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About Addis Ababa Bole International Airport (ADD)

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.


A tourist information desk is located in the arrivals hall.


Driving directions:

From the centre of Addis Ababa, head southeast on Airport Road and follow the signs to Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. The total drive time from central Addis Ababa to the airport is around 15 minutes depending on traffic.

Airport Info


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Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa Bole International Airport is located in Bole, 8km (5 miles) southeast of Addis Ababa in Ethiopia.

No. of terminals:

+251 11 665 0400

Public Transport

Public transport road:

Taxi: Taxis are available curbside at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. Privately owned taxis and National Tour Operation (NTO) taxis are both available. The blue and white privately owned taxis operate on standard routes, dropping off passengers along the way. Privately owned taxis offer fixed prices for their standard routes. NTO taxis have no meter, so agree on a price before heading to a destination.

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

Terminal facilities


A bank and bureau de change desk are available at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport.


Several restaurants and cafés serving local and international options operate in the airport.


Duty-free outlets and shops selling items like souvenirs are located throughout the airport.


There are no left-luggage facilities. A lost and found service is available, as well as luggage trolleys.


Other facilities include a travel agency and first aid facilities.

Airport facilities

Conference and business:

There are no conference or business rooms in the airport, but the United Nations Conference Centre (tel: +251 11 551 7200; is a 10-minute drive away. This complex offers extensive meeting and conference rooms.

Three business lounges at the airport offer basic business facilities.

Communication Facilities:

There are public telephones in the terminals and a post office.

Disabled facilities:

Wheelchairs are available on request. Any passengers who may require additional assistance are advised to contact their airline before travelling.

Car parking:

There is a car park just outside the terminals offering long-term and short-term parking services.

Car rental:

Car hire can be arranged through tour operators and travel agencies.

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