Nairobi to Addis Ababa flights from £347

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Tips to know when travelling to Addis Ababa

Travelers usually depart from Jomo Kenyatta International, or Wilson when they travel from Nairobi to Addis Ababa. The distance between Nairobi and Addis Ababa is 1164 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Ethiopian Airlines, Kenya Airways, Emirates, Jambojet, and Fly540. Nairobi and Addis Ababa have 148 direct flights per week.

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Ethiopian Airlines on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Kenya Airways on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays.

Check-in for a flight from Nairobi to Addis Ababa

NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during booking
Ethiopian AirlinesETHETYes
Kenya AirwaysKQAKQYes
EmiratesUAEEKNo
JambojetJMAJMYes
Fly540FFV5HYes

Online check-in is not available for these airlines.

Ethiopia COVID-19 travel restrictions

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Ethiopia

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  • 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
Latest COVID-19 travel restrictions in Ethiopia – 08/2022
Your trip summary

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

Departure

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

Return

Travel restrictions
  • Travel is allowed with restrictions for vaccinated travelers
  • No proof of a negative pre-departure COVID-19 test required for vaccinated travelers
  • No quarantine required
Visa requirements
  • No visa required
Forms and documents
  • Mandatory proof of vaccination for Kenya
  • Mandatory health surveillance form
Additional information
  • Masks are mandatory in certain settings

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 Ethiopia in our dedicated Stories article.

Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from Nairobi to Addis Ababa?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Nairobi and Addis Ababa takes around 2.1 hours.
What is the flight distance between Nairobi and Addis Ababa?
The flight distance between Nairobi and Addis Ababa is 1164 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Nairobi and Addis Ababa?
Several carriers operate flights between Nairobi and Addis Ababa. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include Ethiopian Airlines, Kenya Airways.
What are the most popular routes to and from Nairobi?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Nairobi and Mombasa, Malindi, Ukunda, Kisumu, Entebbe, Eldoret, London, Lamu, Melbourne, Perth, Dublin, Zanzibar, Dar es Salaam, Sydney, Mumbai, Juba, Maasai Mara, Kigali, Durban, Helsinki.
What are the most popular routes to and from Addis Ababa?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Addis Ababa and London, Dubai, Edinburgh, Taipei, Singapore, Warsaw, Harare, Mombasa, Kabul, Najaf, Toronto, Stockholm, Doha, Belgrade, Barcelona, Colombo, Newcastle upon Tyne, São Tomé, Lagos, Shenyang.
Which airports are there in Nairobi?
Nairobi is mainly served by Jomo Kenyatta International. But there are other airports nearby, including Wilson.
What airports are near Nairobi?
The main airport in Nairobi is Jomo Kenyatta International. It is also served by Arusha, Nanyuki, Amboseli.
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.
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