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There are 3 ways to get from Hoima to Mbale by bus or car

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Bus via Kisumu  •  20h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Hoima to Kampala
  2. Take the bus from Kampala to Kisumu
  3. Take the bus from Kisumu to Nakuru
  4. Take the bus from Nakuru to Mbale

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Bus  •  27h 47m

  1. Take the bus from Hoima to Kampala
  2. Take the bus from Kampala to Nairobi
  3. Take the bus from Nairobi to Mbale

Drive  •  6h 11m

  1. Drive from Hoima to Mbale 420.6 km

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The cheapest way to get from Hoima to Mbale is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6h 11m.

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The quickest way to get from Hoima to Mbale is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6h 11m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Hoima to Mbale. However, there are services departing from Hoima and arriving at Mbale via Crane Bank - City Square, Kampala, Kisumu and Nakuru. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20h 45m.

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The distance between Hoima and Mbale is 316 km. The road distance is 420.6 km.

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The best way to get from Hoima to Mbale without a car is to bus via Kisumu which takes 20h 45m and costs .

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It takes approximately 20h 45m to get from Hoima to Mbale, including transfers.

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Hoima to Mbale bus services, operated by Link Bus Services, depart from Hoima station.

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Hoima to Mbale bus services, operated by Easy Coach, arrive at Mbale station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Hoima to Mbale is 421 km. It takes approximately 6h 11m to drive from Hoima to Mbale.

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

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  • Distance: 316.2 km
  • Duration: 20h 45m

What companies run services between Hoima, Uganda and Mbale, Uganda?

You can take a bus from Hoima to Mbale via Kampala, Crane Bank - City Square, Bank of Africa, Kampala, Kisumu, Kisumu, and Nakuru in around 20h 45m.

Bus operators
Link Bus Services
Phone
+256 414-255 426
Email
info@link.co.ug
Website
link.co.ug
Bus from Hoima to Kampala
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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
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
MASH
Phone
+254 730 889 000
Email
info@masheastafrica.com
Website
masheastafrica.com
Bus from Kampala to Nairobi
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$33
Schedules at
masheastafrica.com
Book at
mashpoa.com
Bus from Nairobi to Mbale
Ave. Duration
10h 14m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
masheastafrica.com
Book at
mashpoa.com
Modern Coast
Phone
+254 709 897 000
Email
customercare@modern.co.ke
Website
modern.co.ke
Bus from Kampala to Nairobi
Ave. Duration
11h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $35
Schedules at
modern.co.ke
VIP
$35
First Class
$33
Business
$31

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