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How far is Nairobi from Johannesburg?

The distance between Johannesburg (OR Tambo International Airport) and Nairobi (Jomo Kenyatta International Airport) is 1802 miles / 2900 kilometers / 1566 nautical miles.

The driving distance from Johannesburg (JNB) to Nairobi (NBO) is 2384 miles / 3836 kilometers, and travel time by car is about 48 hours 36 minutes.

OR Tambo International Airport – Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

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Distance from Johannesburg to Nairobi

There are several ways to calculate the distance from Johannesburg to Nairobi. Here are two standard methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 1801.762 miles
  • 2899.654 kilometers
  • 1565.688 nautical miles

Vincenty's formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points on the earth's surface using an ellipsoidal model of the planet.

Haversine formula
  • 1809.446 miles
  • 2912.021 kilometers
  • 1572.365 nautical miles

The haversine formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points assuming a spherical earth (great-circle distance – the shortest distance between two points).

How long does it take to fly from Johannesburg to Nairobi?

The estimated flight time from OR Tambo International Airport to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport is 3 hours and 54 minutes.

What is the time difference between Johannesburg and Nairobi?

The time difference between Johannesburg and Nairobi is 1 hour. Nairobi is 1 hour ahead of Johannesburg.

Flight carbon footprint between OR Tambo International Airport (JNB) and Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO)

On average, flying from Johannesburg to Nairobi generates about 200 kg of CO2 per passenger, and 200 kilograms equals 441 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Johannesburg to Nairobi

See the map of the shortest flight path between OR Tambo International Airport (JNB) and Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO).

Airport information

Origin OR Tambo International Airport
City: Johannesburg
Country: South Africa Flag of South Africa
IATA Code: JNB
ICAO Code: FAOR
Coordinates: 26°8′21″S, 28°14′45″E
Destination Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
City: Nairobi
Country: Kenya Flag of Kenya
IATA Code: NBO
ICAO Code: HKJK
Coordinates: 1°19′9″S, 36°55′40″E

Airlines flying from Johannesburg (JNB) to Nairobi (NBO)

Kenya Airways
South African Airways