Djibouti City in detail

Flights & getting there


Djibouti-Ambouli airport is 5km south of town. ATTA/Globe Travel and Agence Le Goubet represent most international and regional airlines. There is no domestic service.


A ferry plies the Djibouti–Tadjoura and Djibouti–Obock routes two to three times a week (DFr700 one way, about three hours for either journey). It doesn’t operate from mid-June to mid-September. Boats leave from L’Escale.


Minibuses leave from various departure points south of town, including Cité Arhiba. They connect Djibouti City to Tadjoura, Galafi (at the Ethiopian border) and Obock. Minibuses to Tadjoura cost DFr1500 (three hours). Minibuses to Obock cost DFr2000 (about 4½ hours). For Galafi (and Yoboki), you'll pay DFr900 (three hours). Most minibuses leave early in the morning and only when they are full.


For 4WD rental (from DFr25,000 per day, with driver), contact the following outfits.

Europcar Djibouti

Garage Roberto