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Airport Nairobi

The busiest airport in East and Central Africa, Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Kenya's capital, Nairobi, flies nearly five million passengers a year from its one terminal. An ongoing expansion programme will increase capacity three-fold. It is located 20 km (12 miles) east of Nairobi and a speedy taxi reaches the city centre in just 30 minutes.

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Distance from city centre

20 km (12 miles) east of Nairobi.

Airport parking

There are long- and short-stay car parks close to the terminal building.

Specific airport features

The airport has a lack of information screens so ask staff about departure whereabouts if unsure. If travelling from another African country, have your yellow fever vaccination certificate to hand when arriving.

Airport code


Airport telephone number

+254 (0) 20 822 111

Airport website

Kenya Airports Authority website

Transfer airport

If you fly to this destination, it is possible that you will have to transfer at one or more of these airports:

Amsterdam -Schiphol

Paris -Charles de Gaulle

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KLM operates out of the airport’s single terminal, with flights bound for Dutch destinations. Fly to Amsterdam Schiphol to connect with long-haul and pan-European flights.

No. of terminals


Terminal 1

All flights operate from this one terminal. The terminal has three units; Units 1 and 2 for international flights, and Unit 3 mainly for domestic flights. The check-in area is beyond the baggage screening section by the entrance of the terminal building

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