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Lubumbashi Airport Guide

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

FBM Airport Overview

lubumbashi airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Lubumbashi International Airport.

What to Expect

The small terminal at Lubumbashi Airport (code: FBM) handles a few regional routes. We are unable to confirm whether eateries or shops are available, so plan ahead and bring snacks. WiFi is accessible inside the airport lounge. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for location and access information.

Sleeping in Lubumbashi Airport

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

Some airport reviews and tips in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. To help us keep this guide up-to-date, you can add or update information or write a review to submit airport tips and photos.

For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Lubumbashi 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

There are no hotels at Lubumbashi Airport, but you find a few small places along the road towards the city center (20+ minute drive away). Visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels in Lubumbashi, search deals and read traveller reviews.

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 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!

Related Pages: Lubumbashi Airport Lounges

Airport WiFi/Internet

WiFi is available at Lubumbashi 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

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.

Showers – Not available.

SIM Cards – A reader has asked us to include where to buy SIM Cards. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

Airlines

Lubumbashi airport is served by the following airlines: Congo Airways • Ethiopian Airlines • Kenya Airways • South African Express.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.

Last updated: 2022-04-05

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.