Bole Airport (ADD)

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Bole Airport (ADD)
AddressBole Road, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Telephone(11) 551 7000
Number of terminals2
Time zoneGMT Eastern Africa Time: GMT/UTC +3
LocationAddis Ababa Bole International Airport is located in Bole, 8 km (5 miles) southeast of Addis Ababa in Ethiopia.
Airport codeADD
Driving directionsFrom the Addis Ababa city center, head southeast along Bole Road/Airport Road and follow the signs to Addis Ababa Bole International Airport.
Car rentalCar rental can be arranged through tour operators and travel agencies.
Public transport and taxisTaxi: A taxi desk located in the arrivals hall provides fixed tariffs for destinations in the city. However, some travelers 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.
Car parkingThere is a large parking lot just outside the terminals. This can be used by passengers requiring either short- or long-term parking.
Information and help desksA tourist information desk is located in Arrivals.
Airport FacilitiesMoney: A bank and bureau de change desk are available at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport.
Communications: There are public telephones in the terminal buildings and an on-site post office.
Food: Several restaurants and cafés are available, serving both local and international fare.
Shopping: Various shops can be found at the airport, including gift retailers and duty-free outlets.
Luggage: There are no left-luggage facilities at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. Luggage trolleys are available for use.
Other facilities: Other facilities include a travel agency and first aid facilities.
Conference and business facilitiesThere are no conference or business facilities at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, but the United Nations Conference Center ( on Menelik II Avenue is just a 10-minute drive away. This complex offers extensive meeting and conference facilities. The two business lounges at the airport are available to Ethiopian Airlines passengers only.
Disabled facilitiesWheelchairs are available on request. Travelers requiring special assistance should contact their airline prior to departure.
Airport hotelsThere are no on-site hotels at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, but there are a number of accommodation options very close by. Hotels can be tricky to find because not all roads in Addis Ababa have names, so make sure you have good directions before you arrive. Some hotels have contact booths in the arrivals hall where passengers can reserve rooms and arrange transfers.

Sheraton Addis
Sheraton Addis is located within 7km (11 miles) of Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. The hotel has a good choice of business and leisure facilities, ranging from a spa and swimming pools to a children's club.
Taitu Street
Addis Ababa 6002, Ethiopia
Tel: (011) 517 1717.

Hilton Addis Ababa
Just 15 minutes from Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, Hilton Addis Ababa has extensive dining options as well as squash and tennis courts, a golf putting green, and an airline information desk. The hotel also has a range of business services, including numerous meeting and event rooms accommodating up to 600 people.
Menelik II Avenue
Addis Ababa 1164, Ethiopia
Tel: (011) 517 0000.

Harmony Hotel
Opened in 2008, Harmony Hotel is located within 5 minutes of the airport and is one of the more luxurious options in the Bole area of Addis Ababa. The 149-room hotel has a swimming pool, spa, Moroccan baths, Wi-Fi, and a range of dining options.
Bole, Cameroon Street, P.O. Box 1639
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Tel: (011) 618 2908

Tizese Hotel
The 28-room Tizese Hotel, which opened in 2012, is located just a few minutes from the airport. There are two on-site restaurants, spa facilities, and a business center with conference facilities.
Ring Road
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Tel: (011) 639 2000
Full airport nameAddis Ababa Bole International Airport
State or provinceEthiopia
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