When is the Cheapest Time to Fly to Khartoum?
The best time to fly to Khartoum is between December and March when temperatures are lowest, with December and January being the coolest months of the year. Low season is from June to October and prices on Khartoum flights will be cheapest at this time. However, these months are when temperatures are highest and the weather is marked by the rainy season. The dry season is from November to May.
When is the Best Time to Book your Flight to Khartoum?
The best time to book cheap flights to Khartoum is at least three weeks before departure. On Netflights.com you can select the ‘flexible dates’ option to make sure you get the best price on return flights or to find fantastic deals on last-minute flights – just make sure you don’t forget to apply for a visa before you leave. Keep in mind that temperatures vary greatly between day and night, which means you will need to bring a jacket or sweater to wear in the evening.
Flying to Khartoum International Airport (KRT)
Khartoum International Airport (KRT) is Sudan’s main airport and it’s located just outside Khartoum’s city centre.
There are many airports across the UK that offer daily Khartoum flights, including London Heathrow, Manchester, Edinburgh and Belfast City Airports. Although none offer direct flights, there are single-stop journeys from both London Heathrow and Gatwick Airports, as well as from Manchester and Birmingham Airports. Stopovers include cities like Amsterdam, Dublin, Dubai, Istanbul and London. British Airways, Egypt Air, Emirates Airlines, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways and Turkish Airways are just some of the airlines that fly to Khartoum.
On Arrival and Getting Around the Airport
KRT has one terminal for both domestic and international arrivals and a Haj and Umra terminal for pilgrim travellers. Return flights from the UK will arrive at the main terminal. The airport includes amenities such as bureau de change, a duty-free shop and medical services in the international terminal. There is also a restaurant offering food and drinks, a snack machine and a post office.
Getting to the City from Khartoum International Airport (KRT)
The best way to travel from Khartoum International Airport into the city centre is by taxi. They can be found in the ground transportation area in the airport. For a cheaper alternative, opt for the local minibus. They are located 200 metres from the airport terminal on the main road. If you prefer to drive or travel independently, several car hire agencies are located inside the terminal building.
Why visit Khartoum?
Khartoum is the largest city in Sudan, connected to its neighbouring cities of Khartoum North (as called Bahri) and Omdurman by bridge. Begin your journey with a stroll along the Blue Nile on Shari’a Al-Nil or Nile Street. Take in the beautiful antique colonial buildings that line the street and marvel at the Presidential Palace. Take a detour to visit the Sudan Presidential Palace Museum located in the old cathedral to learn about Sudan’s political history and rulers. Alternatively, the impressive National Museum of Sudan offers excellent Sudanese and ancient Egyptian exhibits.
Continue your walk by the river until you reach the confluence of the Blue and White Niles. Catch up with the locals and do some shopping at the Souq Arabi market in the city centre. If you’ve got the urge to escape the crowds and enjoy a bit of nature, visit the botanical gardens located in the Mogran District.
Don't Forget Before you Fly
All British nationals travelling to Khartoum will need to apply for a visa at the Sudanese Embassy in London before leaving. Once in the country, you will need to register with the Aliens Department at the Ministry of Interior within three days of arriving. Remember to bring two passport-sized photos and payment for the fee. Some hotels may do this for you so ask at check-in. You will also need an exit visa from the Aliens Department to leave the country. It is highly recommended that you bring some Sudanese pounds with you before travelling since KRT does not have ATMs.