Flights from Nairobi to Mombasa, Kenya

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Kenya’s oldest and second-largest city, Mombasa has a population of around 1.2 million people. It offers travelers a taste of seafaring history combined with the feel of the African tropics and islands connected by bridges and ferries to the coast. A cosmopolitan tourist destination, it is the largest port in East Africa and has a myriad of cultural influences, including British, Asian, Arabic, Indian, Omanis and Chinese. Its old town has atmospheric markets and narrow streets, and there are mosques, temples and a rich mix of local food to try. Just outside the city, there are beaches, wildlife parks and villages to explore.

Flying to Mombasa

1. Which airports serve Nairobi to Mombasa?

Travelers will leave for Mombasa from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, Africa’s main hub. Almost 13km outside of the city, it has over 40 passenger airlines and 25 cargo airlines.
Passengers will fly into Moi International Airport, which is 9.3km outside of Mombasa. Located in a township called Port Reitz, it offers regional as well as intercontinental flights.

2. Which airlines operate flights from Nairobi to Mombasa?

East African, Kenya, Five Forty, Jamaica and Executive currently offer daily flights from Nairobi to Mombasa, with East African operating its route five days per week. Kenya Airways provides 42% of the non-stop flights from Nairobi to Mombasa.

3. How long is the flight?

The average Nairobi to Mombasa flight lasts for one hour and one minute.

4. Climate changes between Nairobi and Mombasa

February is the hottest month in Nairobi with an average temperature of 70°F. The coldest month is July at 63°F. February has nine hours of daily sunshine, the most in the calendar year. The wettest month is April with an average of 130mm of rain.
March is the hottest month in Mombasa with an average temperature of 82°F. June is the coldest month at 75°F. December has the most daily sunshine, averaging nine hours. The wettest month is May with an average of 260mm of rain.

5. Culture differences and need-to-know

The currency unit in Kenya is the Kenyan shilling. There is no limit to the amount of foreign currency that you can bring in or out of Kenya. However, if you plan to arrive or leave Kenya with more than a certain amount in cash, then you may need to hold documents showing the source and purpose of this money. For further information, visit the Department of Immigration website.
To enter Kenya, visitors will need a passport with at least six months’ validity and a visa. It is important to check for up-to-date information before booking any flights.

Mombasa Information

As East Africa’s most cosmopolitan city, Nairobi is not a big tourist destination, but it is worth a visit to sample its exciting culture, impressive cuisine and vibrant nightlife. Right on Nairobi’s southern outskirts is the Nairobi National Park. One of the continents smallest, it has abundant wildlife and is open from 6am to 6pm.
Mombasa also has a nature reserve, the Mombasa Marine National Park, which protects seagrass beds, sandy beaches, mangroves and coral reefs. Visitors can snorkel and dive as seahorses, stingrays and eels swim by. The wildlife is also visible from a glass-bottomed boat for those who do not want to dip their toes in the water.

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We've scanned 2,770 round trip itineraries and found the cheapest flights to Mombasa. Far Eastern & Kenya frequently offer the best deals to Mombasa flights, or select your preferred carrier below to see the cheapest days to fly.

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How Much is a Flight from Nairobi to Mombasa?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Nairobi to Mombasa, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be KES15,309.

Where To Buy Cheap Flights from Nairobi to Mombasa?

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

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

Non Stop versus Connecting
Advanced PurchaseNon StopConnecting
< 7 days KES12,879 KES15,674
7-14 days KES13,365 KES15,674
14-21 days KES13,851 KES15,674
21-30 days KES14,094 KES58,199
30-60 days KES14,823 KES6,926
60-90 days KES13,851 KES5,954
90+ days KES10,814 KES15,674

Cheapest Day To Fly from Nairobi to Mombasa

We've examined 5,540 itinerary searches that we've seen for departures in the next 90 days and found that the cheapest day to fly from Nairobi to Mombasa is Sunday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.

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Compare Flight Prices from Nairobi to Mombasa 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 Mombasa flights.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
November Nairobi Mombasa Far Eastern 11/13/22 11/15/22 0 KES12,879
December Nairobi Mombasa Far Eastern 12/3/22 12/10/22 0 KES13,851
January Nairobi Mombasa Far Eastern 1/26/23 1/31/23 0 KES13,851
January Nairobi Mombasa Jambojet 1/10/23 1/12/23 0 KES13,851
November Nairobi Mombasa Far Eastern 11/23/22 11/29/22 0 KES2,795
December Nairobi Mombasa Far Eastern 12/1/22 12/4/22 0 KES13,730
December Nairobi Mombasa Far Eastern 12/10/22 12/12/22 0 KES4,617
December Nairobi Mombasa Far Eastern 12/14/22 12/31/22 0 KES5,954

Cheap Last Minute Flights from Nairobi to Mombasa

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

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Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Nairobi to Mombasa

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 Mombasa is KES15,674.

The average price for direct flights from Nairobi to Mombasa is KES13,487.

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

Weekly Direct Flights from Nairobi to Mombasa - By Carrier
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
Five Fourty 3 2 3 3 3 3 3 01:45 14:00
Kenya 2 2 0 1 0 1 0 02:30 08:30
Executive 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 04:00 10:30

One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from Nairobi to Mombasa

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 Mombasa. 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 Mombasa is KES5,346.

The average price for round trip flights from Nairobi to Mombasa is KES13,365.

Nairobi to Mombasa Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is the flight from Nairobi to Mombasa?
Answer: The average Nairobi to Mombasa flight time is an hour and 4 minutes.
Question: How far is Mombasa from Nairobi?
Answer: The distance from Nairobi to Mombasa is 421 kilometers (262 miles).
Question: How common are direct flights from Nairobi to Mombasa?
Answer: There are 40 direct flights from Nairobi to Mombasa.
Question: What are the most popular Nairobi airlines for direct flights from Nairobi to Mombasa?
Answer: Five Fourty Aviation provides 50% of the non-stop flights between Nairobi and Mombasa.

Nairobi to Mombasa Airports

These are the major commercial airports we're currently monitoring in Nairobi and Mombasa. 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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Cheap Flights from Nairobi to Mombasa