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.

Where to Sleep

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.

Covid-19 Update

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours.  Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021.  To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.

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 Hotels

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

  • Executive Airport Hotel – (5 minutes from the airport) Free roundtrip airport shuttle is available. » Check Rates
  • Airport View Hotel – (10 minutes from the airport) Free roundtrip airport shuttle is available upon request. » Check Rates
  • 2Friends Beach Hotel – (10 minutes from the airport) Free roundtrip airport shuttle is available upon request. » Check Rates

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

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!

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

Airport WiFi/Internet

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

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

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.

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

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

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Location: Arrivals Hall

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.

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).

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

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.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.


Entebbe airport is served by the following airlines: Air Uganda • Asante Aviation • British AirwaysBrussels Airlines • Eagle Air • Egypt Air • Emirates • Ethiopian Airlines • Fly540 • Kenya Airways • KLM • Qatar Airways • Rwandair Express • Skyjet Aviation • South African Airways.


Car Rentals

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

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: 2021-10-20

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.