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Nairobi Airport

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO)


The primary airport for flights to Kenya, Jomo Kenyatta International Airport was named for the country's first prime minister. The facility serves more than five million passengers each year on flights from other African countries, as well as Europe and the Middle East.

The facility itself is basic, though it has a good selection of duty-free souvenir shops and a few good restaurants. Located 9.3 miles (15km) from central Nairobi, Jomo Kenyatta International Airport is rather busier than it can handle, with long queues a common occurrence. Expansion plans are underway however, to increase capacity by 1.5 million passengers.


The airport is situated 10 miles (16km) southeast of Nairobi.

Getting to the city

The bus services leave fairly regularly for the city centre; most travellers however take a taxi or arrange to be picked up by their hotel or tour operator.


GMT +3.


Tel: +254 (0)20 822 111

Car rental

Most worldwide rental companies are represented at the airport.

Airport Taxis

Taxis take passengers to the central city hotels and its best to negotiate a fixed fare upfront.

Transfer between terminals

There is a shuttle service available.


The facilities at the airport are fairly limited, but include a bank and bureau de change, left luggage, telephones, medical aid, a bar and restaurant, duty-free shops selling curios, tourist information, and hotel reservations. There are disabled facilities, but passengers should advise their airline in advance of any special needs.


Parking at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport is charged at KSH 60 per hour for short-term parking.



Free wifi is available at the airport.

Business Lounges

VIP lounges associated with individual airlines provide business services and internet cafes offer copy and fax services. However, conference facilities are only available at hotels in Nairobi.

Nairobi Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.