About Algiers Houari Boumediene Airport (ALG)

Houari Boumediene Airport serves the Algerian capital, Algiers, located at the northern tip of the region. Our Algiers Houari Boumediene Airport guide includes important contact information as well as details relating to public transportation routes to and from the facility, terminal services, and accommodation options nearby.

Airport news:

A new terminal complex is currently under construction, and is due for completion in 2018. The Algiers Metro, which is also currently under construction and already partially open, will provide a direct rail link between the airport and the city centre once completed.


There is an information office located in each terminal.


Driving directions:

The quickest route from central Algiers to the airport is via the N11 coastal road. Follow this route south-easterly to the Pénétrante de l'aéroport Houari Boumedien southbound turn off, which leads directly 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 the terminals.

Airport Info

Dar El Beida, , Algiers,

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:Regular buses ( operate between the airport (outside the terminals) and the city centre (journey time: 30 minutes; fare: approx. 50 Dinars).

Taxi:Cabs are available outside Arrivals at Terminals 1 and 2. The fare for the 25-minute trip into the city is around 600-1000 Dinars.

Terminal facilities


Banking services are plentiful in the airport, with several bank branches offering currency exchange services. Additionally, ATMs are dotted throughout the terminal for passenger convenience.


There is a choice of several cafés and restaurants across the terminals that range from sit-down dining options to small coffee lounges.


Duty-free shopping is available in International Departures, offering products ranging from local goods, souvenirs, cosmetics, books, magazines and stationery.


Luggage trolleys are provided at the airport, and there is also a left-luggage service. For lost and found queries, contact the main information desk (tel: +213 2150 9191).


Other available facilities at Houari Boumediene Airport include baby changing rooms, a first aid facility and tour operator desks.

Airport facilities

Disabled facilities:

The airport is fully accessible to disabled passengers, with lifts, ramps, escalators and disabled toilet facilities. Designated disabled parking is available immediately opposite the terminal, close to the main entrance. Any passengers who may require additional assistance are advised to contact their airline before travelling.

Car parking:

Long- and short-stay parking is available outside each of the terminals.

Car rental:

Car rental companies Hertz, Rapide and Cevicar are represented at the airport, with offices at the International Terminal parking area.