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Did you mean flights from London, United Kingdom to Nairobi?

London is one of the most popular destinations for tourists in the world. They are drawn to the city because of its wonderful shops, theaters, nightlife and historical attractions. It is the center of London that many people want to visit, and the underground Tube system makes it easy to get around. The city’s West End brings you to attractions such as Trafalgar Square, the shopping district of Regent Street, Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament. A trip along the River Thames provides an opportunity to see all the main sights such as the Globe Theater and the impressive Tate Modern art gallery building.

Flying to London

1. Which airports serve Nairobi to London?

The main airport in Nairobi is Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. In London the airport receiving most direct flights is Heathrow, but there are some indirect flights that arrive at Gatwick. Passengers should be aware that Gatwick is further away from the center of London than Heathrow.

2. Which airlines operate flights from Nairobi to London?

Both Kenya Airways and British Airways operate direct flights between Nairobi and London. Emirates Airways has flights with stopovers in Doha, while Lufthansa operates with stopovers in Frankfurt. There are daily flights between the two cities and for those prepared to fly indirectly there are more options available.

3. How long is the flight?

A direct flight between Nairobi and London takes around 8 and a half hours. Indirect flights can be around 11 hours right up to 36 hours due to the waiting time between flights. Nairobi is 2 hours ahead of London.

4. Climate changes between Nairobi and London

As it is located in northern Europe, London has a very temperate climate. In winter it can be below 0°C, and in summer during the short heatwaves that are common, temperatures can be in excess of 30°C. Nairobi has a much more consistent climate with temperatures remaining within the range of 22°C and 27°C. While London is prone to rain all year round, the heaviest months for rain in Nairobi are April and November.

5. Culture differences and need-to-know

The main language in London is English, but as it has become a multicultural city in recent years you are likely to hear many more languages being spoken. English is also spoken in Nairobi, along with Bantu Swahili. UK currency is the pound sterling, while in Kenya it is the shilling.

No visa is required to enter the United Kingdom for US passport holders to visit or conduct business for up to 6 months.

London Information

London is well-known for its wide variety of amazing galleries and museums, so be sure to add one or two to your itinerary. The National Gallery contains art works dating back hundreds of years, while the National History Museum is a wonderful building with skeletons of dinosaurs and ancient whales on display.

On certain days during the summer you can go into Buckingham Palace or you could take a trip to the Tower of London, where you can view the Crown Jewels. For stunning views of the city book a trip on London’s own observation wheel, the London Eye. Take a trip to Greenwich in south east London to see and go on board the Cutty Sark, once the fastest sailing merchant ship in the world. While there you can also visit the National Maritime Museum and the Royal Observatory.

London also has some great markets, while handmade goods and crafts can be found on sale in Greenwich and Covent Garden.

Where To Buy Cheap Flights from Nairobi to London, United Kingdom?

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 Nairobi to London, United Kingdom 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 Nairobi to London, United Kingdom?

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

Non Stop versus Connecting
Advanced PurchaseNon StopConnecting
< 7 days KES97,952 KES71,373
7-14 days KES119,343 KES357,710
14-21 days KES109,071 KES58,666
21-30 days KES98,482 KES54,748
30-60 days KES84,292 KES58,666
60-90 days KES86,304 KES58,666
90+ days KES85,245 KES70,208

Compare Flight Prices from Nairobi to London, United Kingdom 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 Nairobi to London, United Kingdom flights.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
February Nairobi London, United Kingdom Turkish 2/13/20 2/27/20 1 KES73,067
March Nairobi London, United Kingdom Egyptair 3/4/20 3/8/20 2 KES53,795
April Nairobi London, United Kingdom Ethiopian 4/4/20 4/12/20 1 KES61,101
May Nairobi London, United Kingdom Ethiopian 5/6/20 5/13/20 1 KES60,042
June Nairobi London, United Kingdom Qatar 6/23/20 7/6/20 1 KES72,644
July Nairobi London, United Kingdom Turkish 7/15/20 7/22/20 1 KES76,032
August Nairobi London, United Kingdom Turkish 8/3/20 8/10/20 1 KES76,032
September Nairobi London, United Kingdom Qatar 9/28/20 10/5/20 1 KES81,751

Cheap Last Minute Flights from Nairobi to London, United Kingdom

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

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
KES74,020
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
KES74,020 KES94,140
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
KES94,140 KES76,032
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
KES76,032 KES69,891
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
KES69,891 KES73,067
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
KES73,067

Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Nairobi to London, United Kingdom

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 Nairobi to London, United Kingdom is KES82,386.

The average price for direct flights from Nairobi to London, United Kingdom is KES99,859.

The chart below shows up to date information regarding non-stop flights from Nairobi to London, United Kingdom.

Weekly Direct Flights from Nairobi to London, United Kingdom - By Carrier
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
British Airways 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 18:25 18:25
Kenya 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 04:20 04:20

One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from Nairobi to London, United Kingdom

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 Nairobi to London, United Kingdom. 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 Nairobi to London, United Kingdom is KES49,453.

The average price for round trip flights from Nairobi to London, United Kingdom is KES82,386.

Nairobi to London, United Kingdom Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is the flight from Nairobi to London, United Kingdom?
Answer: The average Nairobi to London, United Kingdom flight time is 8 hours and 55 minutes.
Question: How far is London, United Kingdom from Nairobi?
Answer: The distance from Nairobi to London, United Kingdom is 6,838 kilometers (4,249 miles).
Question: How common are direct flights from Nairobi to London, United Kingdom?
Answer: There are 14 direct flights from Nairobi to London, United Kingdom.
Question: What are the most popular Nairobi airlines for direct flights from Nairobi to London, United Kingdom?
Answer: British Airways provides 50% of the non-stop flights between Nairobi and London, United Kingdom.

Airlines in Nairobi flying to London, United Kingdom Last modified: Aug 7, 2020 5:24 -04:00Number of routes searched: 0Number of itineraries searched: 0

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

Nairobi to London, United Kingdom Airports

These are the major commercial airports we're currently monitoring in Nairobi and London, United Kingdom. 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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