PlaneJourney finds and compares airfares to South Sudan from 1093 airlines from around the world. You can’t buy airline tickets on our site, but you can find the lowest prices and special offers with no extra fees or surcharges. Find the cheapest tickets to South Sudan with PlaneJourney. South Sudan, a young nation established in 2011, is home to around 11 million people.
Major cities and airports in South Sudan
- Juba – Juba International Airport (JUB)
- Malakal – Malakal Airport (MAK)
- Wau – Wau Airport (WUU)
- Yambio – Yambio Airport (YMB)
- Rumbek – Rumbek Airport (RBX)
Time and Communication
South Sudan operates on East Africa Time (EAT, UTC+3) and does not observe daylight saving time. The main mobile operators in the country are MTN and Zain. However, due to the country’s recent civil unrest and infrastructural challenges, coverage may not be consistent or reliable in more remote areas.
Money and shopping
The official currency of South Sudan is the South Sudanese pound (SSP). The exchange rate to the US dollar varies. In many places, especially in rural areas, cash is the preferred method of payment. Credit and debit cards are not widely accepted, and ATMs are limited. Currency exchange offices typically operate during regular business hours.
Transportation in South Sudan is often challenging due to a lack of infrastructure. Most travel within the country is done by road, but conditions can be poor and travel can be slow. In cities like Juba, taxis and motorcycle taxis, known as “boda-bodas,” are common.
- Boma National Park – One of the largest wildlife reserves in Africa, home to diverse fauna and important migration routes.
- Nimule National Park – Located on the Uganda border, it’s known for its spectacular waterfalls and wildlife.
- Sudd Wetland – One of the largest freshwater ecosystems in the world, offering unique bird-watching opportunities.
- Juba – The capital city, where visitors can experience the local culture, markets, and cuisine.