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Algiers Airport car hire

Serving Algeria’s capital, Houari Boumediene Airport is a hub for national airlines Aigle Azur, Air Algerie and Tassili Airlines. This is one of Africa’s busiest airports, with an annual passenger throughput of more than four million. The three-terminal airport sits at just over 10 miles from Algiers, with car hire in Algiers Airport the most convenient means of reaching the city centre.

Algiers Airport facilities

Up to 5,000 car parking spaces are available at the International Terminal (Terminal 1) along with 16 gates and a boarding area. The Domestic Terminal (Terminal 2) features 20 check-in desks, a tearoom, a cafeteria and several shopping outlets. Smaller than Terminal 1, it offers just 7 gates and 900 car parking spaces. Terminal 3 caters for pilgrimage and charter flights, and has similar facilities. Car rental in Algiers Airport is available in all three terminals.

Algiers Airport excursions

The N5 connects the airport with the city centre, making transfers with car hire in Algiers Airport straightforward. While the city centre itself has a few major draws including a 17th century citadel containing notable mosques, many visitors come for the pretty Mediterranean coastline. Here, beaches such as Sidi Fredj, Palm Beach and Douaouda offers varied water sports and relaxed lounging.

Best time to visit

Algiers can be visited year round, but most visitors prefer to avoid the hottest months of June, July and August, when temperatures can soar to 30°C. Yet despite the heat, these months are popular with Europeans. The wettest months are November, December and January, making the most ideal times for a visit the warm and sunny months of April, May, September and October.

Car rental in Algiers Airport

Driving in and around Algiers can be a challenge due to poor road conditions and erratic local driving, but major routes are in reasonable condition. City centre traffic can be bad, making car rental in Algiers Airport best suited to trips out of the city and along the coast. Compare car hire options online before arriving in Algiers to source the cheapest deal.