Airport Taxi and Shuttle Transfers Algiers
Houari Boumediene Airport or Algiers Airport is an international that serves the capital city of Algeria, Algiers. The airport is located about 9 miles from the city and the airport code is (ALG).
To kickstart your visit to Algeria in style and comfort, the following shuttle services have been highly rated for safety. GO Airport Shuttle and SuperShuttle. These are good providers and most have bilingual drivers who can also speak English apart from French and Arabic.
The Algiers metro provides a direct link between the airport and the City of Algiers. Buses also operate from just outside the arrival terminal to the city center as well as cabs from Terminal 1 and 2. To access ALG by road, use the N11 coastal highway, which will lead you directly to the airport.
About Algiers Airport
Houari Boumediene Airport is the major airport in Algeria and it serves as a gateway to the Mediterranean sea as well as other attractions. The airport has two terminals—Terminal 1 which is the international terminal and handles approximately 2.5 million passengers annually, and Terminal 2 which serves mostly domestic flights.
Dozens of local and international airlines ply the ALG route with connections to different cities globally. Notable international and regional carriers include; British Airways, Egypt Air, Etihad, Air France, Iberia and Turkish airlines to name a few with destinations like Madrid, London, Paris, Cairo and UAE.
Duty free shops are available at the International Terminal as well several cafes and restaurants. Coffee lounges, banking facilities and money changers are also available as well as baby changing facilities and paid Wi-Fi. There’s a plethora of parking lots at ALG. The International Terminal boasts over 5,000 lots white the Domestic Terminal has just over 900.
Hotels near ALG
There are no on-site hotels at ALG, but there are several highly rated hotels located near the airport. Travelers can select their choice of accommodation based on preference, star ratings and distance from the airport.
Mercure Alger Aeroport
This up-scale hotel is located 5 minutes from the airport and provides a shuttle services to and from the airport. The hotel has an outdoor pool, three restaurants, fitness center with sauna as well as several bars serving local and international beverages. Conference rooms can be used for events and meetings.
Ibis Alger Aeroport
Another deserving establishment located a few minutes from the airport which also offers a shuttle services to the airport. The hotel has 264 rooms and boasts a number of restaurants which serve a variety of international cuisines and authentic Algerian dishes.
Algiers Airport Shuttle Service
There are quite a number of shuttle services from ALG, each with different operators and levels of efficiency.
Shared Ride Van
Check out the lovely Notre Dame d’Afrique, one of Algiers’ premier locations, by booking one of our Shared Ride Vans. All vans are available for pickup and drop off.
If you’re looking for a bit more privacy, don’t worry. Book one of our Private Vans and head over to Le Jardin d’Essai du Hamma, an exceptional botanical garden.
Book one of our many Private Sedans and go on an adventure of your own at the incredibly decorative Kasbah of Algiers.
Local Personal Drivers
Find out the hidden gems of Algiers through the eyes of your very own Local Personal Driver. You’ll not only be driving in comfort, you’ll be getting exclusive tips on where to have fun in the beautiful city of Algiers.
Grab the family and head on over to Tombeau de la Cretienne where you can have a fun history lesson by booking one of our Private SUVs.
Need a ride or lift from the Algiers Houari Boumediene Airport? Book one of our taxis ahead of time and don’t miss your flight.
Show up to the astounding La Grande Poste d’Alger, the heart of Algiers, by booking one of our stretch limousines for the very special occasion.
Take your large group to Le Musee National Dex Beaux Arts, a lovely experience where you can engage in international art pieces. Get there by booking a bus today.
Algeria is not generally considered a popular tourist destination and despite a gradual decline in violence between the 1990s and now, attacks against foreign tourists are still a possibility and a concern. That said, the majority of visits to the country are trouble free. Those who do travel to the region will find that Algeria is not short on sightseeing opportunities and certainly provides tourists with an authentic experience.
The capital city of Algiers, sitting on the northern coastline, is a growing metropolis. Once a strategic point of entry for would-be conquerors from Europe and the Middle East, it now welcomes the presence of multi-nationals such as Carrefour and Quick. Historically the most popular remnant of battles waged on the city’s coast is the Cashbah, a UNESCO-listed citadel, the oldest part of which dates back to 1660. Also along the coast is Tipasa, a pleasant seaside village which holds some spectacular Roman ruins. Timgad, which is further south, holds North Africa’s most extensive and best preserved Roman Ruins.
Typically Mediterranean in climate, Algeria has warm sandy beaches, particularly around Oran, a popular tourist destination in the summer months. The infamous Sahara Desert begins right where the coast ends, rocky at first, elevating over the vast Haut Plateaux (High Plateaus), and untold miles of sand and sun. In the far south of Algeria is the Hoggar mountain region which holds the nation’s highest peak, the Tahat Mountian, and caverns containing rock paintings dating back to the time of the Berbers, over 10,000 years ago.