Sleeping in Airports

Bujumbura Airport Guide

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.

Airport Overview

Bujumbura Airport Guide
Seating (Photo courtesy of a Guest Traveller / November 2019)

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Bujumbura Airport.

What to Expect

Bujumbura Airport 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.

Where to Sleep

We have no reviews from travellers who have slept at this airport. If you’ve visited recently, please write a review to help future travellers! For uninterrupted sleep, nearby hotels offer shuttle service. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info.

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

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.

Airport Hotels

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.

Airport WiFi/Internet

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

Bujumbura Airport Guide
Cafe (Photo courtesy of a Guest Traveller / November 2019)

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.

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, click here to update this airport guide and we will update this airport guide.

Airlines

As of November 2018, Bujumbura airport is served by the following airlines: Air Tanzania • Brussels Airlines • Ethiopian Airlines • Kenya Airways • RwandAir.

Transportation

Taxis

Taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area of the airport. Taxis are not metered, so you will have to negotiate your fare before you start the journey.

Last updated: 2018-11-07

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.