Book cheap bus tickets from Addis Ababa to Mekele online and save time and money. The administrative capital of Tigrai, Mekele is likely Ethiopia quickest growing city, its current-day population of 250,000 representing a tenfold increase since the 1970s. Here is the guide on how to book bus from Addis Ababa to Mekele:
The travel distance of Addis Ababa to Mek'ele bus. The road distance is 778.1 km.
Yes, the driving distance between Mekelle and Addis Ababa is 778. It takes about 11h 10m from Addis Ababa to Mekelle.
The Addis Ababa to Mek'ele by bus is the most affordable way to visit. cheap bus tickets from Addis Ababa to Mek'ele.
The fastest way to get from Addis Ababa to Mekelle is to fly which costs $160 - $390 and takes 1h 40m.
The city primary rise to fame dates to the reign of Emperior Yhannis, who had ancestral roots in the neighboring countryside and built many churches there. More recently, Mekele has been accorded a full makeover under the post-Derg administration, and while lacking in important visitors attractions, it does form the key fly-in gateway to the rock hewn churches of the northeastern Tigrari. It is also a best base from which to visit the Danakil.
Placed 6,778 feet above level of sea and west of the salt mines of the Danakil plain, Mekele is the key center of Ethiopia island salt trade. Newer industries contain the production of resin and incense. An airport serves the town. Nearby are the ruins of the prehistoric settlements, and the bigger surrounding area is home to many rock-hewn churches that are thought to date back many centuries.