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About Flights to Nairobi

Summary info about Nairobi flight prices, duration and airlines

Best One-Way Price

$348

Best Round-Trip Price

$632

Fastest flight time

13h 30m

Operated By

3 airlines
The best one-way flight price to Nairobi from United States in the last 72 hours is $348 (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 $632 (Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl to Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl).
The fastest flight to Nairobi from United States takes 13h 30m (New York John F Kennedy Intl to Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl).
There are 3 airlines operating flights to Nairobi, including Turkish Airlines, Egypt Air and Kenya Airways.

Nairobi flights insights and trends

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What is the cheapest month to fly to Nairobi?

The cheapest month to fly to Nairobi from United States is in March. Flight prices, which tend to average around $832, 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 March, then flying in January is also cheap. Prices for this month can be found on momondo for an average of $852.

What is the absolute cheapest flight to Nairobi?

The best price found on momondo to Nairobi was $40/pp from Mombasa, which is 92% 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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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 22h 05m on average. Another popular route from United States to Nairobi is flying from Miami to Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl, which will take roughly 20h 20m. 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 46 days out, which is when prices tend to be around $1,041.

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 $1,095

CHEAPEST MONTH TO FLY TO NAIROBI FROM LOS ANGELESMarch28% cheaperFlying from Los Angeles to Nairobi costs on average just $788 in March
MOST EXPENSIVE MONTH TO FLY TO NAIROBI FROM LOS ANGELESJuly47% more expensiveIt costs about $1,612 for flights to Nairobi from Los Angeles in July
MOST POPULAR MONTH TO FLY TO NAIROBI FROM LOS ANGELESDecember334% more users visitedMore momondo users searched in flights to Nairobi from Los Angeles in December than any other month

Frequently asked questions about flying 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.

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.

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 Nairobi National 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.

During the warmer months, hikers around the Nairobi area find that parks like Nairobi National Park are the best for taking long walks with their families and/or pets. Those looking for this type of experience are likely best suited to fly to Nairobi in January, February, or March.

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).

The cheapest airport near Nairobi is typically Nairobi Wilson Airport with an average price of $428/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.

Nairobi Wilson in Nairobi is the closest airport to City Hall (distance: 2.5 mi).


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
Turkish Airlines
Jan 16
IAD5:25 pmWashington, D.C. Dulles Intl
21h 05m
1 stop
NBO2:30 pmNairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Feb 28
NBO12:00 amNairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
22h 30m
1 stop
IAD10:30 pmWashington, D.C. Dulles Intl
Turkish Airlines
Mar 1
IAD5:25 pmWashington, D.C. Dulles Intl
21h 05m
1 stop
NBO2:30 pmNairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Mar 8
NBO12:00 amNairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
22h 30m
1 stop
IAD10:30 pmWashington, D.C. Dulles Intl
Turkish Airlines
Jan 31
IAD5:25 pmWashington, D.C. Dulles Intl
21h 05m
1 stop
NBO2:30 pmNairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Feb 15
NBO12:00 amNairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
22h 30m
1 stop
IAD10:30 pmWashington, D.C. Dulles Intl
Turkish Airlines
Mar 1
IAD5:25 pmWashington, D.C. Dulles Intl
21h 05m
1 stop
NBO2:30 pmNairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Mar 8
NBO12:00 amNairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
22h 30m
1 stop
IAD10:30 pmWashington, D.C. Dulles Intl
Turkish Airlines
Feb 7
IAD5:25 pmWashington, D.C. Dulles Intl
21h 05m
1 stop
NBO2:30 pmNairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Feb 17
NBO12:00 amNairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
22h 30m
1 stop
IAD10:30 pmWashington, D.C. Dulles Intl
Turkish Airlines
Feb 8
IAD5:25 pmWashington, D.C. Dulles Intl
21h 05m
1 stop
NBO2:30 pmNairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Mar 26
NBO12:15 amNairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
39h 15m
1 stop
IAD3:30 pmWashington, D.C. Dulles Intl

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, Kenya Airways and Turkish Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Jan 17
IAD5:25 pmWashington, D.C. Dulles Intl
21h 05m
1 stop
NBO2:30 pmNairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Turkish Airlines
Mar 1
IAD5:25 pmWashington, D.C. Dulles Intl
21h 05m
1 stop
NBO2:30 pmNairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Turkish Airlines
Mar 24
IAD7:25 pmWashington, D.C. Dulles Intl
21h 05m
1 stop
NBO4:30 pmNairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl

Which airlines fly to Nairobi?

Here you can see a selection of the most popular and cheapest airlines for flights to Nairobi

Which airlines fly to Nairobi?

When flying to Nairobi from United States, momondo travelers will most often fly with one of these popular airlines: Delta, Qatar Airways, Turkish Airlines or Kenya Airways. Depending on what airport in United States you fly from, you may be able to find flights with any of these popular airlines.


Airports near Nairobi

Below you will find all the airports in Nairobi along with the distance from the city center

How to get to downtown Nairobi from the airport

Once you get to NBO, you have three transportation choices that will take you to the city center, which are taxis, buses, or mini-buses. Taxis are an easy and convenient option and could take about 30 minutes, depending on traffic time. A cheap travel option is by bus. Line 43 bus operates Monday to Friday, with the service running every 20 minutes. Take the bus from the Passenger Boarding bus stop between Terminals T1B and T1C and expect the trip to take about an hour. If you wish to travel like a local, take the mini-buses, locally known as matatus, outside the Arrivals Hall at the airport, and expect the trip to take about an hour depending on traffic.


Popular routes to Nairobi

Most frequently searched flights to Nairobi along with the cheapest price and shortest flight duration
New York to Nairobi Flights
Fastest flight time13h 30m
Cheapest price$699
Washington, D.C. to Nairobi Flights
Fastest flight time17h 15m
Cheapest price$632
Boston to Nairobi Flights
Fastest flight time16h 10m
Cheapest price$672
Dallas to Nairobi Flights
Fastest flight time21h 45m
Cheapest price$846
Atlanta to Nairobi Flights
Fastest flight time19h 16m
Cheapest price$788
Chicago to Nairobi Flights
Fastest flight time19h 55m
Cheapest price$623
London to Nairobi Flights
Fastest flight time8h 40m
Cheapest price$631
Los Angeles to Nairobi Flights
Fastest flight time22h 05m
Cheapest price$826
San Francisco to Nairobi Flights
Fastest flight time21h 55m
Cheapest price$778
Seattle to Nairobi Flights
Fastest flight time20h 45m
Cheapest price$770
Phoenix to Nairobi Flights
Fastest flight time24h 59m
Cheapest price$946
Dubai to Nairobi Flights
Fastest flight time5h 00m
Cheapest price$428
Denver to Nairobi Flights
Fastest flight time19h 00m
Cheapest price$1,089
Portland to Nairobi Flights
Fastest flight time23h 15m
Cheapest price$922
Kansas City to Nairobi Flights
Fastest flight time22h 40m
Cheapest price$949
Entebbe to Nairobi Flights
Fastest flight time1h 15m
Cheapest price$306
Indianapolis to Nairobi Flights
Fastest flight time22h 55m
Cheapest price$1,010
Oakland, California to Nairobi Flights
Fastest flight time24h 10m
Cheapest price$1,038
Raleigh to Nairobi Flights
Fastest flight time18h 57m
Cheapest price$940
San Diego to Nairobi Flights
Fastest flight time23h 00m
Cheapest price$945

Visa requirements for 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.


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Best things to do and see 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.


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