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Travel Times From Kenya to Other Parts of The World

Man taking photo of herd of elephants during Great Migration from safari jeep, Kenya, Africa

Our beautiful country of Kenya located here on the coast of the Indian Ocean in East Africa is one of the most unique countries in the entire world. We are home to wild elephants, lions, cheetahs, wildebeest, hippopotamuses, giraffes, leopards, zebras, and more.

Amboseli National Park in southern Kenya hosts almost 1500 wild elephants. 

We have come up with some statistics of how far it is to other parts of the world for people that are either thinking of traveling abroad to Kenya or for the people that are now living in Kenya now who may be thinking of traveling outside of Kenya. 

Let’s start with some nearby destinations

Kenya to Tanzania – A trip from Kenya to Tanzania entails about 651 miles. It would take approximately 16 ½ hours to make this drive.

Kenya to Uganda – Taking the shortest route by car would take about 15 hours and 40 minutes. The trip would comprise of 557 miles. The nice part about this trip is that during the drive you have about 100 miles along the coast of Lake Victoria.

Kenya to Ethiopia – The 921 miles would take approximately 21 ½ hours by car

Let us Venture Out a Little Further North and let’s Hop on a Plane!

Kenya to Sudan – the approximate flight duration from Nairobi Kenya, to Khartoum Sudan is approximately 3 hours.

Kenya to Egypt – flying time from Nairobi Kenya to Cairo Egypt would be around 4 hours and 50 minutes.

Kenya to Saudi Arabia – 3 hours and 55 minutes of flight time. The average price for a one-way ticket is about $369 according to faircompare.com

Kenya to India – This is definitely not a short flight at about 6 ½ hours.

Kenya to Turkey – This is almost identical flight time that Kenya to India is, about 6 and a half hours. A flight from Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta (NBO) to Istanbul Sabiha (SAW), Turkey would run about $578 US dollars.

Kenya to Germany – if you are going to venture out to beautiful Germany, the flight would take around 8 hours and 20 minutes.

Kenya to Ireland – Remember your exact times will vary according to many different variables as these are just estimates. This is also data taken from travelmath.com which calculates this particular flight at an average speed of 500 mile-per-hour. Assuming there are no major difficulties or wind speeds, this flight would take around 9 ½ hours to go from Nairobi Kenya to Dublin Ireland.

Kenya to China – This air flight duration would be approximately 12 hours. As the crow flies the distance from Kenya to China is about 4900 miles. To put that in perspective that is about double the travel air distance is from New York to California which is approximately 2440 miles. A flight from New York to California is approximately 5 ½ hours.

Kenya to Mongolia – The flight time from Nairobi, Kenya to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia is approximately 11 hours and 15 minutes.

Kenya to Russia – If you are heading from Kenya to Moscow Russia you can expect your time in the air to be 8 hours and 20 minutes.

from Kenya to Some Eastern locations

Kenya to Sri Lanka – this flight would be around 6 ½ hours, traveling a distance of approximately 3000 miles.

Kenya to Thailand – if your average speed is 500 mph, you are looking at about 9 ½ hours.

Kenya to the Philippines – this is certainly no hop skip and a jump. The total flight duration from Nairobi, Kenya to Manila, Philippines is approximately 12 hours and 25 minutes. The air distance in the straightest line is almost 6000 miles.

Let’s Head South and Southeast

Kenya to Madagascar – The average flight time from Nairobi Kenya to Antananarivo, Madagascar is 3 hours and 20 minutes.

Kenya to South Africa – if you have your mindset on visiting beautiful Johannesburg South Africa, the flight will take about 4 hours and 10 minutes. If you wanted to be adventurous you could also try to drive the approximately 3100 miles and you could do that in 67 hours assuming that you don’t hit traffic. LOL

Kenya to Australia – From Nairobi, Kenya to Sydney, Australia the total flight duration clocks in at 15 hours and 37 minutes according to travelmath.com

Kenya to New Zealand – This humble trip in the air would take just under 18 hours.

Let us Head East of Kenya

Kenya to Brazil – Nairobi, Kenya to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is about 11 hours and 37 minutes in the air.

Kenya to Puerto Rico – Heading from Kenya to San Juan Puerto Rico? You’re looking at just over 17 hours. Now that is some airtime! 

Kenya to Mexico – According to Prokerala.com, a flight directly from Kenya to Mexico City would take around 22 hours and 12 minutes

Kenya to Greenland – how long does it take to fly from Nairobi, Kenya to Nuuk Greenland? According to travelmath.com, about 13 hours

Average Flight Times From Kenya to the US 

From Kenya to Newark airport in New Jersey the approximate flight time would be 15 hours and 15 minutes.

Kenya to Tennessee – Taking the flight from Kenya to Tennessee would take about 16 hours and 44 minutes. This estimate is taking you from the airport in Nairobi, straight to Nashville Tennessee!

Kenya to Chicago Illinois – It would take about 16 ½ hours to get to the Windy City

Kenya to San Antonio Texas – Nairobi to Dallas is a mere 18 hours.

Kenya to California – Okay according to geography and our list, this looks like this is going to be the longest flight. A trip from Kenya to Los Angeles is just shy of 20 hours!

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