Send money online to Ethiopia

From Adigrat to Dolo, WorldRemit has Ethiopia covered.

  • The fast, simple way to send money to Ethiopia
  • Industry-leading payment security

How to send money to Ethiopia

1. How do you want to send? Choose between cash pickup, bank deposit, mobile money or airtime top up - there's more information on all of these below.

2. Who are you sending to? Add the details of your recipient or choose from a list of people you’ve sent to in the past.

3. How are you paying? Choose how to pay, and we'll send confirmation to both you and your recipient by SMS and email when your money is sent and received.

For more info on money transfers to Ethiopia, visit our FAQ or read more below.

Bank Transfer to Ethiopia

1-2 working days

Want to send your money via a bank transfer? It'll take 1-2 days with the following banks:

  • Commercial Bank of Ethiopia
  • Awash Bank
  • Dashen Bank
  • NIB International
  • Abay Bank accounts
  • Addis International Bank
  • Cooperative Bank of Oromia
  • Enat Bank
  • Bank of Abyssinia
  • Berhan Bank
  • Oromia International Bank
  • Debub Global Bank
  • Wegagen Bank
  • Bunna International Bank

Commercial Bank of Ethiopia Enat Bank Coop Bank of Oromia      Berhan Bank   Oromia International BankDebubGlobalBank      


Cash pickup in Ethiopia

Instant transfer

Great news! The person you're sending money to will be able to pick up their money straight away from any branch of:

  • Commercial Bank of Ethiopia
  • Lion International
  • Dashen Bank
  • Awash Bank
  • United Bank S.C.
  • NIB International
  • Abay Bank
  • Cooperative Bank of Oromia
  • Addis International Bank
  • Enat Bank
  • Bank of Abyssinia
  • Berhan Bank
  • Oromia International Bank
  • Debub Global Bank
  • Wegagen Bank
  • Bunna International Bank

All cash transactions will be converted into Ethiopian birr at their point of collection.

Commercial Bank of Ethiopia Lion International Bank Abay Bank Coop Bank of Oromia   Enat Bank Bank of AbyssiniaBerhan Bank Oromia International Bank DebubGlobalBank    

"Send Money To Yourself" service:

Use WorldRemit while travelling in Ethiopia.

Add yourself as a recipient, pay with your home country debit or credit card.

Mobile money

Within 1 working day

You can now send money to any mobile number in Ethiopia that is registered with CBE Birr. Commercial Bank of Ethiopia (CBE) officially launched its mobile money services (CBE Birr) that will allow customers to receive and use funds in very convenient way, using just their phone number. 

  • Money is added to CBE Birr account withing 1 working day.
  • Please check that the recipient already registered their number with CBE Birr agent.
  • You will need the recipient's mobile number that is registered for CBE Birr services. 


Airtime top up in Ethiopia

Instant top up

Your mobile airtime will be added straight away to phones on the Ethio Telecom. network

Ethio Telecom

Where can you send money to Ethiopia from?

You can make a money transfer to Ethiopia from more than 145 countries around the world, so wherever you are, you’re always close enough to help support family and friends. Some of our most popular routes for online money transfers to Ethiopia include:

  • UK to Ethiopia – Make a money transfer to Ethiopia from the UK and receive low fees
  • US to Ethiopia – Send US dollars (USD) to your friends and family in Ethiopia with ease
  • Canada to Ethiopia – Make a bank transfer or send cash and airtime from Canada to loved ones in Ethiopia
  • Australia to Ethiopia – Receive low fees on all Australian dollar (AUD) to Ethiopian birr (ETB) transfers

What exchange rates do we offer on the Ethiopian birr?

We offer extremely competitive exchange rates when transferring Pound sterling, Australian dollars and many more to Ethiopian birr. As an international money transfer specialist, our rates are often more competitive than you’d receive from the bank.

We also show you the exchange rate you’ll receive upfront so you can check WorldRemit is the best way to send money to Ethiopia before you complete the transfer.    

How safe is an online money transfer to Ethiopia?

We make hundreds of money transfers to Ethiopia every week and use state-of-the-art technology to maintain the security of every transaction. Transfers are completed quickly and you and the person you’re sending the money to will get an SMS notification from us as soon as your transfer is complete.

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