The cheapest times to fly from SFO to NBO are

  • January 8th to May 6th
  • September 3rd to September 30th (except the week of September 17th)
  • October 29th to December 9th

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from SFO to NBO is late February and early March. Prices can be as high as $1593 for Saturday flights during mid December, or as low as $692 for Tuesday flights around late February and early March.


When to Fly to Nairobi

Flying from San Francisco, CA (SFO) to Nairobi (NBO) will usually cost between $708 to $1269 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late February and early March with an average ticket price of $725. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $1333. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $607 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $830 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SFO to NBO flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the SFO to NBO route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

SFO to NBO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SFO to NBO flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from San Francisco. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.05, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $86 (7%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $870. Return trip prices are from the NBO to SFO flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from SFO to NBO can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 18 hour 16 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from SFO to NBO? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 29 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, Alaska, Alitalia, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, EgyptAir, Emirates, Ethiopian, Etihad, Finnair, Iberia, JetBlue, Kenya Airways, KLM, Kuwait Airways, Lufthansa, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Saudia, Singapore Airlines, South African, SWISS, Turkish Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to San Francisco International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 9603 miles or 15454 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from SFO to NBO?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SFO to NBO flight is about 18 hour 16 minutes.

How many flights go between San Francisco, CA and Nairobi?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 70 available flights from SFO to NBO.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code SFO
Origination airport name San Francisco International Airport
City San Francisco, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 37.6
Longitude -122.4

Return Airport

Destination code NBO
Destination airport name Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
City Nairobi
Country Kenya
Latitude -1.3
Longitude 36.9


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