Cheap flights from Johannesburg to Nairobi

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Johannesburg (JNB) to Nairobi (NBO)

All the information you need to plan the best JNB to NBO flight in 2022: compare Johannesburg to Nairobi flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Nairobi.
JNB - NBO
Price
R381 - R522
NBO
Temperature
17 - 21 °C
NBO
Rainfall
10 - 160 mm

Popular in

July

High demand for flights, 17% potential price rise

Cheapest in

February

Best time to find cheap flights, 12% potential price drop

Round-trip from

R6 244

From Johannesburg to Nairobi

One-way from

R4 392

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

When flying from Johannesburg 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.

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

February is one of the best times of the year to fly to Nairobi from Johannesburg. Prices for February average R7 110 per person but you can even find prices for as low as R5 785. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of July. Opting for a February flight can save you 20% on your journey compared to booking in July

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

Travellers have found it’s best to book a flight 61 days in advance to save up to 32% 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 Johannesburg to Nairobi 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as R7 899, or R8 669 for flights within the next 24 hours.

Cheap flights from Johannesburg to Nairobi in August, September 2022

The best prices found for JNB to NBO flights in August, September
5 Sep - 13 Sep
R5 719pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
RwandAir
 
1 STOP
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
RwandAir
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
7 Sep - 15 Sep
R5 736pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
RwandAir
 
1 STOP
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
RwandAir
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
11 Sep - 15 Sep
R5 785pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
RwandAir
 
1 STOP
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
RwandAir
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

Johannesburg to Nairobi 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Nairobi from Johannesburg found for this year
5 Sep - 13 Sep
R5 719pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
RwandAir
 
1 STOP
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
RwandAir
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
7 Sep - 15 Sep
R5 736pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
RwandAir
 
1 STOP
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
RwandAir
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
13 Oct - 23 Oct
R5 752pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
RwandAir
 
1 STOP
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
RwandAir
     
3 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

Cheap RwandAir flights from Johannesburg to Nairobi

5 Sep - 13 Sep
R5 719pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
RwandAir
 
1 STOP
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
RwandAir
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
7 Sep - 15 Sep
R5 736pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
RwandAir
 
1 STOP
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
RwandAir
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
13 Oct - 23 Oct
R5 752pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
RwandAir
 
1 STOP
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
RwandAir
     
3 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

Cheap Kenya Airways flights from Johannesburg to Nairobi

19 Aug - 25 Feb
R8 243pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Kenya Airways
Direct
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Kenya Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
17 Aug - 21 Aug
R8 325pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Kenya Airways
Direct
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Kenya Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
20 Aug - 25 Feb
R8 882pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Kenya Airways
Direct
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Kenya Airways
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

Direct flights to Nairobi from Johannesburg

Save time with Johannesburg to Nairobi direct flight deals
16 Dec - 22 Dec
R12 635pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Kenya Airways
Direct
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Kenya Airways
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
7 Sep - 15 Sep
R12 651pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
South African
Direct
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
South African
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
9 Sep - 16 Sep
R12 668pp
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
19 Aug - 25 Feb
R6 998pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
RwandAir
 
1 STOP
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
RwandAir
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
17 Aug - 21 Aug
R7 424pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
RwandAir
 
1 STOP
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
RwandAir
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
17 Aug - 21 Aug
R7 670pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
RwandAir
 
1 STOP
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
RwandAir
     
3 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

One-way flights to Nairobi from Johannesburg

The cheapest one-way flights from Johannesburg to Nairobi
8:20 - 16:00
Ethiopian Air
2 stops
6h 40m
JNB - NBO
Ethiopian Air
R4 392
Travel2Be
21:15 - 2:20
Kenya Airways
Direct
4h 05m
JNB - NBO
Kenya Airways
R4 654
Kiwi.com
21:15 - 2:20
South African
Direct
4h 05m
JNB - NBO
South African
R4 818
Kiwi.com

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Flight FAQs

From Johannesburg to Nairobi

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

RwandAir, Kenya Airways, and Ethiopian Air 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 800 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Johannesburg to Nairobi for under R5 800. The cheapest flight booked recently is on RwandAir for just R5 719, but on average you can expect to pay R6 031.

Are there direct flights from Johannesburg to Nairobi for under R12 700 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Johannesburg to Nairobi under R12 700. A good price for a direct flight from Johannesburg to Nairobi is less than R12 897.

Are there last-minute flights available from Johannesburg to Nairobi for under R7 000?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Johannesburg to Nairobi within the next 7 days for less than R7 000.

What days are direct flights available from Johannesburg to Nairobi?

Days when direct flights are available for this flight are: Friday.

How many flights depart from Johannesburg to Nairobi on average per day?

Travellers can expect 2 flights from Johannesburg to Nairobi on average per day.
Morning (6am - Midday) - 100% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Johannesburg to Nairobi?

Departing from Johannesburg to Nairobi will take you 6h 30m. The distance from Johannesburg to Nairobi is about 2927 km.

What is the cheapest airline to fly from Johannesburg to Nairobi round-trip?

According to our current data, RwandAir (R5 719), offers the cheapest pricing from Johannesburg to Nairobi. You may be able to fly from Johannesburg to Nairobi for 19% less than the average price by searching for this airline.

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

R4 212 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 Kenya Airways and Ethiopian Air, with prices starting from R4 310 and R4 343, respectively.

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 R8 838, our data indicates the cheapest price to be R4 354. The most popular route (Johannesburg OR Tambo - Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl), is priced around R5 785.

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 72 hours before departing to Nairobi.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Johannesburg 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.


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

Returning to Johannesburg from Nairobi

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Nairobi are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering Johannesburg.

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

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Top 6 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
R5 542 R6 068 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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Uganda Airlines
R5 711 R5 902 No cancel fee N/A

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

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Ethiopian Air
R6 055 R6 858 No cancel fee 72%
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Qatar Airways
R9 460 R10 408 No cancel fee 68%
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Kenya Airways
R9 936 R13 166 No cancel fee 82%
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South African
R12 642 R12 932 No cancel fee 78%
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Hourly flight availability from Johannesburg to Nairobi

See what time of day planes typically take off from Johannesburg towards Nairobi.
Afternoon Midday to 6 PM 44% of flight departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 43% of flight departures
Morning 6 AM to midday 13% 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
9 daily flights
Monday
7 daily flights
Tuesday
9 daily flights
Wednesday
9 daily flights
Thursday
6 daily flights
Friday
7 daily flights
Saturday
7 daily flights
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