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Juba Airport Guide

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In this section you will find traveller airport reviews as well as our Juba Airport Guide with info on WiFi, lounges, facilities and services....and yes, even the name of a hotel near the airport in case you decide that sleeping in the airport is not for you!

There is rarely power and no A/C in a country that regularly exceeds 40 degrees. - a guest traveller

Airport Overview

juba airport

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us during their time at Juba International Airport.

What to Expect

  • A tiny, single-terminal international airport ill-equipped to handle the amount of passengers that travel through it. Intermittent power outages, lack of air-conditioning and swarms of people packed into the tiny terminal led one reviewer to describe the airport as a “mosh pit sauna”.
  • According to a recent review (Nov, 2016), tents have been set up as makeshift terminals to process departures, arrivals, and baggage claim, leaving passengers exposed to direct sunlight, heat and the elements. Dress accordingly, bring bottled water, and hope for the best!
  • Airport processes are lengthy, inefficient, chaotic and even unsafe. After clearing security checkpoints, passengers are allowed to come and go from the airport as they please. Flight information is shouted out instead of posted and Immigration/Customs lines are ridiculously slow. You will need lots of patience to travel through this airport!
  • If you somehow manage to muster up an appetite, there is an overpriced food concession in the airport.
  • Broken seats...IF you can find one unoccupied.
  • Filthy restroom. Bring hand sanitizer!

Where to Sleep

  • As of May 2017, we have no reviews from travellers who have attempted to sleep in this airport. Write a review to help future travellers!
  • For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

For more information about the services and facilities available, scroll down to continue exploring our Juba Airport Guide. Send us your airport tips to help us keep this information up to date.

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Juba 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

As of this update we were unable to confirm whether first class lounges are available. If you know, please email us at guides@sleepinginairports.com.

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Airport WiFi / Internet

As of this update we were unable to confirm whether internet access is available. If you know, please email us at guides@sleepinginairports.com.

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Airport Hotels

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

  • Airport Plaza Hotel- (2 min drive) Free airport shuttle is available, upon request. The hotel offers day rates, applicable to a maximum of 4 hours.
  • Link House - (2 min drive) Free airport shuttle is available upon request.
  • Juba Transit Hotel - (5 min drive) No airport shuttle.
  • Juba Grand Hotel - (10 minutes from the airport) Free roundtrip airport transportation is available.
  • Juba Regency Hotel - (10 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle.

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Juba Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

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

  • Food & Drinks - The airport offers a snack shop and a cafeteria. Future plans include a full service restaurant.

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Airport Hours

As of this update, we were unable to confirm airport hours of operation. We recommend that you read a few reviews before deciding to sleep in the airport overnight. If you know the airport hours, please send an email to guides@sleepinginairports.com and we will update this airport guide.

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Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


For safety reasons, it is best to arrange a chauffeured car or hotel pick-up before your arrival.

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Last Updated: 31 July 2017

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning and is subject to change at any time. The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors, or to add/change any items mentioned in the guide, please contact us.

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