How far is Lamu from Nairobi?

The distance between Nairobi (Jomo Kenyatta International Airport) and Lamu (Manda Airport) is 283 miles / 455 kilometers / 246 nautical miles.

The driving distance from Nairobi (NBO) to Lamu (LAU) is 441 miles / 709 kilometers, and travel time by car is about 10 hours 10 minutes.

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Distance from Nairobi to Lamu

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 282.892 miles
• 455.271 kilometers
• 245.826 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
• 282.673 miles
• 454.918 kilometers
• 245.636 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 Lamu?

The estimated flight time from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to Manda Airport is 1 hour and 2 minutes.

Flight carbon footprint between Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) and Manda Airport (LAU)

On average, flying from Nairobi to Lamu generates about 67 kg of CO2 per passenger, and 67 kilograms equals 147 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 Lamu

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

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 Manda Airport
City: Lamu
Country: Kenya
IATA Code: LAU
ICAO Code: HKLU
Coordinates: 2°15′8″S, 40°54′47″E