# How far is Johannesburg from Nairobi?

The distance between Nairobi (Jomo Kenyatta International Airport) and Johannesburg (Rand Airport) is 1810 miles / 2914 kilometers / 1573 nautical miles.

The driving distance from Nairobi (NBO) to Johannesburg (QRA) is 2394 miles / 3852 kilometers, and travel time by car is about 48 hours 48 minutes.

1810
Miles
2914
Kilometers
1573
Nautical miles
3 h 55 min
201 kg

## Distance from Nairobi to Johannesburg

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 1810.467 miles
• 2913.664 kilometers
• 1573.253 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
• 1818.166 miles
• 2926.055 kilometers
• 1579.943 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?

The estimated flight time from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to Rand Airport is 3 hours and 55 minutes.

## Flight carbon footprint between Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) and Rand Airport (QRA)

On average, flying from Nairobi to Johannesburg generates about 201 kg of CO2 per passenger, and 201 kilograms equals 443 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

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

## 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 Rand Airport
City: Johannesburg
Country: South Africa
IATA Code: QRA
ICAO Code: FAGM
Coordinates: 26°14′33″S, 28°9′4″E