Cheap flights from San Francisco (SFO) to Nairobi (NBO)

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How to find the cheapest flight from
San Francisco (SFO) to Nairobi (NBO)

All the information you need to plan the best SFO to NBO flight in 2022: compare San Francisco to Nairobi flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Nairobi.
SFO - NBO
Price
$784 - $1,400
NBO
Temperature
62.6 - 69.8 °F
NBO
Rainfall
0.4 - 6.3 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 27% potential price rise

Cheapest in

April

Best time to find cheap flights, 23% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$784

From San Francisco to Nairobi

One-way from

$685

One-way flight from San Francisco to Nairobi

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
How far in advance should I book a flight from San Francisco to Nairobi?

To save on the cost of your flight from San Francisco to Nairobi, book at least 59 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 20% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $1,111 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $1,152.

What is the cheapest month to fly from San Francisco to Nairobi?

April is one of the best times of the year to fly to Nairobi from San Francisco. Prices for April average $1,022 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $578. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December. Opting for a April flight can save you 37% on your journey compared to booking in December

When is the cheapest time to fly from San Francisco to Nairobi (SFO - NBO)?

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

Cheap flights from San Francisco to Nairobi in May, June 2022

The best prices found for SFO to NBO flights for May, June
18 May - 25 May
$942pp
SFO
San Francisco
Delta
   
2 STOPS
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Delta
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
18 May - 25 May
$952pp
SFO
San Francisco
Delta
   
2 STOPS
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Delta
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
19 May - 26 May
$1,003pp
SFO
San Francisco
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco

San Francisco to Nairobi 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Nairobi from San Francisco found for this year
1 Aug - 11 Aug
$804pp
SFO
San Francisco
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
28 Sep - 7 Nov
$812pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
28 Sep - 11 Oct
$813pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco

Last minute flights from San Francisco to Nairobi

Late deals on round-trip flights to Nairobi from San Francisco, departing today and this week
24 May - 31 May
$1,184pp
SFO
San Francisco
Qatar Airways
   
2 STOPS
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
25 May - 8 Jun
$1,188pp
SFO
San Francisco
British Airways
 
1 STOP
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
British Airways
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
25 May - 8 Jun
$1,192pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
British Airways
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco

One-way flights to Nairobi from San Francisco

The cheapest one-way flights from San Francisco to Nairobi
6:50 pm - 2:35 pm
Ethiopian Air
2 Stops
33h 45m
SFO - NBO
Ethiopian Air
$685
Fareboom
9:00 am - 10:45 pm
Turkish Airlines
1 Stop
27h 45m
SFO - NBO
Turkish Airlines
$692
oojo
5:10 pm - 4:20 pm
Lufthansa
2 Stops
37h 10m
SFO - NBO
Lufthansa
$727
KAYAK

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From San Francisco to Nairobi

What airport do you fly from for flights from San Francisco to Nairobi?

Most people fly from San Francisco (SFO) if they book a flight from San Francisco to Nairobi. On average, San Francisco has 0 outbound flights to Nairobi per day from 16 airlines. San Francisco is conveniently located just 11.8 mi from San Francisco’s city center.

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

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

Can I find flights from San Francisco to Nairobi for under $900 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from San Francisco to Nairobi for under $900. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Turkish Airlines for just $804, but on average you can expect to pay $838.

Are there last-minute flights available from San Francisco to Nairobi for under $1,200?

There are currently 20+ open flights from San Francisco to Nairobi within the next 7 days for less than $1,200.

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

Flying on Turkish Airlines is currently your cheapest option to Nairobi, with prices starting at $804. Additional round-trip tickets that might be worth considering are offered by Ethiopian Air and Air France, with the lowest prices starting at $823 and $840, respectively. Turkish Airlines is priced at 21% lower than the current average price of a flight leaving 3 months from now.

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

The cheapest airlines for a one-way flight from San Francisco to Nairobi are Turkish Airlines ($511), Delta ($561), and Air France ($568).

What are the cheapest flights from San Francisco to Nairobi?

Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for $551. While the most popular route (San Francisco - Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl) can be booked for $833 on average our data indicates $2,294 when flying from San Francisco to Nairobi.

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

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

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Nairobi, Kenya

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Nairobi from San Francisco?

Information is based on travel restrictions from San Francisco to Nairobi

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from San Francisco must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Nairobi.

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

Documents
Health Surveillance Form - Travelers, including those in transit, are required to complete the traveler's Health Surveillance Form online at “jitenge” platform before travel.

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.



Symptom Tracing App - Travelers must submit daily health information to the Jitenge MoH Kenya platform for 14 consecutive days.


Do I need a test to fly back to San Francisco from Nairobi?

Returning to San Francisco from Nairobi

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Nairobi must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to San Francisco.

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

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Destination information for Nairobi

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from San Francisco to Nairobi.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = Sh 115.37
Average temperature for May in Nairobi
77.0 °F
Avg rainfall for May in Nairobi
5.1 ″

Airports servicing San Francisco

Airports servicing Nairobi

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

Top 10 airlines flying from San Francisco to Nairobi

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from San Francisco 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
American Airlines
$609 $744 No cancel fee 71%
Delta
$614 $842 No cancel fee N/A
KLM
$645 $1,057 No cancel fee 75%
Air France
$661 $850 No cancel fee 77%
Brussels Airlines
$681 $839 No cancel fee N/A
Turkish Airlines
$688 $1,092 No cancel fee 77%
British Airways
$729 $1,078 No cancel fee 70%
Qatar Airways
$766 $1,041 No cancel fee 68%
Emirates
$778 $918 No cancel fee 75%
United Airlines
$781 $1,076 No cancel fee 69%
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