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Abidjan Airport Transportation

Located on Côte d'Ivoire’s southern coast, Félix-Houphouët-Boigny Airport is a modern facility just south of the city of Abidjan, offering island resorts and ethereal views the moment you step off your plane. See it even closer by booking the right lift for taking care of the day, either choosing between private rentals perfect for taking all the time you need at local beaches or enjoying the simplicity of a meet-and-greet service for basic drop-offs to the heart of downtown.

ABJ Transportation
Ground transportation at ABJ Airport includes some car rental services and taxi kiosks outside of ground level, while a high-speed light rail connection via Abidjan Metro is planned to open by 2022. Get a head start on the day by reserving a shuttle instead, going through either local providers or shuttle companies for custom drop-offs and well as plenty of room for luggage.

Shared Ride Van
Reserve a shared ride van from transportation providers for easy arrivals to expansive hotels, resorts, and lush getaways, choosing between a variety of all-in-one stays ranging from the upscale luxury of Hotel Tiama to the more business-friendly amenities at Golf Hôtel Abidjan.

Private Van
Get a private van to carry up to a dozen passengers with ease, reserving with local shuttle providers to take your time at expansive locales ranging from the quiet trails of Banco National Park on the northwest side to lions, monkeys, and forest creatures housed at the shady Zoo d’Abidjan.

Private Sedan
Those in search of intimate moments on the water should get a private sedan from area providers, crossing scenic island bridges before arriving to the low-key ambiance of Plage de Lido, afterward enjoying eats at Débarcadère Rosa Beach, an all-you-can-eat restaurant with a perfect view.

Local Personal Drivers
For the hidden scoop on what there is to do in Abidjan by following a pair of native eyes with a local personal driver, heading toward the area’s best nooks & crannies, from how to see subtropical wildlife to where to grab some authentic French-African fusion.

Private SUV
For enough room to carry up to six passengers, book a private SUV from ground transportation providers, enjoying the colorful hand-painted murals and on-site playgrounds of Doraville, afterward looking forward to an inspiring walk through the unique suspension architecture of St. Paul’s Cathedral.

Taxi Cab
Business travelers in search of speedy rides to busy events, from conventions at MAIC Maison Algéro-Ivoirienne du Commerce to conferences at Saphir Center, can benefit a lot from a taxi. Book today too bypass all tomorrow’s speed bumps, skipping difficult park jobs, traffic, and all the stress in between.

Stretched Limousine
A large city with a booming population, Abidjan has plenty of peaks of opulence – book a stretched limousine to see it all, booking through luxury limo companies for grand arrivals to upscale French at Le Grand Large, afterward enjoying the simple plays and live reggae at The Cultural Factory.

Chartered Bus
Take care of over a dozen passengers by booking a chartered bus for an easy lift across town, enjoying group field trips to downtown, where you can spend the afternoon shopping at Galerie du Parc, as well as walking through thousands of artworks and artifacts displayed at the National Museum of Abidjan.

ABJ Airport Terminals
ABJ Airport is home to a single terminal with two levels.
- Level 1: check-in, security, luggage carts, baggage claim, arrivals, café, and escalator/elevator access to upper level.
- Level 2: departures, shops, restaurants, banks, ATMs, VIP lounge, and escalator/elevator access to lower level.

 

Abidjan Airport Shuttles

With 15 miles from downtown Abidjan, arriving to key destinations can take a while – save time by having a reliable ride ready, scheduling a lift through either local shuttle or private sedan providers for easy take-offs and custom drop-offs.

Make sure you know exactly where your ride plans to drop you off by choosing the right neighborhood ahead of time, choosing between the full experience of Plateau, home to peninsula views, waterside parks, and savory seafood, or considering the uptown charm of Adjamé, renowned for its large shopping malls and close access to the massive Banco National Park. For something closer to the sea, stay in Treichville, an island south of Plateau known for its busy Palace of Culture as well as ferry terminals that lead to Abobo Doumé.

Let the fun happen naturally by keeping track of your shuttle reservations as well, printing out your confirmation email the moment it comes in alongside any other bookings that need special attention, from restaurant reservations to spa appointments. Do even more by getting a travel journal fully equipped with protective sleeves and compartments for keeping all important documents in one place. Go further with digital back-ups, scanning prescriptions, identification, and passports for added security, then backing up those scans on a flash or cloud drive.

About Félix-Houphouët-Boigny Airport
A 45-minute drive to Abidjan’s central business district (without heavy traffic), the airport makes trips to most downtown hotels difficult. Stay efficient by booking a room closer to the airport, the most popular options being Radisson Blu Hotel, home to upscale rooms and 2 restaurants, and ONOMO Abidjan Airport, which offers an art gallery, pool and bar. Other options are located just across the Voie Express de Bassam Bridge, including upscale stays like Hôtel le Refuge and Maison d'Hôtes Stanislas, plus simple choices like Eleven’s Hotel & Spa and Résidence.

Enjoy what the airport’s got to offer on-site if you end up turning the terminal into your hotel. Grab a bite to eat at Burger King Aéroport, also considering fresh sub sandwiches and breakfast at Air Lounge Café. Those in need of some liquid courage before their flight can do so at AKWA BAR, a small cocktail lounge that also offers lunch bites. Shopping opportunities include reading material from Librairie de France and extensive gifts, souvenirs, and snacks at the large Abidjan Duty-Free Shop.

Those planning to enjoy themselves in a hotel close to the airport should also consider what there is to do around the airport. Spend the afternoon shopping at the Port-Bouët Market, located just west of the airport and offering diverse goods, handicrafts, and produce perfect for instant relaxation, afterward enjoying delectable eats at Centre Commercial De L’Abattoir, home to Haute-French cuisine and a festive atmosphere. Move onto the many gorgeous views throughout Port-Bouët when you get the chance, watching the sunset at Plage de Lido (Lido Beach), enjoying seaside Lebanese at Le Mechoui.

Abidjan Destinations
As the largest city of the West African nation of Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Abidjan is known for its modern skyline separated from the Gulf of Guinea by the islands and everglades of Ébrié Lagoon. Get lost in French-colonial architecture alongside lush bayous and forests, all by starting with the most visited attraction, Banco National Park, home to a dozen square miles of incredible tropics, nature reserves, and an eco exhibit, while the nearby Zoo d’Abidjan provides a unique combination of African wildlife, from sleepy lions to uproarious elephants. Get even more lost in the tropics of the region by visiting the botanical garden in Bingerville, home to surreal trees and French-style gardens, while the astounding Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve offers the best view of the country in the form of lush waterfalls and a height that’s a mile above sea level.

Explore the area’s many unique churches once you’ve seen its many landscapes, moving from the contemporary design of St. Paul’s Cathedral to the unique spiral shape of Sanctuary Maria, afterward going on a tour of the region’s art scene. Take a stroll through La Rotonde des Arts for storied exhibits of paintings, statues, and revolving pieces from local artists, also considering Galerie Cécile Fakhoury for even more space as well as an enclosed garden. Learn more about the culture through the context of its history, visiting Musée des Civilisations de Côte d'Ivoire for a look at the area’s trials, tribulations, and triumphs, from the ancient days of hunter-gatherers to the country’s independence from France. Get to know the heart of the city by trying its most visited restaurants, from the classic African at Restaurant Saakan to the fashionable burger & fry combos courtesy of Norima.

Lounges at Abidjan Airport
- VIP Lounge: Perks include free Wifi, reading material, and showers, plus disability access and flight information monitors.
- International Business Lounge: Perks include free Wi-Fi, a VIP bar, cold/hot buffet, reading material, smoking area, and a prayer room, plus disability access and flight information monitors.

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