Addis Ababa Bole International Airport Guide (ADD)
Addis Ababa Bole International Airport is located in Bole, 8km (5 miles) southeast of Addis Ababa in Ethiopia.
Located in the Bole district of Ethiopia's capital, a short distance from the city centre, Addis Ababa Bole International Airport is one of Africa’s busiest airports. Our Addis Ababa Bole International Airport guide includes contact details, as well as information on terminal facilities, public transportation and nearby hotels.
From Addis Ababa city centre, head southeast along Bole Road/Airport Road and follow the signs to Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. The total drive time from central Addis Ababa to the airport is approximately 16 minutes.
Taxi: A taxi desk located in the arrivals hall provides fixed tariffs for destinations in the city. However, some travellers report getting better deals by bargaining with yellow cab drivers outside.
Minibus: If you're feeling brave you can take a minibus from Bole Dild minibus station, which is located under the flyover opposite the terminal. This will work out much cheaper than a taxi, but check what the locals are paying as tourists tend to be overcharged.
Shuttle: Most major hotels offer shuttle services to and from the airport.
Various shops can be found at the airport, including gift retailers and duty-free outlets.
There are no left-luggage facilities at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. A lost and found service (tel: +251 11 517 8958) is operated by the airport and luggage trolleys are available for use.
There are no conference or business facilities at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, but the United Nations Conference Centre (tel: +251 11 544 5386; www.uneca.org/uncc) on Menelik II Avenue is just a 10-minute drive away. This complex offers extensive meeting and conference facilities.
The two business lounges at the airport are available to Ethiopian Airlines passengers only.
There is a large car park just outside the terminals. This can be used by passengers requiring either short or long stays.
There are no on-site hotels at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, but there are a number of accommodation options very close by. Hotels can be tricky to find because not all roads in Addis Ababa have names, so make sure you have good directions before you arrive. Some hotels have contact booths in the arrivals hall where passengers can book rooms and arrange transfers.