Airtel Kenya International Calling Rates

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Airtel Kenya subscribers can make international calls to different countries in the world while in Kenya. It is important however that ones dials an international call properly to ensure it is successful.

As its with other mobile networks, Airtel’s 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.

Case in point you’ll be surprised to find out that it is actually cheaper to call far away countries such as China and US than it is call our next door neighbours.

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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.

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Calling Rates to Various Countries Worldwide

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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Author

Kelvin Muriuki is the editor of Kenyan Fix and founder of Journey Bytes, a tech blog and web design agency that seeks to help individuals and businesses grow their online presence through affordable and user-friendly websites.


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