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Pickup at Nairobi Airport (NBO)
Open your app to request a ride
When you’re ready, open your app to request a ride. Choose the option that suits your group size and luggage needs.
Follow directions in the app
You’ll get directions about pickup points directly in the app. Signs might also be available at the airport.
Meet your driver
Go to your assigned pickup location as specified by the app. Please note, this location may not always be at your nearest exit. If you can’t find your driver, contact them through the app.
NBO Airport tips
Visitors to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport will be pleased to know that it has introduced 24-hour free wifi for travelers. You can connect by selecting the network in the list of wifi options on your device.
Kenya Airport parking services
Several parking options are available at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Travelers can visit the website to get quotes.
Currency exchange at Nairobi Airport
Passengers will find foreign exchange counters as well as bank outlets available at various points throughout the airport.
Top questions from riders
- Can I request a ride with Uber at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport?
Yes, Uber is available at JKIA Airport. Open the Uber app and enter your location, and you will be connected with a driver.
- Where is the Uber pickup point at JKIA?
All pickup locations are subject to change, so be sure to check your Uber app for where your pickup location has been set.
- How much will a ride with Uber cost from Nairobi Airport?
Uber trip prices can vary depending on the number of drivers on the road, total journey distance, and demand. If you’d like to get an estimate for your journey, you are advised to use Uber’s price estimation tool.
- How long will I have to wait for my pickup with Uber at JKIA Airport?
Usually riders are connected to a nearby driver in minutes, but pickup times may vary depending on external factors.
JKIA visitor information
Once called Embakasi Airport, then Nairobi International Airport, Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, named after Kenya’s first president and prime minister, is Nairobi’s main international airport and the busiest airport in both Kenya and East Africa as a whole. Located 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Nairobi, a 15- to 25-minute Uber trip depending on the traffic, Jomo Kenyatta Airport is the number one gateway for travel in and out of Kenya, its capital, and East Africa.
Nairobi Airport currently operates 2 terminals with an airport shuttle running between them.
Nairobi Airport Terminal 1
The circular Terminal 1 is divided into different departure and arrival zones for a variety of international and domestic airlines. Zones 1E and 1A are for international arrivals, with 1A also hosting a number of domestic airlines and Chinese airlines, Zone 1B is primarily for European airlines, 1C has a variety of airlines operating across the African continent and the Middle East, while 1D serves domestic flights.
JKIA Terminal 2
Terminal 2 in Nairobi Airport is a single-segment building mostly used by low-cost airline carriers for several domestic and inter-African airlines.
Hotels near Nairobi Airport
If you’ve got a long layover, there are plenty of hotel options around Jomo Kenyatta Airport that will save you from a night of trying to get some rest in the terminals. With Nairobi only a short Uber trip away, however, many accommodations and hotels near Jomo Kenyatta Airport within the city are also accessible.
Many services and facilities available at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport can help your trip go more smoothly. Whether you’re on the way out or in, you can find shower facilities for a quick preflight or post-flight refresh, as well as smoking rooms on-site. Ask an attendant at the airport for further details.
Nairobi Airport lounge areas
Regardless of what part of the airport you’re flying from or airline you’re flying on, you can find a variety of premium and pay-to-stay airport lounges around Nairobi Airport to rest up, relax, or just spend some time before your flight.
Shopping malls in Nairobi
If you’re in the city for a visit or just waiting around on a layover, take some time to stop by one of the city’s famous malls. You can make a day trip to any of the malls and outlets on the way from Nairobi Airport to the city center, as well as those in the city center itself. Stop for lunch, pick up some souvenirs, and be back in time for your flight.
Points of interest near NBO
As the city’s primary airport, Jomo Kenyatta Airport is only a short ride from some of Nairobi’s famous attractions, in the city and the surrounding country. Whether you’re staying in the city or have a few hours to explore during a layover, these are just a few of the places at Nairobi Airport’s doorstep:
- Bomas of Kenya traditional tribal village
- Giraffe Centre
- Nairobi National Park
- National Museums of Kenya
Find more information about Nairobi Airport here.