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Cheap Flights from Nairobi to Istanbul & Flight Information
Origin Airport IATA CodeNBO
Destination Airport IATA CodeIST
Number Of Flight Options1
Average Flight Time6 hours 40 mins

Helpful Nairobi to Istanbul (NBO - IST) Flight Information

Traveling From Nairobi
Origin Airport IATA Code NBO
Traveling To Istanbul
Destination Airport IATA Code IST
Number of Airlines Serving 3
Available Airlines
Distance 4807 km
Direct Flight Time 6 40
Flight Price

FAQs about flights from Nairobi to Istanbul

Is it possible to fly from Nairobi to Istanbul right now?

The Covid-19 Travel Advisor provides crucial info about travelling from Nairobi to Istanbul in these uncertain times. There's everything from flying restrictions to health guidelines, as well as a host of other important info you should know about before you plan a flight.

How long is a direct flight from Nairobi to Istanbul?

If you're the type of flyer who likes chatting to their seat mates, you'll have about 6 hours and 44 minutes to do so during your nonstop Nairobi to Istanbul flight. This journey of 2,983 miles can sometimes zoom by in 6 hours and 40 minutes, which is still enough time to make a new friend or two.

Can I cancel my flight booking to Istanbul due to COVID-19?

As an Ebookers customer, you may be eligible for a no-change-fee cancellation for your Istanbul booking and a credit that you can use for another flight. Your account is the place to go to see if your reservation has this flexibility. If you have any more questions, our Customer Service Portal is here to help.

What are the best airports for Nairobi to Istanbul flights?

If you're making your way by plane from Nairobi to Istanbul, there are a few ways you can get there. Here are the most frequently flown routes:

  • NBO to ISL - 68 flights per week
  • Jomo Kenyatta Intl. Airport (NBO) to SAW - 23 flights per week
What are some of the most popular airlines flying from Nairobi to Istanbul?

Whether it's good food or friendly service, we all have particular things we look for when picking an airline. Compare these popular air carriers to find out if one offers exactly what you're searching for:

  • Qatar Airways with 112 flights every month.
  • Emirates with 69 flights every month.
  • Ethiopian Airlines with 60 flights every month.
  • EgyptAir with 30 flights every month.
  • Lufthansa with 21 flights every month.
  • British Airways with 21 flights every month.
How many flights are there from Nairobi to Istanbul?

Spur-of-the-moment holidays can be a lot of fun. With 10 flights on offer from Nairobi to Istanbul each day, you'll be able to pick the time that's right for you.

What are the cheapest days to book a flight?

This is one is easy to remember: Flight Fridays. We found that tickets booked on a Friday resulted in the best deal on average in 2020. However, Wednesdays can be the worst days to purchase plane tickets, as it was the day with the highest average ticket price based on flight demand on ebookers in 2020.

What are the cheapest days to fly?

When analysing flight demand on ebookers in 2020, Monday turned out to be the cheapest day to fly. That's definitely something to consider when booking your next trip! Weekends may seem like the most logical time to start your holiday, but airline tickets were on average more expensive for flights departing on Saturdays, so keep this in mind when planning for your next trip.

*According to flight demand on ebookers.com from January to December 2020. Savings are subject to change and may vary depending on selections made.

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Cheap flights from Nairobi to Istanbul 

Our advanced search tools and comprehensive filters help you find a flight that fits your budget. To search for cheap flights, just enter your travel dates and sort your results by price. With all available tickets listed lowest price first, it’s easy to select the one that’s easiest on your wallet.  

To find the cheapest flights from Nairobi to Istanbul, you can also travel outside peak season. The more flexible you can be on travel dates, the easier it is to find those cheap flight tickets. We know, for example, that the cheapest time to travel between Nairobi to Istanbul is . In the current list of deals available, prices start at and can rise to for return flights.  

Find the best flight from Nairobi to Istanbul  

Every day between Nairobi and Istanbul, 3 flights from 3 airlines jet back and forth. And with ebookers, you can book tickets for any one of those flights. If you book a direct flight with Turkish Airlines, ANA, Asiana Airlines, you’ll arrive safely in your destination in around 6hours. If you can think of a quicker way to cover the 4807 km between null and null, let us know! 

Flights from Nairobi to Istanbul — a great choice on great deals 

We only need a little information to give you a lot of choice. Just tell us when you’re planning your family holiday, long weekend, luxury getaway or quick business trip, and we’ll do the rest. And to keep your choice-making easy, we’ve given you plenty of ways to narrow down your search. Choose one-way, roundtrip or multi city flights, select your preferred airline, your time of arrival and departure and cabin class using the filters.  

Once you’ve told us what you want, we’ll show you what’s on offer. All you need to do is take your pick and start packing.  

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We want the experience of booking your flight from Nairobi to Istanbul to be as simple as possible. That’s why we designed our search and filter options to make your life easy. Whether you are travelling on business or for pleasure, ebookers has you covered. 

When you’re ready to book, our service is always fast and transparent. We know plans change, so we have a range of flexible booking options. Choose between refundable bookings and flights with no charges should you need to rearrange and travel stress-free. 

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Place to stay after flight from Nairobi to Istanbul

YOTEL Istanbul Airport LANDSIDE, City Entrance

YOTEL Istanbul Airport LANDSIDE, City Entrance

Tayakadin Mah. Terminal Cad. No.: 1, Arnavutkoy, Istanbul
The price is £112 per night from 25 Jun to 25 Jun
Situated in Arnavutkoy, this hotel is within 20 miles (32 km) of Belgrad Forest, Mall of Istanbul and Kilyos Beach. Venezia Mega Outlet and Eyup Sultan Mosque ...
4.4/5Excellent! (10 reviews)
"The hotel is really nice and convenient for our long layover in Turkey, however it took us 40 mins to find after asking 6 staff members."

Reviewed on 24 Dec 2019

YOTEL Istanbul Airport LANDSIDE, City Entrance
YOTELAIR Istanbul Airport AIRSIDE, Duty free - International Transit area

YOTELAIR Istanbul Airport AIRSIDE, Duty free - International Transit area

Tayakadin Mah. Terminal Cad. No.1, Arnavutkoy, Arnavutkoy, Istanbul
The price is £130 per night from 23 Jun to 23 Jun
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 20 miles (32 km) of Belgrad Forest, Mall of Istanbul and Kilyos Beach. Venezia Mega Outlet and Eyup Sultan Mosque ...
4/5Very Good! (7 reviews)
"It is an extremely modern funky type of place, including 'Joseph' s Coat' lighting system. (many colours). It does not have a kettle for tea and coffee, something that I personally require as minimum. As it is the only hotel airside, beggars could not be choosers. As we had a layover in business ..."

Reviewed on 23 Apr 2021

YOTELAIR Istanbul Airport AIRSIDE, Duty free - International Transit area
Sultanhan Hotel - Special Class

Sultanhan Hotel - Special Class

4 out of 5
Piyer Loti Cad No:7, Istanbul, Istanbul
The price is £77 per night from 19 Jul to 19 Jul
Located in Sultanahmet, this spa hotel is steps away from Cemberlitas Bath and Column of Constantine. Sultanahmet Square and Blue Mosque are also within 10 minutes. ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (48 reviews)
"Staff are very friendly, helpful, polite and thoughtful. Could not get any better as a first time stay in Istanbul. Very centrally located great views of the blue mosque and aya Sofia from breakfast room. You can watch the sunrise/sunset from there! Rooms are very comfortable, only thing is the immovable ..."

Reviewed on 24 Feb 2020

Sultanhan Hotel - Special Class

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Hilton Istanbul Bomonti Hotel & Conference Center

Hilton Istanbul Bomonti Hotel & Conference Center

5 out of 5
Silahsor Cad. No: 42 Bomonti Sisli, Istanbul, Istanbul
The price is £89 per night from 19 Jun to 19 Jun
Located in Sisli, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Bomontiada, City's Nişantaşı Shopping Center and Istanbul Cevahir Shopping and Entertainment Centre. ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (32 reviews)
"Very good hotel comfortable and cooperative staff Car park is handy. I didn’t like the alcohol in the fridge. Thanks"

Reviewed on 8 May 2019

Hilton Istanbul Bomonti Hotel & Conference Center
Conrad Istanbul Bosphorus

Conrad Istanbul Bosphorus

5 out of 5
Cihannuma Mahallesi, Saray Caddesi No:5, Besiktas, Istanbul, Istanbul
The price is £93 per night from 19 Jun to 19 Jun
Located in Besiktas, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Besiktas Pier and Vodafone Arena. Dolmabahce Palace and Zorlu Performing Arts Center are also ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (41 reviews)
Very nice hotel, good location.
"All the staff members were very helpful and friendly. Made our stay comfortable at the hotel. Would like to point out that Cetyan and Ahmet were extremely helpful by providing us with the information we were looking for and guiding us"

Reviewed on 9 May 2018

Conrad Istanbul Bosphorus
The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul

The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul

5 out of 5
Suzer Plaza, Askerocagi Caddesi, No:6, Elmadag/Sisli, Istanbul
The price is £158 per night from 25 Jun to 25 Jun
Located in Taksim, this luxury hotel is 0.5 mi (0.9 km) from Taksim Square, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Topkapi Palace and Blue Mosque. Taşkışla Cable Car Station ...
5/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
"Perfektes Hotel sowohl für eine Geschäfts- wie auch eine Ferienreise."

Reviewed on 8 Dec 2019

The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul
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