# How far is Kisumu from Nairobi?

The distance between Nairobi (Jomo Kenyatta International Airport) and Kisumu (Kisumu International Airport) is 174 miles / 280 kilometers / 151 nautical miles.

The driving distance from Nairobi (NBO) to Kisumu (KIS) is 228 miles / 367 kilometers, and travel time by car is about 5 hours 31 minutes.

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## Distance from Nairobi to Kisumu

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 174.092 miles
• 280.174 kilometers
• 151.282 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
• 174.175 miles
• 280.308 kilometers
• 151.354 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 Kisumu?

The estimated flight time from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to Kisumu International Airport is 49 minutes.

## Flight carbon footprint between Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) and Kisumu International Airport (KIS)

On average, flying from Nairobi to Kisumu generates about 51 kg of CO2 per passenger, and 51 kilograms equals 112 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 Kisumu

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

## Airport information

Origin Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
City: Nairobi
Country: Kenya
IATA Code: NBO
ICAO Code: HKJK
Coordinates: 1°19′9″S, 36°55′40″E
Destination Kisumu International Airport
City: Kisumu
Country: Kenya
IATA Code: KIS
ICAO Code: HKKI
Coordinates: 0°5′10″S, 34°43′44″E