Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Axum Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit. Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.
Airport closes at night; book a cheap room in town. – Rod
AXU Airport Overview
To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Axum Airport.
What to Expect
Axum Airport (code: AXU) has a single, small terminal that serves a few domestic destinations. Facilities are basic, with a few shops and one cafe. We are unable to confirm whether there’s WiFi or an airport lounge.
Sleeping in Axum Airport
Overnight stays are not permitted in this airport. For uninterrupted sleep, a nearby hotel offers free shuttle service. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.
Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours. Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. If you have some time to spare please write a review, send a tip or share photos to help future travellers.
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In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.
If sleeping in Axum Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:
- Consolar International Hotel (4 miles from the airport) Free airport transfers are available upon request. » Check Rates
- Nyala Hotel (4 miles from the airport) Airport transfers are available upon request ($). » Check Rates
To find a cheap room, there is a list of Search nearby hotels in Axum on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.
There are no pay-per-use lounges in the airport.
As of this update we were unable to confirm whether internet access is available. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.
More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport
Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.
Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.
Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.
Showers – Not available.
As of this update, we were unable to confirm airport hours of operation. We recommend that you read a few reviews before deciding to sleep in the airport overnight. If you know the airport hours, click here to update this airport guide.
Axum airport is served by the following airlines: Ethiopian Airlines • Lufthansa • Emirates.
Called a “bajaj”, these auto-rickshaws are an affordable mode of travel between the airport and city center if you don’t have a lot of luggage.
Some local hotels offer shuttle service to and from AXU airport. Contact your hotel of choice for availability and details.
Metered taxis are available for hire in the ground transportation area during airport hours of operation.
Last updated: 2020-10-23
This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning. All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice. The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or write a review.