There are 2 ways to get from Johannesburg to Nairobi by plane or car

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Fly  •  8 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Nairobi (NBO) JNB - NBO

$166 - $347

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 days 6 h

  1. Drive from Johannesburg to Nairobi 2505.8 miles

$380 - $600

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The cheapest way to get from Johannesburg to Nairobi is to fly which costs R 2 300 - R 5 000 and takes 8 h 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from Johannesburg to Nairobi is to fly which costs R 2 300 - R 5 000 and takes 8 h 28 min.

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The distance between Johannesburg and Nairobi is 2926 km. The road distance is 4009.3 km.

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It takes approximately 8 h 28 min to get from Johannesburg to Nairobi, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Johannesburg Airport to Nairobi Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 55 min.

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Nairobi is 1 h ahead of Johannesburg. It is currently 7:52 AM in Johannesburg and 8:52 AM in Nairobi.

Yes, the driving distance between Johannesburg to Nairobi is 4009 km. It takes approximately 2 days 6 h to drive from Johannesburg to Nairobi.

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South African Airways, Rwandair Express and Kenya Airways offer flights from Johannesburg Airport to Nairobi Airport.

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There are 939+ hotels available in Nairobi. Prices start at $30 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Johannesburg to Nairobi.
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  • Distance: 1828.5 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 28 min

What companies run services between Johannesburg, South Africa and Nairobi, Kenya?

South African Airways, Kenya Airways and Rwandair Express fly from Johannesburg to Nairobi 5 times a day.

Airlines
Kenya Airways
Website
kenya-airways.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Nairobi
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $850
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Nairobi
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $800
Rwandair Express
Website
rwandair.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Nairobi via Kigali
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $600

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