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Cheap flights to Nairobi from £340

This is the cheapest one-way flight price found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight departing on 23/4. Fares are subject to change and may not be available on all flights or dates of travel. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
BOS — NBO
23 Apr — 30 Apr1
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Flights to Nairobi in 2024

Find the latest flights to Nairobi in 2024, with up-to-date prices and availability. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 899,432 searches and data was last updated on 18 April 2024.

Popular in

July

Cheapest in

November

Average price

£623

Return from

£358

One-way from

£202
High demand for flights, 16% potential price rise
Best time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop
Average for return flights in April 2024
From London to Nairobi
One-way flight from London to Nairobi

Cheap flights to Nairobi in April & May 2024

Discover affordable flights and deals to Nairobi in April and May 2024. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 899,432 searches and data was last updated on 18 April 2024.
The deals listed below are some of the cheapest flights available to Nairobi in April and May 2024. Prices refresh often so be sure to come back soon for more deals.
Mon 29/422:00JFK - NBO
2 stops20h 00mEthiopian Air
Fri 21/618:00NBO - JFK
2 stops33h 00mEthiopian Air
Deal found 18/4£703
Sun 28/421:45EWR - NBO
2 stops20h 15mEthiopian Air
Fri 21/609:05NBO - EWR
1 stop17h 40mEthiopian Air
Deal found 18/4£704
Thu 25/406:08ATL - NBO
2 stops31h 22mBritish Airways
Thu 2/522:30NBO - ATL
2 stops30h 05mBritish Airways
Deal found 17/4£708
Fri 26/415:52ATL - NBO
2 stops21h 38mBritish Airways
Wed 1/522:30NBO - ATL
1 stop28h 50mBritish Airways
Deal found 17/4£710
Sat 11/512:57ATL - NBO
2 stops24h 33mBritish Airways
Sun 26/522:30NBO - ATL
1 stop28h 20mBritish Airways
Deal found 17/4£710
Wed 24/411:55ATL - NBO
2 stops25h 35mBritish Airways
Wed 1/522:30NBO - ATL
1 stop28h 50mBritish Airways
Deal found 17/4£711
Mon 13/511:26ATL - NBO
2 stops26h 04mBritish Airways
Thu 23/522:30NBO - ATL
1 stop28h 50mBritish Airways
Deal found 17/4£713
Fri 26/415:52ATL - NBO
2 stops21h 38mBritish Airways
Thu 2/522:30NBO - ATL
2 stops28h 00mBritish Airways
Deal found 17/4£717
Wed 24/411:33ATL - NBO
2 stops25h 57mBritish Airways
Thu 2/522:30NBO - ATL
2 stops24h 51mBritish Airways
Deal found 17/4£718

Nairobi 2024 flight deals

Explore flight deals for Nairobi in 2024, offering the best prices and options to suit your preferences. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 899,432 searches and data were last updated on 18 April 2024.
The lowest fares on flights travelling to Nairobi in April and May 2024. More deals are always being added, so be sure to check back regularly.
Tue 17/918:10JFK - NBO
2 stops21h 20mBrussels Airlines
Thu 26/922:30NBO - JFK
1 stop21h 30mBrussels Airlines
Deal found 17/4£684
Sat 14/900:20JFK - NBO
1 stop19h 55mTurkish Airlines
Wed 25/904:15NBO - JFK
1 stop25h 15mTurkish Airlines
Deal found 17/4£692
Mon 16/922:00JFK - NBO
2 stops32h 10mEthiopian Air
Fri 27/918:00NBO - JFK
2 stops33h 00mEthiopian Air
Deal found 17/4£703
Sun 28/421:45EWR - NBO
2 stops20h 15mEthiopian Air
Fri 21/609:05NBO - EWR
1 stop17h 40mEthiopian Air
Deal found 18/4£704
Mon 23/921:15ORD - NBO
3 stops41h 15mUnited Airlines
Thu 14/1123:55NBO - ORD
1 stop24h 25mUnited Airlines
Deal found 17/4£707
Sat 21/918:10JFK - NBO
2 stops21h 20mBrussels Airlines
Thu 26/922:30NBO - JFK
1 stop21h 30mBrussels Airlines
Deal found 17/4£707
Thu 25/406:08ATL - NBO
2 stops31h 22mBritish Airways
Thu 2/522:30NBO - ATL
2 stops30h 05mBritish Airways
Deal found 17/4£708
Tue 24/1221:40IAD - NBO
1 stop21h 45mTurkish Airlines
Sun 29/1204:55NBO - IAD
1 stop22h 20mTurkish Airlines
Deal found 16/4£708
Wed 20/1108:35IAD - NBO
2 stops29h 35mUnited Airlines
Tue 10/1223:55NBO - IAD
1 stop23h 55mUnited Airlines
Deal found 18/4£709

Flights to Nairobi departing soon

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Sun 28/421:45EWR - NBO
2 stops20h 15mEthiopian Air
Fri 21/609:05NBO - EWR
1 stop17h 40mEthiopian Air
Deal found 18/4£704
Thu 25/406:08ATL - NBO
2 stops31h 22mBritish Airways
Thu 2/522:30NBO - ATL
2 stops30h 05mBritish Airways
Deal found 17/4£708
Fri 26/415:52ATL - NBO
2 stops21h 38mBritish Airways
Wed 1/522:30NBO - ATL
1 stop28h 50mBritish Airways
Deal found 17/4£710
Wed 24/411:55ATL - NBO
2 stops25h 35mBritish Airways
Wed 1/522:30NBO - ATL
1 stop28h 50mBritish Airways
Deal found 17/4£711
Fri 26/415:52ATL - NBO
2 stops21h 38mBritish Airways
Thu 2/522:30NBO - ATL
2 stops28h 00mBritish Airways
Deal found 17/4£717
Wed 24/411:33ATL - NBO
2 stops25h 57mBritish Airways
Thu 2/522:30NBO - ATL
2 stops24h 51mBritish Airways
Deal found 17/4£718
Sat 27/415:52ATL - NBO
2 stops21h 38mBritish Airways
Sun 5/522:30NBO - ATL
2 stops28h 31mBritish Airways
Deal found 17/4£719
Wed 24/416:30ATL - NBO
1 stop21h 10mAir France
Wed 1/522:50NBO - ATL
1 stop22h 05mAir France
Deal found 17/4£722
Sun 28/417:55IAD - NBO
1 stop19h 35mBritish Airways
Mon 6/522:30NBO - IAD
2 stops24h 10mBritish Airways
Deal found 17/4£726

One-way flights to Nairobi

Explore one-way flight options to Nairobi for greater flexibility in your travel plans. Find up-to-date pricing and availability for one-way flights. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 899,432 searches and data was last updated on 18 April 2024.
These are some of the best available deals on flights to Nairobi. Book a round-trip flight to Nairobi instead by using the search form above.
Tue 23/420:30ORD - NBO
1 stop18h 55mTurkish Airlines
Deal found 17/4£340
Sat 21/915:30JFK - NBO
1 stop38h 45mEtihad Airways
Deal found 17/4£344
Tue 23/411:20JFK - NBO
1 stop29h 25mQatar Airways
Deal found 17/4£357
Tue 30/401:20JFK - NBO
1 stop22h 35mJetBlue
Deal found 18/4£359
Sat 21/913:00EWR - NBO
1 stop32h 55mEgypt Air
Deal found 17/4£368
Mon 29/417:05ATL - NBO
2 stops21h 50mDelta
Deal found 17/4£384
Sat 21/912:59JFK - NBO
2 stops27h 51mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 17/4£396
Fri 20/901:20JFK - NBO
1 stop39h 30mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 17/4£397
Fri 26/421:05IAD - NBO
1 stop19h 40mQatar Airways
Deal found 17/4£404

Direct flights to Nairobi

Fri 17/513:45JFK - NBO
Nonstop14h 00mKenya Airways
Fri 5/723:35NBO - JFK
Nonstop15h 00mKenya Airways
Deal found 17/4£1,318
Fri 17/513:45JFK - NBO
Nonstop14h 00mKenya Airways
Fri 5/723:35NBO - JFK
Nonstop15h 00mKenya Airways
Deal found 18/4£1,362
Sun 23/613:45JFK - NBO
Nonstop14h 00mDelta
Sat 6/708:45NBO - JFK
Nonstop15h 00mDelta
Deal found 17/4£1,762
Wed 1/513:45JFK - NBO
Nonstop14h 00mDelta
Tue 25/623:35NBO - JFK
Nonstop15h 00mDelta
Deal found 18/4£1,849
Wed 26/613:45JFK - NBO
Nonstop14h 00mDelta
Sat 6/708:45NBO - JFK
Nonstop15h 00mDelta
Deal found 17/4£1,909
Wed 8/513:45JFK - NBO
Nonstop14h 00mDelta
Fri 26/723:35NBO - JFK
Nonstop15h 00mDelta
Deal found 17/4£2,175
Mon 24/613:45JFK - NBO
Nonstop14h 00mDelta
Fri 5/723:35NBO - JFK
Nonstop15h 00mDelta
Deal found 17/4£2,645
Wed 26/613:45JFK - NBO
Nonstop14h 00mDelta
Fri 5/723:35NBO - JFK
Nonstop15h 00mDelta
Deal found 17/4£2,792
Fri 28/613:45JFK - NBO
Nonstop14h 00mDelta
Fri 5/723:35NBO - JFK
Nonstop15h 00mDelta
Deal found 17/4£3,528

Average price of flights to Nairobi by month

Plan your trip to Nairobi by taking into account the cheapest months to travel. The average price of a one-way flight to Nairobi is currently £372 while a return flight costs £712. Price data was last updated on 14 April 2024.

Currently, November is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to Nairobi (average of £658). Flying to Nairobi in July will prove the most costly (average of £1,010). There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

January

£555

February

£604

March

£569

April

£572

May

£567

June

£630

July

£811

August

£688

September

£593

October

£596

November

£528

December

£671

If you’re travelling to Nairobi to visit the magnificent Nairobi National Park then you may want to book flights during the high season, which is July through March. This is when over 100,000 visitors come to catch a glimpse of the Kenyan wildlife in its natural habitat. It’s best to avoid the rainy months of March to May and October to December. In addition, when you plan your visit to the Park you may want to book a tour early or late in the day as these are the best viewing times. The animals tend to be asleep in the midday sun.

Temperature and rainfall in Nairobi by month

Plan your trip to Nairobi by taking into account the average temperature and rainfall totals by month.

NBO

Temperature

17 - 21 °C

If weather is an important factor for your trip to Nairobi, use this chart to help with planning. For those seeking warmer temperatures, March is the ideal time of year to visit, when temperatures reach an average of 21.0 C. Travellers hoping to avoid the cold should look outside of June, when temperatures are typically at their lowest (around 17.0 C).

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

Use this chart to determine the optimal time to book a return flight to Nairobi. Price data was last updated on 28 January 2024.
Booking 72 days in advance of your planned departure date is, on average, the best time to get cheap flights to Nairobi. The general trend is that the closer you book to the departure date, the more expensive your flight will be.
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When is the cheapest time to fly to Nairobi?

Use this chart to determine the cheapest time to fly return to Nairobi. Price data was last updated on 14 April 2024.
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Users looking for the lowest fares to Nairobi should consider flying on Monday at midday, when prices are typically cheapest. Budget-minded travellers will want to avoid Friday afternoons, when prices are usually at their highest.
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Reviews of airlines servicing Nairobi

Get insights into the airlines that provide service to Nairobi. Read reviews, discover amenities, and learn about the overall travel experience offered by airlines. Use this information to make informed decisions when choosing an airline for your flight to Nairobi. Reviews last updated 18 April 2024.
To help decide which airline to fly to Nairobi, see what other customers have to say about Brussels Airlines, Air France and Ethiopian Air. Users can see the overall rating for each airline as well as how each is rated in terms of entertainment options, comfort, food, crew/service, and boarding process.
8.1
Very Good
4,092 reviews

Food

7.9

Crew

8.3

Boarding

8.2

Comfort

8.1

Entertainment

8.3

Overall

8.1

Reviews

1 / 10

The cabin crew were as always friendly and helpful. Couldn't ask for more. Although the flight in business was under occupied there were a couple of things not available!

8.1
Very Good
4,092 reviews
8.1
Very Good
4,092 reviews

Food

7.9

Crew

8.3

Boarding

8.2

Comfort

8.1

Entertainment

8.3

Overall

8.1

Reviews

1 / 10

The cabin crew were as always friendly and helpful. Couldn't ask for more. Although the flight in business was under occupied there were a couple of things not available!

7.9
Good
1,646 reviews
8.1
Very Good
4,092 reviews

Food

7.9

Crew

8.3

Boarding

8.2

Comfort

8.1

Entertainment

8.3

Overall

8.1

Reviews

1 / 10

The cabin crew were as always friendly and helpful. Couldn't ask for more. Although the flight in business was under occupied there were a couple of things not available!

7.9
Good
49 reviews
8.1
Very Good
4,092 reviews

Food

7.9

Crew

8.3

Boarding

8.2

Comfort

8.1

Entertainment

8.3

Overall

8.1

Reviews

1 / 10

The cabin crew were as always friendly and helpful. Couldn't ask for more. Although the flight in business was under occupied there were a couple of things not available!

7.8
Good
2,090 reviews
8.1
Very Good
4,092 reviews

Food

7.9

Crew

8.3

Boarding

8.2

Comfort

8.1

Entertainment

8.3

Overall

8.1

Reviews

1 / 10

The cabin crew were as always friendly and helpful. Couldn't ask for more. Although the flight in business was under occupied there were a couple of things not available!

7.7
Good
4,499 reviews
8.1
Very Good
4,092 reviews

Food

7.9

Crew

8.3

Boarding

8.2

Comfort

8.1

Entertainment

8.3

Overall

8.1

Reviews

1 / 10

The cabin crew were as always friendly and helpful. Couldn't ask for more. Although the flight in business was under occupied there were a couple of things not available!

Destination overview

While for many Nairobi is a transit point on the way to a safari holiday, the city has many attractions in its own right. These include the Nairobi National Park, where lions, cheetahs, black rhinos, giraffes, zebra and wildebeest can be seen against the backdrop of the city skyline. Tourists may also want to visit the Giraffe Centre, a breeding and educational centre for the Rothschild Giraffe, and Dame Sheldrick’s Elephant and Rhino Orphanage. Further out, the Ol Donyo Sabuk National Park is centred around a mountain forest where you can see many primates and birds.

Nairobi National Museum contains many interesting exhibits, including discoveries by the Leakey family. The Karen Blixen Museum commemorates the author of the same name, whose books included ‘Out of Africa’.

Nairobi is a commercial city, and a visit to see life taking place in the business district is a must. The city’s buildings seem very Westernised, with skyscrapers and a range of corporate names emblazoned on restaurants and cafés. But the life that takes place in these surroundings is anything but. Spend some time shopping for souvenirs and you’ll soon encounter a typical African culture.

Nairobi climate

Almost at 6,000 feet (1.8km), Nairobi has sunny, warm summers and cool winters with chilly evenings. December to March is the sunniest part of the year, and daytime temperatures are usually in the mid-20s. June, July, and August temperatures usually range about the low-20s. August and September, though, are marked with overcast, drizzly days.The warm and dry climate during January and February make it a popular time to visit so finding cheap flights during this period is difficult. Nairobi, therefore this is the main tourist season. During the day you can expect temperatures on average to be in the mid-20s. June to September is another popular time, as this is when the area is at its driest and temperatures are slightly cooler but still around the low 20s.The two wet seasons make up the off tourist period in Nairobi. These are March to May and October to December, with the most rain in April and May. Although you may encounter some rain during these times, temperatures are still high in the mid-20s. The city is much quieter and you are more likely to find cheap flights and better accommodation rates during these months. 

Getting around Nairobi

Car hire is an option in Nairobi, but rush hours are extremely busy and other road users can drive riskily. The lack of road signs can make navigating difficult. Prices should be agreed beforehand with taxis. Matatus are public minibuses operating between the city centre and suburbs; they can be overcrowded, poorly driven and theft is a concern.

Visitors should always keep valuables out of sight, especially if travelling on matatus, and stay alert for thieves and scams. Large amounts of money should not be carried and walking around at night is not recommended – use taxis where possible. Slums and areas such as Eastleigh should be avoided.

Getting downtown

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) is the main airport in Nairobi. It is located about 9 miles (15 km) from the central business district. Wilson Airport is a smaller airport serving mainly domestic destinations. Pre-paid vouchers for official taxis (yellow or with a yellow line) can be obtained at the taxi service desk. Many hotels also offer airport pick-up. Other shuttle services and taxis can be reserved in advance but check their reputation before booking.

Nairobi airport overview

Named after Kenya’s first prime minister and president, Jomo Kenyatta International (NBO) is the country’s main airport and Eastern and Central Africa’s busiest hub. It is located in the suburb of Embakasi, approximately 9.3 miles (15km) from Nairobi’s central business district, and welcomes more than five million passengers each year.

Flights to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport arrive from airports in Africa, the Middle East, Europe, and the UK, in addition to Madagascar, Mauritius and the Seychelles.

Comprising three units that serve arrivals and departures, the airport is undergoing a major expansion project which is set to quadruple its handling capacity. Passengers are urged to be patient until construction and renovations are complete.

The airport is highly accessible due to its close proximity to the adjacent Mombasa Highway and public transport options include taxis and buses. There are also plans to build a railway link. Facilities and restaurants at Jomo Kenyatta International are limited, but once expansions are finalised these too should improve.

  • What does NBO mean?

    Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl Airport is NBO. This code is created by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and airlines use IATA codes to identify the departing or arrival airports in the flight routes they service. Nairobi Wilson Airport (WIL), Nanyuki Airport (NYK), Amboseli Airport (ASV) are some additional IATA codes for airports related to your trip.

  • Can I find cheaper flights to Nairobi if I am willing to have stopovers?

    Yes, flights with stopovers are often cheaper than direct flights. Keep an eye out for flight deals to Nairobi on Cheapflights that require 1 or 2 stops for potential cost savings.

  • What is the best airline to fly to Nairobi?

    Based on reviews from Cheapflights users, Lufthansa is rated the highest out of the airlines that fly to Nairobi.

  • What is the cheapest airport to fly to in Nairobi?

    null is currently the cheapest airport to fly to in Nairobi. One-way flights to null typically cost null, while return flights cost around null.

  • How much is a return flight to Nairobi?

    A return flight to Nairobi will typically cost around £66, however they can be found for as little as £50.

  • Where does the fastest flight to Nairobi depart from?

    For those looking to save time traveling to Nairobi, London offers the quickest one-way flight (8 hours 35 minutes).

  • Does Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl Airport have car hire?

    Yes. Those touching down at Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl Airport can take advantage of the car hire services offered upon their arrival.

  • Are there hotels close to Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl Airport?

    Yes. Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl Airport has hotels nearby for those requiring accommodations. Homestay in Nairobi near Military Church Interdenomination is the closest property to Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl Airport (0.0 mi away from Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl Airport).

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