Distance from Kenya to Maldives

Name Kenya Maldives
Country flag Flag of Kenya Flag of Maldives
Country ISO code KE / KEN MV / MDV
Continent Africa Asia
Continent code AF AS
Capital Nairobi Male
Total cities 3806 25
Cost of living Cost of living in Kenya Cost of living in Maldives
DD coordinates 0.176870 / 37.908326 1.977247 / 73.536103
DMS coordinates 0°10'36.73" N / 37°54'29.98" E 1°58'38.09" N / 73°32'9.97" E
UTM coordinates 37N 378517.23556764 19552.978599293 43N 337183.5056654 218617.83814314
Time zone Africa/Nairobi Indian/Maldives
Airports Airports in Kenya: 370 Airports in Maldives: 16
Straight distance from Kenya to Maldives is 3966 kilometers (2464 miles).

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There are many ways to find how far is Kenya from Maldives, the distance calculated in kilometers and miles by Haversine formula - distance between coordinates: 0.176870 / 37.908326 (KE) and 1.977247 / 73.536103 (MV).


When trying to get from Kenya to Maldives, a traveler needs to cover the distance of 3966 km / 2464 mil. Surely, both KE and MV are big enough for the distance to vary considerably depending on how it is measured.

Commonly, the shortest distance is calculated as the crow flies, meaning the most direct path between two points. However, to get more precise results, it is important to specify the remoteness of these points. So, the distance is shown as a straight line between the departure coordinates of 0.176870 / 37.908326 and the arrival coordinates of 1.977247 / 73.536103.

Obviously, the fastest way to travel from Kenya to Maldives is by plane. Given the average speed of modern aircraft, the flight time is estimated as 4 hours, 43 minutes. Yet, the flight length may also vary based on a number of factors, such as the speed of a specific airliner, its route, and airports of departure and arrival.

Besides, the time is calculated without transfer activities, which may involve different modes of transportation. So, how far is it from Kenya to Maldives? The average figures for different transportation options are shown on this web page, calculated by a precise formula of spherical trigonometry.

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Travel time by different modes of transport

Depart from Kenya (KE)
Arrives in Maldives (MV)
Kenya to Maldives distance 3966 km / 2464 mil
Avg car duration 44 hours, 3 minutes (90 km/h)
Avg bus duration 66 hours, 5 minutes (60 km/h)
Avg train duration 39 hours, 39 minutes (100 km/h)
Avg flight duration 4 hours, 24 minutes (900 km/h)

* Estimated time when driving in a straight line at the same speed.

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People also ask - FAQ

The shortest distance between KE and MV is 3966 kilometers = 2464 miles, the calculation is carried out using the formula Haversine between latitude / longitude points on the Earth's surface, using an ellipsoidal model.
The shortest flight distance from KE to MV is 3966 kilometers = 2464 miles. If you travel by airplane (average speed of 560 miles) flight time to MV takes approximately 4 hours, 24 minutes.
It will take you about 66 hours, 5 minutes to drive from Kenya (KE) to Maldives (MV), plus time for stops like food breaks, bathroom breaks, gas breaks and overnight stays.
Yes, but conditions apply when entering Kenya from Maldives.