Cheap Flights To Nairobi (NBO)

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Cheap Flights to Nairobi from $99 One Way, $181 Round Trip

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Nairobi Flight Information

Traveling To Nairobi
Destination Airport IATA Code NBO
Number of Airlines Serving
Airlines Hahn Air Systems, Rwandair, Uganda Airlines, FlexFlight, Kenya Airways
Flight Price $181
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Traveling to Nairobi

People traveling to Nairobi will find a modern city that juts into the sprawling Nairobi National Park. It�s a place where you can enjoy an adventurous safari without giving up any amenities that cutting-edge cities offer. Visit Orbitz.com to find flights to Nairobi, deals on hotel accommodations, and more.

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

Flights to Nairobi arrive at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, which is located in Embakasi�approximately nine miles from downtown Nairobi. It�s the sixth-busiest airport in Africa, and it serves over four million passengers each year. Several airlines provide flights to the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, including EgyptAir, British Airways, Turkish Airlines, and South African Airways.

Transportation From the Airport

You can get from the airport to downtown Nairobi by taxicab, public bus, or rental car.� If it�s your first visit to Nairobi, you should consider prebooking your taxi service. It costs a little more than it does to grab a cab at the airport, but you don�t have to worry about haggling with cab drivers for a fair price. If you decide to choose a cab once your flight arrives, expect to pay between Ksh 1,200 and Ksh 1,500 to get to the downtown area. It costs Ksh 30 to ride the number 34 City Hoppa bus into Nairobi, but it�s not a good option if you have larger suitcases. If you want to navigate the city on your own, you can use Orbitz.com to reserve your rental car when you book your flight.

Weather in Nairobi

Nairobi has a moderate climate; regardless of when you plan your trip, you won�t have to worry about extremely harsh temperatures.� The warmest, and sunniest, part of the year is between December and March. During this time, the average high temperatures range from 74�F to 78�F. Between June and August it gets cooler; the average high temperatures range from 69�F to 70�F. When you�re packing for your trip to Nairobi, make sure you pack clothes you can layer and a jacket. Because of the city�s altitude, the temperature can drop into the low 50s at night. In addition, you should avoid planning your trip in April, May, or September, when the skies are usually overcast and it rains almost every other day.

Highlights and Attractions

A trip to Nairobi isn�t complete without going on a safari. In the Nairobi National Park, you�ll find lions basking in the sun, cheetahs roaming the wilderness, and hundreds of species. Whether you take a half- or full-day safari, it's an experience you won't want to miss. If you�re looking for the complete Nairobi experience, visit Blanco�s Lounge & Grill to try local dishes, like nyama choma�slabs of meat slow-roasted over an open fire�and sample the refreshing national Tusker beer. Other local attractions include the David Sheldrake Elephant & Rhino Orphanage, the Giraffe Center, and the Nairobi National Museum.

Planning Your Nairobi Vacation

When you consider Nairobi�s vibrant nightlife, mouthwatering meals, modern shopping venues, and access to the African wilderness, it�s easy to see why so many people travel to this city each year. When you�re ready to plan your trip, visit Orbitz.com to book flights to Nairobi or purchase discounted vacation packages.

Frequently asked questions

Am I currently able to fly to Nairobi?
For all the latest flight information to Nairobi, check out our Covid-19 Travel Advisor. Find out if there are any travel advice reports and if you’ll be required to quarantine when you touch down.
If I am not able to travel because of COVID-19, can I change or cancel?
You’ll find answers to frequently asked questions on our convenient Customer Service Portal. While the majority of airlines make allowances for changes or cancellations due to COVID-19, it’s best to double-check the terms and conditions of your chosen carrier before booking.
Which airlines fly to Nairobi?
You can pick from 20 airlines that fly into Jomo Kenyatta Intl. Airport (NBO), the leading airport in the city. With a good range of options, you’re certain to find a fabulous deal. Here are some of the international carriers that’ll get you to Nairobi — and then exploring every corner of this city:

  • Kenya Airways - 378 flights to Nairobi per month
  • Precision Air - 83 flights to Nairobi per month
  • 748 Air Services - 62 flights to Nairobi per month

What is the best airport to fly to in Nairobi?
Fly into Wilson Airport (WIL) and you’ll be taking in this wonderful city before long. This airport is around 2 miles south of the center of town. But WIL isn’t your only option. Jomo Kenyatta Intl. Airport (NBO) is another entry point to Nairobi, so you’ll want to compare airfares to land the most rewarding deal.
How much is a flight to Nairobi?
Travelers from near and far scored round-trip deals ranging from $181 to $293 this week to Nairobi. Departing from Ukunda (UKA)? The most affordable one-way fares were $99.
How to book the cheapest flight to Nairobi?
With some of the most exciting flight deals around, you can jet for less with Orbitz. The following suggestions will help you land cheap flights to Nairobi — and leave you with more money to play with:

  • Departing from or landing at nearby airports can often be more affordable. Enter your preferred departure and arrival points. Next, select the ‘Nearby airports’ function below to see what your options are.
  • If your plans aren’t written in stone, click on the ‘Show flexible dates’ link to browse flight deals for a variety of departure dates. Go with any suitable cheaper fare you find.
  • Select ‘Show options’ to refine your search results. You can pick your preferred seating class and airline here. Under ‘Sort & Filter’ to the left, you can even select whether you want to fly in the morning, afternoon or evening.
  • If you know your travel dates, don’t drag your feet booking a flight. Fares usually become more expensive as the departure date gets closer.
  • Consider bundling your flights, hotels and car rentals into one convenient package deal to save cash.
  • Flying during the busy season means costly airfares. If possible, plan your vacation outside of popular dates, such as Easter, Thanksgiving and school breaks.

How long is a flight to Nairobi?
How long you’ll be in the air will depend on many factors, including the location you set off from. Below is a list of average flight times for three of the top domestic routes to Nairobi:

  • Mombasa (MBA-Moi Intl.) to Jomo Kenyatta Intl. Airport (NBO) - 1 hour and 6 minutes
  • Kisumu (KIS) to Jomo Kenyatta Intl. Airport (NBO) - 57 minutes
  • Eldoret (EDL-Eldoret Intl.) to Jomo Kenyatta Intl. Airport (NBO) - 57 minutes

What is the best time to book a flight to Nairobi?
Book in January, February or August for unbeatable fares to Nairobi. Once you’ve located a bargain, lock it in — cheap flights will emerge and disappear in an instant.
What day of the week is the cheapest to book a flight to Nairobi?
In general, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays are the cheapest days of the week to book flights to Nairobi. If you’re after the most competitive airfares, search across those days and you’re likely to catch a terrific flight deal.
What is the cheapest day of the week to fly to Nairobi?
You can score cheap flights to Nairobi by taking to the skies on a Monday, according to Orbitz data from 2020. Tuesday is also more affordable, while Saturday has the most expensive ticket prices. Whether you prefer to save cash or fly out whenever is convenient, you’ll always get a fantastic deal with Orbitz.
What is the cheapest month to fly to Nairobi?
Jet off sometime in August if you’re sticking to a budget. Orbitz data has found that it’s generally the best month for cheap flights to Nairobi. June is when fares are at their highest.
Which airlines allow free cancellation?
Orbitz makes it a piece of cake to find airlines that offer flexibility. Simply select “Filter by flexible change policies” when searching for your flights and bingo! You’ll see options that include free cancellation within 24 hours of booking, no change fees and of course, an amazing low price.
What do I need for the flight to Nairobi?
The trick to having a smooth and stress-free flying experience is to come prepared. Here are a couple of tips to bear in mind before you take off:

  • Nothing is more important than your travel documents. Which to bring and how many depend on whether you’re traveling domestic or international. Be sure to check with your airline. In both cases, you’ll need to present some kind of government-issued ID.
  • Bring some extra entertainment for your long trip to Nairobi. If you’re tired of watching that series on your phone, give your eyes a much-needed rest from all that screen time and listen to some music instead.
  • Long-haul trips can get seriously cold, especially if you’re flying overnight. If you don’t want to shiver in your seat, pack a sweater and some thick socks.

How many direct flights are there to Nairobi?
Your amazing adventure is just one easy plane trip away, with 98 direct services to Nairobi each month. Search for your fare with Orbitz and score a terrific deal with Safarilink, Airkenya or FlexFlight. Other leading airlines that offer nonstop services include Skyward Express, Fly SAX and Mombasa Air Safari.
How do I get cheap first-class/business deals to Nairobi?
If you think a business or first-class fare is out of your reach, think again. Here are a few practical tips to help you land a premium flight to Nairobi for a whole lot less:

  • Be more flexible with your travel dates and hold out for huge sales on business or first-class airfares.
  • A lot of low-cost carriers offer quality business or premium-class seating that doesn’t cost a bundle.
  • Bid for an upgrade. Some carriers hold online auctions that let you offer a price for a seat up the front. You can also try upgrading with points earned through a loyalty scheme.

What is the best time to go to Nairobi?
are the most popular months to visit Nairobi. If an average daily high of 80undefined sounds enticing, book your flights for the beginning of summertime — December 1. Many vacationers favor this time of year for its warmer weather. At night, the average temperature dips to 55undefined.
Travel tips for Nairobi

  • Lace up a pair of comfy kicks and explore this cool city on foot. There are loads of leading attractions you have to see, such as Yaya Centre and University of Nairobi.
  • You’ll find rewarding day trips a short drive from the center. Tour Moi International Sports Centre first and then Nairobi National Park.
  • Eager to venture to some of Kenya’s other cities? Arrange a car rental and hit the road to Nakuru or Naivasha — or both! With your own vehicle, getting to those harder-to-reach destinations will also be easy.

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