Flights from London Heathrow to Nairobi

Tips and tricks to help you find cheap flights from London Heathrow to Nairobi

Favourite airline: Egyptair
Egyptair is the most popular airline for flights from London Heathrow to Nairobi.
19 %
Brussels Airlines
18 %
Etihad Airways
17 %
Tip: book directly before departure
A good time to book a cheap flight on this route is directly on the day of departure.
0 days before departure
Cheapest weekday: Friday
The cheapest ticket prices are available for flights departing on a Friday.
Stopover flights are the cheapest connection
Compared to flights with a stopover, direct flights are £401.00 more expensive on this route.
non stop flight
1 stop
2 stops
08h 50min
12h 50min
26h 40min
Favourite connection: via Cairo
On this flight route, flights with a stopover in Cairo are the most popular.
1 stopover Cairo
10h 55min, from £539
21 %
1 stopover Abu Dhabi
25h 45min, from £542
18 %
1 stopover Brussels
10h 45min, from £431
16 %

Useful information about the flight from London Heathrow to Nairobi

Modern capital city of Kenya

Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, is a stunning city situated on a plateau. It is most famous as having the world’s only National Park within a city.

Best time to travel - Climate, holidays and festivals

The best time to travel to Nairobi is during the dry seasons, which is from December to March, and June until October. Other months tend to be quite rainy. Annual holidays and festivals in Nairobi include Jamhuri (Independence Day) on 12th December, and Kenya Fashion Week in June. In August, the city is host to Kenya Music Festival. On the 20th October, Heroes Day (Mashujaa Day) is celebrated.

Before you travel - Visa, vaccinations, safety and cost of living

A passport with a validity of at least 6 months from the date of entry into Kenya is a must. There should be at least two blank pages in the passport. In addition, travellers from the UK are required to be in possession of a visa, which may be obtained from the airport or online from evisas. It is a good idea to ensure that vaccinations, such as tetanus, diptheria and polio, are up to date. It is advised to get vaccinated against rabies, yellow fever, and meningitis. Crime rates are high in Nairobi, and tourists should avoid Pangani, Eastleigh, and slum areas. For personal health, avoid drinking tap water. Peel or boil any fruits and vegetables prior to eating. Be sure to apply mosquito repellent to the skin, and use a mosquito net. The cost of living in Nairobi is significantly less than in London. For example, a meal at an inexpensive restaurant costs about £2.54, public transport fares are approximately 32 pence, and a mid-range bottle of wine costs around £4.75.

Local information - transport and accommodation

Nairobi airport (also known as Jomo Kenyatta International Airport) is situated approximately 15 kilometres from the business district. A taxi from the airport to the city centre takes about 30 minutes. It is recommended that a fare is agreed on before getting into the vehicle – it should cost approximately 1,500 Kes. Bus route 34 provides services between Ambassador Hotel and the airport, and costs about 50 Kes. Accommodation in Nairobi is available from about £27 per night for a comfy 1.5 star hotel room.

Flight information: London Heathrow - Nairobi

Outbound and return from £430.23
Flight duration min. 08:35 / max. 08:40
Return flight duration min. 09:00
Distance 6849 km
Flights per week 16
Departure airport London Heathrow (LHR)
Arrival airport Nairobi Kenyatta (NBO)
Destination country Kenya
Alternative routes to Kenya
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