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Addis Ababa Bole Airport

General information

The airport is home to national flag carrier Ethiopian Airlines, known as the most successful airline in the continent. The modern Terminal 2 is used for international flights, Terminal 1 handles domestic flights operated by Ethiopian Airlines and National Airways Ethiopia. Addis Ababa Bole Airport is the third busiest airport in Africa, after Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport and Cairo Airport.


Where is Addis Ababa Bole Airport situated?

Addis Ababa Bole Airport is located in the middle of Ethiopia, southeast of the centre of the capital Addis Ababa. The airport is easily accessible by car via the Ring Road or Airport Road.

How many terminals does Addis Ababa Bole Airport have?

The airport has three terminals, from west to east: VIP, T1 and T2. Terminal 2 is Addis Ababa Bole Airport’s international terminal, Terminal 1 is used for domestic flights. Both terminals are connected to each other. The opening of the expanded and renovated Terminal 2 took place in August 2020.

Airport Map



The distance from Addis Ababa Bole Airport to the centre of Addis Ababa is 5 kilometres. By car, it takes 20 minutes to get to the centre of Addis Ababa.

From ADD Airport to Addis Ababa City centre by Car
5 km
20 min

Travel by car

Public transport

It is possible to travel to and from Addis Ababa Bole Airport by public transport. If you opt for public transport to and from Addis Ababa Bole Airport you can travel by bus. Visit the Addis Ababa Bole Airport transportation page for the possibilities.

Public transport

Taxi transfer

A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Addis Ababa Bole Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Addis Ababa is about ETB 300.-. Book your taxi at Addis Ababa Bole Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From ADD Airport to Addis Ababa City centre by Taxi
5 km
20 min
ETB 300.-

Book a taxi

Airport parking

Addis Ababa Bole Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

Book your parking space

At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Addis Ababa Bole Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Addis Ababa Bole Airport.



Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at Addis Ababa Bole Airport.

Flight tickets

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Which airlines fly from and to Addis Ababa Bole Airport?

We offer you a list of airlines at Addis Ababa Bole Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:

  • Ethiopian Airlines
  • Emirates
  • Kenya Airways
  • Lufthansa
  • Turkish Airlines


Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Addis Ababa Bole Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Ethiopian Skylight Hotel, Addis Ababa

Located in Addis Ababa, Ethiopian Skylight Hotel is 0.3miles from Bole International Airport and offers various facilities, such as a fitness center, swimming pool, mini golf, spa and sauna.


Golden Tulip Addis Ababa, Addis Ababa

Golden Tulip Addis Ababa is situated in Addis Ababa. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar, and meals at the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. Golden Tulip Addis Ababa features free WiFi throughout the property.


Ramada Addis, Addis Ababa, Addis Ababa

Set in the Bole district, the Ramada Addis, Addis Ababa offers mountain views, a terrace and bar with evening entertainment. Free WiFi is available throughout the property and parking is available on site.

Hotels in Addis Ababa

Looking for the best hotels in Addis Ababa? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Marriott Executive Apartments Addis Ababa, Addis Ababa

With Addis Ababa Museum reachable in 600 metres, Marriott Executive Apartments Addis Ababa provides accommodation, a restaurant, free bikes, an outdoor swimming pool and a fitness centre. Free WiFi is available throughout the property.


Radisson Blu Hotel, Addis Ababa, Addis Ababa

Radisson Blu Hotel, Addis Ababa offers accommodation in Addis Ababa. The hotel has a terrace, spa centre, bar and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant. Rooms include a flat-screen TV. You will find a kettle in the room.

Things to do

It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Addis Ababa Bole Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!


Addis Ababa: Guided City Tour

Explore Addis Ababa on a sightseeing tour with a professional English-speaking guide. Visit the Holy Trinity Church, Ethnographic Museum, and tombs of Hailie Selassie. Marvel at the panoramas from Mount Entoto then stroll through the open-air markets.


From Nairobi: Private Lake Nakuru Express Tour

Lake Nakuru has a massive population of Flamingos as the main drawcard, but there is an abundance of other wildlife. Lying in the volcano-strewn Rift Valley, it is one of a chain of 8 lakes which stretch the length of Kenya from Tanzania to Ethiopia.

Tour & transport

Lake Nakuru and Maasai Mara Private 4 Day Safari

This tour give you an experience of Lake Nakuru well known for bird watchers and Maasai Mara with its abundance of wildlife, sustains all of the “Big Five”. Annually in July/August Mara is host to millions of wildebeest who migrate north from Serengeti.


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Sandeep Khaitan
4 months ago

Very good clean airport


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