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Book your trip to arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International, or Wilson. The distance between Kigali and Nairobi is 758 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Rwandair Express, Ethiopian Airlines, Air Kenya, Skyward Express Limited, and Kenya Airways. Kigali and Nairobi have 95 direct flights per week.

Weekly direct flights

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Rwandair Express on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Check-in for a flight from Kigali to Nairobi

NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during booking
Rwandair ExpressRWDWBYes
Ethiopian AirlinesETHETYes
Air KenyaXAKP2Yes
Skyward Express LimitedSEWOWYes
Kenya AirwaysKQAKQYes

Online check-in is not available for these airlines.

Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from Kigali to Nairobi?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Kigali and Nairobi takes around 1.6 hours.
What is the flight distance between Kigali and Nairobi?
The flight distance between Kigali and Nairobi is 758 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Kigali and Nairobi?
Several carriers operate flights between Kigali and Nairobi. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include Kenya Airways, Rwandair Express.
What are the most popular routes to and from Kigali?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Kigali and Zanzibar, London, Montreal, Brisbane, Dar es Salaam, Dhaka, Sydney, Entebbe, Adelaide, Auckland, New Delhi, Johannesburg, Manila, Vijayawada, Perth, Mahé, Gdańsk, Melbourne, Northern Cyprus, Riyadh.
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, Johannesburg, Juba, New Delhi, Zanzibar, Bangkok, Durban, Dubai, Paris, Port Elizabeth, Victoria Falls.
What airports are near Kigali?
The main airport in Kigali is Kigali International. It is also served by Kigali International, Goma International, Kihihi Airstrip.
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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