Entebbe International Airport, Kampala - Stein Travel

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Welcome to Entebbe International Airport

The airport is situated 25 miles (40km) southwest of Kampala.

Car Rental

Hertz and other local car rental companies operate at the airport. Chauffeur-driven cars can also be hired at the airport.

City Transfers

Airport taxis provide a direct, fixed-rate service to Kampala for US$25. Shuttle buses operate a service to Kampala Sheraton and other major hotels. Small commuter buses identified by a blue square or band, are cheap and run between the airport and Entebbe (2 miles/4km), and Entebbe and Kampala (journey time: one hour).


Tel: +256 (0)41 353000 or 3323.

Departure Tax

Facilities include bars and restaurants, duty-free shopping, craft and gift shops, a business communication centre, and tourist information desk. Public payphones are located in departures and arrivals, and cellular telephone services are also available. There are 24-hour banks and bureaux de change at both departure and arrivals halls.

English is the official national language in Uganda. Luganda is also widely spoken and is the most common of the numerous indigenous languages.

The official currency is the Ugandan Shilling (UGX), which is divided into 100 cents. Foreign currency, like US dollars, Euros or Pounds Sterling, can be exchanged at banks and bureaux de change. Travellers cheques are not widely accepted outside of Kampala. ATMs are available in Kampala. Credit cards are only accepted at major hotels, shops and restaurants, usually only in the cities.

Local time in Uganda is GMT +3.

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