The Custom district is located about 10 km away from the historic city centre and the banks of the White Nile. Established in the 1960s, the area was initially outside the town limits, until an industrial zone, Hai Mauna, was developed in the 1970s, further down the road towards the mountain, Jebel Kujur.
As indicated by its name, Custom was established as a checkpoint where goods coming in and out of Juba were inspected and taxed. It was the entry point into Juba, and the last station before reaching Yei, Kajo-Keji and other towns in the region. The original stone buildings are still standing and used by the State Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport Department.
This congested bus park is nowadays the main transport hub in Juba and in South Sudan: passengers travelling within the country by road get into buses in Custom and connect to several regional destinations, sometimes in convoys with army protection, due to rising levels of insecurity on the roads of South Sudan in the last four years of civil war. Commuters moving inside the capital using public means of transportation also connect through here. The Custom market is right across the street, opposite the bus park.