Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

Last updated: Wednesday, October 4, 2023


Jomo Kenyatta International Airport is a large airport located in Nairobi, Kenya. It serves Nairobi and the surrounding areas.

It operates scheduled services and is identified by the IATA code NBO.

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport is situated in the continent of Africa, specifically in the country of Kenya, with latitude -1.31923997402 and longitude 36.9277992249.

It has an elevation of 1624.58 meters (5330 ft) and is identified by the GPS code HKJK.

Phone+254 20 822111
Elevation1624.58 m (5330 ft)
AddressEmbakasi, Nairobi, Kenya
WebsiteJomo Kenyatta International Airport
WikipediaJomo Kenyatta International Airport

Airport address

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

Embakasi, Nairobi, Kenya

Which country is Jomo Kenyatta International Airport?

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport is situated in Nairobi, which is in Kenya, a country located on the continent of Africa.

How do I get from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to city centre?

To get from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to the city center, you have a few options:

  1. Taxi: Taxis are readily available at the airport. You can find official taxi stands outside the arrivals terminal. Make sure to negotiate the fare before getting into the taxi.

  2. Rideshare: Services like Uber and Bolt operate in Nairobi. You can book a ride through their mobile apps, and the driver will pick you up from the airport.

  3. Airport Shuttle: Several companies offer airport shuttle services from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to various locations in the city center. You can pre-book these services online or find their desks at the airport.

  4. Public Transport: If you're looking for a more budget-friendly option, you can take a matatu (minibus) or a bus from the airport to the city center. However, this option may be crowded and less comfortable.

It's always a good idea to check with the airport information desk or do some research beforehand to determine the most suitable option based on your preferences and budget.

Flight information

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport arrivals and departures

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Most common questions

Below are quick answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

  1. How many terminals does Jomo Kenyatta International Airport have? Jomo Kenyatta International Airport has a total of three terminals: Terminal 1A, Terminal 1B, and Terminal 1C. Terminal 1A is used for domestic flights, Terminal 1B is used for international flights, and Terminal 1C is primarily used for low-cost carriers.

  2. Is there a hotel located within Jomo Kenyatta International Airport? Yes, there is a hotel located within the airport premises called the Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Airport Hotel. It is conveniently situated just a short walk away from Terminal 1 and offers comfortable accommodation for travelers with various amenities such as restaurants, bars, and meeting rooms.

  3. How far is Jomo Kenyatta International Airport from Nairobi city center? Jomo Kenyatta International Airport is located approximately 15 kilometers (9 miles) southeast of Nairobi city center. The travel time between the airport and the city center can vary depending on traffic conditions, but it usually takes around 30 minutes to an hour by car, depending on the time of day.


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