# How far is Nairobi from Lamu?

The distance between Lamu (Manda Airport) and Nairobi (Wilson Airport) is 290 miles / 467 kilometers / 252 nautical miles.

The driving distance from Lamu (LAU) to Nairobi (WIL) is 434 miles / 699 kilometers, and travel time by car is about 10 hours 1 minutes.

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## Distance from Lamu to Nairobi

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 290.469 miles
• 467.464 kilometers
• 252.410 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
• 290.238 miles
• 467.093 kilometers
• 252.210 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 Lamu to Nairobi?

The estimated flight time from Manda Airport to Wilson Airport is 1 hour and 2 minutes.

## Flight carbon footprint between Manda Airport (LAU) and Wilson Airport (WIL)

On average, flying from Lamu to Nairobi generates about 68 kg of CO2 per passenger, and 68 kilograms equals 149 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

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

See the map of the shortest flight path between Manda Airport (LAU) and Wilson Airport (WIL).

## Airport information

Origin Manda Airport
City: Lamu
Country: Kenya
IATA Code: LAU
ICAO Code: HKLU
Coordinates: 2°15′8″S, 40°54′47″E
Destination Wilson Airport
City: Nairobi
Country: Kenya
IATA Code: WIL
ICAO Code: HKNW
Coordinates: 1°19′18″S, 36°48′53″E