a car rental company that will provide you with a child seat.
  • Timket is one of the biggest celebrations on the Ethiopian calendar that happens to commemorate the baptism of Jesus. It happens in January and lasts three days drawing people to cities like Lalibela, Gondar, and Addis Ababa. To attend this festival, book a flight on Ethiopian Airlines from states like New York and Washington to Addis Ababa.

FAQs - booking Ethiopia flights

  • Are there nonstop flights to Ethiopia?

    Currently, no airlines offer direct flights from the US to Ethiopia. However, Turkish Airlines, Ethiopian Air, and Egypt Air offer one-stop flights to Ethiopia. Thus, if you’d like to travel onboard a flight to Ethiopia that doesn’t have many stopovers, these airlines have got you covered.

  • Do the airlines that fly to Ethiopia have accessible services?

    Yes. Ethiopia Airlines is one of the most frequent airlines that fly along this route. The airline offers help to passengers who require wheelchair assistance, need assistance getting in and out of the aircraft seat, or require specific seating arrangements. In addition, their aircraft have seats with buckle heads, designated disability seats, and seats with movable armrests.

  • What are the popular layover options between the US and Ethiopia?

    The popular layover destinations between the US and Ethiopia are Lome, Cairo, and Istanbul. If you board a flight by Ethiopian Air, your layover will be in Lome, while your layover will be in Istanbul if you board a flight by Turkish Airlines. If you prefer flying to Ethiopia with Egypt Air, your layover will be in Cairo.

  • What airport is closest to Lake Tana in Ethiopia?

    Lake Tana is located in the north-western Ethiopian Highlands, within Bahir Dar and Gorgora. The closest airport to this attraction is Bahir Dar Belay Zeleke International Airport (BJR). You can book flights from Los Angeles (LAX), Boston (BOS), Miami (MIA), Seattle (SEA), or San Fransisco (SFO).

  • Are there eco-friendly airlines that fly from the US to Ethiopia?

    If you’d like to travel with an eco-friendly airline from the US to Ethiopia, you should board a flight offered by Turkish Airlines. This airline values the environment by supporting several eco-friendly initiatives and replacing its old planes with modern fuel-efficient planes.

  • Which airport should I fly to in Ethiopia to see the famous church buildings?

    Lalibela is famous globally for its collection of medieval rock-hewn churches with murals that date back to the 12th century. To see some of these churches including Biete Golgotha Mikael, Biete Denagel, Biete Maskal, Biete Mariam, and Biete Medhani Alem, book a flight to Lalibela Airport (LLI) from locations like San Fransisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, or San Diego (SAN).

  • Does Bole Adidas Ababa International Airport have any amenities?

    Bole Adidas Ababa International Airport boasts comfortable passenger lounges, accessible restrooms, stores, payphones, and onsite restaurants. Therefore, after landing at this airport, you’ll be able to catch your breath, use the bathroom, call your loved ones, eat, and even shop.

  • Can I rent a car in Ethiopia?

    Yes. There are several local and international car rental companies with rental booths distributed all over the country. The local companies include ABC Car Rental, Zelelam tour and Car Rental, Addis Rental, Adika, Serene Tour, and Car Rental. You can also find Avis Car Rentals in Bole Addis Ababa Bole International Airport and Mekele Alula Aba Nega Airport (MQX).

  • How long is the flight to Ethiopia?

    An average nonstop flight from the United States to Ethiopia takes 26h 36m, covering a distance of 7912 miles. The most popular route is Washington, D.C. - Addis Ababa with an average flight time of 13h 15m.

  • What is the cheapest flight to Ethiopia?

    The cheapest ticket to Ethiopia from the United States found in the last 72 hours was $560 one-way, and $788 round-trip. The most popular route is Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl to Addis Ababa Bole and the cheapest round-trip airline ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was $828.

  • Which airlines fly to Ethiopia?

    Ethiopian Air, ASKY & United Airlines fly the most frequently from the United States to Ethiopia.

  • What are the most popular destinations in Ethiopia?

    The next most popular destinations are Gondar (1%) and Axum (0.3%). Searches for flights to Bahir Dar (0.2%), to Lalībela (0.2%) and to Mekele (0.2%) are also popular.

  • How does KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool help me choose the right time to buy?

    KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a given destination and date is likely to change within 7 days, so travelers know whether to wait or book now.

Top 5 airlines flying to Ethiopia

Need help choosing which airline to fly with from the United States to Ethiopia? KAYAK airline reviews give an overall score for each airline based on loads of factors, including comfort, boarding, in-flight entertainment and more, to make your decision easier. See airline scores according to KAYAK reviews.
EmiratesOverall score based on 15740 reviews
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Cons: "There is nothing to improve. I wish other airlines can learn from them."
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Cons: "There is nothing to improve. I wish other airlines can learn from them."
Cons: "Flight was delayed for more than an hour. No courtesy to inform passengers. The boarding took place and all passengers were crammed into the departure lounge with no place to sit for more than an hour!"
Pros: "The flight was not packed so I got three seats to myself to sleep. Emirates has a lot of little touches like glow in the dark stars stuck to the cabin roof."
Cons: "Couldn’t locate the call button for flight attendants and the lines to the bathroom were long."
Pros: "Direct flight"
Cons: "South African airlines allowed me to reserve a seat. But Emirates didn't have it in the system when I checked in."
Pros: "Friendly staff at boarding and on flight. Very attentive."
Cons: "Food was not as nice as other airlines and my 11 yo daughter was only provided normal adult meal. For full service airline actually went thirsty - constant water should be a given."
Pros: "Fabulous cabin crew. Found me celery sticks for my Bloody Mary."
Cons: "Ran out of second meal option pretty quickly."
Cons: "Screens (for in-flight entertainment) kept freezing, not as much legroom as previous flights (BKK-DXB, DXB-SIN, NBO-DXB) on Emirates"
Cons: "I missed my connecting flight and was left ro sleep at the airport without any assistance from the Emirates staff. I have to pay for another flight to get to my destination"
Pros: "Overall a good experience. Flight did not appear to be overlong,mostly due to ambience in"
Cons: "Nothing."
Pros: "Good food."
Cons: "Some people requesting me to exchange seats. They were young boys. This is the second time in Emirates."

I liked the food and services provided. I think the seating should be updated cause it’s to congested for economic class.

Service and boarding is good in brussels But in Qatar, boarding needs to be improved and waiting in very big queue for boarding. Parents with kids needs to be given some priority also.

Plane was clean, bathrooms were clean. Staff were very polite. Coming from Air India it was a welcome change.

Cons: "My flight got canceled but nobody responded from"
Pros: "Attentive and friendly crew, leg room"
Cons: "Need to serve better food in economy. There is a little more legroom in economy compared to other airlines, however, the seats are tight. They are not wide enough. Need better movie selection."
Pros: "Amazing staff, clean plane, good food, comfortable seats in business"
Cons: "Plane was very warm. Uncomfortably warm Movie selection was boring. Too many Marvel films which was ridiculous."
Pros: "qatar airways is able to accommodate my low sodium diet"
Cons: "headphone for entertainment did not work"
Pros: "I was at airport 1 hour before the flight time But they already closed the gate, and I missed the flight, and my return flight is gone too Omg to much for me"
Cons: "I wish you can do something for me Because the tickets is really expensive"
Pros: "Seat was very comfortable and the flight was on time."
Pros: "The crew was polite and professional"
Cons: "The food was disgusting The plane is dirty The bags are treated badly"
Cons: "The transfer in Istambul was very tight on the way back I literally had to run to get to the flight"
Pros: "Entertainment, and crew was nice"
Cons: "Seats and food. I had a dietary restriction (no dairy). But instead of giving me poached chicken and boiled potatoes be more creative and put more flavour. It’s lactose free not flavour free"
Pros: "It was a smooth trip"
Cons: "Boarding a bus to be taken to the plane It’s probably not unusual in Turkey but that was a first for me In all fairness it was a high anxiety moment for me with all the unknowns I was facing but I appreciate Turkish Air nonetheless"
Pros: "Everything was good... nice and neat crew, airplane clean and comfortable, good service food was good."
Cons: "The bathrooms are way and far back... and we are not allow to use Business Class."
Cons: "The airport in Turkey had no a/c it was sweltering and packed. It smelled to high hell. Boarding was crazy with people shoving and pushing and cutting each other to get throug"
Pros: "Great service, incredible food. To give it a quick one: we ate the fish. ON AN AIRPLANE. I never eat the fish on a plane, but the chefs were great. Everything we ate was exceptional. Oh, beyond the food? The seats are great and the lie-flat worked perfectly. The entertainment system was great as well, and the live TV allowed me to catch the NBA playoffs while in the air. All-in-all, I couldn't recommend this flight more."
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "I book flights and they toke money and last minute when i went to the airport is not existing at all"
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "I made a mistake in changing of flight dates and within 24 hours I tried to rectify it and I couldn't for some strange reasons, I called for help and they told me they cannot help me cos Turkish airlines have already made the changes... This is so so horrible and am still here in turkey stranded.... Thank you very much for ur services"
Pros: "the flight attendants were more present and even spoke English."
Pros: "Modern and comfortable planes, service was nice and friendly and the food was amazing which isn't very common when requesting a special meal."
Cons: "the passenger sitting next to me got drunk on 4 glasses of whiskey and was invading my personal space at some point he was even trying to touch me. I think he was allowed to drink to much which caused this issue"
Pros: "Flight attendants were proficient and courteous."
Cons: "The seats are horrible and gave me backache. Hardly any cushion that could provide any form of comfort to an 11 hour flight and the recline was nonexistence"
Cons: "A/C was too cold. We paid for Coach Plus but it doesn’t provide benefits equal to other airlines, such as free checked bag and priority boarding."
Cons: "two hours late. No info. No recompense. It was a very long day."
Cons: "Extremely poor communication. Arrived in Bozeman almost two hours behind schedule. Sat on the runway FOREVER waiting to get to the gate after landing. Flight attendant gave reason but couldn’t understand her. Rude flight attendants. Just overall not a good experience. It’ll be my last with United."
Pros: "Some of the attendants offered me one of the bigger seats since I'm a big guy."
Cons: "The main flight attendant wouldn't allow it since I didn't pay for it."
Pros: "Flights went out on time, almost"
Cons: "The number of people who bring far too many and too big luggage onto the plane as carry on. I paid for my bags to be checked and then see how many people are breaking all the rules. This delays flight departure and causes frustration and anxiety onboard"
Pros: "nice plane. good service good job of getting our missing bags to us."
Cons: "delays on both ends. luggage did not arrive with us on either end"
Cons: "The crew was very rude, I was told I had to store my purse, the person next to me wouldn't store the carry on baggage, I needed to take scheduled medicine in flight, I couldn't as my purse was stowed. I was delayed for over and hour and a half after arriving. I had to stop and eat in the airport. With chronic health issues addressed this way I will probably not use United again."
Pros: "mets basic expectations"
Cons: "Flight attendants are kind of rigid. I look at this as being in hospitality business rather than just being there for safety. I compare them to hotel staff who are pleasant to greet and just try to make the trip/stay pleasant. Don't see it in United. I think it has regressed to almost like "robots"."
Pros: "I got to my destination and didn’t die."
Cons: "Poorly marked gate. Late boarding time. Sat on shuttle for 20 minutes before they took us to the plane. Then we sat on the plane with the heat blasting and no air available. Flight was delayed due to maintenance."
Pros: "When we were unable to travel due to Corona Virus restrictions, Ethiopian gave us a full refund even though we had a non-refundable ticket, and they were lovely about it when they did it. A+, hope I'll get a chance to actually fly with them soon."
Cons: "The cabin attendants attitude need to be warmer and friendly. The food was not good."
Pros: "The landing was smooth and so was the whole flight! Loved it"
Cons: "Food. I ended up throwing up shortly after eating"
Pros: "I liked they’re fury free in flight shopping, very nice affordable pieces of jewelry and perfumes"
Cons: "They weighed my carryon! I haven’t seen any other airline do that before. I flew with them 3 times this year, 13 hour each flight and the entertainment was not the best. They didn’t have enough current movies or tv shows. The food was bland. Coffee cups were plastic and it burnt my finger."
Cons: "Flight was delayed again. No priority boarding for Star Alliance members. Staff was unfriendly."
Pros: "Flight time changed without notice. Delays in Medinah caused us to miss our connecting flight to Johannesburg. Really poor communication. No agents would take calls in Jeddah. Really terrible service. Would avoid using this airline at all cost. Not the first time I've been delayed by them"
Cons: "Flight time changed without notice. Delays in Medinah caused us to miss our connecting flight to Johannesburg. Really poor communication. No agents would take calls in Jeddah. Really terrible service. Would avoid using this airline at all cost. Not the first time I've been delayed by them"
Pros: "The crew was professional yet very friendly. Everything was great. Enjoyed my trip"
Cons: "Nothing"
Pros: "Plane was spacious and flight crew were nice"
Cons: "The fact that they confirmed that my luggage would make it to my final destination, and now that I arrived in dakar with no luggage it’s no longer there responsability"
Pros: "Meals were pretty good and a screen that had entertainment and could charge the phone. Baggage allowance helpful"
Cons: "Little tight on leg room."
Pros: "nothing"
Cons: "comfort of the seats. the made the flight early to 0730 am and still serving lunch at 0830 in the morning. All was bad"

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