Awash is a market town in central Ethiopia. Located in Administrative Zone 3 of the Afar Region, above a gorge on the Awash River, after which the town is named, the town lies on the Addis Ababa–Djibouti Railway, which crosses the gorge by a bridge there. It is the largest settlement in Awash Fentale woreda.
Awash lies outside the Awash National Park, which is known for its wildlife, for the Mount Fentale caldera and for the Hot Springs. Its market is held on Mondays, where Afar and Kereyu crafts can be found.