Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) at Nairobi is the main airport in Kenya and the hub for eastern Africa. Located about nine miles from the business center, the airport has three terminals, 1 and 2 for international passengers and terminal 3 for domestic travel. Kenya Airways is the main carrier operating flights to Amsterdam, Dubai, Hong Kong, London, and Paris. The airport has shops, restaurants, banks, duty-free, Christian and Muslim prayer rooms, car rental desks, a post office, VIP lounge and WiFi. Visitors can get into town by taxi, rental car, tour bus or take the scheduled public bus that stops at terminals 1 and 2.

Moi International Airport

Mombasa is served by Moi International Airport (MBA), the second largest air hub in Kenya. 25 carriers fly here, including a number of low cost airlines. Condor flies from Frankfurt, Monarch and Thomson have trips to London-Gatwick and Manchester, while Meridianos and Neos fly to Bologna, Milan and Rome, Italy. Travelers from the USA and Asia generally need to connect through one of these European hubs. The airport has banks, a post office, travel agents, bars, restaurants, shops, duty-free, prayer rooms, lounges, and information desks. Passengers can get into the city by taxi, rental car, private transfer, tour bus or matatus (shared maxi-taxi). The arrivals hall has an airport taxi desk where only licensed cabs are available. A public bus departs every half hour from outside the arrivals area.

Other Airports

There are 50 other domestic airports across Kenya, making flying a good way to get from place to place. Despite its name, Eldoret International Airport (EDL) actually only serves passengers to Nairobi, although freight aircraft go to Dubai.