The cheapest times to fly from NBO to FBM are

  • April 30th to June 17th (except the week of May 7th)
  • July 23rd to August 26th (except the weeks of July 30th and August 6th)
  • October 15th to December 2nd
  • December 17th to April 8th (except the weeks of January 8th, January 29th, February 12th, February 26th, and March 5th)

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 NBO to FBM is late July. Prices can be as high as $852 for Thursday flights during late June, or as low as $747 for Wednesday flights around late July.


When to Fly to Lubumbashi

Flying from Nairobi (NBO) to Lubumbashi (FBM) will usually cost between $747 to $796 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late July with an average ticket price of $751. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late June, with an average price of $789. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $39 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $754 can be considered a good price for a round-trip NBO to FBM flight.

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

NBO to FBM Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the NBO to FBM flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Nairobi. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.49, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to FBM, and Thursday the cheapest day to fly back into NBO. Thursdays are the most expensive days to fly to Lubumbashi, and Tuesdays are the most expensive days to return to Nairobi. 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 Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $751. Return trip prices are from the FBM to NBO 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 NBO to FBM 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.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is a nonstop flight from NBO to FBM while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Ndola Airport (NLA) in Ndola

  • 124 miles (200 km) away from FBM
  • Usually 11.54% less expensive than FBM
  • Nonstop flights available

See NBO to NLA flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from NBO to FBM? 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 Lubumbashi International Airport to Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport?

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

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

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

How many flights go between Nairobi and Lubumbashi?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 12 available flights from NBO to FBM.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

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


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