Information & Facts
Hertz and other local car rental companies operate at the
airport. Chauffeur-driven cars can also be hired at the
Airport taxis provide a direct, fixed-rate service to Kampala
for US$25. Shuttle buses operate a service to Kampala Sheraton and
other major hotels. Small commuter buses identified by a blue
square or band, are cheap and run between the airport and Entebbe
(2 miles/4km), and Entebbe and Kampala (journey time: one
Tel: +256 (0)41 353000 or 3323.
Facilities include bars and restaurants, duty-free shopping,
craft and gift shops, a business communication centre, and tourist
information desk. Public payphones are located in departures and
arrivals, and cellular telephone services are also available. There
are 24-hour banks and bureaux de change at both departure and
English is the official national language in Uganda.
Luganda is also widely spoken and is the most common of the
numerous indigenous languages.
The official currency is the Ugandan Shilling (UGX), which is
divided into 100 cents. Foreign currency, like US dollars, Euros or
Pounds Sterling, can be exchanged at banks and bureaux de change.
Travellers cheques are not widely accepted outside of Kampala. ATMs
are available in Kampala. Credit cards are only accepted at major
hotels, shops and restaurants, usually only in the cities.
Local time in Uganda is GMT +3.