# How far is Kinshasa from Nairobi?

The distance between Nairobi (Wilson Airport) and Kinshasa (Kinshasa N'djili Airport) is 1491 miles / 2400 kilometers / 1296 nautical miles.

The driving distance from Nairobi (WIL) to Kinshasa (FIH) is 2260 miles / 3637 kilometers, and travel time by car is about 53 hours 59 minutes.

1491
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2400
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1296
Nautical miles
3 h 19 min
179 kg

## Distance from Nairobi to Kinshasa

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 1491.110 miles
• 2399.709 kilometers
• 1295.739 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
• 1489.630 miles
• 2397.328 kilometers
• 1294.453 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 Kinshasa?

The estimated flight time from Wilson Airport to Kinshasa N'djili Airport is 3 hours and 19 minutes.

## Flight carbon footprint between Wilson Airport (WIL) and Kinshasa N'djili Airport (FIH)

On average, flying from Nairobi to Kinshasa generates about 179 kg of CO2 per passenger, and 179 kilograms equals 394 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 Kinshasa

See the map of the shortest flight path between Wilson Airport (WIL) and Kinshasa N'djili Airport (FIH).

## Airport information

Origin Wilson Airport
City: Nairobi
Country: Kenya
IATA Code: WIL
ICAO Code: HKNW
Coordinates: 1°19′18″S, 36°48′53″E
Destination Kinshasa N'djili Airport
City: Kinshasa
Country: Congo (Kinshasa)
IATA Code: FIH
ICAO Code: FZAA
Coordinates: 4°23′8″S, 15°26′40″E