What You need To know About Transport from Entebbe Airport
While planning a trip to Uganda, don’t forget to consider transport from Entebbe Airport, the gateway to the pearl of Africa. This iconic facility is just a few kilometers from Entebbe town and about 45 km from Kampala, the capital city of Uganda.
After landing, you need a transfer to your location. It can be a hotel, tourist spot or friend’s residential place. For those doing some research for a successful Uganda holiday, this information below is vital.
If you don’t have a friend or relative to pick you up, a taxicab is a better alternative to get from the EBB airport. It is not only cheap, but also secure, private and quick.
EBB Airport taxi agencies offer rides to various parts of the country, including major cities like Gulu, Fort portal, Kasese, Mbale, Jinja to mention but a few.
The service is available 24 hours. Whether you are arriving during day or at night, there is a fantastic taxi and friendly driver for you. Be sure to reserve in advance.
Airport Taxi rates
The fares are favorable to everyone. The amount depends on the length of the journey. The charge for the shortest trip is 15 USD. Expect to pay around 35 – 40 USD for a drive to Kampala. Beyond the capital, you will pay not less than 50 USD. This money caters to fuel, drive commission, Entebbe expressway toll, airport parking and car maintenance fee.
How to connect with a driver
When you confirm with a reservation agent, he will direct a driver to wait for you at the airport. Make sure to share correct travel details including the flight arrival date, time and your names.
The driver will be standing at arrivals waiting area. When you move out the arrival hall, look for a raised poster that showcase your names. Meet and greet. After, get into the car with your luggage to start the journey to your next destination.
No group shuttles
Most airports around the world have bus operators who offer group airport shuttles. It used to exist at EBB but collapsed and no longer available. Right now, you can only use a private taxicab.
Operators in this transport service use cars like Toyota Noah, Alphard, Premio, Raum, Wish, Sienta and more. For a group of 4-5 passengers, the Toyota Noah is the best answer.
Mode of payment
You pay cash on arrival to the driver. Most companies don’t have the machine which can charge the Visa or MasterCard. Currencies allowed include the British pounds, Euros, Uganda shillings and the United States of America dollar.
Tube or Train?
Entebbe Airfield has no tube or train which can connect you to other cities in the country. Road transport is the only way to travel from Entebbe international airport to Kampala and other notable places in the nation.