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Airports in Nairobi

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO)

Overview

The primary airport for flights to Kenya, Jomo Kenyatta International Airport was named for the country's first prime minister (who later became its first president). The facility serves more than five million passengers each year on flights from other African countries, as well as Europe and the Middle East, including cities like London, Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar, Doha, Antananarivo, Kinshasa, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Istanbul, Maputo, Johannesburg and Cairo.

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.

Location

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

Getting to the city

The KBS bus service 34 leaves fairly regularly for the city centre; most travellers however take a taxi or arrange to be picked up by their hotel or tour operator. The Mercedes taxis take passengers to the central city hotels for a fixed fare.

Time

GMT +3.

Contacts

Tel: +254 (0)20 822 111

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

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