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Addis Ababa/Addis Abeba - Bole Intl (ADD):
Location: 7 km/4 Miles SE of the city centre.
By Taxi:
To the city center ETB 60-80. Prices are higher at night. Takes 15-30 mins.

By Bus:
Public Buses: Minibuses run into the city from the traffic circle on Bole Road, beyond an underpass, just outside the airport parking lot. Cost: ETB 2, takes ~30 mins. For the old town, ask for "Piazza". The minibuses parked in front of the terminal are available for charter only.
Ethiopian Airlines Bus: Ethiopian Airlines is reported to run a free shuttle bus into the city, however more recent reports suggest this no longer runs.
Hotel Buses: Major hotels, such as the Hilton & Sheraton, run shuttle buses for guests.

Rental Cars: NTO Tel +251 1 512 955.
Airport Tax:
Arrival Tax: Some visas can be bought on arrival, but only in US dollars cash. Cost: US$ 20. There is a bank in arrivals, and one can use it while waiting for the luggage to come out. Departure Tax: Now included in the ticket price and not payable at the airport.
Airport Tel No: +251 1 180 455.

Updated Feb09 D Stanley.

Axum/Aksum (AXU):
Location: Within 2 km/1 Mile of the city.
By Taxi:
~ETB 20/10 mins to the city
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Lalibela (LLI):
Location: 4 km/2 Miles ESE of Lalibella.
By Taxi:
~ETB 50 to town.
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