Cheap flights from Cape Town to Nairobi

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How to find the cheapest flight from
Cape Town (CPT) to Nairobi (NBO)

All the information you need to plan the best CPT to NBO flight in 2022: compare Cape Town to Nairobi flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Nairobi.
CPT - NBO
Price
R504 - R603
NBO
Temperature
17 - 21 °C
NBO
Rainfall
10 - 160 mm

Popular in

September

High demand for flights, 13% potential price rise

Cheapest in

May

Best time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop

Round-trip from

R8 117

From Cape Town Intl to Nairobi

One-way from

R2 915

One-way flight from Cape Town Intl to Nairobi

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
When is the cheapest time to fly from Cape Town to Nairobi (CPT - NBO)?

When flying from Cape Town to Nairobi, the time of day you decide to fly out makes little to no difference towards the overall price you’ll pay on tickets.

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

Find a great deal and save up to 9% by booking at least 40 days prior to your desired departure date, rather than waiting until the week of travel. According to our data, there are a number of flights available from Cape Town to Nairobi within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at R8 970.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Cape Town to Nairobi?

May is one of the best times of the year to fly to Nairobi from Cape Town. Prices for May average R8 474 per person but you can even find prices for as low as R7 618. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of September. Opting for a May flight can save you 14% on your journey compared to booking in September

Cheap flights from Cape Town to Nairobi in May, June 2022

The best prices found for CPT to NBO flights in May, June
9 Jun - 19 Jun
R8 825pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple airlines
Direct
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
10 Jun - 19 Jun
R8 906pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
17 Jun - 19 Jun
R8 986pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl

Cape Town Intl to Nairobi 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Nairobi from Cape Town found for this year
18 Aug - 31 Aug
R8 745pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple airlines
Direct
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
9 Jun - 19 Jun
R8 825pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple airlines
Direct
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
10 Jun - 19 Jun
R8 906pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl

Direct flights to Nairobi from Cape Town

Save time with Cape Town to Nairobi direct flight deals
3 Sep - 10 Sep
R11 998pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Kenya Airways
Direct
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Kenya Airways
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl

Last-minute flights from Cape Town to Nairobi

Late deals on return flights to Nairobi from Cape Town, departing today and this week
24 May - 31 May
R10 098pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
21 May - 25 May
R10 178pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
24 May - 31 May
R10 484pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl

One-way flights to Nairobi from Cape Town

The cheapest one-way flights from Cape Town to Nairobi
19:00 - 1:45
Kenya Airways
Direct
5h 45m
CPT - NBO
Kenya Airways
R2 915
Kiwi.com
19:00 - 1:45
Kenya Airways
Direct
5h 45m
CPT - NBO
Kenya Airways
R2 931
Kiwi.com
10:05 - 16:50
Kenya Airways
Direct
5h 45m
CPT - NBO
Kenya Airways
R4 815
Kiwi.com

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">Cape Town</span> to <span class="emphasized">Nairobi</span> flights.

Flight FAQs

From Cape Town to Nairobi

What airport do you fly from for flights from Cape Town to Nairobi?

If you book a flight to Nairobi from Cape Town, you will be flying from Cape Town Intl, which is the city’s only airport. Cape Town Intl (CPT) is located 15,6 km from the centre of Cape Town. There are 0 flights from Cape Town Intl to Nairobi per day from 6 different airlines.

Which airlines flying from Cape Town Intl to Nairobi have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of the carriers operating flights from Cape Town Intl to Nairobi that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are South African, Kenya Airways, and Ethiopian Air. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

Can I find flights from Cape Town to Nairobi for under R8 800 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Cape Town to Nairobi for under R8 800. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just R8 729, but on average you can expect to pay R9 486.

Are there direct flights from Cape Town to Nairobi for under R12 000 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 1 direct flight from Cape Town to Nairobi under R12 000. A good price for a direct flight from Cape Town to Nairobi is less than R11 998.

Are there last-minute flights available from Cape Town to Nairobi for under R10 100?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Cape Town to Nairobi within the next 7 days for less than R10 100.

What are the cheapest flights from Cape Town to Nairobi?

While on average a flight from Cape Town to Nairobi is generally R8 258, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is R3 340. When looking at the most popular route, (Cape Town Intl - Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl), you can expect to pay R8 745 for that flight.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Cape Town to Nairobi?

Before booking your flight from Cape Town to Nairobi, check out the most popular airlines for this route: Emirates, Ethiopian Air or Kenya Airways.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Nairobi, Kenya

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Nairobi from Cape Town?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Cape Town Intl to Nairobi

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Cape Town Intl must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Nairobi.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Cape Town Intl are not required to quarantine after entering Nairobi.

Documents
Health Surveillance Form - Travelers, including those in transit, are required to complete the traveler's Health Surveillance Form online at “jitenge” platform before travel.

Electronic Visitor Visa - To visit Kenya for Business or Tourism, you require a visa.

An eVisa is the fastest and easiest way of obtaining a visa as you can submit an application and supporting documents online. If approved, you'll receive your eVisa confirmation electronically. When you arrive at immigration, you will be asked for your passport and eVisa to ensure you have proper documentation.



East African Visitor Visa - This visa is for travelers visiting Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda for tourism during one trip. You can travel freely between these three countries, entering and exiting each country multiple times. You must start your trip in Kenya. The visa becomes invalid if you travel outside of these countries.

An eVisa is the fastest and easiest way of obtaining a visa as you can submit an application and supporting documents online. If approved, you'll receive your eVisa confirmation electronically. When you arrive at immigration, you will be asked for your passport and eVisa to ensure you have proper documentation.



Symptom Tracing App - Travelers must submit daily health information to the Jitenge MoH Kenya platform for 14 consecutive days.


Do I need a test to fly back to Cape Town from Nairobi?

Returning to Cape Town Intl from Nairobi

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Nairobi must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 24 hours for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to Cape Town Intl.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Nairobi are not required to quarantine after entering Cape Town Intl.

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Destination information for Nairobi

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Cape Town to Nairobi.
Today's exchange rate
R1 = Sh 7,16
Average temperature for May in Nairobi
25.0 °C
Avg rainfall for May in Nairobi
129.0 mm

Airports servicing Cape Town

Airports servicing Nairobi

Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl (NBO)
Nairobi Wilson (WIL)

Top 5 airlines flying from Cape Town Intl to Nairobi

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Cape Town to Nairobi choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Kenya Airways
R2 848 R11 670 No cancel fee 82%
Search Kenya Airways flights
Ethiopian Air
R7 079 R11 071 No cancel fee 72%
Search Ethiopian Air flights
South African
R7 884 R8 514 No cancel fee 78%
Search South African flights
Qatar Airways
R9 359 R10 103 No cancel fee 68%
Search Qatar Airways flights
Emirates
R9 456 R9 902 No cancel fee 75%
Search Emirates flights

Hourly flight availability from Cape Town to Nairobi

See what time of day planes typically take off from Cape Town towards Nairobi.
Afternoon Midday to 6 PM 100% of flight departures
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Evening 6 PM to midnight 0% of flight departures
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6 AM
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6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Cape Town to Nairobi
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Cape Town to Nairobi.
Sunday
0 flights
Monday
0 flights
Tuesday
0 flights
Wednesday
0 flights
Thursday
0 flights
Friday
1 daily flight
Saturday
2 daily flights
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