Addis Ababa Airport Guide

addis ababa airport guide

In this section you will find traveller airport reviews as well as our Addis Ababa Airport Guide with info on WiFi, lounges, facilities and services....and yes, even the names of some airport hotels in case you decide that sleeping in the airport is not for you!

a policeman walked up to us, and positioned himself about one metre away from us, watching us. After about 5 minutes, i asked him whether everything was okay. He told me that of course everything was okay, but his job is to protect the people here at this airport  - Papa Whiskey

Featured Review

addis ababa airport
photo by csaladenes

by a Guest Reviewer
October 2014 - I disagree that this airport is amongst the best in Africa. It may be a main hub for most travellers going to Africa with Ethiopians airlines but the airport needs a serious refurbishment . Toilets are very small , dirty and packed . Really not nice to even get into it .
Reclining seats for travelling passengers are not enough and so busy must be very lucky if you get one .
The queue for security checks it the transit area is ridiculously long and stupid ....people are on transit for Heaven's sake ...meaning they have been checked before boarding and here they are just on transit .but there you go , it's one of the best airport in Africa.
Food and restaurant are really dull and not good at all.
My experience for travelling through these two airport are as recent as last week 18 of October .

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Addis Ababa Airport Information

In this guide we may refer to locations as "landside" and "airside". Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

  • Cloud Nine Lounge - Location: Airside, Departure Hall. Hours: unknown. Lounge Access: Cloud Nine Passengers.
  • ShebaMiles Lounge - Location: Airside, Departure Hall. Hours: unknown, Lounge Access: ShebaMiles members with Gold & Silver membership cards.

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Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at Addis Ababa Airport. (Information submitted by a reader)

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Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Addis Ababa Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Mam Guest House - (3 min from the airport) Airport shuttle service is available.
  • Hotel Lobelia - (3 min from the airport) Free airport shuttle service is available.
  • Lucy Guest House - (3 min from the airport) Free airport shuttle service is available.
  • Ambassador Hotel Bole - (3 min from the airport) Free airport shuttle service is available.
  • Harmony Hotel - (5 min from the airport) Free 24-hour airport shuttle service is available. If you are arriving, pick-up bags and Visa and proceed to the hotel's airport booth. A representative is available 24/7.

To find a cheap room, there is a list of hotels near Addis Ababa Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price.

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More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

  • ATMs / Cash Machines - Information not available
  • Car Rentals - Information not available
  • Children's Play Areas - Information not available
  • Currency Exchange - Information not available
  • Food & Drinks - There is at least one restaurant and coffee shop. Hours: unknown.
  • Information Desk - Information not available
  • Luggage Storage & Lockers - Information not available
  • Showers - Information not available

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Airport Hours

Information not available. Note: When hours are not available, I recommend that you read a few reviews before deciding to sleep in the airport overnight. And if you know the hours, please let me know and I will update the guide.

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Addis Ababa Travel Resources

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Last Updated: 06 October 2015

The information in this Airport Guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airport's and their web sites. The information above is subject to change without notice. Use it for informational purposes only to help you during your stay. To report errors, or to add/change any items quoted in the guide, email me.

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