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By Air

Harar is served by Dire Dawa international airport.

By Bus

There is a bus service from the capital, Addis Ababa and Dire Dawa.Selam Bus Line S.C. is one of Ethiopia's largest long distance bus companies.It was founded in 1996 by the Tigray Development Association to address the nation-wide need for public transportation, and commenced operations 9 April, 1996 with a fleet of 25 IVECO buses.Selam Bus Line currently provides service to more than 17 cities in Ethiopia.

By Train

Harar lost some of its commercial importance with the creation of the Addis Ababa - Djibouti Railway, initially intended to run via the city but diverted north of the mountains between Harar and the Awash River to save money.currently consists only of a line from Djibouti to Dire Dawa.The line continues from Dire Dawa to Addis Ababa, but is no longer operational.A new rail network is planned.

Key places to visit
Harrar Bira Stadium, Arthur Rimbaud, Magala square, Kundudo, Medhane Alem Cathedral


Places to Visit

Harrar Bira Stadium

Is a multi-use stadium in Harar, Ethiopia.It is mostly used for football matches and serves as the home stadium of Harrar Beer Botling FC.The stadium has a capacity of 5,000 people.

Arthur Rimbaud

One of the major attractions of Harar is a mansion once housed the French's renowned poet Arthur Rimbaud.The mansion is now converted to a museum.

Magala square

The old town is home to ninety-nine mosques and many more shrines,centred on Feres Magala square.


Is a flat top mountain (or amba) located in the Misraq (Eastern) Hararghe Zone of the Oromia Region of Ethiopia.Part of the eight mile range that bears its name,its summit lies east of the walled city of Harar, with a height of nearly 3,000 metres.In the same range, the Goba tarara (a term for mountain) holds a vast cave known since the nineteen hundreds, whilst at the southern end the Stinico tarara holds ancient engravings, unknown until 2008, in two recently studied small open caves. The summit is a flat grassland thirteen hectares in area, and is the habitat of the only remaining feral horse population of East Africa, one of only two on the continent.

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