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
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 (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.
Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours. Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. If you have some time to spare please write a review, send a tip or share photos to help future travellers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The airport is open 24 hours.
Arusha airport is served by the following airlines: As Salaam Air • Coastal Aviation • Precision Air • Regional Air • Tropical Air • ZanAir.
Some local hotels offer shuttle service to and from ARK airport. Contact your hotel of choice for availability and details.
Metered taxis are available for hire in the ground transportation area during airport hours of operation.
Last updated: 2020-10-23
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.