Windhoek International Airport
Windhoek Hosea Kutako International Airport is the most important airport in Namibia and is rather far from Windhoek, 42 kilometers east of the capital. The airport is used almost only for international flights. Domestic flights arrive or depart from the smaller Eros Airport that is much closer to Windhoek.
Prices are given here in Namibian dollars (NAD), €1.00 = NAD 9.46 (January 2007). The Namibian dollar is linked to the South African rand.
Hosea Kutako International Airport
PO Box 1
IATA airport code: WDH
ICAO airport code: FYWH
There is no train connection with the airport.
Car and bus
The airport is along the road from Windhoek to Gobabis (B6) which is also named the Trans-Kalahariweg, the exit to the airport is clearly indicated.
Buses leave the Departures Hall to the combined taxi and bus station on Independence Avenue in the center of Windhoek. There is also a direct connection with Eros Airport for flights within Namibia. Just like for taxis the bus rates are clearly indicated.
Car rental - Windhoek International Airport
There are counters in the Arrivals Hall for car rental companies: Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz and Imperial. You can also reserve a rental car in advance using the service EasyTerra provides, they compare the rates of several providers in a single quote.
Taxis are outside the Arrivals Hall, you can purchase a ticket in advance at a fixed rate. The prices for various destinations are given on a board. The official taxis are recognizable by a black rectangle with a number, it is better to use these official taxis. In the Central Hall, many taxi drivers will try to speak to you, do not discuss their proposals!
There are three different parking areas: for short-term parking, for longer-term parking and for long-term parking, the last area is in the shade and is guarded, if you are parking for more than five hours you are advised to put your car there.
There are no hotels at the airport. The nearest hotel is the Heja Game Lodge. For business hotels it is best to go to the center of Windhoek.
Shops and restaurants
There are not a lot of shops, restaurants or bars offered. There is one restaurant/snack bar with 40 seating places.
You cannot store baggage at the airport. The service counter is the counter for lost and found items. Like throughout Africa, porters are on hand in large numbers.
In the Arrivals Hall there is both a general information counter as well as a window for tourist information.
There are limited business facilities. In the Departures Hall, after Customs, there is a VIP lounge. Further information is available through the general telephone number.
The airport is accessible for the disabled. The terminal was entirely renovated in 2001 and wheelchair ramps and adapted restrooms were installed. For assistance you can go to the service counter in the Central Hall.
There are ATM's and two money exchange offices in the Arrivals Hall.