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 Arrivals.


Driving directions:

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.

Airport Info

, Bole Road, 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: 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.

Terminal facilities


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


Several restaurants and cafés are available, serving both local and international fare.


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.


Other facilities include a travel agency and first aid facilities.

Airport facilities

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 large car park just outside the terminals. This can be used by passengers requiring either short or long stays.

Car rental:

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