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Travel to Burundi

Flying to Burundi

The national airline is Air Burundi ( If travelling from the UK, options include flights with Kenya Airways ( via Nairobi or Ethiopian Airlines ( via Addis Ababa. Travellers coming from the USA usually need to make at least two stopovers.

Airport Guides

Bujumbura International Airport




The airport is 11km (7 miles) north of the city.


Flight times

From London - 13 hours (including stopover); New York - 23 hours (including stopovers).

Departure tax


Travelling to Burundi by Rail

Driving to Burundi

Getting to Burundi by boat

Ferry operators

Cargo/passenger ferries ply Lake Tanganyika between Kigoma (Tanzania) and Mpulungu (Zambia), calling at various ports including Bujumbura, when political conditions permit. There are normally some ferries to Kalemi (Congo, Dem Rep) and to Kigoma (Tanzania). The MV Mwongozo ferry sails along Lake Tanganyika between Bujumbura and Kigoma. There are three classes. Ferries can often be delayed depending on the cargo being loaded or unloaded.

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