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Nairobi to Cape Town flights

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Flight DurationFlights between Nairobi and Cape Town take, on average, 11 h and 39 m minutes, but the time can vary according to other factors
Cheapest flightCheapest price for a one-way flight between Nairobi with Cape Town found by our customers in the last 72 hours
Departing AirportThe airport Jomo Kenyatta Internatonal is the departure airport operating flights between Nairobi and Cape Town
Arriving AirportFlights departing Nairobi with Cape Town as destination arrives at Cape Town International Airport

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Departure Thu, 05 Aug Return Wed, 11 Aug
NBO Nairobi
CPT Cape Town
return from £410
Departure Tue, 17 Aug Return Wed, 25 Aug
NBO Nairobi
CPT Cape Town
return from £427
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Currency and price comparison
Exchange rate
1.00 GBP = 20.32 ZAR
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1 ZAR = 0.05 GBP
Last checked on 29 July 2021
Train
Local, one-way ticket
46%

Trains are 46% more expensive in Cape Town than in Nairobi.

Nairobi
£0.67
Cape Town
£0.98
Meal
Mid-priced restaurant
104%

The average meal is 104% more expensive in Cape Town than in Nairobi.

Nairobi
£3.36
Cape Town
£6.86
Taxi
Standard daytime start rate
51%

A taxi fare in Cape Town is 51% cheaper than in Nairobi.

Nairobi
£1.34
Cape Town
£0.66
Coffee
Regular cappuccino
23%

Coffee in Cape Town is 23% cheaper than in Nairobi.

Nairobi
£1.84
Cape Town
£1.42
Nairobi airports
  • ( Wilson Arpt (WIL)
    How far from city centre: 3 miles
  • ( Jomo Kenyatta Internatonal (NBO)
    How far from city centre: 10 miles
Cape Town airports
  • ( Cape Town International Airport (CPT)
    How far from city centre: 11 miles
K Distance: 2552 miles

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Frequent asked questions about flights from Nairobi to Cape Town

😷 Is it safe to travel from Nairobi to Cape Town during the Covid-19 situation?
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🔍 How can I find cheap flights from Nairobi to Cape Town at Opodo?
The cheapest price for a flight from Nairobi to Cape Town is 410£. 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 Cape Town expensive to visit compared to Nairobi?
If you compare transportation prices, the taxi ride in Cape Town costs an average of 0.66 GBP, 51% cheaper than Nairobi, with a fare of 1.34 GBP, while train tickets costs 46% more in Cape Town: 0.98 GBP against 0.67 GBP in Nairobi. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 6.86 GBP in Cape Town, 104% more than the 3.36 GBP in Nairobi. The price of the coffee is around 23% cheaper in Cape Town, with an average of 1.42 GBP, while in Nairobi the coffee costs 1.84 GBP.
📉 When is the best time to book a flight from Nairobi to Cape Town?
The most popular months to book a trip from Nairobi to Cape Town are November, September and August, based on the searches of our customers.
📅 When is the best time to travel from Nairobi to Cape Town?
The best time of the year to go to Cape Town when flying from Nairobi 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 Cape Town from Nairobi in terms of searches from our customer, followed by September and March. If you prefer to avoid high peaks of turism, however, and escape a crowded period, May, July and October are the months with less volume of searchs for the route Nairobi -  Cape Town.
🕑 How long does the flight take to go from Nairobi to Cape Town?
The total flight time between Nairobi and Cape Town is of around 11:39 hours on average, considering an average distance of 7,763 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 Cape Town compared to Nairobi?
While in Nairobi the temperatures can reach an average of 30.06 ºC in summer, with precipitation levels up to 6.0 mm ,Cape Town's temperatures can go up to 28.98 ºC during the hot season, with 9.0 mm average of rain rate . In winter, however, weather indicators show around 4.54 ºC in Cape Town, compared to the 9.29 ºC average degrees reported in Nairobi. During the winter period, Nairobi can register 2.3 mm precipitation, while Cape Town have an average of 12.0 mm rain level.
🛄 Which airports have flights between Nairobi and Cape Town?
The main airport route flying between Nairobi and Cape Town is: Jomo Kenyatta Internatonal (NBO) to Cape Town International Airport (CPT). This route is covered by the following airline(s):
  • Kenya Airways.
  • Etihad Airways.
Airlines with indirect flights from Nairobi to Cape Town are:
Airlines with indirect flights from Nairobi to Cape Town are:
  • South African Airways, stoping in Johannesburg for 90 minutes minimun.
  • Kenya Airways, with 105 minutes scale in Johannesburg.
  • Kenya Airways, with 105 minutes scale in Johannesburg.
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