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There are 7 ways to get from Arusha to Mombasa by car, plane, car ferry, bus, train or shuttle

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Drive, fly to Mombasa  •  4 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Arusha to Amboseli
  2. Fly from Amboseli (ASV) to Mombasa (MBA) ASV - MBA

$66 - $299

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Drive, fly to Ukunda, car ferry  •  5 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Arusha to Amboseli
  2. Fly from Amboseli (ASV) to Ukunda (UKA) ASV - UKA
  3. Take the car ferry from Likoni to Mombasa

$48 - $277

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Bus, drive, Madaraka Express  •  11 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Arusha to Namanga
  2. Drive from Namanga to Emali
  3. Take the Madaraka Express from Emali to Mombasa

$110 - $145

Bus, Madaraka Express  •  11 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Arusha Airport to Nairobi Airport
  2. Take the Madaraka Express from Nairobi to Mombasa

$96 - $132

Bus  •  16 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Arusha to Namanga
  2. Take the bus from Namanga to Nairobi
  3. Take the bus from Nairobi to Mombasa

$125

Shuttle, bus  •  17 h

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

$49 - $89

Drive  •  7 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Arusha to Mombasa 241.6 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Arusha to Mombasa is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 7 h 31 min.

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The quickest way to get from Arusha to Mombasa is to drive and fly which costs $65 - $300 and takes 4 h 7 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Arusha to Mombasa. However, there are services departing from Arusha and arriving at Mombasa via Namanga and Nairobi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 44 min.

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The distance between Arusha and Mombasa is 339 km. The road distance is 386.6 km.

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The best way to get from Arusha to Mombasa without a car is to bus and Madaraka Express which takes 11 h 45 min and costs $95 - $140.

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It takes approximately 4 h 7 min to get from Arusha to Mombasa, including transfers.

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Arusha to Mombasa bus services, operated by Marangu Luxury Shuttles, depart from Arusha station.

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The quickest flight from Amboseli Airport to Mombasa Airport is the direct flight which takes 10 min.

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Arusha to Mombasa bus services, operated by MASH, arrive at Mombasa station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Arusha to Mombasa is 387 km. It takes approximately 7 h 31 min to drive from Arusha to Mombasa.

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  • Distance: 212.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 7 min

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

You can take a bus from Arusha to Mombasa via Namanga, Nairobi, and Nairobi in around 16 h 44 min.

Airlines
Mombasa Air Safari
Flights from Amboseli to Mombasa
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$29 - $250
Flights from Amboseli to Ukunda
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $250
Blue sky Aviation
Flights from Amboseli to Mombasa
Ave. Duration
10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$29 - $250
Train operators
Kenya Railways
Train from Emali to Mombasa
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $25
Schedules at
krc.co.ke
Economy
$9
First Class
$25
Train from Nairobi to Mombasa
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $30
Schedules at
krc.co.ke
Economy
$10
First Class
$30
Bus operators
Marangu Luxury Shuttles
Website
marangushuttles.com
Bus from Arusha to Namanga
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50
Schedules at
marangushuttles.com
Bus from Namanga to Nairobi
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50
Schedules at
marangushuttles.com
A.A.B.S.
Phone
+254-722 763 818
Email
info@aashuttles.com
Website
aashuttles.com
Bus from Arusha Airport to Nairobi Airport
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
aashuttles.com
MASH
Website
masheastafrica.com
Bus from Nairobi to Mombasa
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
masheastafrica.com
Riverside Shuttle Service
Website
riverside-shuttle.com
Shuttle from Arusha to Nairobi
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Schedules at
riverside-shuttle.com
Crown Bus
Website
crownbus.co.ke
Bus from Nairobi to Mombasa
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
crownbus.co.ke
Ferry operators
Kenya Ferries
Phone
254 20 2118344
Email
info@kenyaferry.co.ke
Website
kenyaferry.co.ke
Car ferry from Likoni to Mombasa
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
kenyaferry.co.ke

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Blue sky Aviation and Mombasa Air Safari offer flights from Amboseli Airport to Mombasa Airport.

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