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Getting your hands on cheap flights to Nairobi has never been easier. Travelhouseuk, being one of the African flights market leaders, presents affordable flights to this bustling cosmopolitan city as well. With freedom of choice and multitude of options, you may choose to fly into safari town Nairobi with any of the leading international airlines. Nairobi offers something for everyone, whether adventure travelers, tourists with wildlife craze or historians.

Direct Nairobi flights are available with Kenya Airways and British Airways from London Heathrow. Special flight deals for indirect Nairobi flights are available KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Air France, Qatar Airways, Swiss Airways, Ethiopian Airlines and Turkish Airlines. Just browse through our large yet quick and easy to access database for best suited airlines, routes and prices. There are almost 2100 international flights every week operating out of Nairobi with 55 carriers. You are just one call away from special offers on Nairobi flights. Just dial our number and talk to one of our skilled travel consultants to get best-priced and best-suited travel plans.

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Airlines that operates flights to Nairobi
  • British Airways (BA) Direct flight
  • Kenya Airways (KQ) Non stop flight
  • Air France (AF) via Paris
  • Turkish Airlines (TK) via Istanbul
  • Emirates (EK) via Dubai
  • Qatar Airways (QR) via Doha
  • Ethiopian Airlines (ET) via Addis Ababa
  • Etihad Airways (EY) via Abu Dhabi
  • KLM (KL) via Amsterdam
How long is the flight to Nairobi from UK?

It takes 8 hours 30 minutes for the direct flights. Connecting flights on the same route take a minimum of 10 hours 45 minutes, along with additional delay of about 1.5 hours spent on a stopover. 

What is the distance of Nairobi's airport from the city centre?

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport is an international airport in Nairobi, located at a distance of approximately 15 kilometres or 9 miles southeast of Nairobi's central business district. 

What ground transportation options are available to the passengers arriving at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport?

Taxis offer one of the most convenient ground transport option available. These can be availed easily upon exiting the arrivals lounge. Public buses have two independent platforms from which they operate a regular schedule, but are generally not advised to tourists given that they may be overcrowded. City shuttles connect various stops within the central urban area to the airport. Car rental services are also available, considered to be convenient and safest in terms of speed as well as reliability and convenience for airport transfers from the terminal.

What are the facilities available for passengers at the Kenyatta International Airport?

Basic amenities such as ATMs, banking facilities, currency exchange services and paid Wi-Fi is available at the Kenyatta International Airport. The airport is also equipped with numerous shops including duty free shops that sell tobacco, cosmetics, gift items, spirits and a lot more. Cafes and restaurants are ample, with coffeehouses featuring to be popular spots for passengers availing a stopover.There are cargo-handling firms as well as ground handling firms for assisting passengers with handling their luggage for storage as well as taking along in accordance to timings.  First aid service is available in case of any emergencies or accidents, along with facility centres for ambulance services within the premises. Those who are travelling with children can take advantage of the children’s play area as well as baby care facilities. Separate prayer rooms are also available for Muslims and Christians. A VIP lounge is also available for those passengers who have a business class ticket, however, it should be noted that there are no as such conference rooms available. Basic facilities for disabled individuals are also available such as toilets that are accessible by wheelchairs. To avail most of the accommodations, passengers would have to travel to the city centre, approximately 20 minutes from the airport. Nairobi Airport Hotel and Airport View Plaza hotel just border the airport premises, along with the Airport Stopover House and Fahari Gardens providing alternative options for a stay. Car hiring facility is available at the airport, with companies like Hertz and Budget catering for radio cabs. A massive car parking space is allocated with separate sections for visitors and park-in passengers.

What are some of the recommended modes available for getting around Nairobi?

Two main transport options available in Nairobi are taxis and public minibuses/commuter buses, also locally known as matatus. Taxis are generally cheap in Nairobi and can easily be found in any street corner of the city. It is preferable to use the taxis for getting around Nairobi. An even cheaper mode of transport as compared to the taxis is the public buses. The public minibuses or commuter buses vary in size and are generally overcrowded. Many car hire chains also have franchises in the city, operating as alternatives to radio cab services. There is also a commuter train service available that offers a good alternative to the traffic concerns on Nairobi's roads. There are at present four lines operating in the city. For shorter trips, you can opt to use the tuk tuks. These are three-wheeled motorbike/taxi hybrids that can easily be located in many of the popular areas of the city centre. 

What are the Hotel and Accommodation options in Nairobi?

Nairobi boasts a wide range of accommodation options, matching its status as a growing regional metropolitan city for multiple business hotels in the heart of its urban zone. luxury hotels start off with international hoteling chains like the Serena, Villa Rosa Kempinski, Holiday Inn and Inter-Continental. Others like Fairmont Suffolk, Sarova Stanley, Sankara, Sarova Panafrica, Royal Orchid and The Monarch have made headlines internationally for the top notch services in the hospitality industry regarding relaxation amenities and continental cuisine restaurants. A moderately-priced motel or a dormitory room in the city centre, whether on rental apartment basis or a deluxe room stay, trends to cater for business or working travellers in Nairobi. For those looking to explore the ultimate safari experience of Africa can also opt to stay in a tented camp in the heart of Nairobi National Park. Outdoor wildlife experiences can be availed at safari lodges and camps like the Millimani Backpackers, or the Giraffe Manor.  Other than that, you can find a decent range of fine hotels all around the city. Nairobi's hotels are well-equipped with modern amenities and facilities. Towards the outskirts, there are cottages, inns as well as the Windsor Golf and Country Club for those choosing a respite away from the city’s active day-life and nightlife.

Handy Tips you should know before your departure!
  • Jomo Kenyatta International Airport caters for flights to and from Nairobi.
  • Fly to Nairobi from London Heathrow without any stopovers with Kenya Airways and British Airways.
  • Both British Airways and Kenya Airways operate one direct flight to Nairobi daily.
  • Ethiopian Airline flies daily to Nairobi via Addis Ababa taking off from London Heathrow in the evening.
  • The flight distance from London Heathrow to Nairobi is almost 4229 miles.
  • On average it takes about 9 hours for a flight to reach Nairobi from London Heathrow.
  • Qatar Airways operates five flights daily to Nairobi from London.
  • Turkish Airlines offers Nairobi flights via Istanbul from both London Heathrow and Gatwick airport. 
  • The cheapest flight fare to Nairobi starts from £359.
  • You can choose to fly to Nairobi from all major UK airports.
  • Popular airlines that travellers select fly to Nairobi are Kenya Airways, Turkish Airlines, British Airways, SN Brussels Airlines, Swiss Air, Ethiopian Airlines, Qatar Airways and KLM. 
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