There are 8 ways to get from Kenya to South Africa by plane or car

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Fly Nairobi to Johannesburg  •  7 h 10 min

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

$172 - $343

7 alternative options

Fly Nairobi to Pietermaritzburg  •  9 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Nairobi (NBO) to Pietermaritzburg (PZB) NBO - PZB

$302 - $1,185

Fly Nairobi to Port Elizabeth  •  9 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Nairobi (NBO) to Port Elizabeth (PLZ) NBO - PLZ

$342 - $1,307

Fly Nairobi to Durban  •  9 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Nairobi (NBO) to Durban (DUR) NBO - DUR

$279 - $1,023

Fly Nairobi to East London  •  12 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Nairobi (NBO) to East London (ELS) NBO - ELS

$277 - $1,052

Fly Nairobi to Capetown  •  9 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Nairobi (NBO) to Capetown (CPT) NBO - CPT

$227 - $782

Drive to Dar es Salaam, fly to Johannesburg  •  10 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Msambweni to Dar es Salaam
  2. Fly from Dar es Salaam (DAR) to Johannesburg (JNB) DAR - JNB

$198 - $361

Drive  •  2 days 6 h

  1. Drive from Nairobi to Johannesburg 2506.4 miles

$380 - $600

Questions & Answers

The distance between Kenya and South Africa is 3657 km. The road distance is 4010.3 km.

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It takes approximately 7 h 10 min to get from Kenya to South Africa, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Nairobi Airport to Johannesburg Airport is the direct flight which takes 4 h 5 min.

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South Africa is 1 h behind Kenya. It is currently 6:02 PM in Kenya and 5:02 PM in South Africa.

Yes, the driving distance between Kenya to South Africa is 4010 km. It takes approximately 2 days 6 h to drive from Kenya to South Africa.

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

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There are 40+ hotels available in South Africa. Prices start at $34 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Kenya to Nairobi Airport is to bus which takes 50 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Kenya to South Africa.
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  • Distance: 2285.3 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 10 min

What companies run services between Kenya and South Africa?

South African Airways, Kenya Airways and three other airlines fly from Nairobi to Benoni every 4 hours.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Nairobi to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $800
Flights from Nairobi to Pietermaritzburg via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,400
Flights from Nairobi to Port Elizabeth via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,600
Flights from Nairobi to Port Elizabeth via Johannesburg, East London
Ave. Duration
10 h 25 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,800
Flights from Nairobi to Port Elizabeth via Johannesburg, Durban
Ave. Duration
11 h 15 min
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,900
Flights from Nairobi to Durban via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,300
Flights from Nairobi to Durban via Johannesburg, Bloemfontein
Ave. Duration
10 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,400
Flights from Nairobi to Durban via Johannesburg, Nelspruit
Ave. Duration
10 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,400
Flights from Nairobi to East London via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
10 h 52 min
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,500
Flights from Nairobi to East London via Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,500
Flights from Nairobi to East London via Johannesburg, Durban
Ave. Duration
17 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,500
Flights from Nairobi to Capetown via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
7 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$480 - $1,700
Flights from Dar es Salaam to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $800
Kenya Airways
Website
kenya-airways.com
Flights from Nairobi to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $850
Flights from Nairobi to Durban via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Nairobi to East London via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
10 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Nairobi to Capetown
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$480 - $1,100
Flights from Nairobi to Capetown via Livingstone
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$480 - $1,100
Flights from Nairobi to Capetown via Victoria Falls
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$480 - $1,100
Flights from Nairobi to Capetown via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$480 - $1,100
Flights from Dar es Salaam to Johannesburg via Nairobi
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $400
Comair
Website
comair.co.za
Flights from Nairobi to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $850
Flights from Nairobi to Durban via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Nairobi to East London via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
10 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Nairobi to Capetown via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$480 - $1,100
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Nairobi to Johannesburg via Addis Ababa
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $470
Flights from Nairobi to Capetown via Addis Ababa
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Dar es Salaam to Johannesburg via Blantyre
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Rwandair Express
Website
rwandair.com
Flights from Nairobi to Johannesburg via Kigali
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $600
Flights from Dar es Salaam to Johannesburg via Kigali
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $460
Safair
Website
flysafair.co.za
Flights from Nairobi to Port Elizabeth via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300

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