COVID-19 Travel restrictions may apply. Learn More.
Rome2rio uses cookies to help personalize content and show you personalised ads. By proceeding, you accept the use of cookies in accordance with our privacy policy. You may opt out of personalised ads at any time. OK

Need a hotel room in Cape Town?

Book now

There is 1 way to get from Nairobi to Robben Island by plane or ferry

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly, ferry

  1. Fly from Nairobi (NBO) to Capetown (CPT)
  2. Take the ferry from Cape Town to Murray's Bay

Coronavirus (COVID-19) in South Africa

There is widespread community transmission globally.
Some travel restrictions are being lifted in South Africa. For the latest travel status, please check the official page for South Africa.

For travel planning advice, please refer to our Rome2rio Coronavirus information page .

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Advice

Some border closures are in place for South Africa due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Most travel to this country is restricted.

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

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: January 27 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Nairobi to Robben Island is to fly and ferry, which costs $400 - $650 and takes 8h 42m.

More details

The quickest way to get from Nairobi to Robben Island is to fly and ferry which costs $400 - $650 and takes 8h 42m.

More details

The distance between Nairobi and Robben Island is 4095 km.

It takes approximately 8h 42m to get from Nairobi to Robben Island, including transfers.

More details

The quickest flight from Nairobi Airport to Capetown Airport is the direct flight which takes 5h 45m.

Search flights

Robben Island is 1h behind Nairobi. It is currently 8:39 PM in Nairobi and 7:39 PM in Robben Island.

Comair and Kenya Airways offer flights from Nairobi Airport to Capetown Airport.

Search flights

There are 1323+ hotels available in Robben Island. Prices start at R 1 500 per night.

More details

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

More details

Map of how to get from Nairobi to Robben Island.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 4094.6 km
  • Duration: 8h 42m

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

There is no direct connection from Nairobi to Robben Island. However, you can take the taxi to Nairobi airport, fly to Capetown, take the walk to Cape Town CPT Airport, take the bus to Civic Centre, take the walk to CapeTown Convention Center, take the bus to The Clock Tower, take the walk to Cape Town, then take the ferry to Robben Island.

Airlines
Comair
Website
comair.co.za
Flights from Nairobi to Capetown via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
8h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R 6 000 - R 12 000
Kenya Airways
Website
kenya-airways.com
Flights from Nairobi to Capetown
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
R 6 000 - R 12 000
Flights from Nairobi to Capetown via Livingstone
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
R 6 000 - R 12 000
Flights from Nairobi to Capetown via Victoria Falls
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
R 6 000 - R 12 000
Ferry operators
Robben Island Museum
Phone
+27 (0)21 413 4200
Email
infow@robben-island.org.za
Website
robben-island.org.za
Ferry from Cape Town to Murray's Bay
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
R 210 - R 600
Schedules at
robben-island.org.za
Book at
webtickets.co.za
Adult
R 400 - R 600
Child ( Under 18)
R 210 - R 310

Want to know more about travelling around the world?

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Read our range of informative guides on popular transport routes and companies - including 4 stunningly beautiful Philippines islands you need to visit, Is ride-sharing platform BlaBlaCar right for you? and Train travel in Spain: A guide to Renfe - to help you get the most out of your next trip.