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There are 5 ways to get from Fort Portal to Kigali by bus, car or plane

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Bus  •  14 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Fort Portal to Kampala
  2. Take the bus from Kampala to Kigali

$12

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Drive  •  6 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Fort Portal to Kigali 262.3 miles

$35 - $55

Bus to Entebbe, fly to Kigali  •  9 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Fort Portal to Kampala
  2. Fly from Entebbe (EBB) to Kigali (KGL) EBB - KGL

$70 - $217

Bus to Kasese, fly to Kigali  •  9 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Fort Portal to Kasese
  2. Fly from Kasese (KSE) to Kigali (KGL) KSE - KGL

$120 - $320

Bus to Entebbe, fly to Goma, drive  •  10 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Fort Portal to Kampala
  2. Fly from Entebbe (EBB) to Goma (GOM) EBB - GOM
  3. Drive from Goma to Kigali

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The cheapest way to get from Fort Portal to Kigali is to bus which costs $12 and takes 14 h 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Fort Portal to Kigali is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6 h 22 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Fort Portal to Kigali. However, there are services departing from Fort Portal and arriving at Kigali via Kampala. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 39 min.

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The distance between Fort Portal and Kigali is 291 km. The road distance is 419.7 km.

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The best way to get from Fort Portal to Kigali without a car is to bus which takes 14 h 39 min and costs $12.

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It takes approximately 14 h 39 min to get from Fort Portal to Kigali, including transfers.

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Fort Portal to Kigali bus services, operated by Link Bus Services, depart from Fort Portal station.

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The quickest flight from Entebbe Airport to Kigali Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Fort Portal to Kigali bus services, operated by Volcano Express Ltd, arrive at Kigali station.

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Kigali is 1 h behind Fort Portal. It is currently 10:49 PM in Fort Portal and 9:49 PM in Kigali.

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  • Distance: 182.1 miles
  • Duration: 14 h 39 min

What companies run services between Fort Portal, Uganda and Kigali, Rwanda?

You can take a bus from Fort Portal to Kigali via Kampala and Kampala in around 14 h 39 min.

Airlines
Rwandair Express
Website
rwandair.com
Flights from Entebbe to Kigali
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $440
Flights from Kasese to Kigali via Entebbe
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $320
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Kasese to Kigali via Entebbe, Addis Ababa
Ave. Duration
10 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $410
Flights from Entebbe to Goma
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $400
Qatar Airways
Website
qatarairways.com
Flights from Entebbe to Kigali
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $310
Kenya Airways
Website
kenya-airways.com
Flights from Kasese to Kigali via Entebbe, Nairobi
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $450
Bus operators
Link Bus Services
Phone
+256 414-255 426
Email
info@link.co.ug
Website
link.co.ug
Bus from Fort Portal to Kampala
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Schedules at
link.co.ug
Bus from Fort Portal to Kasese
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Schedules at
link.co.ug
Volcano Express Ltd
Phone
250 722 000233
Email
info@cargopress.com
Website
volcanoexpress.co.rw
Bus from Kampala to Kigali
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
volcanoexpress.co.rw

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Yes, the driving distance between Fort Portal to Kigali is 420 km. It takes approximately 6 h 22 min to drive from Fort Portal to Kigali.

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Qatar Airways and Rwandair Express offer flights from Entebbe Airport to Kigali Airport.

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