Coming to Entebbe Airport in Uganda and you are shopping for an Airport Pickup solution? Well we have all your questions answered here. In summery, Airport Pickup in a Private Saloon from Entebbe Airport to the centre of Kampala costs 130,000 UGX (32.62 euro / 35 dollar).
The Distance and Routes.
Its approximately 44Kms (27.34 Miles) from Entebbe international Airport to Kampala City Square. By private saloon car rental, Uber, Bolt or airport taxi, the journey takes approximately 45 minutes via express highway or 1 hour through the old Entebbe – Kampala highway.
The most preferred route for Airport transfer is via the Kampala – Entebbe Express highway. This is mainly because the less traffic on that road will allow your driver keep time so you arrive to your destination on time.
When you choose this route, you will have to meet extra fees in toll fees. Starting 2022, government of Uganda instituted a mandatory single use toll fee of 5000 UGX on all saloon cars. The fee is a single use so your driver will have to pay again on their way back.
If you are planing on getting from Entebbe Airport to Kampala via the old Entebbe Kampala Highway, you could cut on the cost a bit but the road is more prone to heavey traffic jam. Its advisable that you only use this route if you have an extra hour to spend in case you meet traffic along this road.
Your driver should also have a few other routes to choose from even though the above are the most used. Other available options include Entebbe- Kajansi – Munyonyo to Kampala. There is also Entebbe – Kajansi – Munyonyo – Salama Rd to Kampala among others. Your driver should use their local knowledge to advise on the most suited alternative should the first two be less suited.
How Much It costs for an Airport Pickup From Entebbe to Kampala.
If you are staying at the Kampala Serena Hotel, Sheraton Kampala, Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort or Pearl Of Africa Kampala Hotel or even the new Onomo Hotel, your fare from the airport should be very realistic.
Our Entebbe Airport Pickup and Transfer services will cost you only 130,000 UGX or $35 for small saloon cars. We can also use a 4×4 RAV4 at $48, Prado TX at $65, V8 Landcruiser at $100, Super Custom Van at $100 or a Safari Landcruiser at $120. All our prices include all Toll fees both at the airport and on the highway.
If you decide to travel by shared public transport, You will need an airport Taxi to drop you at the Entebbe Taxi Park The cost will be about $10. You will then board a shared commuter Taxi to Kampala for about $4.
There is both Uber and Bolt at the Airport. The prices are not static but generally fluctuate between $30 to $45 for the UberX saloon cars. Please remember that if you have luggage you may find difficulty getting an UberX with enough room. Also keep in mind that many Uganda Uber drivers prefer cash to Card payment. You may be turned down by several when you are using your card on long trips. The other thing to remember when using Uber is time. Drivers are paid per minute so the longer they stay on trip the better for them. If you are chasing time, that could be something you discuss with your Uber driver.
Identifying Your Driver At Entebbe International Airport
Identifying your driver at the airport shouldn’t be much of a problem. If you are travelling with us, Your driver will neatly be dressed in a Uniform and will have a placard with your name written on it. You will also get notified before you board the driver’s name, cellphone and his picture will be sent to you before hand.
Do you have Internet WIFI on your Airport Pickup Car?
Yes. We know that when you have just landed you may not have access to mobile data. Your car will be fitted with a wifi connection with access to up-to 9GB of data to get you started. The data comes at no extra fee. If you wish to use more than 9GB, your driver should be able to buy more for you at a fee.
How To Make Calls When You Land At Entebbe Airport.
All Our cars come with a spare smart phone with a sim card. Its intended to help travelers who may lose connectivity with their home device or sim card. The Phone is pre-loaded with the 9GB data mentioned above but has no active call credit. Your driver should be able to buy you call credit if you need it.
Must I Tip My Driver after a Pickup at Entebbe?
Our drivers are paid to do the Job they do. They will do their job diligently without expecting any additional favours or Tips. That said, its a good thing to tip someone if you like their service. Its absolutely upto you to decide if your driver deserves a tip or not. You also are free to determine how much your driver deserves to be tipped.
Can You Keep Your Car After Airport Pickup?
If you would like to keep your car for local travels after your airport pick up, its perfectly OK. You can decide if you will need to keep the driver too or you want only the car. We even give you the freedom to choose if you want a male or female driver (Subject to availability). If you would like to Book your Airport Pickup right now, Contact Us right now and we will be at your service.
Can You Get a Discount On Your Airport Pickup Fees?
If you are a returning customer, you are automatically entitled to a $5 discount on your Airport Pickup. For new clients, you are also entitled to $5 discount if you were referred by our former clients. We do not pay anyone any discount or favor for recommending us but we greatly appreciate it if you love our service and you recommend us. We dont want recommendations to be driven by some kind of gain but by satisfaction in our service.