Nairobi Airport (NBO) or Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) is the primary and one of the most convenient airports in Nairobi. IndiGo flies to this airport regularly, which was earlier known as Embakasi Airport. Taxis and public transportation connect the airport with the rest of the city, which is located approximately 17 km away, efficiently.

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Nairobi is one of the largest and most eclectic cities in Kenya. The city has been able to preserve its natural habitat and wildlife along with merging into the 21st century. Book flights from India to Kenya to explore the national parks and museums, and enjoy a comfortable stay. The rich cuisine, in addition to the cheese factories and farms, make the city nothing less than a wonderland for food enthusiasts. The many shopping areas and souvenir shops make this place much-loved. India to Nairobi flights can take travellers from one sort of coexistence to another brighter form. Book flights to Nairobi with IndiGo to experience the charm, vibrancy, and nature in this capital city of Kenya.

One of the most popular places to visit in the city is the Nairobi National Park which has over 400 species of birds, and other animals like civets, bush pigs, lions, rhinos and cheetahs drive several tourists here. Tourists can enjoy all this and more with IndiGo’s India to Nairobi flights.

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Airport Hours

Nairobi Airport offers round-the-clock arrivals and departures from across the world. IndiGo flies there in a codeshare partnership with Turkish Airlines. Passengers are welcome to wait at the airport before boarding a flight. Apart from that, there are various alternatives to spending their time lucratively and using the services available there.

How to reach Nairobi Airport?

Nairobi Airport, or Jomo Kenyatta international airport (NBO), is Nairobi’s principal airport, and a perfect gateway into or out of central and eastern Africa. Formerly known as Nairobi International Airport and Embasaki Airport, different modes of transport to reach the airport are taxis, buses, and shuttles.

  • By Taxi: This is an economical and reliable way to reach the airport. It takes approximately half an hour to reach Nairobi this way.
  • By Cab: One of the most convenient ways to travel, taxis are easily available. It takes about 20 minutes.
  • By Shuttle: With half an hour of journey, shuttles are quite reliable and punctual.

Nairobi Airport details - Pin code and address

Nairobi Airport is easy to locate, and is quite accessible through online and offline mediums. It is located at a prime location and has significant landmarks around.

Terminal Information

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) is the main airport for Kenya. There are two terminals at the airport. Terminal 1 is divided into four parts - 1A, 1B, 1C, and 1E. These terminals are used for international arrivals and departures, while terminal 1D is used for domestic arrivals and departures. Low-cost carriers use Terminal 2.


Airport Facilities

Airport Lounge
Business Centre
Post Office
Children’s Play Area
Food and beverages
Information Desk
Luggage storage and Lockers
Showers, Salon, and Spa

Things to do in Nairobi airport

While waiting for the flight, there are several things to do here to pass the time. Some of them are-

  • Eating at some of the restaurants and cafés
  • Shopping at the duty-free area at the airport
  • Make use of the Wi-Fi to browse the internet
  • Relax at the rest zone at the airport
  • Unwind at the airport lounge

Hotels near Nairobi Airport

There are many hotels near this airport. In case of limited time before the next flight, some of the hotels near the Nairobi Airport are -

  • Crowne Plaza Nairobi Airport
  • Hilton Garden Inn Nairobi Airport
  • Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Airport
  • Nairobi Serena Hotel
  • Kozi Suites

Visa and Immigration

Indian citizens are required to have a Kenya visa to enter Nairobi legally. It is often called the Kenyan e-visa, Kenyan tourist visa, or Kenyan visitor visa for Indians. The visa can be obtained online easily. The Kenyan visa is valid for three months from the date of entry into Kenya.


Documents required to file a Visa in Kenya

To apply for a Kenyan visa, there are a few documents that Indian residents must submit to ensure the process is smooth and quick -

  • A valid passport
  • Passport size photograph
  • At least one of the pages of the passport is blank so that the immigration officer can stamp it.
  • Return ticket
  • Proof of visa fee payment
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