If you’ve been wondering “where is Entebbe international airport?” or “how far is Entebbe airport from Kampala?”, then you’re in the right place.
The Entebbe International Airport is Uganda’s main international airport, and the only way for international travelers to arrive to the Pearl of Africa by air.
Given that the capital of Uganda is Kampala, many travelers will end up needing to get from Entebbe International Airport to Kampala. We cover the length of that trip and the best ways to take it below.
For more information about Entebbe International Airport, read on.
Entebbe International Airport is located right off the shores of the beautiful Lake Victoria.
The airport is under the authority of Uganda’s Civil Aviation Authority and is used as both a commercial and military airport. It is the hub airport for Air Uganda.
Entebbe International Airport is about 5 kilometers from Entebbe. In a car, this trip normally takes about 15 minutes.
If you were looking to take a nice stroll, you could even walk from Entebbe International Airport to Entebbe! The route, which takes you by a few beautiful Lake Victoria beaches, takes about 50 minutes.
Entebbe International Airport is approximately 50 kilometers away from Kampala. Though Google Maps may show you a route time of 50 minutes to 1 hour, locals will tell you that the drive from Entebbe to Kampala takes around 1 hour and 45 minutes.
There is hope with the development of the new Kampala Entebbe Expressway in Uganda that the average time will drop. However, it’s important to keep in mind that Kampala is a city of 6.7 million people, so you will likely encounter a bit of traffic congestion once you arrive.
Our advice? Plan on the longer side for the trip from Entebbe to Kampala, and be pleasantly surprised if you arrive early.
The same advice is true with driving from Kampala to Entebbe Airport. It is better to arrive ahead of time and enjoy a calm departure than to feel stressed arriving with no time to spare.
To avoid those worries completely, get in touch with our Entebbe guest house team and we’d be happy to arrange transportation for you.
Currently, Entebbe International Airport receives travelers from many international airlines, including:
In addition to serving as a hub for international tourists arriving in Uganda, Entebbe International Airport helps tourists connect with many of Uganda’s incredible national parks.
Charter flights include heading to Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kidepo Valley National Park, and toward Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, where many tourists go for gorilla tracking.
Construction on Entebbe International Airport began during the British colonial era in 1928. It opened up for its first flights on November 10th, 1951 with just one single, 3,000 yard runway.
At our Entebbe guest house Gorilla Neighbour Guest House, we offer free airport shuttle service between Entebbe International Airport and our guest house in Entebbe.
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