Cheap flights from California (CA) to Nairobi (NBO)

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How to find the cheapest flight from
California to Nairobi (NBO)

All the information you need to plan the best null to NBO flight in 2021: compare California to Nairobi flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Nairobi.
When is the cheapest time to fly from California to Nairobi (CA - NB0)?

Regardless of the time of day you decide to fly, the ticket price will remain around the same. Book flights from California to Nairobi as you normally would.

How far in advance should I book a flight from California to Nairobi?

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 28 days in advance, which can save you up to 13% on flights from California to Nairobi compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 28 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at $943. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $1,046.

What is the cheapest month to fly from California to Nairobi?

Our data shows that March tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Nairobi from California. Users have commonly found prices around $965 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $629. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in December.

Cheap flights from California to Nairobi in December, January 2022

The best prices found for California to NBO flights for December, January
26 Jan - 9 Feb
$638pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
29 Jan - 12 Feb
$642pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
26 Jan - 9 Feb
$648pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco

California to Nairobi 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Nairobi from California found for this year
27 Dec - 24 Jan
$872pp
LAX
Los Angeles
RwandAir
   
2 STOPS
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
RwandAir
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
20 Dec - 16 Jan
$907pp
LAX
Los Angeles
RwandAir
   
2 STOPS
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
RwandAir
     
3 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
20 Dec - 17 Jan
$927pp
LAX
Los Angeles
RwandAir
   
2 STOPS
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
RwandAir
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles

Last minute flights from California to Nairobi

Late deals on round-trip flights to Nairobi from California, departing today and this week
15 Dec - 24 Feb
$927pp
LAX
Los Angeles
RwandAir
   
2 STOPS
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
RwandAir
     
3 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
13 Dec - 23 Mar
$1,010pp
LAX
Los Angeles
RwandAir
   
2 STOPS
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
RwandAir
     
3 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
13 Dec - 17 Jan
$1,038pp
OAK
Oakland
Delta
   
2 STOPS
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Delta
   
2 STOPS
OAK
Oakland

One-way flights to Nairobi from California

The cheapest one-way flights from California to Nairobi
10:05 am - 11:00 pm
RwandAir
2 Stops
49h 55m
LAX - NBO
RwandAir
12:15 pm - 5:00 pm
KLM
2 Stops
41h 45m
SFO - NBO
KLM
7:45 am - 10:45 pm
Turkish Airlines
1 Stop
28h 00m
LAX - NBO
Turkish Airlines
$552
JustFly

Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From California to Nairobi

Which airlines flying from California to Nairobi have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of our airline partners flying from California to Nairobi have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. Delta, Turkish Airlines, and Lufthansa are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like Delta with this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from California to Nairobi for under $600 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from California to Nairobi for under $600. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Air France for just $578, but on average you can expect to pay $616.

Are there last-minute flights available from California to Nairobi for under $1,000?

There are currently 20+ open flights from California to Nairobi within the next 7 days for less than $1,000.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from California to Nairobi one-way?

$439 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from RwandAir. You may also be able to find cheap deals on Turkish Airlines and Delta, with prices starting from $489 and $528, respectively.

What are the most popular routes from California to Nairobi?

Most travelers choose Los Angeles - Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl, San Francisco - Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl or Oakland - Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl when deciding on the best route from California to Nairobi.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from California to Nairobi?

Consider Major Airline, American Airlines or Air Canada when booking your flight. These represent the most popular airlines when flying from California to Nairobi.

What are the cheapest flights from California to Nairobi?

Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for $445. While the most popular route (Los Angeles - Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl) can be booked for $637 on average our data indicates $1,464 when flying from California to Nairobi.

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COVID Restrictions

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Do I need a COVID test to fly to Nairobi from California?

Information is based on travel restrictions from California to Nairobi

Most visitors from California need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Nairobi.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from California must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 96 hours before departing to Nairobi.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from California are not required to quarantine after entering Nairobi.

Documents
Health Declaration Form - Travelers, including those in transit, are required to complete the traveler's Health Surveillance Form online before departure.

Electronic Visitor Visa - To visit Kenya for Business or Tourism, you require a visa.

An eVisa is the fastest and easiest way of obtaining a visa as you can submit an application and supporting documents online. If approved, you'll receive your eVisa confirmation electronically. When you arrive at immigration, you will be asked for your passport and eVisa to ensure you have proper documentation.



East African Visitor Visa - This visa is for travelers visiting Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda for tourism during one trip. You can travel freely between these three countries, entering and exiting each country multiple times. You must start your trip in Kenya. The visa becomes invalid if you travel outside of these countries.

An eVisa is the fastest and easiest way of obtaining a visa as you can submit an application and supporting documents online. If approved, you'll receive your eVisa confirmation electronically. When you arrive at immigration, you will be asked for your passport and eVisa to ensure you have proper documentation.




Do I need a test to fly back to California from Nairobi?

Returning to California from Nairobi

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Nairobi must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 24 hours before departing to California.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Nairobi are not required to quarantine after entering California.

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Destination information for Nairobi

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from California to Nairobi.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = Sh 111.91
Average temperature for December in Nairobi
77.0 °F
Avg rainfall for December in Nairobi
3.1 ″

Airports servicing

Burbank (BUR)
Concord Buchanan Fld (CCR)
Crescent City (CEC)
San Diego Carlsbad-Palomar (CLD)
Fresno (FAT)

Airports servicing Nairobi

Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl (NBO)
Nairobi Wilson (WIL)

Top 10 airlines flying from California to Nairobi

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from California to Nairobi choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
SWISS
$548 $803 No cancel fee 79%
United Airlines
$570 $1,550 No cancel fee 69%
Delta
$585 $1,401 No cancel fee N/A
Lufthansa
$662 $1,164 No cancel fee 76%
Air Canada
$668 $1,388 No cancel fee 67%
Ethiopian Air
$705 $788 No cancel fee 72%
American Airlines
$715 $1,372 No cancel fee 71%
Etihad Airways
$721 $940 No cancel fee 75%
Turkish Airlines
$729 $1,200 No cancel fee 77%
Qatar Airways
$737 $1,185 No cancel fee 68%
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