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Travelers usually depart from Jomo Kenyatta International, or Wilson when they travel from Nairobi to Kigali. The distance between Nairobi and Kigali is 758 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Rwandair Express, Ethiopian Airlines, Kenya Airways, Safarilink Aviation, and Uganda Airlines. Nairobi and Kigali have 32 direct flights per week. When you arrive at Kigali, consider visiting Genocide Memorial, Kigali, Rwanda, Nyungwe Forest National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda, and Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda.

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Check-in for a flight from Nairobi to Kigali

NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during bookingAirport check-in closesOnline check-in available
Rwandair ExpressRWDWBYesUnknownNo
Ethiopian AirlinesETHETYesUnknownNo
Kenya AirwaysKQAKQYesUnknownNo
Safarilink AviationXLKF2YesUnknownNo
Uganda AirlinesURNoUnknownNo

Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from Nairobi to Kigali?

A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Nairobi and Kigali takes around 1.8 hours.

What is the flight distance between Nairobi and Kigali?

The flight distance between Nairobi and Kigali is 758 km.

What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Nairobi and Kigali?

Several carriers operate flights between Nairobi and Kigali. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include Rwandair Express, Kenya Airways.

What are the most popular routes to and from Nairobi?

Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Nairobi and Sharjah International, Indira Gandhi International, Chhatrapati Shivaji International, Rajiv Gandhi International, Abeid Amani Karume International, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International, Entebbe International, Julius Nyerere International, Kilimanjaro International, Moi International, Kigali International.

What are the most popular routes to and from Kigali?

Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Kigali and Heathrow, Abeid Amani Karume International, Jomo Kenyatta International, Entebbe International, Julius Nyerere International, Kilimanjaro International, Moi International, Bujumbura International, Arusha, Kisumu International, Kamembe.

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 Kigali?

The main airport in Kigali is Kigali International. It is also served by Kigali International, Goma International, Kihihi Airstrip.

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