Sleeping in Airports

Bangui Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Bangui 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.

Customer service is very poor and everything moves very slowly. Yet there are resources to hire people to check my passport 9 times between arrival at the airport and boarding of the flight. – 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 us during their time at Bangui Airport.

What to Expect

  • The airport is small and crowded – and before major flights, there is very limited seating.
  • Have your passport ready! One reviewer commented that his passport had been checked 9 times.
  • There is limited air conditioning. The airport is reportedly “muggy” on most days.
  • Tissue and hand sanitizer are recommended when visiting the washrooms.
  • For a little more comfort, passengers can pay to use the lounge. See Airport Lounges below.
  • WiFi is available in the lounge.

Where to Sleep

  • At the time of this update, we had no reviews from travellers who were actually able to sleep in this airport.
  • There are no hotels or rest areas on-site. For nearby hotels, see Airport Hotels below.

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 lounge that travellers can pay to access. According to an airport review in April 2016, the rate was 5,000 FCFA (approx. US$ 10). Location: landside.

Airport Hotels

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

  • Hotel Ledger Plaza Bangui
    (15 minutes from the airport) Free roundtrip airport shuttle is available upon request. » Check Rates
  • Karakandji Guest House
    (15 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers can be arranged. ($) » Check Rates
  • Oubangui Hotel
    (20 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers can be arranged. ($) » Check Rates

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

Airport WiFi/Internet

WiFi is available at Bangui Airport inside the lounge. At the time of this update in May 2016, we did not have any information regarding WiFi availability elsewhere in the terminal.

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

As of this update we were unable to confirm what services and amenities are available, although we do hear that the airport is quite outdated and lacking in facilities. If you have recently traveled to this airport and can update us on its current services, please email us at [email protected]

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, write a review or email us at [email protected]

Rest Zones – Not available.

Showers – Not available.

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 [email protected] and we will update this airport guide.


As of October 2018, Bangui airport is served by the following airlines: Air France • Allied Air • Ethiopian Airlines • Kenya Airways • Royal Air Maroc.


Information currently unavailable.

Last updated: 2018-10-26

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, write a review or send an email to [email protected] and we will update this guide.