Sleeping in Airports

Juba Airport Guide

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

There is rarely power and no A/C in a country that regularly exceeds 40 degrees. – a guest traveller

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us during their time at Juba International Airport.

What to Expect

  • A tiny, single-terminal international airport ill-equipped to handle the amount of passengers that travel through it. Intermittent power outages, lack of air-conditioning and swarms of people packed into the tiny terminal led one reviewer to describe the airport as a “mosh pit sauna”.
  • According to a recent review (Nov, 2016), tents have been set up as makeshift terminals to process departures, arrivals, and baggage claim, leaving passengers exposed to direct sunlight, heat and the elements. Dress accordingly, bring bottled water, and hope for the best!
  • Airport processes are lengthy, inefficient, chaotic and even unsafe. After clearing security checkpoints, passengers are allowed to come and go from the airport as they please. Flight information is shouted out instead of posted and Immigration/Customs lines are ridiculously slow. You will need lots of patience to travel through this airport!
  • If you somehow manage to muster up an appetite, there is an overpriced food concession in the airport.
  • Broken seats…IF you can find one unoccupied.
  • Filthy restroom. Bring hand sanitizer!

Where to Sleep

  • As of May 2017, we have no reviews from travellers who have attempted to sleep in this airport. Write a review to help future travellers!
  • For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

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

There is no Airport Lounge since there is no building, but there is a “VIP Area” under a tree between the tent and runway.

Airport Hotels

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

  • Airport Plaza Hotel– (2 min drive) Free airport shuttle is available, upon request. The hotel offers day rates, applicable to a maximum of 4 hours. » Check Rates
  • Link House – (2 min drive) Free airport shuttle is available upon request. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Juba Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport WiFi/Internet

There is no WiFi or internet access anywhere at the airport. You will need your own.

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

Food & Drinks – At the back of the tent there is a refrigerator where you can buy some water.

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, write a review or email us at [email protected]

Rest Zones – Not available.

Showers – Not available.

Airport Hours

Earliest flights leave at 9:30AM. You can not sleep in Juba airport, it is off limits from 5:00PM. There are no night flights. (October 2017)

Airlines

As of March 2018, Juba airport is served by the following airlines: Emirates • Kenya Airways • FlyDubai • Ethiopian Airlines.

Transportation

Taxis

For safety reasons, it is best to arrange a chauffeured car or hotel pick-up before your arrival.

Last updated: 2018-10-23

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, write a review or send an email to [email protected] and we will update this guide.