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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.
ZA1 - NB0
Price
R4 787 - R6 927
NB0
Temperature
17 - 21 °C
NB0
Precipitation
10 - 160 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

$4,787

From Johannesburg to Nairobi

One-way from

R3 725

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 month to fly from Johannesburg to Nairobi?

The best pricing can be found in the month of April. Prices to Nairobi from Johannesburg average R5 484. You can even find prices in April for less than R5 484, as users have found deals to Nairobi from as low as R4 428. The month of August appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Nairobi from Johannesburg. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 26%.

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

Find a great deal and save up to 33% by booking at least 61 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 Johannesburg to Nairobi within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at R6 253.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Johannesburg to Nairobi (ZA1 - NB0)?

Regardless of the time of day you decide to fly, the ticket price will remain around the same. Book flights from Johannesburg to Nairobi as you normally would.

Cheap flights from Johannesburg to Nairobi in September, October 2021

The best prices found for JNB to NBO flights in September, October
18 Oct - 25 Oct
R5 101pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Uganda Airlines
 
1 STOP
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Uganda Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
23 Oct - 30 Oct
R5 131pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Uganda Airlines
 
1 STOP
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Uganda Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
26 Oct - 1 Nov
R5 191pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Uganda Airlines
 
1 STOP
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Uganda Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

Johannesburg to Nairobi 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Nairobi from Johannesburg found for this year
18 Oct - 25 Oct
R5 101pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Uganda Airlines
 
1 STOP
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Uganda Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
23 Oct - 30 Oct
R5 131pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Uganda Airlines
 
1 STOP
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Uganda Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
26 Oct - 1 Nov
R5 191pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Uganda Airlines
 
1 STOP
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Uganda Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

Direct flights to Nairobi from Johannesburg

Save time with Johannesburg to Nairobi direct flight deals
8 Oct - 10 Oct
R11 564pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Kenya Airways
Direct
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Kenya Airways
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
11 Oct - 16 Oct
R11 579pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Kenya Airways
Direct
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Kenya Airways
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
10 Oct - 16 Oct
R11 953pp
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
5 Oct - 10 Oct
R5 206pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Uganda Airlines
 
1 STOP
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Uganda Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
5 Oct - 13 Oct
R5 416pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
RwandAir
 
1 STOP
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
RwandAir
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
4 Oct - 12 Oct
R5 461pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
RwandAir
 
1 STOP
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
RwandAir
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

One-way flights to Nairobi from Johannesburg

The cheapest one-way flights from Johannesburg to Nairobi
20:00 - 16:45
Uganda Airlines
1 stop
19h 45m
JNB - NBO
Uganda Airlines
R3 725
1:55 - 18:15
Multiple Airlines
2 stops
15h 20m
JNB - NBO
Multiple Airlines
R4 279
Kiwi.com
4:25 - 20:20
Qatar Airways
1 stop
14h 55m
JNB - NBO
Qatar Airways
R4 458
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Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Johannesburg to Nairobi

Which airlines flying from Johannesburg 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.

Can I find flights from Johannesburg to Nairobi for under R5 200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Johannesburg to Nairobi for under R5 200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Uganda Airlines for just R5 101, but on average you can expect to pay R5 446.

Are there direct flights from Johannesburg to Nairobi for under R11 600 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 14 direct flights from Johannesburg to Nairobi under R11 600. A good price for a direct flight from Johannesburg to Nairobi is less than R13 404.

Are there last-minute flights available from Johannesburg to Nairobi for under R5 300?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Johannesburg to Nairobi within the next 7 days for less than R5 300.

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

According to our current data, Uganda Airlines (R5 101), RwandAir (R5 311), and Ethiopian Air (R5 535) offers the cheapest pricing from Johannesburg to Nairobi. You may be able to fly from Johannesburg to Nairobi for 7% less than the average price by searching for these airlines.

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

R3 082 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from Uganda Airlines. You may also be able to find cheap deals on Ethiopian Air and Qatar Airways, with prices starting from R3 994 and R4 458, respectively.

What are the most reliable airlines from Johannesburg to Nairobi?

The top 3 most reliable airlines when flying from Johannesburg to Nairobi are Air France (100%), Kenya Airways (68%) and Delta (50%).

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

Consider British Airways, Emirates or Ethiopian Air when booking your flight. These represent the most popular airlines when flying from Johannesburg to Nairobi.

What are the cheapest flights from Johannesburg to Nairobi?

Looking for the cheapest flight from Johannesburg to Nairobi? While on average our users pay R4 735, our data indicates the cheapest price to be R3 066. The most popular route (Johannesburg OR Tambo - Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl), is priced around R5 461.

What airports serve Johannesburg to Nairobi flights?

Travellers who are going to Nairobi from Johannesburg will start at one of two airports. Lanseria International Airport is a smaller and less busy airport, while O.R. Tambo International Airport is a massive airport with the potential for handling 28 million passengers each year. There are also two airports where passengers might land, including Nairobi Wilson Airport and Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Airport. Jomo Kenyatta is 15 kilometres from the central business district and offers flights to over 50 countries. This airport had over seven million passengers in 2016 and is a hub for African Express Airways, Kenya Airways, and Fly540.

Which airlines fly directly from Johannesburg to Nairobi?

There are a handful of direct, nonstop flights running from Johannesburg to Nairobi. These flights are offered by Kenya Airways as well as South African Airways. Travellers will find there aren’t a huge number of these flights, but they are scattered throughout the day to be more convenient. Direct flights are the most expensive option for reaching Nairobi, but they also tend to be the quickest flights. Other airlines offer flights into Nairobi on a stopover basis like Ethiopian Airlines, RwandAir, and Precision Air. These flights are less expensive but take longer to reach the destination.

What are the stopover options between Johannesburg to Nairobi?

Flights to Nairobi that are indirect may have a single stop, two stops, or three stops. A flight that goes to three places may touch down at Libreville Airport, Yaounde Nsimalen Airport, and Addis Ababa Airport before reaching Nairobi. Some locations where a single stop flight might touch down include Kigali Airport, Zanzibar Airport, or Maputo Airport. These flights are longer than direct flights but reach Nairobi at an average of 6h 20m. The difference in price between a flight with one-stop and a flight with more stops is negligible in many cases.

Do I need a passport or visa to fly from Johannesburg to Nairobi?

When flying to Nairobi from Johannesburg, travellers will not need a visa to do so. However, a valid passport is required.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Nairobi, Kenya

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Nairobi from Johannesburg?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Johannesburg to Nairobi

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Johannesburg must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 96 hours before departing to Nairobi.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Johannesburg are not required to quarantine after entering Nairobi.

Documents
Health Declaration Form - Travelers, including those in transit, are required to complete the traveler's Health Surveillance Form online before departure.


Do I need a test to fly back to Johannesburg from Nairobi?

Returning to Johannesburg from Nairobi

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

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Nairobi are not required to quarantine after entering Johannesburg.

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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 7,33
Average temperature for September in Nairobi
26.0 °C
Avg rainfall for September in Nairobi
21.0 mm

Airports servicing Johannesburg

Lanseria (HLA)

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
Ethiopian Air
R4 312 R5 712 No cancel fee 72%
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RwandAir
R4 644 R5 141 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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Emirates
R5 140 R9 054 No cancel fee 75%
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Kenya Airways
R5 194 R8 051 No cancel fee 82%
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South African
R5 405 R8 487 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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Hourly flight availability from Johannesburg to Nairobi

See what time of day planes typically take off from Johannesburg towards Nairobi.
Morning 6 AM to midday 42% of flight departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 37% of flight departures
Afternoon Midday to 6 PM 21% of flight departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 0% of flight departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Johannesburg to Nairobi
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Johannesburg to Nairobi.
Sunday
1 daily flight
Monday
6 daily flights
Tuesday
2 daily flights
Wednesday
2 daily flights
Thursday
2 daily flights
Friday
3 daily flights
Saturday
2 daily flights
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