How to Reach – Kilimanjaro (Flight to Kilimanjaro)
To reach beautiful and astonishing Kilimanjaro, you must fly to the International Airport of Kilimanjaro. There are many airlines to get to Kilimanjaro, served daily by many airlines CODE (IATA: JRO, ICAO: HTKJ).
Arusha and Moshi are the two closest cities near Kilimanjaro National Park. You can fly direct to Kilimanjaro airport via the gulf or Europe, depending on where you are traveling from.
Kilimanjaro Flight Options:
You can fly into Kilimanjar’s capital, Dar-Es-Salaam, or to Kenya’s Jomo Kenyatta International airport to connect to JRO for a short internal flight. Finding cheap flights to Kilimanjaro International Airport by flying into Nairobi, Kenya, is also one of the best ways.
You can also travel by road from Kenya after passing there. Several bus and shuttle options are there to take you from Moshi town or Arusha, which are rough. You must consider this if you want something adventurous and trying to save money and time.
International Flights to Kilimanjaro
You must fly to Kilimanjaro International Airport to get to Kilimanjaro. The airport is situated in the southwest direction of Kilimanjaro National Park.
Airlines That Fly Directly to Kilimanjaro Airport
- KLM – Direct flights from Amsterdam to Kilimanjaro airport
- Condor Air – Direct flights from Frankfurt to Kilimanjaro airport
- Turkish Airlines – Direct flights from Istanbul to Kilimanjaro airport
- Kenya Airways – Direct flights from Nairobi to Kilimanjaro airport
- Precision Air – Direct flights from Nairobi to Kilimanjaro airport
- Qatar Airlines – Direct flights from Doha to Kilimanjaro airport
- Ethiopian Airlines – Direct flights from Addis Ababa to Kilimanjaro airport
- Rwanda Air – Direct flights from Kigali to Kilimanjaro airport
Whenever you find direct flights to Kilimanjaro, another option is flying to Kilimanjaro airport via Nairobi or Dar Es Salaam.
As Mount Kilimanjaro is much closer to Nairobi than Dar Es Salaam, so Nairobi receives a lot more air traffic than Kilimanjaro Airport, making it have competitive prices.
Best Way to Fly to Kilimanjaro from the US, Europe, and The UK
For climbers in the US, Europe, and the UK – the best and easiest thing to do is to fly from a significant local airport hub near your location and then catch the KLM Airlines to JRO connecting flight.
How to Fly to Kilimanjaro –Domestic flights within Tanzania and Kilimanjaro airport (JRO)
The following airlines offer domestic flights within the Tanzania region:
- Precision Air
- Regional Air
- Air Tanzania
- Zan Air
- Coastal Aviation
- Air Excel
- Luxury bus transfers from Nairobi
For a supplementary charge, we can help you arrange private transportation or shuttle bus transfers to Moshi or Arusha from Nairobi and vice versa.
Although the bus departs from Nairobi’s Parkside Hotel, we arrange to fetch our clients from certain hotels in the Nairobi city center at the Nairobi airport, and we do not charge extra for this service. In Arusha or Moshi town, pick up or drop off can be arranged at most hotels in the city center area.
Where do the Mount Kilimanjaro Climbs Begin?
The main starting points for the Kilimanjaro adventure are Moshi and the city of Arusha in the town of Tanzania. Most tour operators have their base in one of these places, bustling with activity. Also, there are plenty of good accommodation options, restaurants, shops, and markets.
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The town of Moshi is closer to the Kilimanjaro international airport (JRO), about 40 minutes by road (45 Kilometers), whereas the city of Arusha is around 90 minutes (70 Kilometers).
Other Considerations for Mount Kilimanjaro Travel
We highly recommend checking your Visa & Passport requirements well in advance of your booking, including any visa requirements for transit countries.
Make sure you are up to date with vaccinations, including Yellow Fever, particularly if you have a layover in a country at risk (e.g., Kenya)!
We recommend arriving a couple of days ahead of your climb. This allows for any unexpected delays and will enable you to be adequately rested before the start of your climb. We are here to help. We can help you plan your travel itinerary, book local options, and answer any questions.
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