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Addis Ababa Airport Transportation
Located east of Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, ADD International is a small facility known to get a lot of traffic. Escape the hustle of the main terminal by booking a ride you can count on, whether that means reserving a private lift for all the freedom you need or enjoying the ease of a meet-and-greet service ranging from simple taxi drop-offs to knowledgeable local personal drivers.
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Local Personal Drivers
ADD Airport Terminals
Terminal 1 (Domestic): - Level 1: arrivals, check-in, baggage claim, luggage carts, ground transportation, and escalator/elevator access to upper level.
Terminal 2 (International):
Addis Ababa Airport Shuttles
With 10-15 minutes of driving between Addis Ababa Bole International and downtown, getting where you need to be can go a long way with a little help. Book a shuttle to hit the road when you land, reserving through either local taxi or sedan companies for custom drop-offs and friendly services. Before scheduling your drop-off, know exactly where you’re headed, choosing between 10 sub-cities sprawled across downtown, from Kirkos’ festive shops at Meskel Square and local art showcased at St. George Gallery, to Arada, located even further north and home to the National Museum of Ethiopia as well as the small but ferocious Lion Park. Go for something totally isolated by heading to Yeka instead, located on the northeast side of town and especially popular for business travelers looking to stay close to the airport.
Hold onto the right information before getting ahead of yourself, starting with your shuttle. Print out your confirmation email ahead of time, keeping other bookings and personal documents in the same place with the help of a travel journal, whether it’s a stunning view of the region’s mountainous backdrop through Yama Ethiopia Tours or a view of the downtown’s bustling culture with Awaze Tours. Keep important documents scanned as well, making sure personal identification, passports, and tickets are all stored on a flash or cloud drive.
About Addis Ababa Bole International Airport
Make the day go by faster by enjoying all the unique restaurants, shops, and amenities available throughout both terminals. Enjoy sit-down Chinese and drinks from London Café & Satellite Restaurant, or enjoy the added luxury of privacy with your food at one of the many lounge buffets, from Star Alliance Gold to Cloud9 Business. Several duty-free shops are located in Terminal 2’s shopping complex, as well as book stores, boutiques, and souvenir shops.
Those planning to stay close to the airport should first take advantage of the closest landmarks and attractions, whether it’s shopping at the massive Edna Mall, Addis Ababa’s largest shopping complex, or a family-friendly adventure at Bora Amusement Park, a small space offering an old carousel, ferris wheel, and playground. There’s also a wide variety of eats along Airport Road, including classic Lebanese cuisine at Aladdin Restaurant and savory riverside sweets from Mulmul Bakery. Head east for mountainous terrain if the buzz of town’s got you down, enjoying ethereal views from Yerer Mountain, a dreamy vista especially beloved for its hidden hilltop chapels.
Addis Ababa Destinations
Get a feel for the city afterward, walking through downtown’s National Museum of Ethiopia, home to ancient artifacts and modern wonders, one of the most adorned being the fossilized remains of the famous monkey, ‘Lucy’. Do less thinking at the divine Holy Trinity Cathedral afterward, built in the early 20th century and offering a rare glimpse at Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo-style architecture, which includes high ceilings, colorful murals, and elevated stain-glass portals. For some local history, explore the ‘Red Terror’ Martyrs’ Memorial Museum, dedicated to the those who suffered during the Derg government in the 1970s, afterward complimenting the down-trodden with festivities at Meskel Square, a popular gathering spot for parades and markets. Finally, don’t forget to try some classic Ethiopian at Yod Abyssinia, by far the city’s most beloved eatery visited daily by international travelers.
Lounges at Addis Ababa Airport