Sleeping in Airports

Khartoum Airport Guide

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

The litter bins are emptied on a strict schedule, so garbage is piling up in a circle around them. Toilets can be found by just following the stench. I recommend you have a look at the toilets first and decide afterwards whether you really need anything to eat or drink. – Wolfram

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 Khartoum Airport.

What to Expect

The terminal building at Khartoum Airport is divided into domestic and international areas. Travellers warn of chaotic security procedures, frequent flight delays, dirty bathrooms, and airport staff who seek to collect an unofficial “departure fee”. The language barrier is steep and basic airport information, like departure boards and announcements, don’t seem to exist. A new airport is expected to be completed in 2022.

Facilities are limited to a couple cafes, vending machines, and a duty-free shop in the international arrivals area. WiFi is available in the airport lounge. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for location and access information.

Where to Sleep

A recent review (March 2019) mentioned that there are recliners scattered around the gated areas and by Gate 8 they are particularly quiet. If you’ve visited recently, write a review to help future travellers! For uninterrupted sleep, nearby hotels offer shuttle service. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info.

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

VIP Lounge – There is a First Class Lounge in the International Terminal, Airside. Outside Terminal Building.

Airport Hotels

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

  • Abbasher Palace Hotel – (5 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers are available. » Check Rates
  • Assaha Hotel – (7 minutes from the airport) Free airport pick-up is available upon request. » Check Rates
  • Kanon Hotel – (7 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers are available upon request. » Check Rates

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

Airport WiFi/Internet

WiFi is available at Khartoum Airport inside the lounge.  At the time of this update, we did not have information about WiFi elsewhere in the terminal. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

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

Currency Exchange – An exchange office is available in the International Terminal (Arrivals).

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty Free is available in the International Terminal (Arrivals).

Food & Drinks – There appears to be at least 2 coffee shops at the airport as well as vending machines.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Medical Services – Services are available in the International Terminal.

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.

Postal Services – Drop off your last minute postcards at the airport’s post office.

Rest Zones – Not available.

Showers – Not available.

Airport Hours

A reader tells us “Operating hours are 24/7 depending on the rush hours. The quiet hours are from 12:00-17:00 as the temperature is really high so not much flights arrive. Rush hour is from 19:00-7:00 so an overnight sleep would be quite hard due to the heavy traffic and the modest sizes of both departure and arrival halls. ” (September 2019)


As of July 2019, Khartoum airport is served by the following airlines: EgyptAir • Emirates • Ethiopian Airlines • Etihad Airways • Qatar Airways • Royal Jordanian • Saudia • Tunisair • Turkish Airlines.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Travel like the locals do! If your load is light, you can travel at a fraction of the price of a taxi by taking a shared-ride minibus, which pass along a road just 200m from the airport terminal.


Metered official airport taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area of the airport.

Last updated: 2019-07-16

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.