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How to get a ride with Uber from Wilson Airport
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 on 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.
WIL Airport tips
Facilities at Wilson Airport
Wilson Airport is one of the smallest of its kind in the country. Still, it has all the essentials, from washrooms to coffee shops.
Nairobi Airport luggage storage
It is recommended that you contact your airline carrier ahead of time to ask about available luggage storage facilities. It’s also worth noting that many regional flights in Kenya have particular baggage requirements, so you should be sure to check ahead of your trip.
Wilson Airport parking
Numerous parking options are available around the airport. If you have specific requirements, such as long-term parking or disabled parking, it’s best to get in touch with WIL Airport directly.
Top questions from riders
- Can I request a ride with Uber at Nairobi Wilson Airport?
Yes, Uber is available at Wilson Airport. Open the Uber app and enter your location, and you’ll be connected with a driver.
- Where is the Uber pickup point at Wilson Airport?
Pickup locations can vary, so be sure to check the app after requesting a ride to ensure that you are in the right place.
- How much will a ride with Uber cost from Wilson Airport?
The cost of your trip will vary depending on your final destination. It may also be affected by local traffic and demand. If you’re requesting a ride through Uber, you can see an estimate of your final fare before you confirm your trip.
- How long will I wait for my pickup through Uber at Wilson Airport?
Usually riders are connected to a nearby driver in minutes, but pickup times may vary depending on external factors.
WIL Airport visitor information
Located on the south side of the city of Nairobi, Wilson Airport is a small but busy regional airport, and Uber is a great choice for fast, reliable rides to and from your destination. WIL Airport can be found next to the Uhuru Monument, the place where Kenya was granted independence. Once named Nairobi Aerodrome, Wilson Airport operates flights to a number of domestic locations. Combined with its closeness to the city—the airport is only 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) from Nairobi city center—this makes it the perfect airport for travel across Kenya and the East Africa region.
Hotels near Wilson Airport
A number of hotels are within easy reach of Wilson Airport, whether you’re looking for a boutique pad or a budget room. These are perfect for when you’ve got an overnight stopover or an early-morning flight and you want to make sure you don’t miss it. In addition, there are almost 200 hotels in the city, which offer easy access to the airport, with many of them just a short Uber trip away.
Restaurants near WIL
Wilson Airport is a small airport, so you’re more likely to find light bites or quick takeaway food available than gourmet restaurants inside the airport itself. If you’re looking for a proper meal, Nairobi’s city center is reachable in minutes with Uber, so it’s easy to make a stop at some of Nairobi’s best restaurants before or after your journey.
Wilson Airport shopping
Although there might not be a huge selection of shops at the airport itself, Nairobi is famous for its shopping options, so make sure you indulge in a little retail therapy while you’re there by heading into the city. Because Wilson Airport is only short Uber trip from the city center, you can quickly get from the airport to all of Nairobi’s best malls and outlets, whether you’re on a quick layover or a full weekend trip. Stop for lunch, pick up souvenirs, and enjoy Kenya’s capital.
Points of interest near WIL
Many of the capital city’s best attractions and sights can be reached by a quick ride from the front of the airport. You can even walk to some if you’re packing light.
- Uhuru Monument
- Go-Down arts center
- The national museum
- Parliament House
While Wilson Airport is the go-to airport in Nairobi for domestic flights to other parts of Kenya, it’s also the place to catch flights to popular safari spots. Nairobi’s famous nature attractions are the perfect option for those who want to see some of Africa’s wildlife before they head home:
- David Sheldrick elephant and rhino orphanage
- Nairobi Animal Orphanage
- Nairobi National Park
- Nairobi Safari Walk
Find more information about Wilson Airport here.