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About Algiers Houari Boumediene Airport (ALG)

Houari Boumediene Airport serves the Algerian capital, Algiers, and is located 17km (10.5 miles) southeast of the city centre. Our Algiers Houari Boumediene Airport guide includes important contact information as well as details relating to public transportation routes to and from the terminal services and accommodation options nearby.


Information desks are located in each terminal.


Driving directions:

The quickest route from central Algiers to the airport is through the N11. Follow this route to the Pénétrante de l’aéroport Houari Boumedien, which leads to the airport terminal. The total drive time to the airport from central Algiers is approximately 30 minutes.

Transfer between terminals:

Free minibus shuttles operate between terminals.

Airport Info

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The airport is located about 17km (10.5 miles) southeast of central Algiers.

No. of terminals:

+213 2150 9191

Public Transport

Public transport road:

Bus: “Aero-ville” shuttle buses operated by Etusa ( run between the airport and the city centre. Buses No. 100, 39 and 178 serve the airport. The travel time to central Algiers is approximately 30 minutes and tickets can be purchased on the bus for 50 Algerian Dinars.

Taxi: Cabs are available outside of Hall 2. Taxis do not have metres, so agree on a fare with your driver before you start your journey.

Terminal facilities


Banking facilities offering currency exchange services are available at the airport. ATMs are also available throughout the terminals.


A variety of restaurants and cafes are available throughout the airport.


Duty-free shopping is available, offering passengers goods like souvenirs, magazines, and perfume.


Luggage trolleys are provided at the airport. For lost and found queries, consult the main information desk.


Other available facilities include a prayer room, a pharmacy and tour operator desks.

Airport facilities

Conference and business:

There are currently no meeting facilities at the airport. Both the main passenger terminals (1 and 2) have VIP lounges. More extensive business facilities, as well as conference rooms, are available at nearby hotels, including the Mercure Alger Aéroport (tel: +213 21 245 970;

Communication Facilities:

Paid-for Internet access is available at the airport. Vouchers to access the Internet can be purchased from on-site newsagents and coffee shops. Public telephones and a post office are also available.

Disabled facilities:

The airport is fully accessible to disabled passengers with lifts, escalators, designated parking spaces, and disabled toilet facilities. Any passengers who may require additional assistance should contact their airline before travelling.

Car parking:

Long- and short-stay parking options are available adjacent to the airport.

Car rental:

Car rental companies including Hertz and Rapide are represented at the airport.

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