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About Addis Ababa Bole International Airport (ADD)

Addis Ababa Bole International Airport is one of Africa's primary aviation hubs. The airport, located in the Bole district of Ethiopia's capital, has two terminals. This guide provides an overview of the airport's facilities, transportation access, and nearby accommodation options.


A tourist information desk is located in the Arrivals Hall.

Driving directions:

Addis Ababa Bole International Airport is easily accessible from the Ring Road, a major thoroughfare linking Addis Ababa and its various neighbourhoods.

Transfer between terminals:

Passengers can walk between the two terminals (International and Domestic). There is no terminal transfer shuttle available.

Airport Info


Addis Ababa Bole International Airport is located about 8km (5 miles) as the crow flies from the National Museum of Ethiopia, home to the renowned 'Lucy' exhibit – a 3.2 million-year-old partial skeleton of an early hominin.

No. of terminals:

+251 11 665 2222

Public Transport

Public transport road:

Taxi: Two types of taxis are available outside Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. National Tour Operation Taxis have white tops and yellow bodies and are metered. Private taxis have white tops and blue bodies; some are metered, while others offer fixed prices for standard routes.

Ride-hailing: Two ride-hailing apps – RIDE and FERES – operate in Addis Ababa. Both can pick up passengers from the airport.

Shuttle: Many hotels offer shuttle services to and from the airport.

Terminal facilities


There is an ATM in the Arrival Hall.

There is also a foreign exchange counter.


A few cafés serving local and international options operate in the airport.


Addis Ababa Bole International Airport has gift shops and duty-free outlets, allowing passengers to buy popular items like cosmetics and tobacco.


Left luggage: This service isn't available at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport.

Lost & found within the airport: Contact the security officers.

Lost & found on an airplane: Contact the airline you flew with.


A medical clinic is located within the airport.

Airport facilities

Conference and business:

Addis Ababa Bole International Airport has a few VIP lounges that offer basic business facilities.

The upscale Ethiopian Skylight Hotel, about 1km from the airport, has 13 meeting halls.

Communication Facilities:

Free Wi-Fi is available. A counter selling Ethiopian SIM card is in the Arrival Hall.

Disabled facilities:

Addis Ababa Bole International Airport has standard accessibility features such as ramps, elevators and modified toilets.

Travellers who require special arrangements should contact the airline at least 48 hours before travelling.

Car parking:

Two car parks are directly opposite the terminal building.

Car rental:

Visitors are advised to reserve a rental car in advance.

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