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City CodeKRT
Popular Airlines
  • Emirates Airlines
  • Etihad Airways
  • Ethiopian Airlines
Flight Time14~18 hours

The flight time to Khartoum is approximately 14~18 hours. Find out more about the history, economy, climate and transportation options before you visit Khartoum.


Khartoum is the capital of Sudan in Africa. Khartoum is situated where the White and Blue Nile rivers meet. Khartoum has a population of  5.1 million people and an area of 20,736 square kilometers. The economy of Khartoum is sustained by various industries which include manufacture of petroleum products, textile industry and food processing among others. Khartoum has many museums that attracts visitors to the city. A ticket to the museums and other historical sites is available on request. An air ticket can be purchased from several sources.

Voice of Travelers to Khartoum

Volunteer trip to Khartoum

As a volunteer in several volunteer groups I ended up in Khartoum for three weeks. My time there was emotionally moving. I experienced life changing events that have made me not view the world through the same eyes. We flew via American airlines where we had acquired our one way ticket. On our way back we got the ticket from British airways. Everytime I think of Khartoum teas fill my eyes. We had gone to Khartoum to provide aid to families that had been held in refugee camps after fleeing war from the Southern part of Sudan. I would urge everyone reading this to get a ticket to Khartoum and volunteer however much they can in the city.

Home visit after 10 years to Khartoum

My name is Jane Deng. I am a refugee from Sudan living in the US currently. We fled Khartoum due to war ten years ago. My first time back was a month ago. We decided with my family to take a trip back to Khartoum. We started by getting our air ticket from American airlines. It was the only ticket with minimal stops. The return ticket was also acquired from the same airline. The air of excitement filled the whole three rows in the plane filled by all my relatives who had all acquired a ticket back home. We would stay there for two weeks, everyone was excited. We finally arrived after several hours. The plane service was great, I vouched to be acquiring my ticket from them every time. When we arrived we could not recognize Khartoum. Everything in Khartoum had changed.

Khartoum Travel FAQs

Q. What are the main tourist attractions in Khartoum?

A. Tourist attractions in Khartoum include the Nile Street which is the prettiest street in Khartoum, Sudan Presidential Palace Museum, Sudan National Museum, Sudan Ethnographic Museum, Commonwealth War cemetery, Souq Omdurman which is one of the largest markets in Africa, The Khalifa's House, Jabal al-Awliya' Dam, White Nile Bridge and Hamed el-Nil Tomb.

Q. What are the facts about Khartoum?

A. Khartoum is the beginning point of River Nile. Khartoum has relatively lower crime rate compared to other cities in the Sub-sahara Africa. The origin of the name is unknown, the name however means 'trunk' in Arabic. Khartoum consists of at least ten bridges. The first shopping mall in Khartoum was opened in the year 2004. Khartoum is considered as one of the hottest cities in the world, temperatures can reach 127 degrees. Osama bin Laden bought a house in Khartoum where he lived in 1991 to 1996. Sudan where Khartoum is located has pyramids similar to those in Egypt. Get your ticket here so as to find out more about this ancient city.

Q. What is the best season to travel to Khartoum?

A. December, January and February are the coldest months in Khartoum. June, July and August are the hottest months in Khartoum therefore, travelers are advised to travel to Khartoum during the month of September. This is because there is little rainfall in Khartoum at that time and the temperatures raise up to 20 degrees celsius. One can get their ticket during the months of October and September if you do not mind rainfall. Ensure you acquire your ticket within the season so as to maximize on your trip.

Khartoum - Direct Flights to Major Airports

Airports handling direct flights to Khartoum International Airport ・Jomo Kenyatta International Airport ・Cairo International Airport ・O R Tembo International Airport etc.

Flight Routes to Khartoum

Khartoum International Airport is the major airport in the city of Khartoum located close to the city.  The major airline that serve the airport include Kenya Airways, Lufthansa Airlines, Qatar Airways,Turkish Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines and many others. You can get a ticket to this destination from the several airlines listed above.