Addis Ababa Bole International Airport Guide (ADD)

Airport info
Code: ADD
Airport Road, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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

No. of terminals: 2 Dialling code: +251
+251 11 665 0400

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.

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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.

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.


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


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.

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.


There are no hotels on-site at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, but there are a number of options close by. Hotels can be hard to find due to Addis Ababa’s large number of unmarked roads, so make sure you have good directions. Some hotels have desks in the arrivals hall where passengers can make arrangements.

Harmony Hotel

+251 11 618 3100

Harmony Hotel is located within a five-minute drive from the airport and is a more luxurious option. The hotel has a swimming pool, spa, gym, Wi-Fi access and a range of dining options.

Cameroon Street, P.O. Box 16139, Bole, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Sheraton Addis

+251 11 517 1717

Sheraton Addis is located within 7km (11 miles) of the airport. The hotel has business and leisure facilities, with a swimming pool, a spa, and a children’s club.

Taitu Street, Addis Ababa 6002, Ethiopia

Tizese Hotel

+251 11 639 2000

The 28-room Tizese Hotel opened in 2012 and is located just a few minutes from the airport. There are two on-site restaurants, spa facilities and a business centre with conference facilities.

Ring Road, Qelebet Menged, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Hilton Addis Ababa

+251 11 517 0000

Just 15 minutes from the airport by car, Hilton Addis Ababa has various dining options, squash and tennis courts, mini-golf and an airline information desk. A range of business services, numerous meeting and event rooms are also available.

Menelik II Avenue, Addis Ababa 1164, Ethiopia
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