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Flights to Nairobi (NBO)

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Nairobi travel information

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 bestnot to plan to visit this time.

Arrival information

What is the main airport called?

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO)Opens external site in a new window, 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.

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If your flights were booked through a travel agency or third-party website, please contact them directly to discuss your options.

If your plans have changed or you no longer wish to travel, visit Manage Booking to change your travel dates or cancel your flight. Visit Booking changes more information.

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Disclaimer: ^ You must be a member of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program to earn and redeem Qantas Points. A joining fee may apply. Membership and Qantas Points are subject to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program terms and conditions.

Disclaimer: ++ Status Credits are earned on eligible Qantas, Jetstar, oneworld® member and oneworld connect® airlines only - see the Airline Earning Tables and Qantas Frequent Flyer program Terms and Conditions for details. Status Credits may not be earned on some fare types and booking classes. 

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