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Johannesburg to Nairobi flights

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Departure Sat, 05 Dec Return Thu, 10 Dec
JNB Johannesburg
NBO Nairobi
return from £268
Departure Mon, 14 Dec Return Tue, 22 Dec
JNB Johannesburg
NBO Nairobi
return from £273
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Local, one-way ticket

Trains in Nairobi are 65% cheaper than in Johannesburg.

Mid-priced restaurant

A meal in Nairobi is 53% cheaper than a meal in Johannesburg.

Standard daytime start rate

Taxis are 12% more expensive in Nairobi than in Johannesburg.

Regular cappuccino

Coffee is 41% more expensive in Nairobi than in Johannesburg.

Johannesburg airports
  • ( OR Tambo International Airport (JNB)
    How far from city centre: 1 miles
  • ( Lanseria Intl Apt (HLA)
    How far from city centre: 30 miles
  • ( Rand (QRA)
    How far from city centre: 8 miles
  • ( Grand Central (GCJ)
    How far from city centre: 4 miles
Nairobi airports
  • ( Wilson Arpt (WIL)
    How far from city centre: 3 miles
  • ( Jomo Kenyatta Internatonal (NBO)
    How far from city centre: 10 miles
K Distance: 1818 miles

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Frequent asked questions about flights from Johannesburg to Nairobi

😷 Is it safe to travel from Johannesburg to Nairobi during the Covid-19 situation?
At Opodo we want to make sure that your travel plans are not affected by any cancelation as well as any possible restrictions Kenya may apply when travelling from Johannesburg. Is your flight cancelled? We've got your back! With our flexible ticket guarantee you can decide if you want to book another flight - free of rebooking fee - or get a full refund!
🔍 How can I find cheap flights from Johannesburg to Nairobi at Opodo?
The cheapest price for a flight from Johannesburg to Nairobi is 268£. At Opodo we use different machine learned based methodologies to find our costumers the best option available, considering airline combinations, stopovers and direct flights as well as different criteria for inbound and outbound journeys.
💰 Is Nairobi expensive to visit compared to Johannesburg?
If you compare transportation prices, the taxi ride in Nairobi costs an average of 1.42 GBP, 18% more expensive than Johannesburg, with a fare of 1.20 GBP, while train tickets costs 60% less in Nairobi: 0.57 GBP against 1.44 GBP in Johannesburg. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 3.54 GBP in Nairobi, 51% less than the 7.18 GBP in Johannesburg. The price of the coffee is around 49% more expensive in Nairobi, with an average of 2.02 GBP , while in Johannesburg the coffee costs 1.36 GBP.
📉 When is the best time to book a flight from Johannesburg to Nairobi?
The most popular months to book a trip from Johannesburg to Nairobi are November, October and December, based on the searches of our customers.
📅 When is the best time to travel from Johannesburg to Nairobi?
The best time of the year to go to Nairobi when flying from Johannesburg depends on several preference factors like climate, seasonality and, of course, price. When it comes to popularity, December is the top 1º month to fly to Nairobi from Johannesburg in terms of searches from our customer, followed by September and October. If you prefer to avoid high peaks of turism, however, and escape a crowded period, March, April and June are the months with less volume of searchs for the route Johannesburg -  Nairobi.
🕑 How long does the flight take to go from Johannesburg to Nairobi?
The total flight time between Johannesburg and Nairobi is of around 04:59 hours on average, considering an average distance of 3,212 km, for both direct and indirect flights for the route (which may have 1 or more stops in other cities in between).
🌡️ How is the weather in Nairobi compared to Johannesburg?
While in Johannesburg the temperatures can reach an average of 31.84 ºC in summer, with precipitation levels up to 6.0 mm ,Nairobi's temperatures can go up to 30.06 ºC during the hot season, with 6.0 mm average of rain rate . In winter, however, weather indicators show around 9.29 ºC in Nairobi, compared to the -0.43 ºC average degrees reported in Johannesburg. During the winter period, Johannesburg can register 0.9 mm precipitation, while Nairobi have an average of 2.3 mm rain level.
🛄 Which airports have flights between Johannesburg and Nairobi?
The main airport route flying between Johannesburg and Nairobi is: OR Tambo International Airport (JNB) to Jomo Kenyatta Internatonal (NBO). This route is covered by the following airline(s): Kenya Airways. South African Airways. Etihad Airways.
✈️ Which are the airlines with flights from Johannesburg to Nairobi?
Airlines with direct flights departing from Johannesburg to Nairobi are Kenya Airways, South African Airways and RwandAir.
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