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There are 4 ways to get from Nairobi to Great Rift Valley by plane or car

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Fly Nairobi to Jinka, drive

  1. Fly from Nairobi (NBO) to Jinka (BCO)
  2. Drive from Jinka to Great Rift Valley

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Fly Nairobi Wilson to Loyengalani, drive

  1. Fly from Nairobi Wilson (WIL) to Loyengalani (LOY)
  2. Drive from Loyengalani to Great Rift Valley

Fly Nairobi to Arba Minch, drive

  1. Fly from Nairobi (NBO) to Arba Minch (AMH)
  2. Drive from Arba Minch to Great Rift Valley

Drive

  1. Drive from Nairobi to Great Rift Valley

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Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Ethiopia

Domestic travel is restricted within Ethiopia due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Ethiopia

International flights leaving Kenya are suspended as part of the response to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Restrictions may also be in place for other modes of transport.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Kenya

Last updated: May 17 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Nairobi to Great Rift Valley is to drive which costs $95 - $140 and takes 21h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from Nairobi to Great Rift Valley is to fly and drive which costs $130 - $330 and takes 17h 38m.

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It is 699 km from Nairobi to Great Rift Valley. It is approximately 1074.2 km to drive.

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It takes approximately 10h 6m to get from Nairobi to Great Rift Valley, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Nairobi Airport to Jinka Airport. The quickest flight takes 8h 40m and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Nairobi to Great Rift Valley is 1074 km. It takes approximately 21h 44m to drive from Nairobi to Great Rift Valley.

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Kenya Airways and Ethiopian Airlines offer flights from Nairobi Airport to Jinka Airport.

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The best way to get from Nairobi to Nairobi Airport is to taxi which takes 18 min and costs $35 - $45.

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Map of how to get from Nairobi to Great Rift Valley.
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  • Distance: 699 km
  • Duration: 10h 6m

What companies run services between Nairobi, Kenya and Great Rift Valley, Ethiopia?

There is no direct connection from Nairobi to Great Rift Valley. However, you can take the taxi to Nairobi airport, fly to Jinka, then take the drive to Great Rift Valley. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Nairobi airport, fly to Arba Minch, then take the drive to Great Rift Valley.

Airlines
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Nairobi to Jinka via Addis Ababa
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from Nairobi to Jinka via Addis Ababa, Arba Minch
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from Nairobi to Arba Minch via Addis Ababa
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from Nairobi to Arba Minch via Addis Ababa, Jinka
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Safarilink
Website
flysafarilink.com
Flights from Nairobi Wilson to Loyengalani
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $270

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