Ivato International Airport
Ivato International Airport is the main airport of Madagascar, located about 16km from the centre of Antananarivo. Ivato connects with major flight routes in Europe, Asia and Africa.
Ivato's international and domestic terminal are located next to each within two inter-connected buildings. Scheduled domestic flights to most major Madagascar Airports are served by Air Madagascar. Additionally, various small airstrips exists around the country which are not served by Air Madagascar but which may be offer landing possibility using small private air charters, such as STA.
Money exchange and Internet access
While several currency exchange services can be found in the international terminal, opposite the terminal and across the parking lot is Travel Exchange. Compared to other currency exchange services, major banks included, Travel Exchange consistently offered a slightly better exchange rate for Ariary in 2010 through 2012. The Aerocyber internet access point can be found next door.
Good restaurants can be found in both the domestic and international terminals but not inside the flight departure area after check-in. Alternatively, an outdoors restaurant can be found opposite the parking lot, close to the petrol station, as well as a restaurant and cafe directly at the petrol station. For those with three or more hours to spare between connecting flights, a visit to the Croc Farm in a park on the other side of the runway is recommended. There is a good restaurant with crocodile burgers on the menu can in the park. A taxi should take about 10-15 minutes each way.
Transport to/from the airport
- ADEMA shuttle bus - to/from Antananarivo at times of all connecting flight. Best value.
- Bus - from outside the airport area (the lowest price option and slowest).
- Taxi (the priciest but quickest option).