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There are 6 ways to get from Arusha to Kakamega by taxi, plane, shuttle, bus or car

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Taxi, fly to Kisumu

  1. Take a taxi from Arusha to Kilimanjaro
  2. Fly from Kilimanjaro (JRO) to Kisumu (KIS)
  3. Take a taxi from Kisumu to Kakamega

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Shuttle Bus , bus

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Arusha to Nairobi
  2. Take the bus from Nairobi to Kakamega

Taxi, fly to Eldoret International

  1. Take a taxi from Arusha to Kilimanjaro
  2. Fly from Kilimanjaro (JRO) to Eldoret International (EDL)

Shuttle, Matatu, bus

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Arusha to Nairobi Airport
  2. Take the Matatu from Nairobi to Naivasha
  3. Take the bus from Naivasha to Kakamega

Shuttle, bus

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Arusha to Nairobi
  2. Take the bus from Nairobi to Kakamega

Drive

  1. Drive from Arusha to Kakamega

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Arusha to Kakamega is to Shuttle Bus and bus which costs $31 and takes 14h 22m.

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The quickest way to get from Arusha to Kakamega is to taxi and fly which costs $190 - $350 and takes 4h 15m.

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The distance between Arusha and Kakamega is 459 km. The road distance is 651.1 km.

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The best way to get from Arusha to Kakamega without a car is to shuttle and Matatu and bus which takes 11h 13m and costs $40 - $50.

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It takes approximately 4h 15m to get from Arusha to Kakamega, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Kilimanjaro Airport to Kisumu Airport. The quickest flight takes 2h 40m and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Arusha to Kakamega is 651 km. It takes approximately 9h 28m to drive from Arusha to Kakamega.

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Precision Air, Jambojet Limited, AirKenya Express and two other airlines offer flights from Kilimanjaro Airport to Kisumu Airport.

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There are four+ hotels available in Kakamega. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Arusha to Kakamega.
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  • Distance: 459.2 km
  • Duration: 4h 15m

What companies run services between Arusha, Tanzania and Kakamega, Kenya?

There is no direct connection from Arusha to Kakamega. However, you can take the taxi to Kilimanjaro airport, fly to Kisumu, then take the taxi to Kakamega. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Kilimanjaro airport, fly to Eldoret International, take the taxi to Kapsabet, then take the bus to Kakamega.

Airlines
Kenya Airways
Website
kenya-airways.com
Flights from Kilimanjaro to Kisumu via Nairobi
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $310
Flights from Kilimanjaro to Eldoret International via Nairobi
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $380
Flights from Kilimanjaro to Eldoret International via Mombasa, Nairobi
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$380 - $950
Jambojet Limited
Website
jambojet.com
Flights from Kilimanjaro to Eldoret International via Mombasa
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $750
Flights from Kilimanjaro to Eldoret International via Mombasa, Nairobi
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $750
Flights from Kilimanjaro to Eldoret International via Zanzibar, Mombasa
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,000
Safarilink
Website
flysafarilink.com
Flights from Kilimanjaro to Kisumu via Nairobi Wilson
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $600
Bus operators
Impala Shuttle
Phone
+254710354845
Email
info@impalashuttle.com
Website
impalashuttles.com
Shuttle from Arusha to Nairobi Airport
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
impalashuttles.com
Nairobi Matatu
Website
digitalmatatus.com
Bus from Nairobi to Naivasha
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
digitalmatatus.com
Coast Bus
Website
coastbus.co.ke
Bus from Naivasha to Kakamega
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
coastbus.com
East Africa Shuttles
Phone
+254 722-348656
Email
info@eastafricashuttles.com
Website
eastafricashuttles.com
Shuttle from Arusha to Nairobi
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $30
Schedules at
eastafricashuttles.com
MASH
Phone
+254 730 889 000
Email
info@masheastafrica.com
Website
masheastafrica.com
Bus from Nairobi to Kakamega
Ave. Duration
6h 21m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
masheastafrica.com
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mashpoa.com
VIP
$21
Business
$20
Normal
$16
Marangu Luxury Shuttles
Phone
+254 203 555 780
Email
info@marangushuttles.com
Website
marangushuttles.com
Shuttle from Arusha to Nairobi
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
marangushuttles.com
Crown Bus
Other operators
Taxi from Arusha to Kilimanjaro
Ave. Duration
48 min
Estimated price
$18 - $22

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