Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Kano 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.
Tranquility did not last long and reality of fighting off the trolley hustlers kicked in as soon as entered the baggage reclaim area. – unknown
KAN 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 Kano Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport.
What to Expect
Kano Airport (code: KAN) has an international terminal and a newly built domestic terminal. Facilities are basic, with very limited shopping and dining options. Keep your eyes peeled and your baggage nearby, as locals and airport staff may offer to “help” for money.
Where to Sleep
We do not yet have any sleep-related airport reviews, but this airport seems to close nightly. Have a backup plan if you’re planning to spend the night. Have a back-up plan if you are planning to camp out here. For uninterrupted sleep, nearby hotels offer shuttle service for a fee. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.
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.
If sleeping in Kano Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:
- Green Palace Hotel – (15 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
- Tahir Guest Palace – (15 minutes from the airport) The hotel can arrange third party airport shuttle is available upon request ($). » Check Rates
- Prince Hotel – (15 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. The hotel can arrange a taxi pick-up at a cost of N4,000 each way. » Check Rates
To find a cheap room, there is a list of hotels near Kano Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.
As of this update we were unable to confirm details on the airport’s VIP business lounge. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.
As of this update we were unable to confirm whether internet access is available. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.
More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport
Food & Drinks – Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules. At the time of this update, we are unable to confirm the availability of any 24-hour dining options.
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.
Post Office – Yes.
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.
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.
Kano airport is served by the following airlines: Aero Contractors • Air Peace • Azman Air • Badr Airlines • Egyptair • Ethiopian Airlines • Flynas • Max Air • Med-View Airlines • Saudia • Sudan Airways • Tarco Airlines • Tchadia Airlines. Please note: additional airlines may serve the airport during Hajj.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport
Taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area. There are no meters, so negotiate a fare with the driver before starting your journey.
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.