There are 4 ways to get from Fort Portal to Kigali by bus, car or plane

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

Recommended option

Bus  •  13 h 36 min

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

$12

3 alternative options

Drive  •  6 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Fort Portal to Kigali 262.3 miles

$35 - $55

Bus to Entebbe, fly  •  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  •  9 h 47 min

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

$120 - $320

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 13 h 36 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 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $320
Flights from Kasese to Kigali via Entebbe, Nairobi
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $320
Kenya Airways
Website
kenya-airways.com
Flights from Kasese to Kigali via Entebbe, Nairobi
Ave. Duration
10 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $450
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Kasese to Kigali via Entebbe, Addis Ababa
Ave. Duration
10 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $410
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
Hourly
Schedules at
link.co.ug
Bus from Fort Portal to Kasese
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
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
7 h 57 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
volcanoexpress.co.rw

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Fort Portal to Kigali?

The distance between Fort Portal and Kigali is 291 km. The road distance is 420 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Fort Portal to Kigali?

The cheapest way to get from Fort Portal to Kigali is to bus which costs $12 and takes 13 h 36 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Fort Portal to Kigali?

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

Is there a direct bus between Fort Portal and Kigali?

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 13 h 36 min.

How long does it take to get from Fort Portal to Kigali?

It takes approximately 13 h 36 min to get from Fort Portal to Kigali, including transfers.