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Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Airport

General information

Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Airport is one of the busiest airports in Africa, home to national flag carrier Kenya Airways. The capital of Kenya has two airports, namely Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Airport and Wilson Airport in the south of the city close to Nairobi National Park. Wilson Airport is used for regional flights. Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Airport has two terminals and one runway. Two excellent hotels at the airport are Crowne Plaza Nairobi Airport and Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Airport.

Mombasa in eastern Kenya, the oldest city in the country, can be reached from Nairobi by air (1 hour and 5 minutes) and train (5 to 6 hours). Flights between Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Airport and Mombasa Moi International Airport are provided by Kenya Airways, Fly540 and Jambojet. A beautiful holiday destination just south of Mombasa is Diana Beach.


Where is Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Airport situated?

The airport is located southeast of the capital of Kenya and can be accessed from Nairobi via Mombasa Road or Nairobi Expressway. A short distance from the airport you will find Nairobi National Park.

How many terminals does Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Airport have?

The airport has two terminals, known as Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. Terminal 1 consists of five parts: 1A (International Arrivals & Departures, Kenya Airways and SkyTeam Partners), 1B, 1C (International Departures), 1D (Domestic Departures & Arrivals) and 1E (International Arrivals). JKIA Terminal 2 is quite modern and is mainly used by low-cost carrier Fly540. Another Kenyan low-cost carrier, Jambojet, makes use of T1A for international flights and T1D for domestic flights. During rush hour, a shuttle bus (Airport Shuttle) runs between terminals T1 and T2 every 10 minutes. Outside rush hour, the shuttle service is available every 30 minutes. Walking is possible as well, it will take you 15 minutes.

Directly outside the Arrivals hall of Terminal 1A you will find the offices of telephone providers Safaricom, Airtel and Telkom. Here you can buy a Kenyan SIM card which will come in handy during your stay in Nairobi and Kenya. Besides, there is a bank (Absa) where you can withdraw money.

Top 5 activities in Nairobi

1. Nairobi National Park
2. Giraffe Centre, open daily from 09:00 to 17:00 hours
3. Sheldrick Elephant Nursery, open daily from 11:00 to 12:00 hours
4. Nairobi Storytelling Tour with Former Street Kids
5. National Museums of Kenya: Nairobi National Museum, Nairobi Gallery and Karen Blixen

Airport Map



The distance from Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Airport to the centre of Nairobi is 18 kilometres. By car, it takes 30 minutes to get to the centre of Nairobi.

From NBO Airport to Nairobi City centre by Car
18 km
30 min

Travel by car

Public transport

It is possible to travel to and from Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Airport by public transport. If you opt for public transport to and from Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Airport you can travel by bus. Visit the Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Airport transportation page for the possibilities.

Public transport

Taxi transfer

A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Nairobi is about KES 3000.-. Book your taxi at Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From NBO Airport to Nairobi City centre by Taxi
18 km
30 min
KES 3000.-

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Car rental

At Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Avis and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.

Airport parking

Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

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At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Airport.



Departures and arrivals

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Flight tickets

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Which airlines fly from and to Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Airport?

We offer you a list of airlines at Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:

  • Kenya Airways
  • Fly540
  • Jambojet
  • Emirates
  • British Airways


Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Crowne Plaza Nairobi Airport, an IHG Hotel, Nairobi

Featuring free WiFi, a spa centre and a year-round outdoor pool, Crowne Plaza Nairobi Airport offers accommodation in Nairobi. The hotel has a sauna and fitness centre, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant or a drink at the bar.


Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Airport, Nairobi

Set in Nairobi, 6.4 km from Syokimau Railway Station, Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Airport features an outdoor swimming pool and complimentary on site private parking. The property boasts a spa and wellness centre with a fitness centre and...


Hilton Garden Inn Nairobi Airport, Nairobi

Located 2 kilometers from Nairobi Airport, Hilton Garden Inn Nairobi Airport is 9 kilometers from Nairobi National Park and 800 meters from Gateway Mall. At the hotel, the rooms are equipped with a desk.

Hotels in Nairobi

Looking for the best hotels in Nairobi? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Nairobi Serena Hotel, Nairobi

Situated in the heart of Nairobi, the extensive ground of Serena Hotel contains a fitness centre and spa. Guests can relax in a sun lounger beside the outdoor pool, which is surrounded by palm trees.


Best Western Plus Meridian Hotel, Nairobi

Located in Nairobi, Meridian Hotel offers free WiFi access in all areas. Other facilities offered at the property include a ticket service, a tour desk and luggage storage. Featuring city views each room comes with a TV and air conditioning.


Cloud Hotel & Suites, Nairobi

Located 1 km from the City Park and 6 km from Nairobi central, Cloud Hotel & Suites offers an outdoor pool, rooftop restaurant and 24-hour front desk. Free WiFi and parking is available.

Things to do

It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!


Nairobi: The Safari Cats Show Tickets & Buffet Dinner

Enjoy this enthralling African show put on by The Safari Cats. A traditional buffet dinner is served prior to the show in the local style known as 'Nyama Choma' - a delicious feast.


Nairobi National Park Tour, Giraffe, Carnivore Karen Blixen

Best Nairobi Safari Enjoy a guided tour of Nairobi National Park then visit Giraffe Center, have lunch at the carnivore restaurant and finally visit the Karen Blixen Musuem

Tour & transport

Nairobi to Lake Naivasha Day Tour with Crescent Island

Once a holiday home and later to be a retirement home for the Adamsons, Elsamere history connects with the future as conservation is the main objective on the shores of Lake Naivasha in Kenya’s Rift Valley. Re-kindle the memories of Born Free Lion Man.


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