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How far is Nairobi from Mombasa?

Distance between Mombasa (Moi International Airport) and Nairobi (Jomo Kenyatta International Airport) is 262 miles / 422 kilometers / 228 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 59 minutes.

Driving distance from Mombasa (MBA) to Nairobi (NBO) is 293 miles / 472 kilometers and travel time by car is about 6 hours 0 minutes.

Moi International Airport – Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

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Distance from Mombasa to Nairobi

There are several ways to calculate distance from Mombasa to Nairobi. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 262.205 miles
  • 421.978 kilometers
  • 227.850 nautical miles

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

Haversine formula
  • 262.803 miles
  • 422.940 kilometers
  • 228.369 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 Mombasa to Nairobi?

Estimated flight time from Moi International Airport to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport is 59 minutes.

What is the time difference between Mombasa and Nairobi?

There is no time difference between Mombasa and Nairobi.

Flight carbon footprint between Moi International Airport (MBA) and Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO)

On average flying from Mombasa to Nairobi generates about 64 kg of CO2 per passenger, 64 kilograms is equal to 140 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Mombasa to Nairobi

Shortest flight path between Moi International Airport (MBA) and Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO).

Airport information

Origin Moi International Airport
City: Mombasa
Country: Kenya Flag of Kenya
IATA Code: MBA
ICAO Code: HKMO
Coordinates: 4°2′5″S, 39°35′39″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 Mombasa (MBA) to Nairobi (NBO)

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