Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Airport

General information

Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Airport is one of the busiest airports in Africa and the busiest airport in Kenya. The airport is the hub of Kenya’s flag carrier Kenya Airways. The beautiful Nairobi National Park is in close proximity of the airport.


Where is Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Airport situated?

The airport is located east of Kenya’s capital Nairobi. The airport is accessible from Nairobi through the Mombasa road.

How many terminals has Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Airport?

The airport is divided in two terminals, Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. Terminal 1 is split into five different parts: 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D and 1E. Terminal 2 serves mainly low cost airlines.

Airport Map



The distance from Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Airport to the centre of Nairobi is 18 kilometres. By car, it takes 35 minutes to get to the centre of Nairobi.

From NBO Airport to Nairobi City centre by Car
18 km
35 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 2000.-. 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
35 min
KES 2000.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

At Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Avis, Sixt 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
  • Royal Air Maroc


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.


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 4.2 kilometers from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Hilton Garden Inn Nairobi Airport is 14.1 kilometers from Nairobi National Park and 1.4 kilometers from Gateway Mall. At the hotel, the rooms are equipped with a desk.


Airport Landing Hotel, Nairobi

Airport Landing Hotel is situated in Nairobi and has a shared lounge, bar and on-site dining. Popular points of interest around the property include Standard Gauge Railway Station (SGR) and Southfield Mall.

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.


The Concord Hotel & Suites, Nairobi

Featuring free WiFi, an outdoor pool and a terrace, The Concord Hotel & Suites offers five-star accommodation in Nairobi, 5 km from Nairobi National Museum.


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 as the perfect end to your day exploring Kenya. 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 Plus Elephant & Giraffe Centers

Enjoy a guided tour of Nairobi National Park then visit the Elephant Orphanage and the Giraffe Centers to interact more closely with the animals and learn about conservation efforts.

Tour & transport

Nairobi National Park: Half-Day Guided Tour from Nairobi

Nairobi National Park wildlife sanctuary is located just outside the bustling city but, despite its proximity, is home to a wide variety of native animal species. Explore forest, bush and valleys and be on the lookout for rhinos, giraffes, lions and more.


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