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Kilimanjaro International (JRO) 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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Kilimanjaro Airport Guide

Kilimanjaro International Airport, also known by its IATA Code JRO and ICAO Code HKKJ, is one of the international airports in the Republic of Tanzania which serves the cities of Arusha and Moshi.

This is one of four international airports in the Republic of Tanzania and the second largest. It’s a large airport that prides itself in being the gateway to Tanzania’s Northern tourist circuit. This is the airport of choice for tourists heading to the Serengeti National Park and the roof of Africa, Mt Kilimanjaro.

Geographical Location - see map below

Kilimanjaro International Airport is located in Northern Tanzania right at the footsteps of Mt Kilimanjaro, which at 19,341 feet (5,895 meters above sea level) is the highest mountain in Africa and the tallest free-standing mountain in the world.

The location of the airport is 55 kilometers South East of Arusha town along the A23 Himo Road and the journey to Arusha by road 45 minutes to 1 hour depending on traffic.

Getting Here

  • TaxiThere are unbranded taxis are available to get you to Arusha, 55 kilometers away and they cost Tzshs 110,000 Tzshs (USD $ 50).
  • Preferred Mode  Use the shuttles they are cheaper they cost 20,000 Tzshs (USD $ 10) offer more leg and luggage room and are more convenient.
  • Shuttle Bus The airport does not operate one but the airlines like KLM operate shuttle busses to Arusha town.
  • Car Parking & Fees – The airport runs an automated POS parking system and the parking fee is metered per hour depending on the car type.
  • Auxiliary Information
    • Flight from Hub

There are more than 8 connecting flights daily from Dar es Salaam International Airport to Kilimanjaro International Airport and the flight takes 1 hour and 15 minutes.

  • Airlines Using As Hub

Currently there are no airlines using this airport as a hub.

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 plus duty free shops that stock western goods and there is plenty of reading material to keep you busy after you land.

Hotels & Transit Accommodation

There are no hotels within the airport. Kia lodge is located 5 minutes from the airport. There are many hotels in Arusha located 55 kilometers from the airport and they range from budget to 3-5 star accommodations. Some of the best hotels in Arusha include The Mount Meru Hotel, Kibo Palace Hotel and The Rivertrees Country Inn.

 

 

Kilimanjaro Location

Facilities

  1. Wi-Fi  High speed broadband internet available.
  2. ATM  MasterCard and Visa ATMs available.
  3. Forex  There are Forex Bureaus.
  4. Restaurants & Lounges   bar, restaurants and many coffee shops, serving hot and cold beverages. Business and VIP lounges.
  5. Toilets Western styled.
  6. Disabled Facilities Wheelchairs are available

Quick Facts

  • GPS coordinates: Latitude (-3.429406, 030 25’ 45.86’’ S), Longitude (37.074461, 0370 04’   28.06”E)

  • Time Zone: UTC +3, GMT +3

  • Altitude- Elevation, 2932 Feet, 894 Meters above Sea Level, MASL.

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

  • Telephone Contacts: (+255) 27 255 4252