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How far is London from Nairobi?

The distance between Nairobi (Jomo Kenyatta International Airport) and London (London Heathrow Airport) is 4242 miles / 6828 kilometers / 3687 nautical miles. The estimated flight time is 8 hours and 31 minutes.

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport – London Heathrow Airport

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Distance from Nairobi to London

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 4242.468 miles
  • 6827.590 kilometers
  • 3686.604 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
  • 4250.953 miles
  • 6841.246 kilometers
  • 3693.977 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 London?

The estimated flight time from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to London Heathrow Airport is 8 hours and 31 minutes.

What is the time difference between Nairobi and London?

The time difference between Nairobi and London is 3 hours. London is 3 hours behind Nairobi.

Flight carbon footprint between Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) and London Heathrow Airport (LHR)

On average, flying from Nairobi to London generates about 487 kg of CO2 per passenger, and 487 kilograms equals 1 073 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

Map of flight path from Nairobi to London

Shortest flight path between Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) and London Heathrow Airport (LHR).

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 London Heathrow Airport
City: London
Country: United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom
IATA Code: LHR
ICAO Code: EGLL
Coordinates: 51°28′14″N, 0°27′42″W

Airlines flying from Nairobi (NBO) to London (LHR)

American Airlines
British Airways
Kenya Airways