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Johannesburg to Nairobi Last modified: Nov 16, 2019 2:34 -05:00

We've scanned 48 195 047 545 round trip itineraries and found the cheapest flights to Nairobi. Ethiopian & RwandAir frequently offer the best deals to Nairobi flights, or select your preferred carrier below to see the cheapest days to fly.

Wed 01/08
2 stops
Sun 01/12
2 stops
R4 958
Sun 02/02
1 stop
Wed 02/12
1 stop
R4 988
South African
Tue 12/10
Tue 12/17
R7 445
Thu 02/06
Sun 02/16
R8 254
Air Mauritius
Fri 12/20
2 stops
Wed 12/25
2 stops
R15 330

How Much is a Flight from Johannesburg to Nairobi?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Johannesburg to Nairobi, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be R4 958.

Where To Buy Cheap Flights from Johannesburg to Nairobi?

The best way to find a great deal on airfare is to search multiple sites. When you run a search on FareCompare, we search multiple sites and fare sources all at once so you don't have to - which is why we think FareCompare is the best place to find cheap tickets. Airlines can adjust prices for tickets from Johannesburg to Nairobi based on the day and time that you decide to book your flight. We have collected data from all airlines, and have found that Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays are often the best days to book flights. If you'd like to learn more, read our article about the best time to buy airline tickets.

How far in advance should I book tickets from Johannesburg to Nairobi?

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance to book your flight from Johannesburg to Nairobi.

Non Stop versus Connecting
Advanced PurchaseNon StopConnecting
< 7 days R7 857 R4 973
7-14 days R8 725 R5 017
14-21 days R8 725 R5 017
21-30 days R7 445 R4 973
30-60 days R7 857 R4 958
60-90 days R7 857 R4 973
90+ days R7 857 R4 591

Cheapest Day To Fly from Johannesburg to Nairobi

We've examined 57 595 778 181 itinerary searches that we've seen for departures in the next 90 days and found that the cheapest day to fly from Johannesburg to Nairobi is Sunday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
R5 002R4 929R4 929R4 958R4 973R5 002R4 841

Compare Flight Prices from Johannesburg to Nairobi by Month

Low priced flights are most commonly available by purchasing between one and three months in advance. International or holiday flights may need to be purchased even further in advance. The chart below shows the cheapest flight prices by month for Johannesburg to Nairobi flights.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
November Johannesburg Nairobi Ethiopian 2019/11/24 2019/11/27 1 R4 841
December Johannesburg Nairobi RwandAir 2019/12/03 2019/12/10 1 R5 002
January Johannesburg Nairobi RwandAir 2020/01/08 2020/01/22 1 R4 929
February Johannesburg Nairobi Ethiopian 2020/02/18 2020/02/24 2 R4 958
March Johannesburg Nairobi Ethiopian 2020/03/10 2020/03/19 2 R4 914
April Johannesburg Nairobi Ethiopian 2020/04/09 2020/04/13 1 R4 591
May Johannesburg Nairobi Ethiopian 2020/05/11 2020/05/25 1 R4 591
June Johannesburg Nairobi Ethiopian 2020/06/20 2020/06/30 1 R4 605

Cheap Last Minute Flights from Johannesburg to Nairobi

Looking for cheap last minute flights or a weekend getaway? We've got you covered with weekend flight deals from Johannesburg to Nairobi. The chart below shows the best last minute deals and cheap flights this weekend we could find.

Next 30 Days

17 18 19 20 21 22 23
R5 002
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
R5 002 R5 017
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
R5 017 R5 665
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
R5 665 R6 341
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
R6 341 R8 739
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
R8 739

Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Johannesburg to Nairobi

Flights between some cities may be significantly cheaper if you choose a multi-stop airline ticket. Although these connecting flights sacrifice some convenience, on average, travelers save 20%-60% when they choose to fly multi-stop versus a direct flight.

The average price for connecting flights from Johannesburg to Nairobi is R4 723.

The average price for direct flights from Johannesburg to Nairobi is R8 739.

The chart below shows up to date information regarding non-stop flights from Johannesburg to Nairobi.

Weekly Direct Flights from Johannesburg to Nairobi - By Carrier
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
Kenya 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 07:10 20:55
South African 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 05:00 10:30

One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from Johannesburg to Nairobi

We have found that there is often no price difference between buying a round trip flight versus a one way flight. Increased flexibility is the main benefit when it comes to buying a one way flight from Johannesburg to Nairobi. However, booking a round trip flight can be a simpler process. You can compare round trip and one way flights by using our flight comparison.

The average price for one way flights from Johannesburg to Nairobi is R2 884.

The average price for round trip flights from Johannesburg to Nairobi is R4 723.

Johannesburg to Nairobi Flight Questions

Below are some common questions that asked about this flight route:

Question: How long is the flight from Johannesburg to Nairobi?
Answer: The average Johannesburg to Nairobi flight time is 4 hours and 3 minutes.
Question: How far is Nairobi from Johannesburg?
Answer: The distance from Johannesburg to Nairobi is 2 909 kilometers (1 808 miles).
Question: How common are direct flights from Johannesburg to Nairobi?
Answer: There are 30 direct flights from Johannesburg to Nairobi.
Question: What are the most popular Johannesburg airlines for direct flights from Johannesburg to Nairobi?
Answer: Kenya Airways provides 70% of the non-stop flights between Johannesburg and Nairobi.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Johannesburg to Nairobi?
Answer: Kigali, RW

Airlines in Johannesburg flying to Nairobi Last modified: Nov 16, 2019 2:34 -05:00Number of routes searched: 18Number of itineraries searched: 190 240

Wondering which airlines fly out of Johannesburg to Nairobi? We've gathered the average price of Johannesburg airlines with flights to Nairobi. Different airlines offer different levels of comfort and service, so consider convenience when choosing your airline.

Below is the full flight schedule summary showing which days of the week individual carriers offer flights for the next 30 days.

Johannesburg to Nairobi
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Kenya -
South African -
Air France CDG
British Airways LHR
Emirates DXB
Ethiopian ADD
Etihad AUH
Lufthansa FRA
Swiss ZRH
Air Mauritius MRU
Egyptair CAI
Turkish IST
LAM Mocambique MPM
RwandAir KGL

Johannesburg to Nairobi Airports

These are the major commercial airports we're currently monitoring in Johannesburg and Nairobi. If your route includes a city with multiple airports, you may be able to find substantial savings by choosing an alternate airport.

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