Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Bulawayo 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.
BUQ 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 Bulawayo Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo International Airport.
What to Expect
Bulawayo Airport (code: BUQ) has a small but recently built terminal. Facilities are limited to a cafe. For added comfort, economy class passengers can pay to enter an airport lounge. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for its location and rates.
Sleeping in Bulawayo 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, hotels are nearby. 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 Bulawayo Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:
- Selborne Hotel – (20 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
- Holiday Inn Bulawayo – (20 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
- Bulawayo Rainbow Hotel – (20 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle » Check Rates
To find a cheap room, there is a list of hotels near Bulawayo Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.
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. 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!
- Dzimbahwe Executive Lounge – Location: International Departure Terminal, Airside. Lounge Access: Lounge membership programs.
WiFi is available throughout the airport terminal. Connect to the “Zimbabwe On Line” network. At the time of this update, we were unable to confirm if a fee is charged.
More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport
ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. 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. Locations: unknown.
Currency Exchange – Services are available.
Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.
Luggage Wrapping – Protect your bags from theft and damage by having your bags wrapped in plastic. Available landside in the Departures Hall for a fee.
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 from 6:00AM – 8:00PM.
Bulawayo airport is served by the following airlines: Airlink • Air Zimbabwe • Fastjet Zimbabwe Emirates.
Avis and Europcar have kiosks available at Bulawayo Airport.
Light-blue colored metered taxis are readily available in the ground transportation area.
Last updated: 2020-06-17
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.