Sleeping in Airports

Arusha Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Arusha Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

Don’t sleep in the airport. It shuts over night. But they don’t tell you that until you turn up the evening before your 7am flight. – a traveller

Airport Overview

Arusha airport guide
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To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Arusha Airport.

What to Expect

Arusha Airport has a single, tiny terminal that serves several regional destinations. Facilities are very basic, with an eatery and a few shops. WiFi is not available.

Where to Sleep

The airport may close overnight, so camping out may not be possible. For uninterrupted sleep, area hotels offer shuttle service for a fee. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info.

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 the airport has any first class or business lounges. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Airport Hotels

If attempting to sleep in Arusha Airport does not appeal to you, it is best to head back into the city center, as there are no hotels near the airport. Here are some hotel suggestions based on Tripadvisor reviews:

  • A1 Hotel and Resort (10 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers are available ($). » Check Rates
  • Arusha Crown Hotel (20 minutes from the airport) Hotel can help organize airport transfers ($). » Check Rates
  • Palace Hotel (24 minutes from the airport) No airport transfers available. » Check Rates

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

Airport WiFi/Internet

As of this update we were unable to confirm whether internet access is available. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

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

Food & Drinks – Yes (restaurants, bars and coffee shops)

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Showers – Not available.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

Airlines

As of October 2018, Arusha airport is served by the following airlines: Emirates • Turkish Airlines • KLM.

Transportation

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.

Last updated: 2018-10-23

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   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/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.