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Fares from $391 One Way, $612 Round Trip from New York to Nairobi

Prices starting at $612 for return flights and $391 for one-way flights to Nairobi were the cheapest prices found within the past 7 days, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

More About Flying To Nairobi from New York

Route Information for Flights from New York to Nairobi

Origin Airport IATA CodeNYC
Destination Airport IATA CodeNBO
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Flights Review

Mar 5, 2020

Food very disappointing

Jan 19, 2020

As a professional flight attendant I know good service extremely well. I have been flying back-and-forth from the US to Uganda for 20 years, very often several times a year. This is over and above the best customer service, the best hospitality and the friendliest and most helpful crew I have ever encountered. Cheers to the crew on Flight 003 JFK to NBO.

Aug 27, 2019

They deliver what they promise

Aug 5, 2019

Great flight. Suggestion: toothbrush, toothpaste, eye mask.

Aug 2, 2019

Nice business class

Jan 17, 2019

Excellent route from JFK to East Africa!! Thanks for adding it!

Nov 13, 2018

Service was particularly good. Glad Kenya Airways is now running direct flights

Flying from New York to Nairobi

Airports in New York

Three airports service the New York metropolitan area: John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport, LaGuardia Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport. JFK is located 20 miles from Manhattan on JFK Access Road. LaGuardia is located 6.5 miles from Manhattan on Ditmars Boulevard. Newark is located 16 miles from Manhattan on Brewster Road in Newark, New Jersey. Numerous airlines service the three airports, including North American, JetBlue and United Airlines. The Orbitz.com website can find you cheap flights from New York to any domestic or international destination.

Parking and Transportation

All three airports have long-term parking options available. JFK and Newark both charge $18 per day for long-term parking. The long-term parking at LaGuardia Airport costs $33 per day for the first two days, and $18 per day for each additional day. The NYC Airporter shuttle takes passengers from New York to JFK and LaGuardia airports. The bus fare is $12.75 to LaGuardia and $15.75 to JFK. The subway also runs between Manhattan, LaGuardia and JFK. Cab fare from Manhattan runs between $30 and $50, depending on which airport you're heading to. If you need access to a vehicle when you arrive at your destination, Orbitz.com can reserve a rental car for you.

Dining at the Airports

If you need to grab a bite to eat before your flight, all three airports have on-site restaurants. Some of the dining options include McDonald's, Dunkin' Donuts and Starbucks. Using Orbitz.com to find cheap flights from New York means that all of your travel details are handled before you arrive at the airport. This gives you plenty of time to relax and enjoy a meal before your flight.

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

The Jomo Kenyatta International Airport is one of the largest airports in Africa, and it sees thousands of people pass through its gates every day. When you visit this area, choose from flights to Nairobi on Orbitz.com. These cheap flights leave you with more money for your vacation. The airport is less than 10 miles from Nairobi's business district and less than 20 minutes from the downtown area. A wide range of airlines fly to and from the airport, including JetLink, Nasair, and Virgin Atlantic.

Transportation From the Airport

Budget and Avis are just two of the well known rental car agencies with offices at the airport. When you rent a car, you might pay $30 or more per day. The airport also has several taxis available, including Jatco Taxi and New Jambo Taxi. You must pay a fee for pickup at the airport and a fee for every mile between the airport and your hotel.

Weather in Nairobi

Nairobi has moderate temperatures throughout the year. The average low is in the low 50s and the average high is in the low-to-mid 70s year-round. Locals refer to the late spring and early winter as the rainy season.

Top Tourist Spots

The top spots for tourists in Nairobi are outdoor attractions like the Nairobi National Park. Indoor attractions include the Nairobi Railway Museum or the Solar Ice Rink. Orbitz.com can give you cheap tickets to some of these top destinations, and you can book those tickets when you choose your flight. With discount tickets on flights to Nairobi, Orbitz.com makes it easy to plan your vacation.

Flights from New York to Nairobi - Frequently Asked Questions

Are there non-stop flights from New York to Nairobi?

Kenya Airways flies direct from New York, NY (JFK-John F. Kennedy Intl.) to Nairobi (NBO-Jomo Kenyatta Intl.), so you won't have to worry about switching planes or missing your connection on this route.

What is the shortest flight from New York to Nairobi?

With a minimum flight duration of 14 hours and 30 minutes, it's a wise idea to be as comfortable as possible. Accumulated some nice frequent flyer points? This might be a good opportunity to upgrade to a seat with more legroom on your New York to Nairobi trip.

What airlines fly from New York (and vicinity) to Nairobi (and vicinity) most frequently?

If you're looking for the airline that offers the most flights from New York (and vicinity) to Nairobi (and vicinity), Kenya Airways is the top pick. This well-known carrier operates 7 flights on this route each month.

If I am not able to travel due to COVID-19, can I cancel my flight to Nairobi?

We get that traveling right now has its challenges, so it's good to know that many reservations booked through us are able to be cancelled or changed. If your travel plans to Nairobi have been affected by COVID-19, a lot of airlines are making things easier by offering credits to use at a later date. Just sign in to your account and you'll quickly see what options are available. Our Customer Service Portal is the place to go for more information.

Are there flights to Nairobi with flexible change policies?

In most cases you'll have the option to reschedule your flight to Nairobi without a change fee. All you have to do then is pay the difference between the old flight and the new one. Look for the "no change fees" filter and book with confidence.

What is the cheapest day of the week to fly?

Consider flying out early in the week to save on your airfare. Orbitz data from 2019 shows that Tuesday is the cheapest day to depart, followed by Monday. Saturday showed the highest average ticket prices likely because many travelers prefer to start their vacation on a weekend.

What is the cheapest month to fly?

We won't keep you guessing, according to Orbitz data the cheapest month to fly is February. Perfect for those who need a weekend getaway, or just a fresh start to the new year. Be aware that the most expensive time to fly isn't the height of summer, as most people assume, but the festive month of December.

How can I save money on flights?

To really save big on your next vacation, think outside the box. Select two different airlines or fare types for your return trip and you'll generally get a much better deal. Those who tried this on Orbitz in 2019 saved over 50% on their airfares. Get mixing and matching today!

*According to flight demand on Orbitz.com from January to December 2019. Savings are subject to change based on departure location, date and destination.

^Savings based on all package bookings with Flight + Hotel made on Orbitz.com from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019 as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.