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Flights to Nairobi in 2024

Find the latest flights to Nairobi in 2024, with up-to-date prices and availability. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 642 951 searches and data was last updated on 11 April 2024.

Popular in

December

Cheapest in

February

Average price

R7 594

Return from

R7 463

One-way from

R4 481
High demand for flights, 4% potential price rise
Best time to find cheap flights, 1% potential price drop
Average for return flights in April 2024
From Johannesburg to Nairobi
One-way flight from Johannesburg to Nairobi

Average price of flights to Nairobi by month

Plan your trip to Nairobi by taking into account the cheapest months to travel. The average price of a one-way flight to Nairobi is currently R0 while a return flight costs R0. Price data was last updated on 7 April 2024.

Currently, September is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to Nairobi (average of R415). Flying to Nairobi in December will prove the most costly (average of R474). There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

January

R8 456

February

R8 606

March

R8 381

April

R8 119

May

R7 819

June

R7 931

July

R8 813

August

R8 250

September

R7 781

October

R8 213

November

R8 419

December

R8 888

Temperature and rainfall in Nairobi by month

Plan your trip to Nairobi by taking into account the average temperature and rainfall totals by month.

NBO

Temperature

17 - 21 °C

If weather is an important factor for your trip to Nairobi, use this chart to help with planning. For those seeking warmer temperatures, March is the ideal time of year to visit, when temperatures reach an average of 21.0 C. Travellers hoping to avoid the cold should look outside of June, when temperatures are typically at their lowest (around 17.0 C).

When is the best time to book a flight to Nairobi?

Use this chart to determine the optimal time to book a return flight to Nairobi. Price data was last updated on 28 January 2024.
To ensure you get the cheapest price possible for a flight to Nairobi, you should look to book at least 88 days in advance of your intended travel date. The price of your flight may increase if you delay and leave booking until a week or so before departure.
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When is the cheapest time to fly to Nairobi?

Use this chart to determine the cheapest time to fly return to Nairobi. Price data was last updated on 7 April 2024.
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Users looking for the lowest fares to Nairobi should consider flying on Thursday evenings, when prices are typically cheapest. Budget-minded travellers will want to avoid Sunday mornings, when prices are usually at their highest.
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Reviews of airlines servicing Nairobi

Get insights into the airlines that provide service to Nairobi. Read reviews, discover amenities, and learn about the overall travel experience offered by airlines. Use this information to make informed decisions when choosing an airline for your flight to Nairobi. Reviews last updated 11 April 2024.
Read through reviews of airlines servicing Nairobi, such as Kenya Airways, Airlink and Ethiopian Air. You can also see how each airline compares in terms of entertainment options, comfort, food, crew/service, and boarding process.
8,4
Very Good
85 reviews

Boarding

8,2

Food

7,6

Comfort

8,2

Overall

8,4

Crew

8,8

Entertainment

6,4

Reviews

1 / 1

Loved the customer service and the fact that everything was on time, the served refreshments are a cherry on top

8,4
Very Good
85 reviews
8,4
Very Good
85 reviews

Boarding

8,2

Food

7,6

Comfort

8,2

Overall

8,4

Crew

8,8

Entertainment

6,4

Reviews

1 / 1

Loved the customer service and the fact that everything was on time, the served refreshments are a cherry on top

7,9
Good
49 reviews
8,4
Very Good
85 reviews

Boarding

8,2

Food

7,6

Comfort

8,2

Overall

8,4

Crew

8,8

Entertainment

6,4

Reviews

1 / 1

Loved the customer service and the fact that everything was on time, the served refreshments are a cherry on top

7,9
Good
219 reviews
8,4
Very Good
85 reviews

Boarding

8,2

Food

7,6

Comfort

8,2

Overall

8,4

Crew

8,8

Entertainment

6,4

Reviews

1 / 1

Loved the customer service and the fact that everything was on time, the served refreshments are a cherry on top

7,7
Good
4 513 reviews
8,4
Very Good
85 reviews

Boarding

8,2

Food

7,6

Comfort

8,2

Overall

8,4

Crew

8,8

Entertainment

6,4

Reviews

1 / 1

Loved the customer service and the fact that everything was on time, the served refreshments are a cherry on top

7,5
Good
3 684 reviews
8,4
Very Good
85 reviews

Boarding

8,2

Food

7,6

Comfort

8,2

Overall

8,4

Crew

8,8

Entertainment

6,4

Reviews

1 / 1

Loved the customer service and the fact that everything was on time, the served refreshments are a cherry on top

While for many Nairobi is a transit point on the way to a safari holiday, the city has many attractions in its own right. These include the Nairobi National Park, where lions, cheetahs, black rhinos, giraffes, zebra and wildebeest can be seen against the backdrop of the city skyline. Tourists may also want to visit the Giraffe Centre, a breeding and educational centre for the Rothschild Giraffe, and Dame Sheldrick’s Elephant and Rhino Orphanage. Further out, the Ol Donyo Sabuk National Park is centred around a mountain forest where you can see many primates and birds.

Nairobi National Museum contains many interesting exhibits, including discoveries by the Leakey family. The Karen Blixen Museum commemorates the author of the same name, whose books included ‘Out of Africa’.

Nairobi is a commercial city, and a visit to see life taking place in the business district is a must. The city’s buildings seem very Westernised, with skyscrapers and a range of corporate names emblazoned on restaurants and cafés. But the life that takes place in these surroundings is anything but. Spend some time shopping for souvenirs and you’ll soon encounter a typical African culture.

Nairobi climate

Almost at 6,000 feet (1.8km), Nairobi has sunny, warm summers and cool winters with chilly evenings. December to March is the sunniest part of the year, and daytime temperatures are usually in the mid-20s. June, July, and August temperatures usually range about the low-20s. August and September, though, are marked with overcast, drizzly days.

Getting around Nairobi

Car hire is an option in Nairobi, but rush hours are extremely busy and other road users can drive riskily. The lack of road signs can make navigating difficult. Prices should be agreed beforehand with taxis. Matatus are public minibuses operating between the city centre and suburbs; they can be overcrowded, poorly driven and theft is a concern.

Visitors should always keep valuables out of sight, especially if travelling on matatus, and stay alert for thieves and scams. Large amounts of money should not be carried and walking around at night is not recommended – use taxis where possible. Slums and areas such as Eastleigh should be avoided.

Related info for your journey

  • When is the best time to fly to Nairobi?

    Peak Season: Nairobi’s main season is January and February when it is hot and dry. June to September is also a popular time. Off Season: The two wet seasons are March to May and October to December, with the most rain from March to May. The city is much quieter and cheaper during these periods, yet there is not enough rain to stop you from getting out and around. 

  • What does NBO mean?

    NBO is a unique code, commonly called an IATA code, used in the aviation industry to identify airports. This code, along with many others, are defined by IATA (International Air Transport Association). A NBO flight refers to a flight to Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl Airport. While you’re still figuring out your travel plans, it’s not a bad idea to learn the names and codes of other airports around these areas: Nairobi Wilson Airport (WIL), Nanyuki Airport (NYK), Amboseli Airport (ASV).

  • Can I find cheaper flights to Nairobi if I am willing to have stopovers?

    Yes, flights with stopovers are often cheaper than direct flights. Keep an eye out for flight deals to Nairobi on Cheapflights that require 1 or 2 stops for potential cost savings.

  • What is the best airline to fly to Nairobi?

    Based on reviews from Cheapflights users, RwandAir is rated the highest out of the airlines that fly to Nairobi.

  • What is the cheapest airport to fly to in Nairobi?

    null is currently the cheapest airport to fly to in Nairobi. One-way flights to null typically cost null, while return flights cost around null.

  • How much is a return flight to Nairobi?

    A return flight to Nairobi will typically cost around R431, however they can be found for as little as R234.

  • Where does the fastest flight to Nairobi depart from?

    For those looking to save time traveling to Nairobi, Johannesburg offers the quickest one-way flight (4 hours 0 minutes).

  • Does Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl Airport have car hire?

    Yes. Those touching down at Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl Airport can take advantage of the car hire services offered upon their arrival.

  • Are there hotels close to Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl Airport?

    Yes. Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl Airport has hotels nearby for those requiring accommodations. Homestay in Nairobi near Military Church Interdenomination is the closest property to Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl Airport (0,0 km away from Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl Airport).

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