Jigjiga is since 1995 the capital of the Somali Region. It is one of few places in the region the Ethiopian government fully controls. When traveling with bus towards Somaliland Jigjiga is a non-avoidable stop on the road. However, due to the conflict between Ethiopia, the guerilla and Somalia, travelers should stay away from the region as much as possible, including Jigjiga.
By bus from Dire Dawa.
By air from Addis Ababa. Book at the Ethiopian Airlines website.