Nairobi airport (NBO)

Location details, contact information, airlines, departure and arrival flight status, transportation, facilities and services, parking, special passenger amenities, nearby hotels and answers to passengers' frequently asked questions.


 Passenger Guide

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, opened on March 9, 1958, is the largest in Kenya and serves not only the capital, but the whole country. It operates with domestic and international flights to destinations in Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

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Number of Terminals - 2 - Terminal 1 (domestic and international flights) and Terminal 2 (low-cost flights). Open 24 hours a day. Terminal 1 is divided into several units (1A, 1B, 1C, 1D), connected to a central building via covered walkways and to Terminal 2 through free shuttles.
Annual passenger traffic: 6.9 million passengers went through it in 2022.
Tel: +254 206 822 111 / 611 000 / 612 000. - FACEBOOK

There are information desks in each unit and in the Arrivals Hall.


The airport is located 18 km (11 miles) to the east of the city of Nairobi.

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Public and private transportation


Line 34 travels every 20 minutes to the city centre, stopping at the Hilton and Ambassador hotels. It operates from 6:00 am to 9:00 pm and journey time is about 45 min. There are also CitiHoppa (Tel +254 726 010 000) minibuses to and from the city.
Riverside Shuttle (Tel +254 722 328 595 / 725 999 121; Fares) operates between Nairobi, Arusha and Moshi, in Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, and stops at the airport. The trip must be booked in advance.


Cabs provided by Kenatco Taxis (Tel +254 709 642 000). Ranks are located outside the Arrivals Hall and there is a counter to hire a cab for a fixed price at the entrance. The trip to downtown Nairobi takes 20-30 minutes, depending on traffic.


Car rental agencies

Car rental desks are found in the main Arrivals Hall and operate around the clock.

Avis (Tel +254 731 663 000)
Europcar (Tel +254 777 223 442)
Hertz (Tel +254 797 486 388)


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Parking services at Nairobi airport (NBO)

The enclosure has parking spaces for short and long terms. Rates

P1, P3, P6, P8 - Short-term areas.
P5 - Long-term parking.

Facilities for passengers with special needs

Facilities are basic and include adapted toilets. Passengers with special needs are advised to contact their airline at least 72 hours prior to their travel. More information: Tel +254 705 429 000.


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Latest updates: March 25, 2023