No, until recently there has been no news of direct flight services between the UK and Mombasa. Travellers and tourists tend to fly to Nairobi first from the United Kingdom and then take a domestic flight to Mombasa. This route is not only quicker but also cheaper as well. Two airlines are contesting on this route: Turkish Airlines and Kenya Airways. Of the two, Kenya Airways is more affordable, but Turkish Airways has only one stopover per flight and is the fastest overall.
Kenya Airways allows people from eastern Africa to reach their home countries from Nairobi. It is the reason why Kenya Airways flights are very popular with the Africa Diaspora in the United Kingdom. Your trip to Mombasa from the UK would be in two legs, that is, from the UK to Nairobi and then onwards to Mombasa. There are a few flights offered by Kenya Airways from Birmingham and Manchester as well that take passengers first to Amsterdam and then onwards to Mombasa. These flights include KQ 1074 (from Manchester) and KQ 1422 (from Birmingham) that take off each day.
Taking the direct flight to Nairobi, the British traveller can board KQ 101 that flies from London Heathrow Airport. The aircraft is scheduled to take off at 6 PM every day and takes eight hours to reach the destination. You would be in Nairobi at 5 AM the following morning. From Nairobi, Kenya Airways operates KQ 644 to get passengers to Mombasa every Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
The cheapest time of the year to explore Mombasa is from July to September. These months are not as dry as the December-March period, but there are more days with open skies than other months of the year. The average temperature is 25°C during this time, and all you need is an umbrella, just in case, there is a surprise drizzle. With the school summer break on during this time as well, these are the most affordable and convenient few months for people on a budget. The airline tickets are cheaper, and the hotels usually offer deals and discounts during July, August and September. For even better rates, call TravelhouseUK agents at 020 3137 2316 and let them know about your plans.
Kenya Airways and Ethiopian Airlines operate their regular flights from UK to Mombasa. Kenya Airways gets it jet flying from London Heathrow at least thrice on per day basis. Ethiopian Airlines operate only flight from Heathrow on regular basis.
Kenya Airways and Ethiopian Airlines take less time to reach Mombasa, with one stop over only.
The local airport in Mombasa is known as Moi International Airport (MBA). Moi International Airport processes 1.5 million passengers each year, and many renowned international airlines choose to schedule flights to the airport, including Turkish Airlines and Ethiopian Airlines. The airport is situated further inland, and the trip to downtown Mombasa Island takes only 23 minutes by car. The airport played a pivotal role in transporting relief and humanitarian aid to many East African nations.
The best time to tour Mombasa is from December to March. The rainy season comes in the last weeks of March and stays until July, peaking in May. For the best Mombasa experience, come to the city before the wet season arrives. The weather is spectacular, and the temperature oscillates between 26°C and 28°C, which is perfect for soaking up the warm Mombasa sun or exploring the bustling inner core of the city. Being the few prime months to visit Mombasa, more tourists are arriving in the city during this time. Hotel rooms and airline tickets would be a bit more on the expensive side, so book flights and accommodations as early as possible with our agents for a better deal.
Mombasa does not have a rapid transit or a scheduled bus network system. Instead, the taxis are a reliable and affordable means to get around Mombasa. For just 1200 Shillings, one can travel from the airport to the city centre and for a trip to the southern beaches of the city, the taxi driver might ask for 3000 Shillings. Local taxi-buses, called Matatus, are a cheaper alternative but are always packed with passengers. These Matatus do not have a specific colour or a taxi-sign on a roof. There is, however, a sheet of licenses pasted the windscreen that could help you differentiate them from other vehicles. Tuk-tuk rickshaws are breezy and let you enjoy the beauty of the city, a little more closely. They might be a bit slow and noisy but are cheaper than all transport services in Mombasa.