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.
Official Website: kaa.go.ke
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: More than 7 million passengers went through it in 2016.
Tel: +254 206 822 111 / 611 000 / 612 000. 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.See Map
Car rental desks from Avis (Tel +254 731 663 000 - 24 hours a day) and Sixt (Tel +254 724 001 111 - 8:00 am to 8:00 pm) are found in the main Arrivals Hall.
Bus - 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 Citi Hoppa minibuses to and from the city.
Riverside Shuttle (Tel +254 722 328 595; Fares) operates between Nairobi, Arusha and Moshi, in Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, and stops at the airport. The trip must be booked in advance.
Taxi - Official operators include Jatco Taxis (Tel +254 725 280 000), Nairobi Airport Cabs (Tel +254 722 324 421), Kenatco Taxis (Tel +254 705 780 016) and New Jambo Taxis (Tel +254 737 070 474). 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.
The enclosure has parking spaces for short and long terms. Rates
P1, P3, P6, P8 - Short-term areas.
P5 - Long-term parking.
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.
Latest updates: May 19, 2019