The Entebbe International Airport (EBB) is the principal airport serving Uganda, and its capital of Kampala. If you are flying internationally to or from Uganda, you will likely fly to this aviation facility. It is roughly 40km outside of the city, and has been operating since the 1950s. The airport is currently undergoing a long-term expansion and modernisation project, due to be fully completed in 2033, but in the meantime you can still access a decent range of amenities.
If you are hungry before boarding your flight, or post disembarking from one, there are three eateries in Entebbe’s international airport; there is the Crane Cafeteria in the Arrivals Lounge, the Voyager Bar & Restaurant in the Departures Lounge, and a separate restaurant called the Karibuni in the First Class and Business Passenger Lounge, also in the Departures area.
If you want to connect to the internet, then you must pay to gain a pass into the Karibuni Lounge, which is typically reserved for First Class and Business travellers. There are several banks for any financial needs you may have, such as currency exchange, and cashing cheques. Otherwise you can find quite a few ATMs throughout the airport. Other extras include several tour operators, and a couple of cargo and private air charter companies for other travelling needs.
There are connecting flights to Entebbe from Australia available through airlines like Etihad Airways, Emirates, Kenya Airways, Qatar Airways, Qantas, Singapore Airlines and South African Airways.
· Kampala is about an hour’s drive from the airport, but you only need to hop on one main road. Take the Airport Access Road to the Kampala-Entebbe Road right into Kampala City. You can also rent a car with Europcar and Hertz, within the airport. If you’d rather organise your vehicle ahead of time, then we advise using our search tool to find and book a deal that suits you. Please read up on driving in Uganda, as it may be outside of your normal driving experience, and it is important to observe safety measures.
· If you’d prefer not to drive, but want a private car hire, we recommend booking with Super Shuttle International, who offer car services with experienced drivers. Private hire cars are the most expensive, but probably the most comfortable way to travel. Expect their costs to come to about 70,000-100,000UGX ($25-36) to Kampala.
· Taxis are cheaper, but are more like mini buses, and can take you to Entebbe Town for about 5000-10,000UGX ($2-4), where you can hire another taxi (which works out cheaper) to Kampala. Other airport transfer companies can be found online, where you can book your transfers in advance. in advance.
Please note that information is correct as of February 2017