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Nairobi's Wilson Airport Guide

Wilson Airport, also known by its IATA Code WIL and ICAO Code HKNW. It is the smaller airport in Nairobi and is to the South of the city. Wilson is a busy domestic and regional airport and most of the domestic carriers use Wilson Airport as their Hub for destinations throughout Kenya.

Wilson is an easy and hassle free airport to access relative to Jomo Kenyatta International. It is the airport of choice for anyone setting-off on their Kenyan adventure.

Wilson Airport, initially named Nairobi Aerodrome was renamed after the lady pioneer, Ms Florence Wilson. It is a leafy, charming airport which was founded in 1927. Sitting on the edge of Nairobi National park, there is a good opportunity for spotting wildlife after takeoff, depending on which direction your flight will take.

Geographical Location - see map below

Wilson Airport is located South of Nairobi along Langata Road approximately 5km from the city centre. It is immediately South of Langata Road, 2km southwest of the intersection with Mombasa Road.

Getting Here

  • Taxi Private hire taxis ply this route and are available to hail or you can organise a pickup with a multitude of taxi companies including Uber. A 5 kilometers (15 minutes ride depending on traffic), are charged at an average of 700 Kshs (USD $ 7) per trip.
  • Preferred Mode – Taxi’s are the easiest and safest way to get to and from the airport.
  • Shuttle Bus  The airport does operate one - a shared service with other passengers heading in similar general directions. 
  • Alternatives – There are public passenger transport vehicles, known locally as matatus, which operate on this route. Ask at your hotel’s information desk to find the nearest bus stop. This option is not for the faint hearted nor for the first time traveller.
  • Car Parking & Fees – There is an automated POS parking system with an entry charge of 30Kshs($0.25) per vehicle.
  • Auxiliary Information
    • Flight From Hub

This is the hub and main airport for domestic airlines for flights throughout Kenya, with some regional flights to Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania.

Hotels & Transit Accommodation

There is no hotel in the airport, but there are several hotels located closeby and in the city centre. The Weston is the closest to the airport, located opposite the airport entrance, with other accommodation options such as Mvuli House, The Strand Hotel and West Breeze hotel just a short drive from the airport.

 

Nairobi Wilson Location

Flights from Nairobi Wilson (WIL)

WIL to Amboseli (ASV) Search Now for Prices!
WIL to Amboseli (ASV) 180 USD
WIL to Bagamoyo () Search Now for Prices!
WIL to Bagamoyo () Search Now for Prices!
WIL to Eldoret (EDL) Search Now for Prices!
WIL to Eldoret (EDL) 48.51 USD
WIL to Fanjove () Search Now for Prices!
WIL to Fanjove () Search Now for Prices!
WIL to Garissa Airport () Search Now for Prices!
WIL to Garissa Airport () Search Now for Prices!
WIL to Kilimanjaro (JRO) Search Now for Prices!
WIL to Kilimanjaro (JRO) 202 USD
WIL to Kisumu (KIS) Search Now for Prices!
WIL to Kisumu (KIS) 44.6841 USD
WIL to Kitale (KTL) Search Now for Prices!
WIL to Kitale (KTL) 76.92 USD
WIL to Lake Naivasha - Loldia (LOL0) Search Now for Prices!
WIL to Lake Naivasha - Loldia (LOL0) 164 USD
WIL to Lamu (LAU) Search Now for Prices!
WIL to Lamu (LAU) 65 USD
WIL to Lewa Downs (LEW0) Search Now for Prices!
WIL to Lewa Downs (LEW0) 191.15 USD
WIL to Lodwar (LOK) Search Now for Prices!
WIL to Lodwar (LOK) 70.04 USD
WIL to Loisaba (LSB0) Search Now for Prices!
WIL to Loisaba (LSB0) 254 USD
WIL to Malindi (MYD) Search Now for Prices!
WIL to Malindi (MYD) 59 USD
WIL to Masai Mara - Angama Mara (ANA) Search Now for Prices!
WIL to Masai Mara - Angama Mara (ANA) 159.41 USD
WIL to Masai Mara - Keekorok (KEU) Search Now for Prices!
WIL to Masai Mara - Keekorok (KEU) 159.41 USD
WIL to Masai Mara - Kichwa Tembo (KTJ) Search Now for Prices!
WIL to Masai Mara - Kichwa Tembo (KTJ) 159.41 USD
WIL to Masai Mara - Musiara (MDR) Search Now for Prices!
WIL to Masai Mara - Musiara (MDR) 159.41 USD
WIL to Masai Mara - Ngerende (MSC0) Search Now for Prices!
WIL to Masai Mara - Ngerende (MSC0) 159.41 USD
WIL to Masai Mara - North (HKR) Search Now for Prices!
WIL to Masai Mara - North (HKR) 159.41 USD
WIL to Masai Mara - Olare (OLG) Search Now for Prices!
WIL to Masai Mara - Olare (OLG) Search Now for Prices!
WIL to Masai Mara - Olkiombo (OLX) Search Now for Prices!
WIL to Masai Mara - Olkiombo (OLX) 159.41 USD
WIL to Masai Mara - Olseki (OSJ) Search Now for Prices!
WIL to Masai Mara - Olseki (OSJ) 178.04 USD
WIL to Masai Mara - Serena (MRE) Search Now for Prices!
WIL to Masai Mara - Serena (MRE) 165 USD
WIL to Masai Mara - Siana (SIA0) Search Now for Prices!
WIL to Masai Mara - Siana (SIA0) 221 USD
WIL to Mbeya () Search Now for Prices!
WIL to Mbeya () Search Now for Prices!
WIL to Meru () Search Now for Prices!
WIL to Meru () Search Now for Prices!
WIL to Mombasa (MBA) Search Now for Prices!
WIL to Mombasa (MBA) 45.24 USD
WIL to Nanyuki (NYK) Search Now for Prices!
WIL to Nanyuki (NYK) 134.57 USD
WIL to Ol Donyo (ODW0) Search Now for Prices!
WIL to Ol Donyo (ODW0) 223 USD
WIL to Samburu (UAS) Search Now for Prices!
WIL to Samburu (UAS) 221.05 USD
WIL to Seronera Airstrip () Search Now for Prices!
WIL to Seronera Airstrip () Search Now for Prices!
WIL to Tanga Airport () Search Now for Prices!
WIL to Tanga Airport () Search Now for Prices!
WIL to Tsavo - Homa Bay (HBY) Search Now for Prices!
WIL to Tsavo - Homa Bay (HBY) Search Now for Prices!
WIL to Tsavo - Kilaguni (KGN0) Search Now for Prices!
WIL to Tsavo - Kilaguni (KGN0) 227 USD
WIL to Ukunda Diani (UKA) Search Now for Prices!
WIL to Ukunda Diani (UKA) 44.6841 USD
WIL to Vipingo (VPG) Search Now for Prices!
WIL to Vipingo (VPG) 74.9 USD
WIL to Zanzibar (ZNZ) Search Now for Prices!
WIL to Zanzibar (ZNZ) 205 USD

Flights To Nairobi Wilson (WIL)

Amboseli (ASV) to WIL Search Now for Prices!
Amboseli (ASV) to WIL 178 USD
Eldoret (EDL) to WIL Search Now for Prices!
Eldoret (EDL) to WIL 48.51 USD
Kilimanjaro (JRO) to WIL Search Now for Prices!
Kilimanjaro (JRO) to WIL 205 USD
Kisumu (KIS) to WIL Search Now for Prices!
Kisumu (KIS) to WIL 44.6841 USD
Kitale (KTL) to WIL Search Now for Prices!
Kitale (KTL) to WIL 76.92 USD
Lamu (LAU) to WIL Search Now for Prices!
Lamu (LAU) to WIL 65 USD
Lewa Downs (LEW0) to WIL Search Now for Prices!
Lewa Downs (LEW0) to WIL 242.35 USD
Lodwar (LOK) to WIL Search Now for Prices!
Lodwar (LOK) to WIL 68.89 USD
Loisaba (LSB0) to WIL Search Now for Prices!
Loisaba (LSB0) to WIL 254 USD
Malindi (MYD) to WIL Search Now for Prices!
Malindi (MYD) to WIL 48.6517 USD
Masai Mara - Angama Mara (ANA) to WIL Search Now for Prices!
Masai Mara - Angama Mara (ANA) to WIL 174.04 USD
Masai Mara - Keekorok (KEU) to WIL Search Now for Prices!
Masai Mara - Keekorok (KEU) to WIL 174.04 USD
Masai Mara - Kichwa Tembo (KTJ) to WIL Search Now for Prices!
Masai Mara - Kichwa Tembo (KTJ) to WIL 165 USD
Masai Mara - Musiara (MDR) to WIL Search Now for Prices!
Masai Mara - Musiara (MDR) to WIL 165 USD
Masai Mara - Ngerende (MSC0) to WIL Search Now for Prices!
Masai Mara - Ngerende (MSC0) to WIL 174.04 USD
Masai Mara - North (HKR) to WIL Search Now for Prices!
Masai Mara - North (HKR) to WIL 174.04 USD
Masai Mara - Olare (OLG) to WIL Search Now for Prices!
Masai Mara - Olare (OLG) to WIL Search Now for Prices!
Masai Mara - Olkiombo (OLX) to WIL Search Now for Prices!
Masai Mara - Olkiombo (OLX) to WIL 165 USD
Masai Mara - Olseki (OSJ) to WIL Search Now for Prices!
Masai Mara - Olseki (OSJ) to WIL 174.04 USD
Masai Mara - Serena (MRE) to WIL Search Now for Prices!
Masai Mara - Serena (MRE) to WIL 165 USD
Masai Mara - Siana (SIA0) to WIL Search Now for Prices!
Masai Mara - Siana (SIA0) to WIL 221 USD
Mombasa (MBA) to WIL Search Now for Prices!
Mombasa (MBA) to WIL 44 USD
Nanyuki (NYK) to WIL Search Now for Prices!
Nanyuki (NYK) to WIL 178 USD
Ol Donyo (ODW0) to WIL Search Now for Prices!
Ol Donyo (ODW0) to WIL 227 USD
Samburu (UAS) to WIL Search Now for Prices!
Samburu (UAS) to WIL 254 USD
Tsavo - Homa Bay (HBY) to WIL Search Now for Prices!
Tsavo - Homa Bay (HBY) to WIL Search Now for Prices!
Tsavo - Kilaguni (KGN0) to WIL Search Now for Prices!
Tsavo - Kilaguni (KGN0) to WIL 227 USD
Ukunda Diani (UKA) to WIL Search Now for Prices!
Ukunda Diani (UKA) to WIL 44.6841 USD
Vipingo (VPG) to WIL Search Now for Prices!
Vipingo (VPG) to WIL 74.9 USD
Zanzibar (ZNZ) to WIL Search Now for Prices!
Zanzibar (ZNZ) to WIL 182 USD

Facilities

  1. Wi-Fi  Available.
  2. ATM – Yes
  3. Forex – Yes
  4. Restaurants & Lounges  a range of options both within the terminals and the external precinct. 
  5. Toilets Western styled.
  6. Disabled Facilities The airport does provide assistance. You are advised to contact the airport directly to arrange any special assistance.

Quick Facts

  • GPS coordinates: Latitude (-1.32,1° 19′ 12″ S), Longitude (36.815, 36° 48′ 54″ E)

  • Time Zone: UTC +3, GMT +3

  • Altitude- Elevation, 5546 Feet, 1690 Meters above Sea Level, MASL.

  • Operating Hours: The airport operates from 03:30hrs until 17:30hrs.

  • Telephone Contacts: +254(0)724256837, +254(0)724255343


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