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Taxis in Nairobi, Kenya

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Uber rates below are the same as in Uber app.

UBER pricing UberAssist Uber_X ChapChap uberBODA Chapchap UberX Select
Base fare 85 KES 85 KES 80 KES 55 KES 80 KES 85 KES 100 KES
Booking fee 0 KES 49 KES 15 KES 0 KES 0 KES 0 KES 0 KES
Cost per min 4 KES 4 KES 4 KES 1 KES 4 KES 4 KES 4 KES
Cost per km 27 KES 27 KES 16 KES 14 KES 16 KES 27 KES 43 KES
Min. charge 150 KES 150 KES 100 KES 60 KES 100 KES 150 KES 300 KES
Cancel. fee 150 KES 150 KES 100 KES 0 KES 100 KES 150 KES 200 KES

Taxi rates Nairobi 2024

Presented below taxi rates and fares are estimates. The actual numbers for your taxi rates and fares in Nairobi, Kenya may differ.

Taxi Class
Approx. examples
Uber X,
Yandex Comfort,
Gett Economy
Uber Select,
Lyft Plus,
Yandex Comfort+,
Gett Comfort
Price category
Fairly Cheap Expensive
106.30 KES 125.00 KES
per min
5.00 KES 5.00 KES
per km
33.80 KES 53.80 KES
‡Varies ‡Varies

Taxi fares in Nairobi 2024. Projections for STANDARD Class

Below taxi fares factor in both cost per distance and cost per time. Time in calculation is used as average needed for trips of corresponding distance.

3-9 km
3 225.70 KES
4 265.50 KES
5 305.30 KES
6 345.10 KES
7 384.90 KES
8 424.70 KES
9 464.50 KES
10-50 km
10 504.30 KES
15 703.30 KES
20 902.30 KES
25 1,101.30 KES
30 1,300.30 KES
40 1,698.30 KES
50 2,096.30 KES

The price for a taxi in Nairobi will be calculated as follows: for example, riding on fairly cheap STANDARD Class - 5 km trip would cost 305 KES, 10 km trip would be 504 KES, 20 km ride would be charged at 902 KES and 50 km ride would set you off for 2,096 KES.

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Frequently asked questions

How much is a taxi from Airport to the city center?

Here are the most popular taxi fares from Nairobi airport to the city. These estimates are subject to change, so it’s always a good idea to confirm the fare with the taxi driver before starting your ride:

  • Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to Nairobi Terminus - SGR Railway Station
      ~363.69 KES

How much to tip a taxi driver in Nairobi?

Typically, taxi tip in Nairobi amounts to 10–16 percent of the total fare. But tipping always stays at passenger's discretion.

Are fares always shown in US dollars?

No, on fares are displayed in local currency based on your starting location.

When I get the taxi fare quote from "taxi fare calculator", is that per person?

The taxi fare quoted is for the trip and for as many people there are in your group - up to capacity of the cab. So, it is per car. The only exception is carpool services such as UberPool, for example.

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