Cheap flights from Johannesburg to Nairobi

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How to find the cheapest flight from
Johannesburg (JNB) to Nairobi (NBO)

All the information you need to plan the best JNB to NBO flight in 2021: compare Johannesburg to Nairobi flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Nairobi.
JNB - NB0
Price
R4 623 - R6 690
NB0
Temperature
23 - 28 °C
NB0
Rainfall
15 - 151 mm

Popular in

August

High demand for flights, 21% potential price rise

Cheapest in

April

Best time to find cheap flights, 13% potential price drop

Round-trip from

R4 623

From Johannesburg to Nairobi

One-way from

R3 858

One-way flight from Johannesburg 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 Johannesburg to Nairobi?

Flights from Johannesburg to Nairobi are generally found to be more expensive on Saturday. This shouldn't discourage you from searching, as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to Nairobi.

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

Users have found that booking a flight from Johannesburg to Nairobi at least 61 days early can save you up to 33% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 61 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from Johannesburg to Nairobi for as little as R6 039 when booking for a departure date within the next two weeks. You can also check prices now. Some users have found airline tickets as low as R6 935 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Johannesburg to Nairobi?

April can be a great time to fly to Nairobi from Johannesburg with a flight ticket averaging about R5 297. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of April for as cheap as R4 277. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of August.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Johannesburg to Nairobi (JNB - NB0)?

It’s typically best to fly out from Johannesburg to Nairobi in the evening. Doing so could potentially save you 34% on the flight price compared to flying in the morning, which is usually more expensive.

Cheap flights from Johannesburg to Nairobi in April, May 2021

The best prices found for JNB to NBO flights in April, May
6 May - 9 May
R4 219pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
30 Apr - 7 May
R4 233pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
22 Apr - 12 May
R4 291pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

Johannesburg to Nairobi 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Nairobi from Johannesburg found for this year
6 May - 9 May
R4 219pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
30 Apr - 7 May
R4 233pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
22 Apr - 12 May
R4 291pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

Direct flights to Nairobi from Johannesburg

Save time with Johannesburg to Nairobi direct flight deals
20 Jun - 26 Jun
R10 995pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Kenya Airways
Direct
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Kenya Airways
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
30 Apr - 7 May
R11 038pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Kenya Airways
Direct
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Kenya Airways
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
5 May - 9 May
R11 125pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Kenya Airways
Direct
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Kenya Airways
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

Last-minute flights from Johannesburg to Nairobi

Late deals on return flights to Nairobi from Johannesburg, departing today and this week
22 Apr - 12 May
R4 291pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
21 Apr - 24 Apr
R4 363pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
25 Apr - 3 May
R4 667pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

One-way flights to Nairobi from Johannesburg

The cheapest one-way flights from Johannesburg to Nairobi
8:10 - 13:15
Kenya Airways
Direct
4h 05m
JNB - NBO
Kenya Airways
R3 858
Kiwi.com
10:25 - 21:20
Ethiopian Air
1 stop
9h 55m
JNB - NBO
Ethiopian Air
R4 552
Priceline
12:50 - 17:45
Multiple Airlines
3 stops
27h 55m
JNB - NBO
Multiple Airlines
R4 566
Kiwi.com

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Flight FAQs

From Johannesburg to Nairobi

Can I find flights from Johannesburg to Nairobi for under R4 334 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Johannesburg to Nairobi for under R4 334. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Ethiopian Air for just R4 219, but on average you can expect to pay R4 537.

Which airlines flying from Johannesburg OR Tambo to Nairobi have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

RwandAir, Ethiopian Air, and South African are some of the carriers that may have flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for other airlines that may also have this kind of flexibility.

Are there direct flights from Johannesburg to Nairobi for under R11 559 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 18 direct flights from Johannesburg to Nairobi under R11 559. A good price for a direct flight from Johannesburg to Nairobi is less than R11 501.

Are there last-minute flights available from Johannesburg to Nairobi for under R4 334?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Johannesburg to Nairobi within the next 7 days for less than R4 334.

Is Johannesburg weather warmer or cooler than Nairobi?

With an average temperature of 28 °C, peak weather can be found in February. As a traveller, expect to see changes in flight prices during that period. The temperatures in Nairobi are hotter than in Johannesburg.

How long does is the flight from Johannesburg to Nairobi?

Airlines like RwandAir and Ethiopian Air fly from Johannesburg to Nairobi in about 6h 30m. The time it takes to get you to your destination can typically vary by up to 3h 25m. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

What are the cheapest airlines to flying from Johannesburg to Nairobi return?

Ethiopian Air, at R4 219, was found to be the cheapest airline from Johannesburg to Nairobi. An alternate airline flying to your destination would be RwandAir. You may be able to fly from Johannesburg to Nairobi for 20% less than the average price by searching for these airlines.

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

One-way options have recently been found by users for as low as R3 598 on Kenya Airways. Other airlines that offer cheap prices include Ethiopian Air from R4 017 and RwandAir from R4 768 one-way.

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Destination information for Nairobi

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Johannesburg to Nairobi.
Today's exchange rate
R1 = Sh 7,34
Average temperature for April in Nairobi
26.0 °C
Avg rainfall for April in Nairobi
120.0 mm

Airports servicing Johannesburg

Airports servicing Nairobi

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

Top 5 airlines flying from Johannesburg to Nairobi

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Johannesburg 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
R310 R344 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
R288 R382 No cancel fee 72%
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Kenya Airways
R347 R538 No cancel fee 82%
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South African
R361 R567 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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Emirates
R344 R605 No cancel fee 75%
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Hourly flight availability from Johannesburg to Nairobi

See what time of day planes typically take off from Johannesburg towards Nairobi.
Evening 6 PM to midnight 58% of flight departures
Morning 6 AM to midday 41% of flight departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 1% of flight departures
Afternoon Midday to 6 PM 0% of flight departures
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