Getting there & away
The long-distance bus station is about 10 minutes’ walk due north of Harnet Ave, and is split into three different terminals.
Buses to Massawa (Nfa28, 3½ hours), Assab (Nfa190, two days) and Barentu (Nfa57, six hours) leave from the main bus terminal (off Afabet St). There are numerous buses to Massawa until late in the afternoon. For the other destinations, buses leave early in the morning. For Assab, there are three buses per week.
Buses to Keren (Nfa22, three hours) leave every half-hour from the second bus terminal (Falket Sayb St).
Southbound buses to Adi Keyh (Nfa27, four hours) and Senafe (for Metera; Nfa32, six hours) leave from the third bus terminal (Fengaga St). Most buses leave early in the morning and only when they are full.
The following are international airlines servicing Eritrea, with offices in Asmara:
EgyptAir (127034; www.egyptair.com.eg ; Marsa Fatuma St)
Eritrean Airlines (125500; www.flyeritrea.com ; Harnet Ave)
Lufthansa (18 69 04; www.lufthansa.com ; Warsay St)
Saudi Arabian Airlines (120166; www.saudiairlines.com ; Harnet Ave)
Yemenia Yemen Airways (121035; www.yemenia.com ; Harnet Ave)