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Summary info about Nairobi flight prices, duration and airlines

Best One-Way Price

$395

Best Round-Trip Price

$762

Fastest flight time

18h 55m

Operated By

9 airlines
The best one-way flight price to Nairobi from United States in the last 72 hours is $395 (Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl to Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl).
The best round-trip flight price to Nairobi from United States in the last 72 hours is $762 (Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl to Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl).
The fastest flight to Nairobi from United States takes 18h 55m (Boston Logan Intl to Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl).
There are 9 airlines operating flights to Nairobi, including JetBlue, Air France and Turkish Airlines.

Nairobi flights insights and trends

Explore insights for your Nairobi flight to craft the best travel plan

What is the cheapest month to fly to Nairobi?

The cheapest month to fly to Nairobi from United States is in November. Flight prices, which tend to average around $1,004, are often lower during this time because this is during the off-season. If you aren’t able to travel to Nairobi during the month of November, then flying in March is also cheap. Prices for this month can be found on momondo for an average of $1,046.

What is the absolute cheapest flight to Nairobi?

The best price found on momondo to Nairobi was $41/pp from Mombasa, which is 82% cheaper than the average flight price to Nairobi. To find the cheapest price to Nairobi from your area, use momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.
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What is the cheapest day to depart on your flight to Nairobi?

On average, the least expensive day to fly to Nairobi from United States is on a Wednesday. momondo users have found tickets for Wednesday departures for as low as $1,240. However, this price may fluctuate depending on the airline, the season, and holidays. Be sure to avoid booking your departure on a Saturday as prices are generally higher than usual. According to our data, the average ticket price to Nairobi on Saturday is $1,500.

What is the cheapest time of day to depart on your flight to Nairobi?

The cheapest time of day to fly to Nairobi is in the morning when flights can be purchased for as low as $1,291. If you have a flexible travel schedule, then try to avoid flying in the afternoon when prices are $1,371 on average. Flights to Nairobi from United States in the afternoon are generally more expensive because this time of day is more convenient for travelers’ schedules.

How long does it take to fly to Nairobi?

Flight times from United States to Nairobi vary, but if you’re flying out of Los Angeles and flying into Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl (one of the most popular routes), then the duration is 21h on average. Another popular route from United States to Nairobi is flying from Miami to Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl, which will take roughly 18h 41m. Keep in mind that layovers or delays could extend your travel time.

How far in advance should I book a flight to Nairobi?

The best time to book a flight to Nairobi from United States is 42 days out, which is when prices tend to be around $1,263. Keep in mind that you might also find cheap flights to Nairobi outside of this time window. In fact, momondo users recently found flights from United States to Nairobi for $977.

Cheapest flights to Nairobi airports

Find the cheapest flights to these Nairobi airports from your nearest city or airport
Los Angeles
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl Airport

CHEAPEST ROUTE FROM Los Angeles TO Nairobi

Los Angeles (LAX) to Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl Airport (NBO)

Typically, flights to Nairobi from Los Angeles are cheaper when flying from Los Angeles to Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl, which has an average price of $1,240

CHEAPEST MONTH TO FLY TO NAIROBI FROM LOS ANGELESFebruary19% cheaperFlying from Los Angeles to Nairobi costs on average just $1,011 in February
MOST EXPENSIVE MONTH TO FLY TO NAIROBI FROM LOS ANGELESJuly34% more expensiveIt costs about $1,671 for flights to Nairobi from Los Angeles in July
MOST POPULAR MONTH TO FLY TO NAIROBI FROM LOS ANGELESJune774% more users visitedMore momondo users searched in flights to Nairobi from Los Angeles in June than any other month

Frequently asked questions about flying to Nairobi

How long does it take to fly to Nairobi?

Flights from the United States to Nairobi can take a full day of travel, and sometimes longer depending on your departure location, number of stops, and length of layovers. If you're looking for short Nairobi flight deals, depart from John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York and catch a nonstop flight to Nairobi, which could take about 14 hours. You can also find Nairobi flight deals from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and Dulles International Airport with one or two changeovers. It'll take approximately 18 hours from Atlanta and 19 hours from Washington before you land in Nairobi, Kenya. While you may find nonstop flights, most flights to Nairobi, Kenya will make one or two stops in various cities.

Where can you fly directly into Nairobi from?

Kenya Airways is currently the only airline that offers nonstop flights from John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York, to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi. Other airlines offering flights from JFK to NBO with changeovers include British Airways, Turkish Airlines, Qatar Airways, Delta Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, and Emirates. Expect changeovers in cities like Doha, Istanbul, Dubai, and Paris. From Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to NBO, you'll typically find these flights require one to two layovers in cities like Houston, Frankfurt, Paris, Boston, Dubai, and Amsterdam. You can also find Nairobi flight deals from Dulles International Airport with one changeover in Istanbul, Doha, and Paris.

What is there to do in Nairobi when it’s raining?

Users planning a flight to Nairobi during the month of April should anticipate rain. There are still things to do in Nairobi even when it's raining, though. While in Nairobi you will find Karen Blixen Museum nearby which is a great museum to visit when you’re looking for things to do indoors. Shopping centers like City Market are very popular destinations for those visiting the Nairobi area. City Market is a great place to go if you’re looking to spend some time inside.

Is there an alternative airport near Nairobi?

Finding an alternative and possibly cheaper destination airport near Nairobi is possible. If you are planning a flight to Nairobi, consider booking flights to Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl Airport (8 mi from Nairobi city center), Nanyuki Airport (86 mi from Nairobi city center) or Amboseli Airport (98 mi from Nairobi city center).

Is there a cheaper alternative to flying into Nairobi?

The cheapest airport near Nairobi is typically Nairobi Wilson Airport with an average price of $117/person. These prices vary based on where travelers are coming from. It is suggested that travelers looking to save money try momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.

What’s the closest airport to City Hall?

Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl in Nairobi is the closest airport to City Hall (distance: 7.8 mi).

When did momondo last update prices for flights to Nairobi?

Prices for flights to Nairobi are refreshed on a daily basis.

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How old do you have to be to fly to Nairobi?

Although the minimum age for a child to fly alone is five, airlines that offer an unaccompanied minor (UMNR) service may have their own age limits, which could be impacted by factors such as flight length, timing, and layovers. It is recommended that you verify with the airline you are booking with for travel to Nairobi.

What documentation or ID do you need to fly to Nairobi?

The travel and health documents required for your trip to Nairobi can vary based on your itinerary and personal situation. As a rule, consider having multiple documents such as a national ID card or driver’s license, and a passport valid for six-months after you plan to arrive at Nairobi. We always recommend checking with your airline or a trusted third party such as IATA to get advice.


Nairobi flight deals found on momondo

Check out some of the best fares from airports in United States to Nairobi found recently by users on momondo
SAUDIA
May 4
IAD7:10 pmWashington, D.C. Dulles Intl
26h 50m
1 stop
NBO5:00 amNairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
May 15
NBO2:10 amNairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
20h 35m
1 stop
IAD3:45 pmWashington, D.C. Dulles Intl
Turkish Airlines
Mar 4
ORD8:05 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
22h 15m
1 stop
NBO3:20 amNairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Mar 11
NBO5:05 amNairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
37h 50m
1 stop
ORD10:55 amChicago O'Hare Intl
Turkish Airlines
Apr 8
IAD10:20 pmWashington, D.C. Dulles Intl
21h 45m
1 stop
NBO3:05 amNairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Apr 22
NBO4:05 amNairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
39h 05m
1 stop
IAD12:10 pmWashington, D.C. Dulles Intl
Multiple Airlines
Mar 31
IAD6:10 amWashington, D.C. Dulles Intl
21h 20m
1 stop
NBO10:30 amNairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
May 23
NBO11:35 pmNairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
20h 14m
1 stop
IAD12:49 pmWashington, D.C. Dulles Intl
Kenya Airways
Apr 6
DCA6:15 amWashington, D.C. Reagan-National
21h 15m
1 stop
NBO10:30 amNairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
May 22
NBO11:35 pmNairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
18h 35m
1 stop
DCA11:10 amWashington, D.C. Reagan-National
Ethiopian Air
May 12
EWR9:45 pmNewark
32h 25m
2 stops
NBO1:10 pmNairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
May 16
NBO5:00 amNairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
21h 45m
2 stops
EWR7:45 pmNewark

Find the cheapest one-way flights to Nairobi

If you're looking for one-way flights from United States to Nairobi, view some of our deals below provided by Egypt Air, Qatar Airways and SAUDIA
SAUDIA
Feb 27
IAD7:10 pmWashington, D.C. Dulles Intl
21h 30m
1 stop
NBO12:40 amNairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
SAUDIA
Mar 11
JFK12:00 pmNew York John F Kennedy Intl
34h 15m
1 stop
NBO5:15 amNairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
SAUDIA
Jul 30
IAD7:10 pmWashington, D.C. Dulles Intl
22h 15m
1 stop
NBO12:25 amNairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl

Visa requirements for visiting Nairobi

What passport or visa requirements are there when visiting Nairobi?

US citizens are required to have a tourist visa to travel to Nairobi. Additionally, your passport must have six-month validity and at least two blank pages.


Best things to do and see in Nairobi

What can you see and do in Nairobi?

If you love wildlife, then you’ll love Nairobi because you get to enjoy so much of it. Start with Nairobi National Park and watch animals and birds through the Nairobi safari walk, then head to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, Giraffe Center, and Mamba Village. Mamba Village, Mamba being a Swahili name for Crocodile, is suitable for families with children as you'll find several fun activities. If you like museums, check out the Nairobi National Museum and Nairobi National Archives for deep Kenyan history. If you're a cultural enthusiast, you'll have a blast at the Bomas of Kenya, which is a complex that encompasses traditional Kenyan villages with homesteads, also known as Bomas, reflecting the culture of the numerous ethnic groups in the country. There's also a large theater where teams of traditional dancers give live cultural dance performances.


Why use momondo?

Why should I use momondo to find a flight deal to Nairobi?

We help find the flight that best suits your needs; momondo compares prices from hundreds of airlines and travel agents and helps you filter them to find the best flight for you.

Can I find flights to Nairobi with flexible booking policies on momondo?

Yes. momondo allows you to filter the results for flights to Nairobi to just show those with flexible booking policies.

How can momondo help me find flights to Nairobi?

Once you have performed a search in the form on the page, momondo provides useful filters and insights. We can show you the cheapest days and times to fly as well as filter your options to help you make an informed choice when booking flights to Nairobi.

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