The cheapest times to fly from FBM to NBO are

  • April 16th to May 6th
  • July 23rd to April 1st (except the weeks of August 27th, November 26th, January 15th, and February 12th)

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 FBM to NBO is mid August. Prices can be as high as $1029 for Tuesday flights during early July, or as low as $414 for Thursday flights around mid August.


When to Fly to Nairobi

Flying from Lubumbashi (FBM) to Nairobi (NBO) will usually cost between $426 to $874 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid August with an average ticket price of $715. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early July, with an average price of $818. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $104 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $814 can be considered a good price for a round-trip FBM to NBO flight.

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

FBM to NBO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the FBM to NBO flight is cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Lubumbashi. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.53, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Thursday is usually the cheapest day to fly to NBO, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into FBM. Tuesdays are the most expensive days to fly to Nairobi, and Thursdays are the most expensive days to return to Lubumbashi. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $210 (25%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Thursday and returning a week later will cost an average of $425. Return trip prices are from the NBO to FBM 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 FBM to NBO can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 42 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Hacking FBM to NBO

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from FBM to NBO — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Johannesburg (FBM > JNB > NBO)

  • Price for both tickets: $812
  • Average savings: $2 (0.18%)

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Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: Asiana, China Southern, Ethiopian, Kenya Airways, Kuwait Airways, RwandAir, South African, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 959 miles or 1543 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop FBM to NBO flight is about 2 hour 42 minutes.

How many flights go between Lubumbashi and Nairobi?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 8 available flights from FBM to NBO.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code FBM
Origination airport name Lubumbashi International Airport
City Lubumbashi
Country the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Latitude -11.6
Longitude 27.5

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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