Sleeping in Airports

Entebbe Airport Guide

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

Clean, well guarded, place to eat, duty free goods, international phones, not much to do but then no one has reason to layover there too long. -Robert

EBB Airport Overview

entebbe airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Entebbe International Airport.

What to Expect

Entebbe Airport (code: EBB) currently has two older terminals, domestic and international, but a major renovation and expansion effort is ongoing. An old review mentions long security and check-in lines, so arrive early for peace of mind.

Facilities are limited to an airside restaurant and a landside cafeteria, as well as a duty-free shopping area. WiFi is free in the main concourse and an internet cafe is located in the Arrivals area. For added comfort, economy class passengers can pay to enter an airport lounge that has shower facilities. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for location and access information.

Sleeping in Entebbe Airport

We do not yet have any sleep-related airport reviews. 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.

To help us keep this guide up-to-date, you can add or update information or write a review to submit airport tips and photos. You can also visit the airport’s web site for current information.  For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Entebbe Airport Guide.

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.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

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 by paying at the door or 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!

  • Karibuni Lounge – Location: International Departure Lounge, Airside. Showers are available. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge pass • Lounge membership programs.

Related Pages: Entebbe Airport Lounges

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in the airport sounds like a nightmare, there is a hotel near Entebbe Airport:

  • Protea Hotel by Marriott Entebbe –  No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels near Entebbe Airport that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Food & Drinks

Two dining options are available in the airport: Voyager Bar & Restaurant (Departures area) • Crane Cafeteria (Arrivals area). Hours: unknown.

Mobile Charging

A reader tells us there are a few free power outlets available in the departures area (airside). (April 2023)

Luggage Storage & Lockers

Looking to store your bags during a layover? Luggage storage is available in the Arrivals Hall.


Showers can be found in the Karubuni Lounge. [ see Airport Lounges above ]

Rest & Relaxation Zones

There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.


WiFi is available at Entebbe Airport in the transit concourse. Easy World internet cafe is located in Arrivals.

More Airport Information

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. The machines are run by Barclays, Crane Bank and Stanbic. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. Locations: unknown.

Currency Exchange -Yes. Jet Set Forex is available in Arrivals and Norfrax is available in Departures. Hours: unknown.

Drinking Water – Information is unavailable. Does the airport have water fountains or water bottle refill stations? Click here to update this guide.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty Free is available. Locations and hours are not known.

Post Office – Posta Uganda. Location: Departures level, 1st Floor. Hours: 8:00AM – 12:45PM and 2:00PM – 5:00PM (Mon – Fri) • 8:00AM – 1:00PM (Sat).

SIM Cards – A reader tells us “Sim cards can be purchased in the arrivals area from the MTN shop or the MTN booth (airside, in the baggage collection area). Purchasing a sim card requires registration with your ID and the process may take up to 30 minutes, or longer if they are serving multiple customers.” (April 2023)

Smoking Areas – There is a designated smoking area in the Arrivals Hall.

Travel Agencies – If you are arriving in Entebbe and need local arrangements or help planning a really last minute trip abroad, there are a couple of travel agencies with offices at the airport that can probably be of assistance. Let’s Go Tour & Travel and Stemar Tours & Travel Mobile.

Entebbe airport is served by the following airlines: Air Tanzania • Precision Air • Uganda Airlines • Asante Aviation • Brussels Airlines • Eagle Air • Egypt Air • Emirates Airlines • Ethiopian Airlines • Fly540 • Kenya Airways • KLM • Qatar Airways • Rwandair Express • Skyjet Aviation • SA Airlink • Royal Air Maroc.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

The following car rental companies are available: Hertz • Europcar • Super Shuttle • Auto Relay Limited.

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.

Shuttle Buses

Airport Transfers are provided by Airport Transfer Company Uganda.


Some cars are metered, while others are not. You should confirm the price before you enter the car.

Last updated: 2024-01-31

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, is 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 websites. 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.