# How far is Mombasa from Nairobi?

The distance between Nairobi (Wilson Airport) and Mombasa (Moi International Airport) is 268 miles / 431 kilometers / 233 nautical miles.

The driving distance from Nairobi (WIL) to Mombasa (MBA) is 297 miles / 478 kilometers, and travel time by car is about 6 hours 3 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)
• 267.629 miles
• 430.707 kilometers
• 232.563 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
• 268.201 miles
• 431.628 kilometers
• 233.060 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 Wilson Airport to Moi International Airport is 1 hour and 0 minutes.

## Flight carbon footprint between Wilson Airport (WIL) and Moi International Airport (MBA)

On average, flying from Nairobi to Mombasa generates about 64 kg of CO2 per passenger, and 64 kilograms equals 142 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 Wilson Airport (WIL) and Moi International Airport (MBA).

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