Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Bujumbura 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.
BJM 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 Bujumbura Melchior Ndadaye International Airport.
What to Expect
Bujumbura Airport (code: BJM) has a small, single terminal that serves a few regional destinations. While waiting for your flight you can have a drink at the bar and use free WiFi. You can find a small shop with souvenirs. There is are no showers and no transit area.
Sleeping in Bujumbura Airport
We do not yet have any sleep-related airport reviews. Have a backup plan if you’re planning to spend the night. For uninterrupted sleep, nearby hotels offer shuttle service. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.
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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 sleeping in Bujumbura Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:
- Hotel Club du Lac Tanganyika – (15 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle is available. Email the hotel to make arrangements. » Check Rates
- City Hill Hotel – (20 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle » Check Rates
- Hotel La Palmeraie – (20 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle » Check Rates
To find a cheap room, there is a list of hotels near Bujumbura 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.
A reader tells us that free WiFi is available at Bujumbura Airport. (November 2019)
More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport
Food & Drink – A small cafe is available.
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.
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, click here to update this airport guide and we will update this airport guide.
Bujumbura airport is served by the following airlines: Air Tanzania • Brussels Airlines • Ethiopian Airlines • Kenya Airways • RwandAir.
Taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area. Taxis are not metered, so you will have to negotiate your fare before you start the journey.
Last updated: 2020-03-05
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.