Cheap flights to Nairobi

BOS — NBO
29 May — 5 Jun1
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Flights to Nairobi in 2022

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 2% potential price rise
Cheapest inMayBest time to find cheap flights, 1% potential price drop
Average price$2,084Average for return flights in May 2022
Return from$2,695From Auckland Intl to Nairobi
One-way from$1,601One-way flight from Auckland Intl (AKL) to Nairobi

Cheap flights to Nairobi in May, June 2022

The best prices found for NB0 flights for May, June
9 Jun - 19 Jun
AKL

Auckland Intl

NBO

Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl

2 stops

64h 35m
NBO

Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl

AKL

Auckland Intl

2 stops

47h 55m
$3,316

Emirates

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Deal found 23/5/22

8 Jun - 19 Jun
AKL

Auckland Intl

NBO

Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl

2 stops

57h 15m
NBO

Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl

AKL

Auckland Intl

2 stops

47h 55m
$3,395

Emirates

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Deal found 24/5/22

8 Jun - 19 Jun
AKL

Auckland Intl

NBO

Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl

2 stops

56h 55m
NBO

Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl

AKL

Auckland Intl

2 stops

36h 20m
$3,429

Emirates

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Deal found 22/5/22

Nairobi 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Nairobi found for this year
28 Nov - 5 Feb
AKL

Auckland Intl

NBO

Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl

2 stops

52h 00m
NBO

Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl

AKL

Auckland Intl

2 stops

45h 20m
$2,560

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 24/5/22

28 Nov - 6 Feb
AKL

Auckland Intl

NBO

Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl

2 stops

52h 30m
NBO

Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl

AKL

Auckland Intl

2 stops

38h 30m
$2,927

Qantas Airways

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Deal found 24/5/22

28 Nov - 6 Feb
AKL

Auckland Intl

NBO

Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl

2 stops

63h 20m
NBO

Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl

AKL

Auckland Intl

3 stops

45h 55m
$2,930

Emirates

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Deal found 24/5/22

When is the best time to fly to Nairobi?

Average Nairobi flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2022 and 2023 by month

AKL - NBO

Price

$2,042 - $4,283

NBO

Temperature

17 - 21 °C

NBO

Rainfall

10 - 160 mm

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

Booking 19 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.

How long is the flight to Nairobi?

Nairobi flight deals are available from New Zealand and can be found from several airports. If you wish to fly to Nairobi, Kenya, from Auckland International Airport (AKL), flights are available for durations between around 38-49h. Alternatively, if you wish to fly to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO), Nairobi, from Christchurch International Airport (CHC), flight durations are available between 39-58h. You can also fly from Wellington Airport (WLG) to Nairobi with flight times from around 35-68h.

Are there nonstop flights to Nairobi?

Unfortunately, nonstop flights from New Zealand to Nairobi are not available. However, there are several options with either one, two, or three stopovers. You can fly from Auckland Airport with one stopover route to Nairobi either via Doha Hamad (DOH) or Dubai (DXB) airports for 13h 25min and 21h 45min, respectively, and total flight times of 38h 40min and 46h 05min. Two stopover routes are available via Brisbane (BNE) and Doha airports for 1h 45min and 13h 25min and a total journey time of 38h 40min. An alternative option, which is quicker, can be taken via Singapore Changi (SIN) and Tambo (JNB) airports that includes stopovers of 4h 30min and 6h, respectively, and a total journey time of 36h 05min. Flights are available from Christchurch Airport to Nairobi with two stopovers in Singapore and Tambo airports for 7h 50min and 6h, respectively, and a duration of 39h 25min. The cheapest flight from Christchurch Airport involves three stopovers in Auckland, Kuala Lumpur, and Dubai airports for 9h 20min, 1h 35min, and 21h 45min, respectively, and a total journey time of 56h 45min. Finally, you could fly from Wellington Airport with three transfers of 4h 55min, 1h 35min, and 4h 50min in Auckland, Kuala Lumpur, and Dubai airports, for a journey duration of 35h 30min.

How do you get from Nairobi Airport to the city centre?

Nairobi Airport is around 18 km from the city centre. A convenient way to get there is via the 34J bus from the Airport Junction, which you can reach by taxi in around 5min. Buses depart every 10min, and the journey will take just over an hour at an approximate total cost of Ksh1942 (NZ$ 25). Alternatively, you could take a taxi the whole way, which would only take around 20min with a more expensive fare of approximately Ksh3885 (NZ$ 50). The cheapest way would be to drive if you are in your own vehicle as the petrol costs would only work out around Ksh259 (NZ$ 3).

What are some things to do in Nairobi?

Nairobi is ideally situated for safari tours as the parks are located within just a 15min drive of the capital in Nairobi National Park, making it the perfect gateway to start out on a safari experience. Make sure to visit the rhino and elephant sanctuaries to learn more about the conservation projects and endangered species. Alternatively, you could visit the Karura Forest, which provides a cool oasis to enjoy a picnic, a cycle ride or to watch the resident monkeys in the trees. The Karen Blixen Museum is also worth a visit, as well as the Nairobi National Museum, to learn more about Kenya’s colonial past and local tribal culture and artworks.

Do I need a passport or visa to fly to Nairobi?

Citizens of New Zealand are eligible to apply for a Kenyan E-visa, which can be applied for online and processed in around five days at an approximate cost of Ksh9767 (NZ$ 125). You must have a full biometric passport, return flight details and proof of accommodation when applying. The visa is valid for 90 days.

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