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There are 6 ways to get from Bukoba to Mbale by car, bus, ferry or plane

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Drive, bus

  1. Drive from Bukoba to Mutukula
  2. Take the bus from Mutukula to Kampala
  3. Take the bus from Kampala to Kisumu
  4. Take the bus from Kisumu to Nakuru
  5. Take the bus from Nakuru to Mbale

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Ferry, bus

  1. Take the ferry from Bukoba to Mwanza North Port
  2. Take the bus from Mwanza to Nairobi
  3. Take the bus from Nairobi to Mbale

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Ferry, bus via Mbale

  1. Take the ferry from Bukoba to Mwanza North Port
  2. Take the bus from Mwanza to Nairobi
  3. Take the bus from Nairobi to Mbale

Ferry, bus via Malaba

  1. Take the ferry from Bukoba to Mwanza North Port
  2. Take the bus from Mwanza to Nairobi
  3. Take the bus from Nairobi to Malaba
  4. Take the bus from Malaba to Mbale

Drive

  1. Drive from Bukoba to Mbale

Drive, fly

  1. Drive from Bukoba to Entebbe
  2. Fly from Entebbe (EBB) to Jinja (JIN)
  3. Drive from Jinja to Mbale

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bukoba to Mbale is to ferry and bus which costs $30 - $65 and takes 30h 17m.

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The quickest way to get from Bukoba to Mbale is to drive which costs $45 - $70 and takes 7h 42m.

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The distance between Bukoba and Mbale is 376 km. The road distance is 525.6 km.

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The best way to get from Bukoba to Mbale without a car is to ferry and bus which takes 30h 17m and costs $30 - $65.

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It takes approximately 26h 33m to get from Bukoba to Mbale, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Entebbe Airport to Jinja Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bukoba to Mbale is 526 km. It takes approximately 7h 42m to drive from Bukoba to Mbale.

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Aerolink Uganda offers flights from Entebbe Airport to Jinja Airport.

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There are 13+ hotels available in Mbale. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Bukoba to Mbale.
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  • Distance: 375.6 km
  • Duration: 26h 33m

What companies run services between Bukoba, Tanzania and Mbale, Uganda?

There is no direct connection from Bukoba to Mbale. However, you can take the drive to Mutukula, take the bus to Kampala, take the walk to Pioneer Mall, take the bus to Bank of Africa, take the walk to Kampala, take the bus to Kisumu, take the walk to Kisumu, take the bus to Nakuru, then take the bus to Mbale. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Bukoba to Mbale via Mwanza North Port, Mwanza, Nairobi, and Nairobi in around 30h 17m.

Airlines
Aerolink Uganda
Website
aerolinkuganda.com
Flights from Entebbe to Jinja
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$5 - $310
Bus operators
Link Bus Services
Phone
+256 414-255 426
Email
info@link.co.ug
Website
link.co.ug
Bus from Mutukula to Kampala
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
5 times a day
Schedules at
link.co.ug
Easy Coach
Phone
+254 0202210711
Email
ict@easycoach.co.ke
Website
easycoach.co.ke
Bus from Kampala to Kisumu
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
easycoach.co.ke
Bus from Nakuru to Mbale
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $15
Schedules at
easycoach.co.ke
Bus from Nairobi to Mbale
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $22
Schedules at
easycoach.co.ke
Tahmeed Coach Ltd
Phone
0729356561
Website
tahmeedexpress.com
Bus from Kisumu to Nakuru
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
tahmeedexpress.com
Modern Coast
MASH
Phone
+254 730 889 000
Email
info@masheastafrica.com
Website
masheastafrica.com
Bus from Nairobi to Mbale
Ave. Duration
10h 14m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
masheastafrica.com
Book at
mashpoa.com
Bus from Malaba to Mbale
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
masheastafrica.com
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mashpoa.com
The Guardian Coach
Phone
+254 726 511 628
Email
info@theguardiancoach.com
Website
theguardian.co.ke
Bus from Nairobi to Malaba
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
theguardiancoach.com
Book at
theguardian.co.ke
Ferry operators
Marine Services Company Limited
Phone
+255(0)739 606 600
Email
info@mscl.co.tz
Website
mscl.co.tz
Ferry from Bukoba to Mwanza North Port
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $20
Schedules at
mscl.co.tz
Economy
$7
Business
$13
First
$20

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