Airtel Kenya International Calling Rates

Airtel Kenya subscribers can make international calls to different countries in the world while in Kenya. The calling rates vary depending on the destination country however this is not to mean the closer a country is to Kenya the cheaper the rate is.

To make a successful international call with your Airtel Kenya you need to properly dial the receiver's phone number. For mobile numbers, you need to add the country code of the country followed by the phone number.

For example to make a call to a mobile number in the UK, you would dial: +44 7700 123456 where:
  • +44 is the UK country code
  • 7700 123456 is the mobile number digits with the leading zero removed (actual number starts with a zero i.e 07700 123456)

For a landline, we likewise need to add the country code followed by the landline's area code. For example to make a call to a UK landline (fixed) in London, you would dial: +44 20 123 45678 where:
  • +44 is the UK country code
  • 20 is the area code for London
  • 12345678 are the telephone number digits

Note however this is note true for all countries. For instance in the US mobile numbers use the same format as landline telephone numbers e.g. +1 669 123 4567 where:
  • +1 is the US country code
  • 669 is the area code for California
  • 12345678 are the landline/mobile number digits

An exhaustive list of country calling codes can be found here.



Airtel Kenya Prepaid International Calling Bundles

Outside of the the normal tariffs, Airtel Kenya runs a prepaid international calling bundle with bulk minutes that can be used to call the following countries:
  • United States of America (USA)
  • Canada
  • China
  • India
  • UK (Landline)

The normal calling rates for the above countries without the bundle is KSh 5.00 per minute.

The international bundles can be purchased by dialling *544# or *767# then selecting International bundles. The available bundles are as follows:
Minutes Price (Ksh) Validity (Days)
5 15 1
10 25 1
20 40 1
20 50 7
50 100 14
300 500 30
To check balance for the international calling bundle dial *544# or *767#, select International bundles then Check Balance.



Calling Rates to Various Countries Worldwide

airtel international call rates

In most of the countries below one can only call fixed lines (landline) unless where Airtel has specified otherwise.

1. East Africa Countries

Country Ksh per Minute
Uganda (Fixed & Mobile) 10
Tanzania (Fixed & Mobile) 25
South Sudan (Fixed) 10
Rwanda (Fixed & Mobile) 10
Burundi (Fixed) 50
Somalia (Fixed - Golis Telecom) 50


2. Rest of Africa

Country Ksh per Minute
Algeria (Fixed) 90
Angola (Fixed) 30
Benin (Fixed) 30
Botswana (Fixed) 30
Burkina Faso (Fixed) 40
Cameroon (Fixed) 30
Central African Republic (Fixed) 90
Chad (Fixed) 90
Comoros 40
Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) (Fixed) 40
Djibouti (Fixed) 50
Ethiopia (Fixed) 30
Egypt (Fixed & Mobile) 30
Gambia (Fixed) 90
Gabon (Fixed) 90
Ghana (Fixed) 30
Guinea (Mobile - CELCOM) 50
Guinea-Bissau (Fixed) 90
Ivory Coast (Fixed) 40
Lesotho (Fixed) 50
Liberia (Fixed) 50
Libya (Fixed) 30
Madagascar (Fixed) 90
Malawi (Fixed) 50
Mali (Fixed) 40
Mauritius (Fixed) 30
Mauritania (Fixed) 50
Mayotte (Fixed) 40
Morocco 90
Mozambique (Fixed) 30
Namibia (Fixed) 30
Nigeria (Fixed & Mobile) 30
Niger (Fixed) 30
Republic of the Congo (Fixed) 40
Senegal (Fixed) 40
Seychelles 90
Sierra Leone (Fixed) 50
South Africa (Fixed & Mobile) 18
Sudan (Fixed) 50
Togo (Fixed) 30
Tunisia (Fixed) 90
Zambia (Fixed) 40
Zimbabwe (Fixed) 50


3. Europe

Country Ksh per Minute
Austria (Corporate Numbering) 40
Azerbaijan (Fixed) 50
Belgium (Fixed) 40
Bulgaria (Mobile - BTC) 50
Croatia (Fixed) 40
Czech Republic (Fixed) 40
Denmark (Fixed) 40
Finland (Fixed) 40
France (Fixed) 40
Germany (Fixed) 40
Greece (Fixed) 40
Hungary (Fixed) 40
Iceland (Fixed) 40
Ireland (Fixed) 40
Italy (Fixed) 40
Netherlands (Fixed) 40
Norway (Fixed) 40
Poland (Fixed) 40
Portugal (Fixed - Marconi Zone 1) 90
Romania (Fixed) 40
Russia (Abkhazia) 40
Serbia (Fixed - Belgrade) 40
Serbia (Fixed) 50
Slovakia (Fixed) 40
Slovenia (Fixed) 40
Spain (Fixed) 40
Sweden (Fixed) 40
Switzerland (Fixed) 40
Turkey (Fixed) 40
Ukraine (Fixed) 40
United Kingdom (UK) (Fixed) 5
United Kingdom (UK) (Mobile) 18


4. North America

Country Ksh per Minute
Bahamas 40
Barbados (Fixed) 40
Belize (Fixed) 40
Canada (Fixed) 5
Costa Rica (Fixed) 40
Cuba (Fixed) 90
Dominican Republic (Fixed) 40
El Salvador (Fixed) 40
Greenland (Fixed) 90
Guatemala (Fixed) 40
Haiti (Fixed) 40
Honduras (Fixed) 40
Jamaica (Fixed) 40
Mexico 40
Nicaragua (Fixed) 40
Panama (Fixed) 40
Trinidad and Tobago (Fixed) 40
United States of America (USA) 5


5. South America

Country Ksh per Minute
Argentina (Fixed) 40
Bolivia (Fixed) 40
Brazil (Fixed) 40
Chile (Fixed) 40
Columbia (Fixed) 40
Ecuador (Fixed) 40
Guyana (Fixed) 40
Paraguay (Fixed) 40
Peru (Fixed) 40
Suriname (Fixed) 40
Uruguay (Fixed) 40
Venezuela (Fixed) 40


6. Middle East

Country Ksh per Minute
Bahrain (Fixed) 40
Cyprus (Fixed) 40
Iran (Fixed) 40
Iraq (Fixed) 40
Israel (Fixed) 40
Jordan (Fixed) 40
Kuwait (Fixed) 40
Lebanon (Fixed) 40
Oman 40
Palestine (Fixed) 40
Qatar (Fixed) 40
Saudi Arabia (Fixed) 40
Syria (Fixed) 40
United Arab Emirates (UAE) (Fixed) 30
Yemen (Fixed) 40


7. Asia Pacific

Country Ksh per Minute
Australia (Fixed) 40
Bangladesh (Fixed & Mobile) 40
Cambodia (Fixed) 40
China (Fixed) 5
Fiji (Fixed) 40
Hong Kong (Fixed) 40
India (Fixed) 5
Indonesia (Fixed) 40
Japan (Fixed) 40
Malaysia (Fixed) 40
Mongolia (Fixed) 40
Myanmar (Fixed) 40
Nepal (Fixed) 40
New Zealand (Fixed) 40
North Korea 50
Pakistan (Fixed) 40
Philippines (Fixed) 40
Singapore (Fixed) 40
South Korea (Fixed) 40
Sri Lanka (Fixed) 40
Taiwan (Fixed) 40
Thailand (Fixed) 40


8. Central Asia

Country Ksh per Minute
Kazakhstan (Fixed) 40
Kyrgyzstan (Fixed) 40
Tajikistan (Fixed) 40
Turkmenistan (Fixed) 40
Uzbekistan (Fixed) 40

NOTES
  • This is not an exhaustive of all countries in the listed territories. For all countries covered and their codes, view the rates available here.
  • Rates as of July 2019 (Sources: Airtel Kenya 1)


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