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Travel to Sudan

Flying to Sudan

Sudan Airways ( is Sudan's main carrier. There are no direct flights from the UK or the USA. Indirect options include flights with Egyptair ( via Cairo and Turkish Airlines ( via Istanbul.

Airport Guides

Khartoum International Airport




The airport is 4km (2 miles) southeast of the city.


Flight times

To Khartoum: from London - 9 hours (including stopover); New York - 17 hours (including stopover).

Departure tax

US$20 (Sudanese nationals may pay in local currency). Transit passengers (within 24 hours) are exempt.

Travelling to Sudan by Rail

Driving to Sudan

The only practical land border is with Ethiopia at Gallabat. The land border with Egypt is periodically closed to foreigners.

Getting to Sudan by boat

Piracy has been reported in the area. A weekly ferry runs from Wadi Halfa down Lake Aswan to Aswan (Egypt). Irregularly departing barges head up the Nile from Kosti to Malakal in South Sudan.

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