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Ouagadougou Airport Guide

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

2 large air conditioning machines spewing cold air which most people stayed away from sitting near. I chose to sit close to them with a thick jacket on as there were mosquitos everywhere. – a traveller

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 Ouagadougou Airport.

What to Expect

Ouagadougou Airport has a small, crowded, outdated terminal that offers flights to regional destinations. A new airport farther afield has been under construction for years, intended to replace this one, but lack of finances seem to delay its completion.

Travellers have long complained about terrible security processes, frequent flight delays, poor customer service, and nothing to help occupy waiting time. We are unable to confirm whether eateries or shops are available. WiFi is available inside an airport lounge, which economy class passengers can pay to enter. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for location and access information.

Where to Sleep

We have no reviews from travellers who have slept at this airport, but it seems that seating is hard and limited. If you’ve visited recently,  write a review to help future travellers! For uninterrupted sleep, nearby hotels offer free 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

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 by paying at the door. 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!

Airport Hotels

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

  • Hotel Yibi – (5 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle
  • Splendid Hotel – (5 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle
  • Hotel Palm Beach – (6 minutes from the airport) Free airport drop-off service

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

Airport WiFi/Internet

WiFi is available at Ouagadougou 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

Baggage Carts – Need a hand with your luggage? Baggage carts are available at the airport.

Children’s Play Areas – Not available.

Information Desk – Not available.

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 – Not available.

Showers – Not available.

Airport Hours

While it appears that this airport is open 24 hours, 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.

Airlines

As of July 2019, Ouagadougou airport is served by the following airlines: Air Algerie • Air Burkina • Air Côte d’Ivoire • Air France • Air Senegal • ASKY Airlines • Brussels Airlines • Emirates • Ethiopian Air • Royal Air Maroc • Tunisair • Turkish Airlines.

Transportation

Car Rentals

National offers car rental services onsite.

Shuttles

Minibus shuttles set up by hotels run between the airport and the city center as well as towards Bobo-Dioulasso. If you are staying at a hotel, ask your hotel if there is a shuttle available. Otherwise, for more information visit the Ouagadougou Airport website.

Taxis

Taxis are available for each scheduled flight arrival or departure at Ouagadougou airport. Taxis are green and do not have a meter. The fare must be negotiated according to the time and the destination; however, a fare cannot exceed 5000FCFA (7,5 €).

Last updated: 2019-07-17

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.