# How far is Mombasa from Nairobi?

The distance between Nairobi (Jomo Kenyatta International Airport) and Mombasa (Moi International Airport) is 262 miles / 422 kilometers / 228 nautical miles.

The driving distance from Nairobi (NBO) to Mombasa (MBA) is 290 miles / 467 kilometers, and travel time by car is about 5 hours 53 minutes.

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## Distance from Nairobi to Mombasa

There are several ways to calculate the distance from Nairobi to Mombasa. Here are two standard 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 planet.

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 Nairobi to Mombasa?

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

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

On average, flying from Nairobi to Mombasa generates about 64 kg of CO2 per passenger, and 64 kilograms equals 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 Nairobi to Mombasa

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

## 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 Moi International Airport
City: Mombasa
Country: Kenya
IATA Code: MBA
ICAO Code: HKMO
Coordinates: 4°2′5″S, 39°35′39″E