Kigali International Airport

Last updated: Sunday, September 24, 2023


Kigali International Airport is a large airport located in Kigali, Rwanda. It serves Kigali and the surrounding areas.

It operates scheduled services and is identified by the IATA code KGL.

Kigali International Airport is situated in the continent of Africa, specifically in the country of Rwanda, with latitude -1.96863 and longitude 30.1395.

It has an elevation of 1481.02 meters (4859 ft) and is identified by the GPS code HRYR.

Phone+250 724 123 139
Elevation1481.02 m (4859 ft)
AddressKN 5 Rd, Kigali, Rwanda
WebsiteKigali International Airport
WikipediaKigali International Airport

Airport address

Kigali International Airport

KN 5 Rd, Kigali, Rwanda

Which country is Kigali International Airport?

Kigali International Airport is situated in Kigali, which is in Rwanda, a country located on the continent of Africa.

How do I get from Kigali International Airport to city centre?

To get from Kigali International Airport to the city center, you have a few options:

  1. Taxi: Taxis are readily available at the airport. You can find them outside the arrivals terminal. Make sure to negotiate the fare before getting into the taxi. The journey to the city center takes around 15-20 minutes, depending on traffic.

  2. Airport Shuttle: Some hotels in Kigali offer airport shuttle services for their guests. Check with your hotel if they provide this service and arrange for a pickup in advance.

  3. Ride-hailing Apps: Services like Uber and Bolt operate in Kigali. You can download their apps and request a ride from the airport to the city center. This option provides convenience and often offers fixed fares.

  4. Public Bus: There are public buses that operate between the airport and the city center. Look for the bus stop outside the airport terminal. Buses are a more affordable option, but they can be crowded and may not have much space for luggage.

It's recommended to check with your accommodation or local transportation services for the most up-to-date information and options available.

Flight information

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Most common questions

Below are quick answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about Kigali International Airport.

  1. What airlines operate at Kigali International Airport? Kigali International Airport is served by several major international airlines, including RwandAir, Ethiopian Airlines, Kenya Airways, Turkish Airlines, Qatar Airways, and Brussels Airlines, among others.

  2. Are there any direct flights to Kigali International Airport from major cities? Yes, Kigali International Airport offers direct flights from various major cities around the world. Some of the popular direct routes include flights from Nairobi, Addis Ababa, Istanbul, Doha, Brussels, Johannesburg, Dubai, and Amsterdam, among others.

  3. What facilities and services are available at Kigali International Airport? Kigali International Airport provides a range of facilities and services to ensure a comfortable travel experience. These include duty-free shops, restaurants, currency exchange counters, ATMs, car rental services, lounges, free Wi-Fi, and medical facilities. The airport also offers special assistance for passengers with disabilities or reduced mobility.


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