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

JUB 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 Juba International Airport.

What to Expect

The tiny, ramshackle terminal at Juba Airport (code: JUB), which handles a few regional routes, is poorly equipped for air travel and the number of travellers. Facilities are lacking, including poor air conditioning, filthy restrooms, broken seats, and semi-frequent power outages. Makeshift tents are used outside for some airport processes, so bring water and dress for hot temperatures. A brand new building may have reduced some of these issues, but plenty of patience is still necessary to cope with long, chaotic procedures.

Pack your own snacks or risk the overpriced food concession inside the terminal. Bring your own entertainment as WiFi is not available. For added comfort while you wait, a lounge is available. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for location and access information.

Juba Airport Guide
(Photo courtesy of a guest traveller / 4Sept2017)

Where to Sleep

We do not yet have any sleep-related airport reviews; however, based on the many complaints we’ve received, sleeping in Juba Airport is not recommended. Do so at your own risk and have a backup plan. 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.

Coronavirus 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. If you have some time to spare please write a review, send a tip or share photos to help future travellers.

For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Juba 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 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 Lounges

Triple ‘A’ Lounge – Location: Terminal 1, Landside. Lounge Access: Lounge membership programs.

Airport WiFi/Internet

There is no WiFi or internet access anywhere at the airport.

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

Food & Drinks – Recent reviews (2019) speak to the availability of cafes both Landside and Airside. We have no further details. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

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.

Shopping – Shops are available in the new terminal, both Landside and Airside. At the time of this update, we do not have further information.

Showers – Not available.

Airport Hours

While it appears that this airport closes at night, 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.


Juba airport is served by the following airlines: Badr Airlines • Egyptair • Ethiopian Airlines • Fly540 • flydubai • Kenya Airways • Nova Airways • RwandAir • Sudan Airways.



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

Last updated: 2020-10-21

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.