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How far is Johannesburg from Nairobi?

Distance between Nairobi (Jomo Kenyatta International Airport) and Johannesburg (OR Tambo International Airport) is 1802 miles / 2900 kilometers / 1566 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 3 hours 54 minutes.

Driving distance from Nairobi (NBO) to Johannesburg (JNB) is 2382 miles / 3833 kilometers and travel time by car is about 48 hours 34 minutes.

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport – OR Tambo International Airport

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Distance from Nairobi to Johannesburg

There are several ways to calculate distance from Nairobi to Johannesburg. Here are two common 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 earth.

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 Nairobi to Johannesburg?

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

What is the time difference between Nairobi and Johannesburg?

The time difference between Nairobi and Johannesburg is 1 hour. Johannesburg is 1 hour behind Nairobi.
Nairobi time to Johannesburg time converter

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

On average flying from Nairobi to Johannesburg generates about 200 kg of CO2 per passenger, 200 kilograms is equal to 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 Nairobi to Johannesburg

Shortest flight path between Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) and OR Tambo International Airport (JNB).

Airport information

Origin 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
Destination 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

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

Kenya Airways
South African Airways