Kinshasa International Airport, Democratic Republic of the Congo - Stein Travel

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Welcome to Kinshasa International Airport

The airport is 15 miles (25km) south east of Kinshasa.

Car Rental

All the main car hire companies, and some local ones, have representatives at the airport, but it is preferable to have reserved your vehicle in advance.

City Transfers

Buses and taxis are available.


Tel: +243 12 6131.

Departure Tax

The airport has a bureau de change, post office and a bar/restaurant, but service is unreliable.

French is the official language, but Lingala, Kingwana, Kikongo and Tshiluba are also spoken.

The official currency is the Congolese Franc (CDF). Credit cards have a very limited use, as do traveller cheques, usually only in Kinshasa. It is best to take US dollars in hard currency. Banks are closed on weekends and credit cards cannot be used to obtain cash advances. The economy is highly unstable in the Congo, and therefore denominations of currency and exchange rates are subject to change at short notice.

GMT +1 in the west (Kinshasa) and GMT +2 in the east.

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