Cheap Flights To Dire Dawa (DIR) Starting at $137

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Cheap Flights to Dire Dawa from $137 One Way, $261 Round Trip

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Dire Dawa Flight Information

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Dire Dawa
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Ethiopian Airlines, Lufthansa
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Fly to Dire Dawa

When you fly to Dire Dawa, you will arrive in an Ethiopian city that was established in 1902. The city is clean and modern, with bright markets and bazaars to explore. Dire Dawa is divided into two sections by the Dechatu Wadi River. North and west of the river lies Kezira, the portion of the city that has been influenced by European architecture and touches. To the east you'll find the city's old town, Megala, which is a classically Muslim area with much color and vibrancy.


Along the riverfront are multiple outdoor bazaars and marketplaces, including the sprawling Kafira Market, which is characterized by Moorish arches and narrow lanes filled with vendors hawking their wares. By contrast, the Dire Dawa Market is covered and modern. Vendors there primarily sell clothing, fabrics and electronics. The African Village is filled with restaurants featuring both Ethiopian and European cuisine, and the menus offer clear explanations so you understand what you are ordering.

Hints and tips

Most people who fly to Dire Dawa fly into the Aba Tenna Dejazmach Yilma International Airport, or DIR, which is located 3 miles north of the city's center. From the airport, you can get to the city via bus or rental car. Within Dire Dawa, many people opt to take the motorized rickshaws, which are very inexpensive and plentiful. Average high temperatures in Dire Dawa range from 72 degrees in January up to 83 degrees in July. The Kulubi Festival is held twice yearly and involves a large pilgrimage.

Frequently asked questions

Am I currently able to fly to Dire Dawa?
Our Covid-19 Travel Advisor includes everything from up-to-the-minute information on travel advice reports to current quarantine regulations. Make sure you check it out before booking your flight to Dire Dawa.
If I am not able to travel because of COVID-19, can I change or cancel?
Many airlines will make allowances for cancellations or changes due to COVID-19. If you want to be sure, read over your chosen carrier’s terms and conditions prior to booking. You can also check out our Customer Service Portal for lots of helpful info.
What is the best airport to fly to in Dire Dawa?
You’ll want to search for a cheap fare to Aba Tenna Dejazmach Yilma Airport (DIR). It’s the city’s main airport and is located roughly 2 miles north of the downtown area. Once you’ve walked out of arrivals, it won’t be long before you’re soaking up the best of Dire Dawa.
How much is a flight to Dire Dawa?
If you’re looking at flights back and forth, airfares fluctuated from $261 to $4,213 this last week. The lowest one-way ticket was $137, departing from Addis Ababa (ADD).
How to book the cheapest flight to Dire Dawa?
With some of the most incredible flight deals around, you’ll get more for your money with Orbitz. The following handy hints will help you score cheap flights to Dire Dawa — and leave you with extra cash in your wallet:

  • Depending on where you’re leaving from, click on the ‘Nearby airports’ function (located under the departure and arrival form fields). In certain cases, alternative departure points offer more competitive fares.
  • If you’re flexible with when you take off, click on the ‘Show flexible dates’ option. It’ll bring up flight deals for the days before and after your chosen departure. Fares often vary depending on what day of the week it is.
  • To fine tune your results, hit ‘Show options.’ You can search based on seating class, airlines, and nonstop and refundable flights. You can also select the time of day you’d like to fly under ‘Sort & Filter’ to the left.
  • Lock in your airfare as soon as you know your travel dates. While it does happen on occasion, flights rarely fall in price as your date of departure approaches.
  • Consider combining your hotels, flights and car rentals into an Orbitz package to get more for your money.
  • Flying during peak season can mean pricey airfares. Try to avoid traveling over popular dates, such as Thanksgiving, New Year’s Eve and Easter.

What is the best time to book a flight to Dire Dawa?
Purchase your tickets to Dire Dawa in January. This is the perfect time of the year for bargain fares, closely followed by February and August. Land cheap flights and let your dream vacation come true with Orbitz.
What day of the week is the cheapest to book a flight to Dire Dawa?
To pick up a fantastic flight deal, make a booking on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday. Typically, these are the cheapest days to book airfares to Dire Dawa.
What is the cheapest day of the week to fly to Dire Dawa?
You can grab cheap flights to Dire Dawa by taking off on a Monday, according to Orbitz data from 2020. Tuesday is the next cheapest day, while Saturday has the most expensive airfares. Whether you prefer to stretch your travel budget or fly whenever is convenient, you’ll always find a fantastic deal with Orbitz.
What is the cheapest month to fly to Dire Dawa?
Jet off sometime in August if you’re sticking to a budget. Orbitz data shows that this is generally the best month for cheap flights to Dire Dawa. June is when prices really go up.
Which airlines allow free cancellation?
If you suspect your travel plans may change, Orbitz can help you find a flexible fare. All you have to do is choose “Filter by flexible change policies” when searching for your perfect flight. We’ll show you all the airlines that offer free cancellation and no change fees — all on top of irresistibly low prices.
What do I need for the flight to Dire Dawa?
A lengthy journey can be daunting, but it’s nothing a little preparation can’t fix. We’ve made a list of our top tips to ensure your trip flows without a hitch:

  • In all cases you’ll need some identification. How much? This depends on where you’re jetting from. When booking, you are encouraged to use the same name, gender and birth date as displayed on your government-issued ID.
  • Take a good book or a tablet filled with your favorite TV series — it’ll help to keep you entertained on your long journey to Dire Dawa. Or if you’re hoping to get some sleep, an eye mask will shield you from those bright cabin lights.
  • Temperatures in the cabin can quickly change, so it’s wise to bring a hoodie. Also consider wearing compression socks. They can help prevent swelling and improve blood circulation.

How do I get cheap first-class/business deals to Dire Dawa?
There are ways of booking first or business-class airfares to Dire Dawa that won’t burn through your budget. Claim a seat in the pointy end of the plane for less with these handy tips:

  • Flexibility is key. By being open to a few travel dates, you’ll have more chances of landing a great deal on first or business-class airfares.
  • Many budget airlines these days offer superb business-class seating that doesn’t cost the earth.
  • Make a bid for an upgrade. Some carriers hold online auctions that let you offer a price for a seat up the front. You may also be able to upgrade with points earned through a rewards program.

What is the best time to go to Dire Dawa?
You’ll have fun no matter what time of year you visit Dire Dawa, but are when this place is at its busiest. Like to fill up your itinerary with warm-weather activities? Plan your vacation close to June 20. This is when summertime kicks off in the Northern Hemisphere. Expect the mercury to sit anywhere between 65undefined and 85undefined during this time of year.

Fare, taxes & fees: Fares include all taxes and fees, except baggage fees. Rates shown reflect fares found by other Orbitz users over the past 7 days. Due to rapidly changing airline prices & seat availability, these fares may no longer be available.

Refunds/changes/cancellations: Itinerary changes, if permitted for the fare, will have a $30 service fee charged by Orbitz. Additional airline charges may apply.

Other conditions: Schedules, fares and rules are subject to change without notice. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights/dates or in all markets. Lower fares may be available. Fares will not be honored retroactively or in exchange for any wholly/partially unused ticket. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. Fare rules are provided for the selected itinerary before booking.