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Cheap Flights to Mombasa

Popular in July High demand for flights, 24% potential price rise
Cheapest in May Best time to find cheap flights, 5% potential price drop
Average price £437 Average for round-trip flights in septiembre 2020
Round-trip from £318 From London to Mombasa
Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.

Are there currently restrictions on travel to Mombasa related to COVID-19?

Yes, there are currently restrictions on flights to Mombasa along with the rest of Kenya. Before you book or search for flights, consider the following restrictions: Kenya has suspended all international flights except for aircraft in a state of emergency, operations related to humanitarian aid, medevac, and repatriation flights. All approved flights must provide completed passengers declaration forms and manifests to Port Health, Immigration and customs. All crew from international flights are required to self-isolate in designated airport hotels at Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for the duration of their rest period. Nationals and residents of Kenya violating the self-quarantine requirement will be forcefully quarantined for 14 days. . If you are looking to book a trip to Mombasa and are outside of the restricted areas, please take the proper precautions and stay informed about travelling during COVID-19.

Cheapest prices for Mombasa flights by month

January
£438
February
£437
March
£401
April
£389
May
£409
June
£461
July
£644
August
£551
September
£437
October
£431
November
£439
December
£485
Currently, April is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to Mombasa. Flying to Mombasa in July will prove the most costly. There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

When is the best time to fly to Mombasa?

Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
LON - MBA
Price
£389 - £1,016
MBA
Temperature
28 - 33 °C
MBA
Rainfall
10 - 238 mm

Since Mombasa always boasts temperatures in the 20’s and 30’s, it’s never a bad time to visit. Booking accommodation and flights to Mombasa in July when things cool and calm down a little is recommended. Many festivities happen throughout the year in Mombasa and one definitely not too miss is their annual Carnival in November. Crowds unite to witness local Kenyan dancers, musicals, local bands, crafts, food, parades and many other activities expressing the Kenyan culture.

Although the heat never completely leaves, the month of July tends to be the peak season in Mombasa and when the temperature cools down to the low 20’s, beckoning the most travellers to book flights to Mombasa in pursuit of outdoor activities, trekking, and exploration. 

Less traveller’s plan holidays to Mombasa in the hotter months of February and March during the sticky wet season, but if you can deal with the heat and humidity, then you’ll be able to find great deals on accommodation and cheap flights to Mombasa in either month.

When is the best time to book a flight to Mombasa?

The price you pay for your flight to Mombasa may vary depending on when you book. For the best chance of a lower fare, look to book 46 days in advance of your trip. Fares are likely to increase a fortnight or so before your departure date.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Mombasa?

The cheapest day to fly to Mombasa is usually Tuesday. At the moment, Saturday is the most expensive.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Mombasa?

Mombasa flights can be made cheaper if you choose a flight in the evening. Booking a flight at midday will likely mean higher prices.

Mombasa overview

Mombasa is Kenya’s second largest city, where fun, exploration, and new experiences make for an unforgettable trip to Africa’s coastal region. Settled along the southern coast, the unofficial Kenyan capital is laced with beautiful beaches (namely Diani and Lamu) that summon travellers to embark on a relaxing sunny getaway. 

Since the 15th century, Mombasa has been a very influential trading port, and its history decorates every corner of the city. A stroll through the streets introduces you to fruit vendors, bright buildings, and vibrant people. A stroll along the old section of town will connect you with the city’s Swahili roots, and a visit to one of the 16th century forts will teach you about the country’s painful past during the slave trade, and how the area’s progress was built on a treacherous history of inequality. 

On the brighter side, its proximity to the Indian Ocean provides it with exotic beaches, beautiful marine life, and world-class hotels. During your travel to Mombasa, make sure to take advantage of all the outdoor excursions possible from safaris, to camping trips, to swimming, fishing, and sports. 

The exquisite nightlife is incomparable, and cuisine ranges from British, Chinese, Italian, and Indian, not to mention traditional Kenyan seafood, spices, and concoctions.

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Mombasa climate

Mombasa simmers in the summer time, from December until April, and its tropical humidity is the reason for its lush green vegetation and gorgeous, addictive landscapes. If you’re planning on booking your flights to Mombasa between December and April, you might be a bit uncomfortable with the heat and humidity, not to mention the onslaught of precipitation. A better time to go is between May and November, when milder conditions prevail, and a little less sunlight calls for less humidity and calmer daytime temperatures.

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Getting around Mombasa

Taxis are the best way to get around Mombasa. If you’re looking to explore outside of town, this busy hub has trains running to Nairobi several times a week. Mombasa taxis are generally cheap, but rates can change. It’s a good idea to ask a local what a fare should be, so you can negotiate with your driver if needed. You can identify a taxi by its paper license plate posted in the window, as lighted signs are rare. The most common form of public transportation in Mombasa is a mini bus/taxi called a matutu which can hold more people than you’d expect, so don’t be afraid of getting separated from your group.

Local Airport

Flights to Mombasa are served by Moi International Airport (MBA).  

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