Addis Ababa Airport Informational Guide to Addis Ababa Bole International Airport (ADD) - Non Official

Addis Ababa Airport Taxi

Get to downtown Addis Ababa within 10 minutes according to traffic.

Types of taxi

In Addis Ababa there are a couple of types of taxi: The blue and white ones which belongs to private company, and the government taxis painted in yellow cream colour, which are operated by the National Tour Operation (NTO).


In order to board a taxi, you can get an immediate taxi service by the Airport Taxi at their counters located in the Arrivals Hall of both terminals.


Find taxi companies at the taxi ranks of Addis Ababa Airport operating 24 hours a day:

- National Tour Operation (NTO): +251 115 51 29 55
- Bole International Airport & Hotels Taxi Association: +251 116 62 7301 / +251 911 21 4655


Regarding fares, due to there are no meters, the yellow cream taxis have fixed prices for the scheduled routes, since they are the government taxis. You’ll need to pay your trip in advance and if you have the chance, you can agree on a fee with the driver.

Be careful since the blue and white taxis do neither have meter but prices are ten times higher than the blue and white ones since they are unofficial taxis.

Estimated prices to downtown Addis Ababa range between 150 and 300 Birr.

Bajajs (Tuk – Tuk)

By taking a Bajaj you’ll be able to get around easily through Addis Ababa.


You can find Bajajs at any point of the street though they are banned from larger roads. 


A ride for an individual trip is 30 Birr, for a multiple passenger trip is 1.50 Birr. 

You can bargain prices with the driver.