Cheap flights from Addis Ababa to Nairobi

Flights starting at £328. Choose between Ethiopian Airlines, Safarilink Aviation, or Egyptair to find the best price.

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Book your trip to arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International, or Wilson. The distance between Addis Ababa and Nairobi is 1164 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Ethiopian Airlines, Safarilink Aviation, Egyptair, Precision Air, and Emirates. Addis Ababa and Nairobi have 119 direct flights per week.

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Check-in for a flight from Addis Ababa to Nairobi

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Safarilink AviationXLKF2YesNo
EgyptairMSRMSYesNo
Precision AirPRFPWYesNo
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Kenya COVID-19 travel restrictions

Your trip summary

Most travelers from Ethiopia can enter Kenya, but there are restrictions.

Departure

Visa requirements
  • No visa required
Forms and documents
  • Mandatory proof of vaccination for Kenya

Return

Travel restrictions
  • Travel is allowed with restrictions
  • No proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results for vaccinated travelers
  • No quarantine for vaccinated travelers is required
Visa requirements
  • No visa required
Forms and documents
  • Mandatory proof of vaccination for Ethiopia
Additional information
  • Masks are mandatory in public

Information is provided as guidance only and accurate at the time of publishing. Always check government websites and airline materials before booking and traveling.

Learn more about COVID-19 restrictions in Kenya in our dedicated Stories article.

Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from Addis Ababa to Nairobi?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Addis Ababa and Nairobi takes around 2.2 hours.
What is the flight distance between Addis Ababa and Nairobi?
The flight distance between Addis Ababa and Nairobi is 1164 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Addis Ababa and Nairobi?
Several carriers operate flights between Addis Ababa and Nairobi. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include Ethiopian Airlines, Kenya Airways.
What are the most popular routes to and from Addis Ababa?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Addis Ababa and London, Melbourne, Perth, Manchester, Sydney, Adelaide, Dubai, Lamu, Palma, Majorca, Calgary, Brisbane, Taipei, Manila, Istanbul, Entebbe, Auckland, Tallinn, Dar es Salaam, Kochi, Chennai.
What are the most popular routes to and from Nairobi?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Nairobi and Mombasa, London, Malindi, Kisumu, Ukunda, Entebbe, Eldoret, Singapore, Lamu, Johannesburg, Juba, Kigali, New Delhi, Zanzibar, Bangkok, Durban, Dubai, Paris, Port Elizabeth, Victoria Falls.
What airports are near Addis Ababa?
The main airport in Addis Ababa is Addis Ababa Bole International. It is also served by Addis Ababa Bole International, Awasa.
What airports are near Nairobi?
The main airport in Nairobi is Jomo Kenyatta International. It is also served by Arusha, Amboseli, Nanyuki.
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