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Yaounde Airport Guide

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

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NSI Airport Overview

Yaounde Airport guide
(Photo courtesy of a SleepingInAirports contributor / 12Feb2019)

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Yaounde Nsimalen International Airport.

What to Expect

Yantai Airport (code: NSI) has a small terminal that handles several African and European routes. Travellers report surprisingly modern facilities but warn of long security procedures, so consider arriving early. Amenities include an eatery and free WiFi.

Sleeping in Yaounde 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.

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 Yaounde 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 Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

Airport Hotels

There are no hotels at Yaounde Airport, so you will need to drive 25+ minutes to the city center.  Visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels in Yaounde, 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 are lounges that you can enter by paying at the door.

  • AFAMBA VIP Lounge – A luxury salon exclusively reserved for the authorities, it welcomes the personalities whose list is published by the Civil Cabinet. Rate: 25,000 FCFA / passenger.
  • GOLD Lounge – Luxury lounge reserved for First Class passengers. Price: 15,000 FCFA / passenger.
  • MEFOU Lounge – A lounge exclusively reserved for Business Class passengers. Price: 12,500 FCFA / passenger.
  • ONGOLA Lounge – A spacious and comfortable lounge reserved for delegations and other passengers. Price: 10,000 FCFA / passenger.

Food & Drinks

There is a cafe/restaurant.

Mobile Charging

A reader let us know that power outlets are available for charging mobile devices.

Rest & Relaxation Zones

There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.


A reader let us know that free WiFi is available at Yaounde Airport throughout the terminal.

More Airport Information

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover

Baggage Trolley – Need a hand with your luggage? Baggage trolleys are available free of charge in the esplanade and in the baggage claim hall.

Currency Exchange – Available at the financial institutions in the public hall, landside.

Drinking Water – Information is unavailable. Does the airport have water fountains or water bottle refill stations? Click here to update this guide.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty free shops are available, along with a selection of stores to help pass your time at the airport.

Information Desk – Not available.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Unavailable. If this is incorrect, click here to update this guide.

Showers – Unavailable. If this is incorrect, click here to update this guide.

Yaounde airport is served by the following airlines: Air Côte d’Ivoire • Air France • ASKY Airlines • Brussels Airlines • Camair Co. • Ethiopian Airlines • Kenya Airways • Royal Air Maroc • Turkish Airlines.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

Autorent offers car rental services onsite.

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.


Taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area.

Airport Photo Gallery

See more: Yaounde Airport Photos

Last updated: 2024-02-07

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, is 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 websites. 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.