The Sidama Region is mostly accessed from Addis Ababa both on flight and surface drive. As the regional capital Hawassa found 275 km from the capital Addis Ababa, most tourists make their trip to the region with a surface drive. The upcoming express way road from Mojo (South of Addis Ababa) to Hawassa will precipitate a more flow of domestic and international visitors to the Sidama region.
For people who need to use a flight they can use two airports as a gate way to the region. One is Hawassa and the other is Arbaminch. The flight to Arbaminch will help visitors to access the southern part of the region and Loka Abayya National park easily. But the main gateway of flight to the region is Hawassa. The Ethiopian airlines has a daily scheduled flight to Hawassa and Arbaminch.