Travel to Algeria

Flying to Algeria

Flights to Algeria are run by several major airlines including Alitalia (, Air France ( and Lufthansa ( The national airline is Air Algérie (

The major airport is: Algiers Houari Boumediene Airport.

Flight times:

From London to Algiers - 2 hours 25 minutes.

Departure tax:


Airport guides

Airport Code: ALG. Location: The airport is located about 17km (10.5 miles) southeast of central Algiers. Money: Banking facilities offering currency exchange services are available at the airport. ATMs are also... Read more

Other airports in Algeria

Annaba Rabah Bitat Airport

Airport Code: AAE. Location: The airport is 12km (7.5 miles) from the city. Website: N/A. Public transport description: A bus service departs to the city every 30 minutes. Coach service is available on request and taxis are also available.

Algiers Airport

Airport Code: ALG. Location: The airport is 20km (12 miles) east of Algiers. Website: Public transport description: Buses and trains operate to the city from 0600-1900 (journey time - 30 minutes). Taxis are also available.

Mohamed Boudiaf International Airport

Airport Code: CZL. Location: The airport is 9km (6 miles) from the city. Website: N/A. Public transport description: There are bus and taxi links with the city.

Oran Airport

Airport Code: ORN. Location: The airport is 10km (6 miles) from the city. Website: N/A. Public transport description: Taxis are available to the city.

Travel by rail

There is no international train service to Algeria from either Morocco or Tunisia. Trains operate within both Tunisia and Algeria so you can take a train to Ghardimaou, cross the border via louage or taxi, and then catch another train from Annaba to Algiers. The closure of the border between Algeria and Morocco means it is no longer possible to catch a train running from Algiers to Marrakech.

Driving to Algeria

Driving into Algeria from mainland Europe is a lengthy affair. The simplest drive is to drive through France, down to Marseille, and catch a car ferry from there. Alternatively, you can catch a ferry from Italy to Tunisia, from where you can drive overland into Algeria. The main border post is at Hazoua.

Note that the border between Morocco and Algeria is closed, so this route is not viable.

By road note:

Please note that many desert 'roads' are up to 10km (6-mile) wide ribbons of unimproved desert and are suitable only for well-maintained 4-wheel drive vehicles.

Getting to Algeria by boat

The main ports are at Algiers, Annaba, Béjaia, Oran and Skikda.

Ferry operators:

Both Algérie Ferries ( and SNCM ( have routes departing from Marseille and landing in Algiers on the north coast of Algeria. Each departs around once a week and the journey takes about 20 hours. Other landings are at Bejaia, Skikda, Annaba or Oran. Algérie Ferries also runs a service from Alicante in Spain to Oran.

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