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Flights to Kenya

The best price found from United States to Kenya is on March 26th, 2019, travelling with British Airways. See more options, compare prices and book: search flights.

IAD
Washington Dulles
from $561.00
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta

Getting around by air

Airports & Airlines

Kenya has three international airports; check out the website www.kaa.go.ke for further information.

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Most international flights to and from Nairobi arrive at this airport, 15km southeast of the city. There are two international terminals and a smaller domestic terminal; you can easily walk between the terminals.

Moi International Airport In Mombasa, 9km west of the city centre, and Kenya’s second-busiest international airport. Apart from flights to Zanzibar, this is mainly used by charter airlines and domestic flights.

Wilson Airport Located 6km south of Nairobi’s city centre on Langata Rd. Has some flights between Nairobi and Kilimanjaro International Airport or Mwanza in Tanzania, as well as scheduled and charter domestic flights.

The main national airline carrier is Kenya Airways. It has a generally good safety record, with just one fatal incident since 1977.

Other international airlines flying to Nairobi include the following:

Air Mauritius

British Airways

Daallo Airlines

Egypt Air

Emirates

Ethiopian Airlines

KLM

Precision Air

Qatar Airways

Rwandair

South African Airways

Swiss International Airlines

Thomson Airways

Tickets

Seasons It’s important to note that flight availability and prices are highly seasonal. Conveniently for Europeans, the cheapest fares usually coincide with the European summer holidays, from June to September.

Charter flights It’s also worth checking out cheap charter flights to Mombasa from Europe, although these will probably be part of a package deal to a hotel resort on the coast. Prices are often absurdly cheap and there’s no obligation to stay at the resort you’re booked into.

Onward tickets If you enter Nairobi with no onward or return ticket you may incur the wrath of immigration, and be forced to buy one on the spot – an uncommon but expensive exercise.

Departure Tax

Departure tax is included in the price of a ticket.