Algiers Houari Boumediene Airport Guide (ALG)

Airport info
Code: ALG
Dar El Beida, Algiers, Algeria

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

No. of terminals: 3 Dialling code: +213
+213 2150 9191

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.

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Transfer between terminals

Free minibus shuttles operate between terminals.

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.

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.


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.


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;

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.


There are currently no on-site hotels at Houari Boumediene Airport, but there are several hotels in the surrounding area.

Sofitel Algiers Hamma Garden

+213 2168 5210

This luxury 5-star hotel sits on the coast a little farther from the airport than other hotels, but it's still easy to reach thanks to a complimentary shuttle service. Enjoy the hotel’s spa, fitness centre, and dining options.


172 Rue Hassiba Benbouali, 16015, Algiers, Algeria

Palace Appart Hotel

+213 2120 4444

The Palace Appart Hotel is 15-minute drive away from the airport in a popular coastal tourist area, and offers meetings facilities, a restaurant, bar, spa centre and a fitness centre.

Rue Saïdi Ahmed, Bordj El-Kiffan, 16000, Algiers, Algeria

Ibis Alger Aéroport

+213 21 988 000

Also located within a short drive of the airport is the Ibis Alger Aéroport, which offers guests a complimentary shuttle service to the terminal entrance. The hotel has a total of 264 rooms, a bar and a restaurant.

Quartier des Affaires de 16024 BP 134, Bab Ezzouar, 16011, Algiers, Algeria

Mercure Alger Aéroport

+213 21 245 970

The Mercure offers a free shuttle service to the airport, which is only a five minute drive away. The hotel has three restaurants, an outdoor pool, fitness centre with sauna, several bars and multiple function rooms that can be used for meetings or events.

Route de l'université BP 12, Bab Ezzouar, 16311, Algiers, Algeria
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