Passenger guide - Addis Ababa airport (ADD) 

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Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, opened in 1960, is the largest in Ethiopia, not only serving the capital, but also most of the country. In addition to domestic flights, it operates with international destinations in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and America. It is one of the busiest and most modern airports in the African continent.

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Number of Terminals - 2 - Terminal 1 (domestic and regional flights) and Terminal 2 (international flights). Open 24 hours a day and situated next to each other.
Annual passenger traffic: Around 8.9 million passengers went through it in 2016.
Tel: +251 116 650 400 / 499. There is an information desk in the Arrivals area.



The airport is located in the Bole area, 6 km (3.7 miles) southeast from downtown Addis Ababa and 65 km (40 miles) to the north of Debre Zeyit.

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The airport has a bank, currency exchange bureau, ATMs, post office, VIP lounges, mobile phone service, public telephones and free Wi-Fi access. About 10 minutes away from the enclosure is located the United Nations Conference Center, providing extensive meeting and conference facilities.

Food and Drinks- There are bars, coffee shops and restaurants with local and international food.
Shopping- Options include duty-free stores and souvenir stands, jewellery, clothing, handicrafts.
Baggage- Enquiries about lost property should be directed to Tel +251 115 178 306 / 116 650 304.
Other Services- First aid room, travel agencies, smoking areas, baby changing facilities.


Bus - There is a blue minibus service to the city departing from Bole Dild Station, situated opposite the airport.

Taxi - A desk in the Arrivals Hall provides fixed fares for destinations inside the city. There are two kinds of vehicles: blue and white vans, and cars operated by NTO (Tel Tel +251 115 159 274), more expensive. The first ones have fixed routes, working like small buses, and can be found in front of the International Arrivals area. The two main destinations are Piazza and Meskel (15-30 minutes trip).


Some hotels in the surroundings have counters inside the airport, where you can make reservations and arrange your transport. Mam Guest House (Tel +251 911 123 459), Hotel Lobelia (Tel +251 911 692 054), Lucy Guest House (Tel +251 911 525 214), Ambassador Hotel (Tel +251 116 188 284), Harmony Hotel (Tel +251 116 183 100), Bagy Hotel & Resort (Tel +251 911 305 139), Addis Flower Guest House (Tel +251 911 021 333), Bole International Hotel (Tel +251 116 633 000), Bole Skygate Hotel (Tel +251 116 183 355), Foyat Hotel (Tel +251 116 607 096).


Outside the terminals there is a large parking area for short- and long-term stays.


Passengers that require special assistance are advised to notify their airline about their particular needs before travelling. The airport can provide wheelchairs on demand.

Latest updates: June, 01, 2018
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