# How far is Nairobi from Kigali?

The distance between Kigali (Kigali International Airport) and Nairobi (Wilson Airport) is 464 miles / 746 kilometers / 403 nautical miles.

The driving distance from Kigali (KGL) to Nairobi (WIL) is 729 miles / 1173 kilometers, and travel time by car is about 16 hours 14 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)
• 463.679 miles
• 746.219 kilometers
• 402.926 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
• 463.188 miles
• 745.429 kilometers
• 402.500 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 Wilson Airport is 1 hour and 22 minutes.

## Flight carbon footprint between Kigali International Airport (KGL) and Wilson Airport (WIL)

On average, flying from Kigali to Nairobi generates about 93 kg of CO2 per passenger, and 93 kilograms equals 206 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 Wilson Airport (WIL).

## 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 Wilson Airport
City: Nairobi
Country: Kenya
IATA Code: WIL
ICAO Code: HKNW
Coordinates: 1°19′18″S, 36°48′53″E