Kigali International(KGL) Airport

No. Travellers

International Adults
12+ years

International Children
Under 12 years

Resident Adults
12+ years

Resident Children
Under 12 years

Infants Under 2
International or Resident

No. Travellers

International Adults
12+ years

International Children
Under 12 years

Resident Adults
12+ years

Resident Children
Under 12 years

Infants Under 2
International or Resident


No. Travellers

International Adults
12+ years

International Children
Under 12 years

Resident Adults
12+ years

Resident Children
Under 12 years

Infants Under 2
International or Resident

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Kigali International Airport, also known as by its IATA Code KGL and ICAO Code HRRI, is the largest, main gateway and busiest international airport serving Kigali and by extension the Republic of Rwanda.

This is Rwanda’s International airport; it is a big, modern international airport with all the facilities and conveniences that you would expect from any international airport in the world. It serves Rwanda in addition to being the main transit to Goma and Bukavu airports in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Geographical Location - see map below

Kisumu International Airport is located in the affluent suburb of Kanombe at the most easterly part of the city of Kigali, some 5 kilometers east of Kigali’s Central Business District.

Getting Here

  • TaxiFor the 5 kilometer hop to the airport you will be set back some Rwf 10,000 (USD $ 12) there are many taxis  operating in the city from individual units with the ubiquitous yellow line to large firms such as Kigali Airport Taxis and the Kigali Taxi Service.
  • Preferred Mode  Use the matatus, public service minibuses which are clean, spacious and relatively new and they cost around Rwf 600 (USD $ 0.74) .
  • Shuttle Bus The airport does operate one.
  • Alternatives – There are motorcycles which is by far the most popular and fastest way to get about town and they will charge you Rwf 1500 to 2000 (USD $ 2).
  • Car Parking & Fees – There is an automated POS parking system with charges that are yet to be confirmed but the charges are certainly more expensive than Kenya or Uganda.
  • Auxiliary Information
    • Flight From Hub

This is the main hub and the main port of entry into the Republic of Rwanda.

Airlines Using As Hub

This airport is the hub for the country’s flagship airline RwandAir. There are at least 7 airlines which operate here regularly flying to international destinations.

The taxis and car hire vehicles will pick and drop you within the terminal, right at the entrance to the lounge and there are porters ready to help you with your luggage, for a small tip.

Kiosks – There are kiosks that sell curios at the airport terminal in addition to the duty free shops that stock western goods consult TripIndigo for a comprehensive guide.

Hotels & Transit Accommodation

There are several hotels in the city, from budget hotels to 5-stars, within walking distance to the airport and some of them include the Kigali Serena Hotel, Hotel Paradis Malahide and the Hotel Des Mille Collines which was used as the centerpiece for the movie Hotel Rwanda. It is important to note that the whole of Rwanda is a broadband Wi-Fi hotspot that’s free internet for you through and through.

 
 

Kigali Location

Facilities

  1. Wi-Fi  High speed broadband internet is available.
  2. ATM There are MasterCard and Visa (Ecobank) ATMs available.
  3. Forex – There is the Express Forex Bureau.
  4. Restaurants & Lounges  There are many situated at the airport, notably The Bourbon Café, where you will be served hot and cold beverages.
  5. Toilets – The toilets are western styled.
  6. Disabled Facilities - There are facilities for the disabled including wheelchairs and ramps.

Quick Facts

  • GPS coordinates: Latitude (-1.968628, 010 58’ 07.06’’ S), Longitude (30.139450, 0300 08’   22.02”E)

  • Time Zone: UTC +3, GMT +3

  • Altitude- Elevation, 4892 feet, 1491 Meters above Sea Level, MASL.

  • Operating Hours: The airport operates 24 hours a day.

  • Telephone Contacts: (250) 785 833 843


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