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Flights from Sydney (SYD) to Nairobi (NBO)

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Flight prices are per adult in Australian Dollars, based on payment at qantas.com by BPAY made 7 days or more before departure, or PayID. A fee applies for other payments. Fares may not be available on all flights or days. Fares displayed are the lowest available and may not apply on direct flights. Some flights are operated by partner or subsidiary airlines.

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Visiting from Sydney to Nairobi

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With a national park just a handful of kilometres away from the city and a giraffe breeding centre where you can feed them, Nairobi is the perfect destination for animal lovers who enjoy big-city amenities. Its East Africa's most cosmopolitan city, an exciting city with wildlife attractions, an extensive National Museum, cafe culture and varied food traditions. With so many activities on offer Nairobi is a pleasant surprise.

Flight information

Fly Sydney (SYD) to Nairobi (NBO)

The flight time for flights from Sydney to Nairobi is approximately 21 hours, via Dubai including connection time on our partner airline Emirates.

When to visit

Summers are a fantastic time to visit Nairobi due mild temparatures unlike the other parts of Africa, with temparatures ranging from 21°C to 26°C. The evenings can get cool. The warm season runs from Janruary to March. The cool season runs from June to August, around 20°C. The rainy season is from October to December, with heavy rain in November, so best not to plan to visit this time.

Arrival information

What is the main airport called?

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO), is an international airport serving Nairobi, the capital and largest city of Kenya. 

Arriving in Nairobi

The staff at Nairobi Airport will greet you when you land to assist with your travel needs. Once you collect your bags from the arrivals area, there are various transport options available to get you on your way.         

Getting into Nairobi from Nairobi Airport  

With a range of transport options available at Nairobi Airport, travelling into the city centre is easy. Choose from taxis, ride-share, car rental, shuttle services or public transport. Car rental is a reliable way to travel with car rental agencies available at the terminal. There are long distance which provide transport for an inexpensive way to travel or shuttle services can be arranged to take you to your accommodation. Private taxis are a comfortable way to travel and are marked with a yellow stripe, or book a ride share service such as Uber.

Getting around Nairobi

Choose from public minibus taxis, buses, private taxi, ride share or car hire. Shared minibus taxis are the most popular form of public transport for locals and can take up to 14 passengers, though take care when travelling during peak hours. You can get on at any stop and pay cash to the driver as you board. Buses are a safer option as they are run by the government or take the City Hoppa. Seats are available and pay as you board. Private takes are the most popular way for tourists to get around and marked with a yellow stripe. They dan be found on most corners of the city and wait outside tourist attractions and hotels. If there is no meter, be sure to agree on a fare before you ride. Ride share apps such as Uber and Bolt are a safe way to travel and often cheaper than taxis, be booked through the app. If you plan on being in Nairobi for longer than a few days, renting a car is another option, though companies such as Europcar and Avis.

Departure information

Fly from Sydney

Once you’ve purchased your tickets from Sydney, there are a few things you should know so you’re prepared for your upcoming trip. 

What is the main airport called?

Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport (SYD). Is an international airport in Sydney, Australia located 8 km south of the Sydney central business district, in the suburb of Mascot. 

Baggage allowance

Passengers on Qantas flights from Sydney are allocated checked baggage. If you require extra luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online before departure. 

Checking in

Passengers travelling from Sydney, ensure you check-in online or via the Qantas App before you arrive at the airport from 24 hours before departure.

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Fly with Qantas and enjoy a comfortable journey with familiar smiles waiting to welcome you onboard. 

Included baggage

Enjoy peace of mind knowing baggage is included on all Qantas flights. Find out all you need to know about checked baggage.

Food and drinks on every flight

Enjoy a meal or snack every time you fly with us, as well as a range of refreshments including beer and wine+.

Inflight entertainment

Enjoy a range of entertainment on every flight including TV, the latest movies and more+.

Important Information

* Flight prices are per adult in Australian Dollars, based on payment at qantas.com by BPAY made 7 days or more before departure, PayID or Qantas issued UATP. For other payment options a percentage based fee applies, capped at a maximum per passenger of $22 for Domestic or $120 for International travel. Prices are not guaranteed until payment is made. Fares may not be available on all flights or days.  Some flights are operated by partner or subsidiary airlines. Prices may fluctuate if taxes or foreign exchange rates change. Passengers booking Premium Economy may be seated in Economy on connecting flights. Check the fare rules for more details before booking. Inclusions vary between flights. All schedules subject to change, including last minute aircraft changes. QantasLink flights operated by Sunstate Airlines (Qld) Pty Ltd ABN 82 009 734 703, Eastern Australia Airlines Pty Ltd ABN 77 001 599 024, and National Jet Systems Pty Ltd ABN 11 008 279 203. Licence No per state: QLD - 407, NSW - 2TA000237, VIC - 30362, SA - TTA155, WA - 9TA52.

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Disclaimer: +Meals, beverages, entertainment and offerings vary between flights and cabins. Alcohol offered during select flight times on select flights.