Addis Ababa in detail

Arriving in Destination

Bole International Airport lies 5km southeast of the Addis city centre; both international and domestic flights depart from here. Most hotels, including many midrange hotels, offer a free shuttle service to/from the airport – always ask when making your hotel reservation.

Otherwise, from the airport, prices for foreigners are much higher than they are for locals and are normally quoted in US dollars (though they accept Birr). Heading about halfway along Bole Rd will cost around US$30 and to Piazza around US$40. A taxi association has a booth at the airport’s exit. Taxi drivers belonging to this association have yellow taxis and they're probably your best bet for reliability.