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

ARK Airport Overview

arusha airport guideTo 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 (code: ARK) 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.

Sleeping in Arusha Airport

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 or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

To help us keep this guide up-to-date, you can add or update information or write a review to submit airport tips and photos. You can also visit the airport’s web site for current information.  For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Arusha Airport Guide.

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.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Arusha Airport sounds like a nightmare, there are a few hotels near the airport.  For more options it would be best to head back into the city center.

  • Haradali’s Home  » Check Rates
  • A1 Hotel and Resort  Airport transfers are available ($). » Check Rates

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels near Arusha Airport that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

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.

Rest & Relaxation Zones

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


Free WiFi is available at Arusha Airport.

More Airport Information

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover

Drinking Water – Information is unavailable. Does the airport have water fountains or water bottle refill stations? Click here to update this guide.

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

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Unavailable. If this is incorrect, click here to update this guide.

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.

Showers – Unavailable. If this is incorrect, click here to update this guide.

SIM Cards – A reader has asked us to include where to buy SIM Cards. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Arusha airport is served by the following airlines: Air Excel • Air Tanzania • Coastal Aviation • Precision Air • Regional Air • Safari Plus • Tropical Air • ZanAir.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Hotel Shuttles

Some hotels provide airport shuttle service: Africana Grand HotelVenus Premier HotelTulia Boutique Hotel & Spa.

See also Airport Hotels above.


Metered taxis are available for hire in the ground transportation area during airport hours of operation.

Last updated: 2024-01-31

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, is 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 websites. 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.