Cheap flights from Chicago to Nairobi

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Flight information for Chicago to Nairobi

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Best Price Found$624The best flight deal from Chicago to Nairobi found on momondo in the last 72 hours is $624
Fastest flight time17h 40mThe fastest flight from Chicago to Nairobi takes 17h 40m
Direct flightsNoneThere are no direct flights from Chicago to Nairobi. Popular non-direct routes for this connection are Chicago O'Hare Intl Airport - Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl Airport and Chicago Midway Airport - Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl Airport.
Airports in Nairobi2 airportsThere are 2 airports near Nairobi: Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl (NBO), Nairobi Wilson (WIL)

How to get the cheapest flight ticket from Chicago to Nairobi

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What is the cheapest month to fly from Chicago to Nairobi?

April

The cheapest time of year to fly to Nairobi from Chicago is April. Most expensive is December

What is the cheapest day to depart Chicago for Nairobi?

Wednesday

The cheapest day of the week is typically Wednesday. The most expensive is typically Friday

When is the cheapest time to fly from Chicago to Nairobi?

at noon

Chicago to Nairobi flights are approximately 12% more expensive in the morning than at noon

What is the cheapest airline that flies to Nairobi from Chicago?

Alitalia

Air France, Alitalia, and Delta are the most popular carriers operating from Chicago to Nairobi

What is the cheapest Chicago to Nairobi flight route?

Chicago O'Hare Intl - Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl

Fly from Chicago O'Hare Intl to Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl for the best Chicago - Nairobi flight prices

How far in advance should you book Chicago to Nairobi flights?

36 days before

The cheapest time to buy a flight from Chicago to Nairobi is approximately 36 days to departure


Easily compare round-trip flights from Chicago to Nairobi

Below you can see the best fares for your round-trip flight route over the next three months. All fares were found on momondo this week. Browse the quickest and cheapest flights from Chicago to Nairobi by changing tabs
Multiple Airlines
Sep 8
ORD6:15 amChicago O'Hare Intl
21h 45m
1 stop
NBO4:00 amNairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Sep 24
NBO6:25 pmNairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
22h 25m
2 stops
ORD4:50 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
Delta
Sep 27
ORD12:15 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
21h 35m
1 stop
NBO9:50 amNairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Oct 23
NBO7:05 pmNairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
23h 10m
2 stops
ORD6:15 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
Delta
Aug 23
ORD12:15 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
21h 35m
1 stop
NBO9:50 amNairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Nov 16
NBO6:59 pmNairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
23h 56m
1 stop
ORD6:55 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
Delta
Aug 23
ORD12:15 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
21h 35m
1 stop
NBO9:50 amNairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Nov 10
NBO6:59 pmNairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
24h 26m
2 stops
ORD7:25 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
Delta
Aug 23
ORD12:15 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
21h 35m
1 stop
NBO9:50 amNairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Nov 16
NBO6:59 pmNairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
26h 18m
2 stops
ORD9:17 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
Delta
Aug 26
MDW8:42 amChicago Midway
24h 53m
2 stops
NBO9:35 amNairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Nov 13
NBO6:10 pmNairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
26h 14m
2 stops
MDW8:24 pmChicago Midway

Find the cheapest one-way flights from Chicago to Nairobi

If you're looking for one-way flights from Chicago to Nairobi, view some of our deals below provided by Air France, Brussels Airlines and Lufthansa
Air France
Sep 10
ORD3:55 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
17h 40m
1 stop
NBO9:35 amNairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
United Airlines
Aug 16
ORD2:00 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
18h 10m
1 stop
NBO8:10 amNairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Qatar Airways
Aug 20
ORD3:50 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
20h 30m
1 stop
NBO12:20 pmNairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl

Best airlines flying from Chicago to Nairobi

Compare and see reviews for airlines that fly from Chicago to Nairobi with momondo
AirlineRatingFree CancellationPrice
Delta
PriceFrom $471
Free Cancellation
Rating
8.2
8.3

Boarding

8.5

Comfort

8.3

Crew

7.9

Entertainment

8.0

Food

Reviews

Cons: Wouldn't let us on the flight when there was plenty of time to get there. Manager was arrogant and slow - didn't care. Poor policies at that airport.

1 / 10
SWISS
PriceFrom $556
Free Cancellation
Rating
8.4
8.7

Boarding

8.5

Comfort

8.8

Crew

7.9

Entertainment

8.3

Food

Reviews

Pros: Nothing. I was sold a ticket for 709 dollars and wasn’t told I couldn’t get on until showing up to the gate. Therefore I had to spend 1000 more dollars to book another ticket because budget air wouldn’t change or refund the flight.

Cons: Not selling a ticket with a layover where someone with a US passport cannot travel through at the moment. Be more forthcoming.

1 / 10
Air France
PriceFrom $610
Free Cancellation
Rating
8.1
8.3

Boarding

7.9

Comfort

8.7

Crew

7.2

Entertainment

7.9

Food

Reviews

Pros: I've never been on a flight with such narrow seat and thin cushion. There was no entertainment offered for the almost 4 hour flight. There was no means of charging any electronic gears. The airplane seems to be 30 years behind time. Crew was unfriendly and smiling faces are not part of the uniform.

Cons: Very narrow seats and thim cushion. No entertainment offered an do means of recharging electronic devices.

1 / 7
Lufthansa
PriceFrom $631
Free Cancellation
Rating
7.6
7.8

Boarding

7.6

Comfort

8.2

Crew

7.3

Entertainment

7.3

Food

Reviews

Pros: Al the flights was nice with no issues

Cons: The food that I have with Lufthansa was super bad and there’s no Choise, however, the connect flight wit with United airline have very good food and , what I want say is United airline airplane much better than Lufthansa in every thing even the seats is much nicer

1 / 10
KLM
PriceFrom $642
Free Cancellation
Rating
7.8
7.9

Boarding

8.2

Comfort

8.3

Crew

7.3

Entertainment

7.5

Food

Reviews

Pros: Yes, Very good

1 / 9
Turkish Airlines
PriceFrom $672
Free Cancellation
Rating
8.1
7.9

Boarding

8.1

Comfort

8.0

Crew

7.9

Entertainment

8.0

Food

Reviews

Pros: nothing.

Cons: everything.

1 / 10
Alitalia
PriceFrom $709
Free Cancellation
Rating
8.2
8.1

Boarding

8.2

Comfort

8.2

Crew

7.8

Entertainment

8.4

Food

Reviews

Cons: All good but crew wasn't very attentive - for example i had had to put my suitcase quite a few rows back because of lack of space at the end of the flight i had to wait for most of the plane to empty out in order to be able to retrieve it - the crew member who had originally indicated i put my suitcase further back and who was standing right by the cabin where the suitcase was stored saw all of this but didn't move to help in the slightest even though he knew i was waiting for a chance to get to my suitcase - in my experience of customer service i would have gotten it for the passenger and brought it to them to reduce the wait time

1 / 2
Emirates
PriceFrom $709
Free Cancellation
Rating
8.8
8.8

Boarding

8.7

Comfort

8.8

Crew

8.9

Entertainment

8.5

Food

Reviews

Pros: Somehow

Cons: Food service was very slow. Flight from Dubai Seattle did not provide PPE

1 / 10
Ethiopian Air
PriceFrom $715
Free Cancellation
Rating
8.2
8.2

Boarding

8.4

Comfort

8.3

Crew

8.2

Entertainment

8.0

Food

Reviews

Cons: The travel was very good

1 / 10
Etihad Airways
PriceFrom $746
Free Cancellation
Rating
6.7
6.5

Boarding

7.3

Comfort

6.3

Crew

7.1

Entertainment

5.8

Food

Reviews

Pros: The aircraft was good Ahead of time arrival Immigration at AbuDhabi

Cons: In tag

1 / 6

  • Which airlines flying from Chicago to Nairobi have COVID-19 safety policies in place?

    Etihad Airways and Alitalia have implemented additional safety measures to accommodate travelers. When flying from Chicago to Nairobi, expect masks to be provided - they are required onboard. Aircrafts are also being cleaned thoroughly with enhanced products regularly. Additional policies include the installation of HEPA filters and pre-flight testing. Some airlines are even offering socially-distanced seating for a limited time. Keep in mind that policies will vary by airline.

  • Are airlines flying from Chicago to Nairobi offering flexible cancellation due to COVID-19?

    Due to the global impact of COVID-19, some of our airline partners operating flights from Chicago to Nairobi, such as Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, and Ethiopian Air may have put in place flexible cancellation policies. Use our site to search for all of the airlines offering this flexibility to you.

  • How far is Chicago to Nairobi by plane?

    Chicago and Nairobi are 7999.5 mi apart from one another. 18h 10m is a normal flight duration for this route.


Can I fly to Nairobi from Chicago right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Chicago to Nairobi

Most visitors from Chicago need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Nairobi.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Chicago must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 96 hours before departing to Nairobi.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Chicago are not required to quarantine after entering Nairobi.

Can I fly back to Chicago from Nairobi?

Returning to Chicago from Nairobi

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Nairobi must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Chicago.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Nairobi are not required to quarantine after entering Chicago.

If you are planning to travel to Nairobi at this time, it is recommended that you stay up to date on current restrictions and follow proper safety measures while in public.

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