Frequent minibuses serve Dessie (Birr12, 30 minutes). Two buses leave daily for Addis Ababa (Birr175, seven hours, 6am).
Combolcha Airport is an airport located between the cities of Dessie and Kombolcha in north-central Ethiopia. Situated at an elevation of 1864 meters above sea level, it has one unpaved runway 1098 meters long. Ethiopian Airlines has daily flight to Kombolcha.