Abidjan Félix Houphouët-Boigny International Airport Guide (ABJ)
Abidjan Félix Houphouët-Boigny International Airport is located 16km (10 miles) southeast of Abidjan.
Also known as Port Bouet Airport, Abidjan Felix Houphouët-Boigny International Airport is the main airport serving the Ivory Coast’s largest city, Abidjan. Our guide to the airport provides contact details and information on transport, accommodation and terminal facilities.
Terminal renovation work is on-going at the airport. Additionally, a new on-site hotel, the Radisson Blu Hotel Abidjan Airport, is set to open at the end of 2015.
A local tourism information desk (tel: +225 2175 7901) is located in the airport’s main hall. This desk can help passengers with accommodation booking, a service also available on the airport’s official website.
The two terminals are adjacent and within easy walking distance of each other.
From downtown Abidjan head southeast along Pont General de Gaulle, following the signs for the airport.
Bus:Bus 6, run by SOTRA (tel: +225 2175 7100; www.sotra.ci), operates between Abidjan Félix Houphouët-Boigny International Airport and central Abidjan (journey time: 25 minutes; fare: XOF220). However, the bus is considered by some foreign authorities to be an unsafe transport option. Taxis are generally regarded as being safer and more efficient.
Taxi:Travellers are advised to choose orange taxis with an official fare display. The journey time into the city is 20-30 minutes, and fares start at around XOF1600.
A bank offering a currency exchange service is located at the airport. There is also an ATM in the public area, but the service can be erratic.
Free Wi-Fi internet access is available at Abidjan Felix Houphouët-Boigny International Airport in both the VIP lounge and standard airport lounge. Additionally, there is a post office in the public area and fax services are available in the on-site Phone Shop, which also hires mobile phones and sells public phone cards.
A bar and a brasserie are situated before security, while a restaurant serving international and local cuisine can be found in the duty-free centre.
Several shops, including a pharmacy, bookshop and a duty-free outlet (in the international terminal), are housed within the airport.
Left-luggage storage is available and porters are on hand to help with luggage in the arrival and departure areas. For lost and found queries, contact the airport’s information desk (tel: +225 2175 7901).
The airport houses a VIP lounge, but aside from this there are no business or conference facilities of such at Abidjan Félix Houphouët-Boigny International Airport. However, conference and meeting facilities are available at larger hotels in the city centre, as well as from the on-site Radisson Blu hotel when it opens at the end of 2015.
There are two on-site car parks at the airport offering both long and short stay options. These are located directly outside the terminals.
Car hire companies present at Abidjan Félix Houphouët-Boigny International Airport include: Hertz, Notice, Road Star and Selv. Offices for these operators are situated outside the international terminal; contact numbers for each are available on the airport’s official website. Self-drive car hire for non-locals is, however, not recommended.