Sleeping in Airports

Banjul Airport Guide

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

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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 Banjul International Airport.

What to Expect

  • A clean and pleasant single-terminal international airport with a limited variety of shopping and dining options.
  • Economy class passengers can pay to enter the airport’s first class lounge. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for locations and rates.

Where to Sleep

  • As of October 2018, 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.

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 is a lounge that you can enter 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!

Passes  First Class Lounge – Location: Airside, 1st Floor. Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]

Airport Hotels

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

  • Gambia Coral Beach Hotel & Spa – (20 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers can be arranged through the hotel. ($) » Check Rates
  • Baobab Holiday Resort – (20 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers can be arranged through the hotel. ($) » Check Rates

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

Airport WiFi/Internet

Internet is accessible from the airport’s business center. SIM cards and 3GB USB sticks, widely available for purchase in The Gambia, can be activated at participating shops in the airport for use in the airport. Prices start at 2,00€.

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

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs dispense local currency only (GMD). Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Location: Landside, Main Hall.

Currency Exchange – Trust Bank provides currency exchange services. Location: Landside, Main Hall.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty-free shopping is available in the International departures area. A variety of newsstands and retail shops are available in the Departures and Arrivals main halls throughout the airport.

Food & Drinks – Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules. At the time of this update, we were unable to confirm the availability of 24-hour dining.

Information Desk – Welcome Desk – Location: Landside, Main Hall.

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.

Airlines

As of October 2018, Banjul airport is served by the following airlines: Brussels Airlines • Jetairfly • Royal Air Maroc • Thomas Cook Airlines • Vueling Airlines.

Transportation

Car Rentals

Hertz has a kiosk onsite at the airport. Some local car rental agencies offer pick up on arrival.

Hotel Shuttles

Some local hotels offer shuttle service to and from the airport. Contact your hotel of choice for availability and details.

Taxis

Taxis are available for all scheduled arrivals. Taxis are not metered but main destinations have a fixed rate indicated outside the terminal. Any ride outside the fixed destinations must be negotiated with the driver before entering the vehicle. Pay with Dalasi if possible as fares are higher when paid with foreign currency. For fares, routes and schedule information, visit the Banjul Airport website.

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.