Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Airport

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO)


To fly to Kenya, you will almost certainly fly into the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO), the principal international aviation facility for the entire nation. This airport opened for business in the late 1950s as Embakasi Airport, and was renamed for the country’s first Prime Minister Jomo Kenyatta 20 years later. There are current plans to extend this airport even further, and the expansion project should be set to finish this year.


Passengers can fly to over 60 direct destinations from this hub, with six million already taking advantage of this hub. The airport covers all your main needs while travelling; you will be able to access foreign exchange, full-service banks, and cash machines for any monetary business you have to do.


Connect to the WiFi to tell friends and family you landed safely, or sit in the internet café if you do not have a mobile device you can utilise. There are only a few eateries where you can grab a bite to eat, but it’s more than enough if you’re just looking for something to tide you over.


There are several shops selling local handicrafts, gifts, books, jewellery, and fashion. You will also have access to duty-free shops where you can pick up alcohol, tobacco, cosmetics and fragrances for a discount. 


From Australia, there are a few airlines that will operate codeshare or connecting routes, these are usually Emirates, Thai Airways, Etihad Airways, China Southern, Qantas, Ethiopian Airlines, South African Airways, and Kenya Airways. 


Travel Information


·         The airport is really close to the city—only 16km—but the drive can still take up to an hour. Get on Mombasa Road, also called the A-104, and then follow this right into town. Hiring a car online and in advance, can save you the hassle of having to organise when you land, and it’s usually the easiest way to save money.


·         Buses and shuttles function as the primary public transportation from this airport. Buses will take roughly 45 minutes, and cost a cheap and cheerful 40KES (50 cents). The shuttles can be hit or miss, and it is generally advised that you take taxis instead which tend to be the safer option. Arranging airport transfers before you arrive is also a great way to get a door-to-door trip for less.


·         Look for the official taxis, operated by a company called Kenatco. These will have a fixed fare of 1200-1700KES ($17-22), and will take you around 20-30 minutes. Just make sure you settle the price before you set off.


 Please note that information is correct as of January 2017.

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 Getting to & from the Airport

Driving hide 

Follow the A104 (Mombasa Road) southwards.

Buses hide 

There are bus stops outside Units 1 and 2 from which buses depart to take passengers to the city centre.

Taxi hide 

Outside the arrivals halls are the official taxis operated by Kenatco. These taxis operate on a fixed fare, which should be agreed upon before the journey.

 Who flies to Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta

 Airport Contact Details

Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Airport

PO Box 19087,
Airport North Road,

Tel:+254 (0)20 6611000


 Location Details

Longitude:36° 55' 50'' E
Latitude:1° 19' 0'' S

 Airport Location

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