Mombasa Moi International Airport Guide (MBA)

Airport info
Code: MBA
Address:
Airport Road, Port Reitz, Mombasa, Kenya
Location:

Mombasa Moi International Airport is located approximately 10km (6 miles) west of Mombasa in southeastern Kenya.

No. of terminals: 2 Dialling code: +254
Telephone:
+254 20 357 7058
Timezone: GMT ++03:00

Mombasa Moi International Airport is Kenya’s second largest airport and was named after former Kenyan President Daniel arap Moi. Our Mombasa Moi International Airport guide includes important contact details, information regarding airport facilities and details of public transport access.

Information

Information desks are located in each of the two passenger terminals.

Website
www.kaa.go.ke
Transfer between terminals

The two passenger terminals are located adjacent to one another and are within short walking distance.

Driving directions

From central Mombasa, the A109 Mombasa Road runs north and west out of the city, connecting to the westbound Airport Road after about 6km (3 miles). Airport Road leads directly to the terminals. The total drive time to the airport from Mombasa is approximately 20 minutes.

Public Transport

Public transport road

Taxi: Authorised 'Kenatco' taxis (tel: +254 41 222 7503; www.kenatco.com) are readily available outside the Mombasa Moi International Airport terminals, and are the only transport option other than by private car or tour operator shuttle. The journey time into the city is about 20 minutes, and fares start at KSh2,000.

Terminal facilities

Money

There are ATMs and three banks in the terminals. The banks also offer foreign exchange services.

Communication

Mombasa Moi International Airport offers courier services, and also has a post office located on site.

Food

There is a small airside 'food court', and a café in the public area.

Shopping

There are several outlets in both terminals offering duty-free goods, regional crafts and other luxury items and souvenirs.

Luggage

Left-luggage facilities are available for passengers, and trolleys (usually accompanied by 'trolley boys') are plentiful, for a small fee.

Other

There is a prayer room at the airport, but generally, other facilities are currently somewhat basic by international airport standards. There are, however, travel agents and tour operators present to help with accommodation and tour bookings.

Airport facilities

Conference and business

There are VIP, business and first-class lounges in the main terminal, along with a business centre offering basic facilities. There are no meeting or conference rooms, but these are available at the Jambo Village Hotel (tel: +254 717 357 327; www.jambovillagehotel.com), a 10-minute drive from the airport site, and at many of the larger hotels in Mombasa and along the coastline.

Disabled facilities

Limited disabled facilities are offered in the terminals, which are generally wheelchair-accessible. For special assistance, passengers are advised to contact their airline prior to travel.

Car parking

Limited, uncovered short- and long-term parking is available immediately opposite the terminals.

Car rental

Avis is represented at Mombasa Moi International Airport. Other major car hire firms have offices in Mombasa, and will arrange to meet arrivals at the airport.

Hotels

There is one hotel close to Mombasa Moi International Airport, however Mombasa's popularity as a tourist destination means there is a wide choice of accommodation both in town and in the surrounding coastal areas. Hotel booking booths are located in Arrivals.


Best Western Plus Creekside

+254 702 500 900

A little further from the airport on the far side of the island, the Best Western Plus Creekside is a beachfront property with a gourmet restaurant, conference hall and gymnasium. There is a beach bar, and guests are encouraged to catch their own dinner in the creek, and give it to the chef for cooking.

Nyali Road, Mombasa, Kenya

Wogect Hotel

+254 722 209 796

Located on the western edge of Mombasa Island about 15 minutes' drive from the airport, this moderately priced premises offers conference facilities as well as two restaurants and an Olympic-sized swimming pool.

Off Tom Mboya Road, Mombasa, Kenya

Royal Court

+254 41 222 3379

Situated in the city centre close to the railway station, the Royal Court incorporates conference facilities and a casino, along with a roof-top restaurant serving African, Indian and European food.

Haile Selassie Road, Mombasa, Kenya

Jambo Village Hotel

+254 717 357 327

The Jambo Village Hotel opened in 2011 and offers a range of standard, deluxe and executive rooms and suites. It also offers meeting and conference facilities, a restaurant and bar. A shuttle service to and from the airport – which is a short distance away – is available at a small additional cost.

Airport Road, Changamwe, Mombasa, Kenya