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Flights to Nairobi

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Last minute flights to Nairobi

Departure Sun, 08 Dec Return Fri, 20 Dec
LHR London
NBO Nairobi
return from £419
Departure Thu, 05 Dec Return Wed, 11 Dec
MAN Manchester
NBO Nairobi
return from £416
Departure Thu, 05 Dec Return Tue, 24 Dec
BHX Birmingham
NBO Nairobi
return from £400
Departure Fri, 13 Dec Return Mon, 16 Dec
EBB Entebbe
NBO Nairobi
return from £159
Popular flight routes to Nairobi
London - Nairobi
return from £343
Manchester - Nairobi
return from £379
Birmingham - Nairobi
return from £398
Mombasa - Nairobi
return from £71
Malindi - Nairobi
return from £90
Lagos - Nairobi
return from £542

Trips to Nairobi

Nairobi travel

Nairobi is the capital of Kenya. The city is famous for business as well as culture and it houses many international organizations, including the United Nations Environment Program. This major city is located between Kampala and Mombasa, and Mount Kenya and Mount Kilimanjaro can be seen clearly from this city. It is one of the largest cities in Kenya and well-known for the Nairobi National Park, which is nicknamed the "World's Wildlife Capital". There are several tourist destinations in the city which is the reason people love to make multiple trips to Nairobi.

Things to do and places to see in Nairobi

Apart from the most famous attraction, the National Park, the city houses many museums containing the heritage and culture of Nairobi. The exciting nightlife, restaurants and shopping malls throughout the city will keep you continually busy with activities so head out and book cheap flights to Nairobi to visit this fabulous city.

A Nairobi to do list starts right here and should contain several things:

  • Giraffe Centre - get on to personal encounters with giraffes to feed and pat them and take photographs with them
  • Enjoy the sights of baby elephants being fed by milk bottles and rolling in mud at the elephant nursery
  • Set out to the National Park to see the amazing wildlife in their natural habitat
  • Hike up the Ngong hills to get awesome views of Rift Valley, lush green grass and magnificent windmills
  • Visit Brown's Cheese factory and farm to see the cheese making process, sampling delicious cheese and milking the cows
  • Spend time at the Village Market to shop for local crafts, clothing and some great international cuisines
  • Admire the impressive history of Kenya through the artefacts, collections, culture and wildlife at the Nairobi National Museum
  • A visit to the United Nations is a must for knowledge about the UN and its works
  • Watch the various antique steam engines and trains displayed at the Nairobi Railway Museum
  • Get an amazing shopping experience at various markets, like Masai Market and City Market, for crafts, beaded jewellery and souvenirs
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Nairobi airports

The only international airport in Nairobi is the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport which has direct flights to Nairobi from almost 50 countries around the world. It is the ninth busiest airport in Africa, managing over 6 million passengers.

  • Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

    Top airlines

    There are various airlines landing at this location but the top airlines are: Kenya Airways, British Airways and Emirates.

    Location

    The airport is at a distance of approximately 15km from the central business district of Nairobi.

    Transport options

    There are a number of bus operators running bus services between the airport and the city or to other destinations in Nairobi. This is one of the cheapest ways to travel in Nairobi. Taxis are another option from this airport for the city transfers or to other destinations. Rental cars can be pre-booked and picked up from the airport if you wish to drive yourself.

FAQ's about Nairobi

🖱️ When's the best time to book flights to Nairobi?
The top month to book flights to Nairobi is July, based on our Opodo UK customers. The next most popular booking period for Nairobi flights is October. In third place: September. By this we mean when travellers book their tickets. For the best time to actually travel to Nairobi, read on.
📅 When's the best time to go to Nairobi?
We checked our customers' flight searches, and the winner of best time to fly to Nairobi is... December. The next best month to travel to Nairobi is July. And let's not forget August, the third top choice for when to go to Nairobi. However if you prefer things on the less busy side, we can also tell you (quietly) that the least popular month for flights to Nairobi is May.
🕑 How long before a flight to Nairobi should I be at the airport?
If you want to be on time for your flight to Nairobi, make sure to be at the airport at least two to three hours in advance. Check-ins, security controls, customs and boarding the airplane can take some time. At Opodo you can find the best deals for flights to Nairobi departing from over 43 cities and choose from a variety of services that will improve your time at the airport and guarantee a much better travel experience, such as priority boarding and additional luggage. For more convenience, when booking your flight to Nairobi at Opodo you can also add insurance or opt for a refundable fare and have a problem-free trip!
✈️ What is the name of Nairobi’s airport?
Nairobi is served by 5 airport[s]. Jomo Kenyatta International Airport operates flights towards both domestic and international destinations within 43 cities, such as London, Manchester and Birmingham, the most popular routes.
📌 How far is Nairobi’s airport from the city centre?
Nairobi’s airport Jomo Kenyatta International Airport is located 9 miles from the city centre.
💶 How much is the trip from the airport to Nairobi’s city centre?
By Public transport: The price for the trip is about 0.60 GBP per person. By taxi: If you have more budget and prefer to take a taxi from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport , for example, the average price for the ride to Nairobi centre is around 1.88 GBP per km. By car: For more convenience and freedom during your stay, Opodo has the best offers of car rentals in Nairobi. Pick your preferred car type and get from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to Nairobi city centre on your own terms.
🗺️ How to get from the airport to Nairobi city centre?
There are many ways to get from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to central Nairobi:
🚗 Driving:
If you go by car or decide to take a taxi, be aware of traffic. The average travel time from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to Nairobi city centre when driving is 35 mins, but it may vary depending on the time of the day.
By bus:
Another way to go to Nairobi city center is by bus. On average, it is possible to get there in around 1 hour 26 mins
By Bus
Commuting from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to central Nairobi by Bus takes around 1 hour 24 mins, depending on the time and the day of the week.
💳 How much should I budget for a trip to Nairobi?
If you are going to Nairobi, here is a list with an average price of some goods:
  • - Inexpensive Restaurant: 3.75 GBP
  • - Mid Range Restaurante: 22.52 GBP
  • - Cheap Restaurant: 5.26 GBP
  • - Domestic Beer: 1.73 GBP
  • - Imported Beer: 2.25 GBP
  • - Coffee: 1.91 GBP
  • - SoftDrink: 0.45 GBP
  • - Water: 0.40 GBP

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