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Distance between Nairobi (WIL) and Lamu (LAU)

Flight distance from Nairobi to Lamu (Wilson Airport – Manda Airport) is 290 miles / 467 kilometers / 252 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 2 minutes.

Driving distance from Nairobi (WIL) to Lamu (LAU) is 434 miles / 699 kilometers and travel time by car is about 9 hours 59 minutes.

Nairobi – Lamu

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290
Miles
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467
Kilometers
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252
Nautical miles

How far is Lamu from Nairobi?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Los Angeles and Chicago. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 290.469 miles
  • 467.464 kilometers
  • 252.410 nautical miles

Vincenty's formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points on the earth’s surface, using an ellipsoidal model of the earth.

Haversine formula
  • 290.238 miles
  • 467.093 kilometers
  • 252.210 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).

Flight Duration

Estimated flight time from Wilson Airport to Manda Airport is 1 hour 2 minutes.

Time difference

There is no time difference between Nairobi and Lamu.

Carbon dioxide emissions

On average flying from Nairobi to Lamu generates about 68 kg of CO2 per passenger, 68 kilograms is equal to 149 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

Shortest flight path between Wilson Airport (WIL) and Manda Airport (LAU).

Airport information

Origin Wilson Airport
City: Nairobi
Country: Kenya Flag of Kenya
IATA Code: WIL
ICAO Code: HKNW
Coordinates: 1°19′18″S, 36°48′53″E
Destination Manda Airport
City: Lamu
Country: Kenya Flag of Kenya
IATA Code: LAU
ICAO Code: HKLU
Coordinates: 2°15′8″S, 40°54′47″E