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Distance between Nairobi (WIL) and Mombasa (MBA)

Flight distance from Nairobi to Mombasa (Wilson Airport – Moi International Airport) is 268 miles / 431 kilometers / 233 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 0 minutes.

Driving distance from Nairobi (WIL) to Mombasa (MBA) is 299 miles / 481 kilometers and travel time by car is about 6 hours 26 minutes.

Nairobi – Mombasa

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268
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431
Kilometers
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233
Nautical miles

How far is Mombasa from Nairobi?

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

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).

Flight Duration

Estimated flight time from Wilson Airport to Moi International Airport is 1 hour 0 minutes.

Time difference

There is no time difference between Nairobi and Mombasa.

Carbon dioxide emissions

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

Shortest flight path between Wilson Airport (WIL) and Moi International Airport (MBA).

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