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Lilongwe Airport Guide

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

This airport closes in the evening and then only re-opens around individual flights because the airport is so small. - a traveller

Airport Overview

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

What to Expect

  • A tiny single-terminal international airport with basic 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 our Airport Lounges section for locations and rates.

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

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Lilongwe 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

At the time of this update there was a VIP Lounge. We do not have access information.

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Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Lilongwe Airport does not appeal to you, there are no hotels near the airport:

  • Crossroads Hotel - (25 minutes from the airport) Roundtrip airport shuttle is available on request ($). » Check Rates
  • Madidi Lodge - (30 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers can be arranged upon request ($). » Check Rates
  • Kiboko Town Hotel - (30 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers can be arranged with a 3rd party supplier upon request for $35.00 USD each way. » Check Rates

To find a cheap room, there is a list of hotels near Lilongwe Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

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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 write a review or email us at guides@sleepinginairports.com.

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

  • ATMs / Cash Machines - Unknown
  • Banking Services - A bank is available. Additional details are unknown.
  • Currency Exchange - Yes
  • Duty Free & Shopping - Duty Free is available as well as a magazine shop and gift shop.
  • Food & Drink - The airport offers food and beverage concessions but location (landside or airside) and the hours are not known.
  • Information Desk - Information not available however there is a tourist information desk that may be of assistance.
  • Luggage Storage & Lockers - Not available.
  • Medical Services - There is a First Aid station; however, hours and location are not known.
  • Mobile Charging - At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, write a review or email us at guides@sleepinginairports.com.
  • Pharmacy - Yes
  • Rest Zones - Not available.
  • Showers - Not available.

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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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As of February 2018, Lilongwe airport is served by the following airlines: Ethiopian Airlines • Kenya Airways • South African Airways

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Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area of the airport. A one-way trip between the airport and Old Town takes about 30 - 40 minutes.

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Last Updated: 13 February 2018

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 .