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 2021: compare Cape Town to Nairobi flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Nairobi.
CPT - NB0
Price
R7 374 - R8 822
NB0
Temperature
23 - 28 °C
NB0
Rainfall
15 - 151 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

R7 374

From Cape Town to Nairobi

One-way from

R3 102

One-way flight from Cape Town to Nairobi

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest day to fly return from Cape Town to Nairobi?

Departing on a Tuesday is a good option for securing a great price. You can expect to save up to 0% when planning your travel around this day of the week.

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

Travellers have found it’s best to book a flight 61 days in advance to save up to 33% compared to booking the same week of travel. As your travel date approaches, the cost of this flight route may potentially increase. While opting to book 61 days out may not be an option for all, there are still additional ways to secure a deal in the near future. You might find a flight from Cape Town to Nairobi 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as R6 116, or R7 023 for flights within the next 24 hours.

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

April is one of the best times of the year to fly to Nairobi from Cape Town. Prices for April average R5 363 per person but you can even find prices for as low as R4 331. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of August. Opting for a April flight can save you 26% on your journey compared to booking in April

When is the cheapest time to fly from Cape Town to Nairobi (CPT - NB0)?

Unlike in the evening, when flights are generally more expensive, you can save up to 27% on flights from Cape Town to Nairobi by exploring options for tickets in the afternoon.

Cheap flights from Cape Town to Nairobi in July, August 2021

The best prices found for CPT to NBO flights in July, August
15 Aug - 18 Aug
R9 012pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Kenya Airways
 
1 STOP
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Kenya Airways
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
15 Aug - 18 Aug
R9 129pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
29 Jul - 5 Aug
R9 495pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl

Cape Town to Nairobi 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Nairobi from Cape Town found for this year
9 Nov - 11 Nov
R7 169pp
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
11 Nov - 13 Nov
R7 213pp
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
15 Aug - 18 Aug
R9 012pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Kenya Airways
 
1 STOP
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Kenya Airways
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl

Direct flights to Nairobi from Cape Town

Save time with Cape Town to Nairobi direct flight deals
15 Aug - 18 Aug
R10 622pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Kenya Airways
Direct
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Kenya Airways
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
11 Nov - 13 Nov
R11 280pp
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
29 Jul - 5 Aug
R9 495pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
29 Jul - 4 Aug
R9 554pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
29 Jul - 5 Aug
R10 124pp
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
10:25 - 18:15
Kenya Airways
1 stop
6h 50m
CPT - NBO
Kenya Airways
R3 102
Kiwi.com
14:20 - 2:15
Emirates
1 stop
34h 55m
CPT - NBO
Emirates
R5 750
Priceline
2:40 - 16:00
Multiple Airlines
3 stops
12h 20m
CPT - NBO
Multiple Airlines
R6 628
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 5 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 R7 315 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Cape Town to Nairobi for under R7 315. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just R7 169, but on average you can expect to pay R9 305.

Are there direct flights from Cape Town to Nairobi for under R11 704 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 2 direct flights from Cape Town to Nairobi under R11 704. A good price for a direct flight from Cape Town to Nairobi is less than R10 944.

Are there last-minute flights available from Cape Town to Nairobi for under R10 241?

There are currently 6+ open flights from Cape Town to Nairobi within the next 7 days for less than R10 241.

Is Cape Town weather warmer or cooler than Nairobi?

We forecast the temperature to be around the 29 °Cs in February, on average. The temperature in Nairobi is generally colder than in Cape Town. Book flights in a timely manner in correlation to your departure date.

How long does is the flight from Cape Town to Nairobi?

For as low as R9 012, Kenya Airways can have you in Nairobi from Cape Town in 6h 50m. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

What are the cheapest airlines to flying from Cape Town to Nairobi return?

According to our current data, Kenya Airways (R9 012), Emirates (R9 246), and Qatar Airways (R9 364) offers the cheapest pricing from Cape Town to Nairobi.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Cape Town to Nairobi one-way?

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with Kenya Airways, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at R2 619. Qatar Airways flights start at R4 960 while deals on Emirates start at R5 735 one-way.

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 7,34
Flight duration
6h 17m
Average temperature for July in Nairobi
23.0 °C
Avg rainfall for July in Nairobi
15.0 mm

Airports servicing Cape Town

Airports servicing Nairobi

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

Top 4 airlines flying from Cape Town 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
RwandAir
R456 R493 No cancel fee N/A

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by RwandAir. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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Ethiopian Air
R481 R513 No cancel fee 72%
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South African
R490 R529 No cancel fee 78%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by South African. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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Kenya Airways
R531 R712 No cancel fee 82%
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