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Mombasa Airport Guide

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

Very Clean. Toilets were pretty smelly, but well maintained.
- Felix

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 us during their time at Moi International Airport.

What to Expect

  • A small, outdated international airport with separate terminals for domestic and international flights.
  • Facilities are clean, staff is friendly and the shopping and dining options are limited, but reasonably priced.

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 one of the airport’s first class lounges. See our Airport Lounges section for locations and rates.

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

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Mombasa 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

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there are lounges that you can enter by paying at the door, purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program (ie. Priority Pass). Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

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Airport Hotels

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

  • Jambo Village Hotel - (7 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers available ($).
  • CoastGate Hotel - (15 minutes from the airport) Airport shuttle is available upon request, cost depends on length of stay.
  • Best Western Plus Creekside Hotel - (25 minutes from the airport) If you prefer Western luxury, this hotel is not too far from the airport. Airport transfer service is available upon request for Kes 1,700 each way.

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Mombasa 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 - Yes
  • Baggage Trolley - Free
  • Business Center - Yes
  • Children's Play Areas - Not available.
  • Currency Exchange - Yes
  • Food & Drinks - Yes
  • Luggage Storage & Lockers - Yes. Location: Landside, near Gate 3 departures. Rates: US$ 5 per item for 24 hrs.
  • 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.
  • Prayer Room - Yes
  • Rest Zones - Not available.
  • Showers - Yes, in the Pall Lounge [ see Airport Lounges above ].

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Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

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As of March 2018, Mombasa airport is served by the following airlines: Qatar Airways • Kenya Airways • KLM • British Airways • Lufthansa • South Africa Airways • Rwandair • Swiss • Precision Air • Emirates • Ethiopian Airlines • Jubba Airways • China Southern • Turkish Airlines • EgyptAir.

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Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

Car rental companies offer onsite rentals. At the time of this January 2018 update, no further details are known.


“Matatus” (shared-ride minibus taxis) and “tuk-tuks” (auto-rickshaws) are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area of the airport.

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Last Updated: 14 November 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 .