# How far is Nairobi from Kigali?

The distance between Kigali (Kigali International Airport) and Nairobi (Jomo Kenyatta International Airport) is 471 miles / 759 kilometers / 410 nautical miles.

The driving distance from Kigali (KGL) to Nairobi (NBO) is 736 miles / 1185 kilometers, and travel time by car is about 16 hours 24 minutes.

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## Distance from Kigali to Nairobi

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 471.473 miles
• 758.762 kilometers
• 409.699 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
• 470.973 miles
• 757.958 kilometers
• 409.265 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 Kigali to Nairobi?

The estimated flight time from Kigali International Airport to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport is 1 hour and 23 minutes.

## Flight carbon footprint between Kigali International Airport (KGL) and Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO)

On average, flying from Kigali to Nairobi generates about 94 kg of CO2 per passenger, and 94 kilograms equals 208 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

## Map of flight path and driving directions from Kigali to Nairobi

See the map of the shortest flight path between Kigali International Airport (KGL) and Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO).

## Airport information

Origin Kigali International Airport
City: Kigali
Country: Rwanda
IATA Code: KGL
ICAO Code: HRYR
Coordinates: 1°58′7″S, 30°8′22″E
Destination Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
City: Nairobi
Country: Kenya
IATA Code: NBO
ICAO Code: HKJK
Coordinates: 1°19′9″S, 36°55′40″E