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Travelers usually depart from O. R. Tambo International, or Lanseria International when they travel from Johannesburg to Nairobi. Book your trip to arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International, or Wilson. The distance between Johannesburg and Nairobi is 2915 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Ethiopian Airlines, Kenya Airways, Qatar Airways, Kulula, and Fly Safair. Johannesburg and Nairobi have 110 direct flights per week.

Weekly direct flights

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Number of flights18191323-2116
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Kenya Airways on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Check-in for a flight from Johannesburg to Nairobi

NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during booking
Ethiopian AirlinesETHETYes
Kenya AirwaysKQAKQYes
Qatar AirwaysQTRQRYes
KululaCAWMNYes
Fly SafairSFRFAYes

Online check-in is not available for these airlines.

Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from Johannesburg to Nairobi?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Johannesburg and Nairobi takes around 4.1 hours.
What is the flight distance between Johannesburg and Nairobi?
The flight distance between Johannesburg and Nairobi is 2915 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Johannesburg and Nairobi?
Several carriers operate flights between Johannesburg and Nairobi. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include Kenya Airways.
What are the most popular routes to and from Johannesburg?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Johannesburg and Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth, George, Harare, East London, London, Windhoek, Hyderabad, Bloemfontein, New York, Accra, Lagos, Bulawayo, Chennai, Lusaka, Mthatha, Dar es Salaam, Funchal, Livingstone.
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, Addis Ababa, Juba, Kigali, New Delhi, Zanzibar, Bangkok, Durban, Dubai, Paris, Port Elizabeth, Victoria Falls.
Which airports are there in Johannesburg?
Johannesburg is mainly served by O. R. Tambo International. But there are other airports nearby, including Lanseria International, Rand Airport.
What airports are near Johannesburg?
The main airport in Johannesburg is O. R. Tambo International. It is also served by Pilanesberg International, Wonderboom.
What airports are near Nairobi?
The main airport in Nairobi is Jomo Kenyatta International. It is also served by Arusha, Nanyuki, Amboseli.
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