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Banjul Airport Guide

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In this section you will find traveller airport reviews as well as our Banjul 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!

The [old] terminal was simply a shack complete with lizards and snakes hiding in the roof space - unknown

Airport Overview

banjul 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 Banjul International Airport.

What to Expect

  • A clean and pleasant single-terminal international airport with a limited variety of shopping and dining options.

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.

Good to Know

  • Economy class passengers can pay to enter the airport’s first class lounge. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for locations and rates.

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


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Banjul 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

  • First Class Lounge - Location: Airside, 1st Floor. Hours: 8:00AM - 12:00PM • 5:00PM - 9:00PM (Daily).

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Airport WiFi / Internet

Internet is accessible from the airport’s business center. SIM cards and 3GB USB sticks, widely available for purchase in The Gambia, can be activated at participating shops in the airport for use in the airport.

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Airport Hotels

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

To find a cheap room, there is a list of hotels near Banjul 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 - ATMs at the airport dispense local currency only (GMD). Location: Landside, Main Hall.
  • Car Rentals - Yes, see our Airport Transportation section below.
  • Currency Exchange - Yes, Trust Bank provides currency exchange services. Location: Landside, Main Hall.
  • Duty Free & Shopping - Duty-free shopping is available in the International departures area. A variety of newsstands and retail shops are available in the Departures and Arrivals main halls throughout the airport.
  • Food & Drinks - Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules. At the time of this update, we were unable to confirm the availability of 24-hour dining.
  • Information Desk - Welcome Desk - Location: Landside, Main Hall.

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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

Car Rentals

Hertz has a kiosk onsite at the airport. Some local car rental agencies offer pick up on arrival.

Hotel Shuttles

Some local hotels offer shuttle service to and from the airport. Contact your hotel of choice for availability and details.

Taxis

Metered taxis are available for hire in the ground transportation area of the airport, during airport hours of operation. At the time of this update, the average fare between the airport and tourist areas of Bakau, Kololi, or Kotu is 200 - 300 Dalasi, and between the airport and Banjul, the average fare is 400 - 500 Dalasi. Fares are higher if paid with foreign currency.

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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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