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London to Nairobi flights

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Flight DurationFlights between London and Nairobi take, on average, 14 hours minutes, but the time can vary according to other factors
Cheapest flightCheapest price for a one-way flight between London with Nairobi found by our customers in the last 72 hours
Departing AirportThe airport Heathrow is the departure airport operating flights between London and Nairobi
Arriving AirportFlights departing London with Nairobi as destination arrives at Jomo Kenyatta Internatonal

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Departure Tue, 02 Nov Return Tue, 09 Nov
LON London
NBO Nairobi
return from £334
Departure Wed, 17 Nov Return Thu, 25 Nov
LON London
NBO Nairobi
return from £346
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Find out further information on London and Nairobi to help you prepare for your trip.
Currency and price comparison
Local, one-way ticket

Trains in Nairobi are 77% cheaper than in London.

Mid-priced restaurant

A meal in Nairobi is 78% cheaper than a meal in London.

Standard daytime start rate

A taxi fare in Nairobi is 56% cheaper than in London.

Regular cappuccino

Coffee in Nairobi is 41% cheaper than in London.

London airports
  • ( Heathrow (LHR)
    How far from city centre: 14 miles
  • ( Stansted (STN)
    How far from city centre: 30 miles
  • ( Gatwick (LGW)
    How far from city centre: 25 miles
  • ( Luton International (LTN)
    How far from city centre: 27 miles
  • ( London City (LCY)
    How far from city centre: 7 miles
  • ( Southend (SEN)
    How far from city centre: 35 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: 4237 miles

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Useful information for the flight from London to Nairobi

How long is the flight from London to Nairobi?

The flight duration from London to Nairobi is 8 hours and 30 minutes if you fly direct. Stopovers are an option if you are looking for the best value airfares, but the longer flight path will add to the journey time.

What documentation do I need to fly to Nairobi from London?

UK passport holders need at least 6 months left on their passport to enter Kenya. You will also need a visa. Although you can get your visa on arrival, you can skip the queues by arranging it online before leaving the UK.

What are the most common stopovers?

A wide range of airlines have flights to Nairobi. If you are choosing to make a stopover, the most common connections are through Dubai, Istanbul, Amsterdam and Abu Dhabi.

Is there a time change from London to Nairobi?

Nairobi is in the East Africa Time zone (EAT) and is 3 hours ahead of the time in the UK (GMT).

Which airlines fly from London to Nairobi?

You have a wide choice of airlines when planning holidays or city breaks in Nairobi, especially if you are prepared to make a stopover. Some of the airlines with departures to the city include:

  • Kenya Airways, the country's national carrier with direct flights from London.
  • British Airways, the UK's flag carrier airline.
  • Ethiopian Airlines, offering connections in Addis Ababa.
  • Emirates, large Dubai-based airline.
  • KLM, famous Dutch carrier with connections in Amsterdam.
  • Air France, range of flights connecting in Paris.

How to find cheap flights from London to Nairobi

Opodo is the UK's largest online travel agent and your one-stop-shop for great deals on trips to Nairobi. The site's search engine is easy to use, and you can easily filter the results by price, your preferred airline or departure airport. Opodo makes travel to Nairobi very simple.

When are the best times to fly from London to Nairobi?

  • July and August are the driest months in Nairobi, with only one wet day on average per month.
  • April is the city's wettest month, making it the cheapest time to go. Pack your umbrella and enjoy cheaper flight tickets and accommodation charges.
  • January and February are the peak time of year for wildlife fans when the chances of spotting animals are at their highest.

Airports in London

If you are on a direct flight to Nairobi from London, you will depart from London Heathrow (LHR). Connecting flights may also depart from London's other major airport, Gatwick (LGW).

Useful information about London Heathrow Airport

London Heathrow Airport is to the west of central London, close to the M4 and M25 motorways. It is Europe's busiest passenger airport.

How to get to the airport:

  • By London Underground – Piccadilly Line runs to Heathrow, 24 hours a day. 50 minutes from central London.
  • By train – Heathrow Express from London Paddington station between 5.10am and 11.25pm. Journey time is only 15 minutes.
  • By taxi – Around 45 minutes to Heathrow from central London, depending on traffic.

Services: free Wi-Fi connection, children's play areas and baby change, bureau de change, free phone and laptop charging. Each terminal has a wide range of retail outlets, bars and restaurants.

Useful information about London Gatwick Airport

Gatwick Airport is the second busiest in the UK, with a mix of international and domestic flights. It is south of London, around 30 minutes from the city centre.

How to get to the airport:

  • By train – Gatwick Express train from Victoria station from 5am to 10.30pm, journey time 30 minutes.
  • By shuttle bus – A3 airport shuttle bus from Victoria coach stations, every 30 minutes, runs 24 hours a day.
  • By car – Follow M25 to J7, then M23 south. Gatwick is well signposted.

Services: two terminals connected by free monorail service. Many restaurants, bars and shops in both terminals. Free Wi-Fi, children's play area, showers, toilets and airport lounges.

Airports in Nairobi

Nairobi's main international airport is Jomo Kenyatta International (NBO). The airport has departures to over 50 different countries across the world.

Useful information about Jomo Kenyatta Airport

Jomo Kenyatta Airport is 9 miles south-east of downtown Nairobi. Around 7 million passengers travel through the airport every year.

How to get into Nairobi from the airport:

  • Bus – city bus number 34 from outside the terminal into the city centre. Departures every 20 minutes between 6am and 9pm, journey time around 45 minutes.
  • Taxi – official airport taxis are plentiful, journey time into the city centre between 15 and 30 minutes.

Services: book, souvenir and handicraft shops. Duty-free. A range of restaurants and cafés selling Kenyan and international dishes. Wi-Fi, airport lounges available at additional charge.

What to do and visit in Nairobi

  • See the giraffe, black rhino, zebra and lions in Nairobi National Park.
  • Find out about Kenyan history and culture at the National Museum.
  • Sample the Kenyan specialty of barbecued meat, or "nyama choma".
  • Visit the former home of writer Karen Blixen, now an elegant museum.
  • Go shopping at Utamaduni, the city's largest African craft store.
  • Enjoy the shade and tropical plants at Langata Botanic Gardens.

Frequent asked questions about flights from London to Nairobi

😷 Is it safe to travel from London 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 London. 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 London to Nairobi at Opodo?
The cheapest price for a flight from London to Nairobi is 334£. 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 London?
If you compare transportation prices, the taxi ride in Nairobi costs an average of 1.31 GBP, 56% cheaper than London, with a fare of 3.00 GBP, while train tickets costs 77% less in Nairobi: 0.65 GBP against 2.80 GBP in London. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 3.27 GBP in Nairobi, 78% less than the 15.00 GBP in London. The price of the coffee is around 41% cheaper in Nairobi, with an average of 1.77 GBP, while in London the coffee costs 2.99 GBP.
📉 When is the best time to book a flight from London to Nairobi?
The most popular months to book a trip from London to Nairobi are December, July and October, based on the searches of our customers.
📅 When is the best time to travel from London to Nairobi?
The best time of the year to go to Nairobi when flying from London 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 London in terms of searches from our customer, followed by July and August. If you prefer to avoid high peaks of turism, however, and escape a crowded period, May, March and June are the months with less volume of searchs for the route London -  Nairobi.
🕑 How long does the flight take to go from London to Nairobi?
The total flight time between London and Nairobi is of around 14:00 hours on average, considering an average distance of 10,424 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 London?
While in London the temperatures can reach an average of 29.01 ºC in summer, with precipitation levels up to 9.0 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 -3.09 ºC average degrees reported in London. During the winter period, London can register 6.0 mm precipitation, while Nairobi have an average of 2.3 mm rain level.
🛄 Which airports have flights between London and Nairobi?
The main airport route flying between London and Nairobi is: Heathrow (LHR) to Jomo Kenyatta Internatonal (NBO). This route is covered by the following airline(s):
  • Kenya Airways.
  • British Airways.
  • Air France.
Airlines with indirect flights from London to Nairobi are:
Airlines with indirect flights from London to Nairobi are:
  • Emirates, stoping in Dubai for 80 minutes minimun.
  • Etihad Airways, with 70 minutes scale in Abu Dhabi.
  • Etihad Airways, with 70 minutes scale in Abu Dhabi.
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