Getting there & away
Journeys less than 150km are served from the central short-distance bus station (Ras Mekonen Ave), while longer journeys depart from Autobus Terra (Central African Republic St), northwest of Merkato.
Trains used to be scheduled to depart for Dire Dawa (Birr75/55/41 in 1st/2nd/3rd class) at 3pm Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, though they rarely ever left on time – now they’re not leaving at all. Currently only the Dire Dawa–Djibouti City section is operating.
Ethiopian Airlines (www.flyethiopian.com) is the only domestic carrier, regularly serving over a dozen Ethiopian destinations. They have numerous offices around Addis Ababa.