The cheapest times to fly from IST to NBO are

  • February 5th to May 13th (except the weeks of March 26th and April 16th)
  • September 24th to December 16th

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 IST to NBO is early December. Prices can be as high as $884 for Sunday flights during early August, or as low as $482 for Monday flights around early December.


When to Fly to Nairobi

Flying from Istanbul (IST) to Nairobi (NBO) will usually cost between $531 to $778 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early December with an average ticket price of $556. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $839. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $283 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $643 can be considered a good price for a round-trip IST to NBO flight.

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

IST to NBO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the IST to NBO flight is cheaper than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Istanbul. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.13, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to NBO, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into IST. Sundays 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 $77 (11%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $591. Return trip prices are from the NBO to IST 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 IST to NBO can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 6 hour 19 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 24 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, Air India, Air Namibia, Asiana, British Airways, EgyptAir, Emirates, Ethiopian, Etihad, Gulf Air, JAL, Kenya Airways, KLM, Kuwait Airways, Lufthansa, MEA, Oman Air, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Royal Jordanian, RwandAir, Saudia, SriLankan, Turkish Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2966 miles or 4773 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop IST to NBO flight is about 6 hour 19 minutes.

How many flights go between Istanbul and Nairobi?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 41 available flights from IST to NBO.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code IST
Origination airport name Ataturk Airport
City Istanbul
Country Turkey
Latitude 41
Longitude 28.8

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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