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N’djamena Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our N’djamena 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 one toilet that did work was filthy from people washing their feet in the toilet bowl. – M. Davy

NDJ Airport Overview

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

What to Expect

N’djamena Airport (code: NDJ) is used for both military and public flights. The small commercial terminal is reportedly brand new, primarily handling African routes. Based on traveller reviews, it seems that there are basic shopping and dining options, WiFi, and a lounge.

Where to Sleep

We do not yet have any sleep-related airport reviews, but the airport seems to close overnight.  Have a backup plan if you’re planning to spend the night.  For uninterrupted sleep, nearby hotels offer free shuttle service. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info or read some traveller airport reviews for more 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.

Airport Hotels

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

  • Hotel La Residence – (600 m from the airport) The hotel is within walking distance. » Check Rates
  • Novotel N’Djamena La Tchadienne – (10 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Mercure Hotel du Chari – (10 minutes from the airport) Free 24-hour airport pick-up via hotel shuttle. » Check Rates

To find a cheap room, there is a list of hotels near N’Djamena Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport Lounges

A reader tells us there is a VIP for first class passengers.  No further details are known.

Airport WiFi/Internet

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

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans.

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.

Airport Hours

While it appears that this airport closes at night, as of this update, we were unable to confirm airport hours of operation. If you know the airport hours, click here to update this airport guide.


N’djamena airport is served by the following airlines: Air France • ASKY • Camair Co • Egyptair • Ethiopian Airlines • Royal Air Maroc • Tarco Airlines • Turkish Airlines.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rental

Car rental agencies are available onsite. Further information is unavailable at the time of this update.

Last updated: 2019-06-14

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.