Abidjan International Airport

Felix Houphouet Boigny International (ABJ)


Located 10 miles (16km) east of Abidjan, Abidjan International Airport is the primary airport for flights to the Ivory Coast. Also known as Félix Houphouët-Boigny International Airport or Port Bouet Airport, the modest facility processes roughly two million passengers each year.

The main terminal building has been renovated recently, and is a pleasant and efficient facility with basic amenities including a few shops and restaurants, however passengers should be prepared that there is no working ATM.


The airport is located 10 miles (16km) southeast of the city centre.

Getting to the city

A bus service connects the airport with the city centre, and although very inexpensive, it is best used by intrepid travellers due to safety concerns. Orange taxis which charge set fares are the best option; taxi fares often double after dark.




Tel: +225 (0)2175 7901/2.

Car rental

Major operators such as Avis, Hertz, Europcar and Budget have car hire desks in the arrivals hall.

Airport Taxis

The safest taxis are the official orange taxis, although even these are not always metered. Numerous touts will try to offer you a deal but they are best avoided.

Transfer between terminals

You can easily walk between the adjacent Domestic and International Terminals.


There is a bank with a currency exchange service, and an ATM which works intermittently. Other facilities include a VIP lounge, a pharmacy, shops, a bar and a cafeteria. There is a tourist desk in the main arrivals hall.


There is one main parking area at Abidjan International Airport, located right outside the terminals.

Departure Tax

There is a departure tax of XOF 3,000 if youre connecting to African destinations, and XOF 5,000 for other international destinations.




Flights to Abidjan International Airport are available on only a few airlines: Air France, Brussels Airlines, Emirates, Air Burkina, and Afriqiyah Airways.


Abidjan International Airport doesn't offer wifi.

Business Lounges

There are no dedicated business lounges in Abidjan International Airport, however there are internet and fax services available in the Phone Shop.

Abidjan International Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.