Cheap flights from Chicago (CHI) to Nairobi (NBO)

Know your dates, get live prices in seconds:

From
To
Depart
Return
Any month
Compare vs. Cheapflights |
From
To
Depart
Depart
Time
Anytime
From
To
Depart
Depart
Time
Anytime
From
To
Depart
Depart
Time
Anytime
From
To
Depart
Depart
Time
Anytime
From
To
Depart
Depart
Time
Anytime
From
To
Depart
Depart
Time
Anytime

We work with more than 300 partners to bring you better travel deals

The best prices from Chicago to Nairobi are usually found in April or March, booked 36 days in advance, depart on a Wednesday or Monday and return on a Tuesday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Chicago (CHI) to Nairobi (NBO)

All the information you need to plan the best CHI to NBO flight in 2021: compare Chicago to Nairobi flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Nairobi.
CHI - NB0
Price
$723 - $1,246
NB0
Temperature
73.4 - 82.4 °F
NB0
Rainfall
0.6 - 5.9 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 27% potential price rise

Cheapest in

April

Best time to find cheap flights, 21% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$723

From Chicago to Nairobi

One-way from

$325

One-way flight from Chicago to Nairobi

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Chicago to Nairobi?

Thursday flights are found to be more expensive to fly from Chicago to Nairobi. This shouldn’t discourage you from searching, as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to Nairobi.

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

Find a great deal and save up to 4% by booking at least 16 days prior to your desired departure date, rather than waiting until the week of travel. According to our data, there are a number of flights available from Chicago to Nairobi within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at $846.

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

Our data shows that April tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Nairobi from Chicago. Users have commonly found prices around $1,079 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $738. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in July.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Chicago to Nairobi (CHI - NB0)?

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from Chicago to Nairobi is to remain as flexible as possible. Flights that are in the morning tend to be the most expensive. A flight at noon could potentially save you up to 13% on airfare.

Cheap flights from Chicago to Nairobi in June, July 2021

The best prices found for CHI to NBO flights for June, July
6 Jul - 6 Sep
$634pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
18 Jul - 2 Aug
$635pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
6 Jul - 5 Sep
$639pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Chicago to Nairobi 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Nairobi from Chicago found for this year
5 Sep - 15 Sep
$589pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
4 Sep - 13 Sep
$601pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
6 Sep - 14 Sep
$602pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Last minute flights from Chicago to Nairobi

Late deals on round-trip flights to Nairobi from Chicago, departing today and this week
22 Jun - 26 Jun
$740pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Emirates
 
1 STOP
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Emirates
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
25 Jun - 6 Sep
$767pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Air Canada
   
2 STOPS
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Air Canada
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
24 Jun - 6 Sep
$774pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

One-way flights to Nairobi from Chicago

The cheapest one-way flights from Chicago to Nairobi
11:15 am - 5:35 pm
Air France
2 Stops
22h 20m
MDW - NBO
Air France
3:50 pm - 8:20 pm
JetBlue
1 Stop
20h 30m
ORD - NBO
JetBlue
6:15 am - 12:00 pm
Ethiopian Air
1 Stop
21h 45m
ORD - NBO
Ethiopian Air
$428
Fareboom

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">Chicago</span> to <span class="emphasized">Nairobi</span> flights.

Flight FAQs

From Chicago to Nairobi

Are flight prices decreasing from Chicago to Nairobi due to COVID-19 (coronavirus)?

At this time, Cheapflights has noticed price decreases for many domestic flights due to COVID-19. Travel is not necessarily recommended at this time, and flights may be prone to cancellation: please check with local authorities in both Chicago and Nairobi for travel alerts, and be sure to review the airline's cancellation policy and travel advisories before booking. For more information, please view our post on what to know about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and travel.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from Chicago to Nairobi to control the spread of COVID-19?

Etihad Airways and Alitalia are some of the many airlines that have implemented additional safety measures to control the spread of COVID-19. Some of the new policies that have been implemented to accommodate travelers flying from Chicago to Nairobi are improved sanitation, HEPA filters, mask requirements, social distance seating (for a limited time), and pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms. Policies will vary by airline.

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

Some of the carriers operating flights from Chicago to Nairobi that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, and Ethiopian Air. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from Chicago to Nairobi for under $600. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Qatar Airways for just $589, but on average you can expect to pay $621.

Are there nonstop flights from Chicago to Nairobi for under $600 on Cheapflights?

There are no nonstop flights from Chicago to Nairobi, but Cheapflights can provide you with all the information you need to find the fastest route with the fewest stops.

Are there last-minute flights available from Chicago to Nairobi for under $800?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Chicago to Nairobi within the next 7 days for less than $800.

Is Chicago weather warmer or cooler than Nairobi?

Expect the weather to be around 84 °F on average in July. As the temperature peaks, try to get your plans done early, as flight price and availability will have an impact on your travels. The climate in Nairobi is generally colder than in Chicago.

How long is the flight from Chicago to Nairobi?

A quick flight from Chicago to Nairobi can take about 17h 55m. Air France provides one of the quickest options available for as low as $625. When browsing for deals, the options you’ll see will be for both nonstop flights and flights with stops.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Chicago to Nairobi round-trip?

Currently priced at $589, Qatar Airways will fly you from Chicago to Nairobi and back. In addition to Qatar Airways, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Search Cheapflights for deals from Air France and Delta - these airlines can fly you to your destination from $625 and $629, respectively. You may be able to fly from Chicago to Nairobi for 35% less than the average price by searching for these airlines.

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

$294 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from Qatar Airways. You may also be able to find cheap deals on Delta and Air France, with prices starting from $325 and $325, respectively.

Destination information for Nairobi

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Chicago to Nairobi.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = Sh 106.95
Average temperature for June in Nairobi
75.2 °F
Avg rainfall for June in Nairobi
0.6 ″

Airports servicing Chicago

Chicago Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Airports servicing Nairobi

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

Top 10 airlines flying from Chicago to Nairobi

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Chicago 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
Alitalia
$709 $817 No cancel fee 81%
SWISS
$556 $826 No cancel fee 79%
Air France
$610 $830 No cancel fee 77%
Delta
$471 $864 No cancel fee N/A
Ethiopian Air
$715 $966 No cancel fee 72%
KLM
$642 $985 No cancel fee 75%
Etihad Airways
$746 $1,037 No cancel fee 75%
American Airlines
$828 $1,048 No cancel fee 71%
Emirates
$709 $1,152 No cancel fee 75%
United Airlines
$809 $1,179 No cancel fee 69%
Home Africa Kenya Nairobi Cheap flights from Chicago to Nairobi