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

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Bus  •  6h 11m

  1. Take the bus from Mumias to Bungoma
  2. Take the bus from Bungoma to Malaba
  3. Take the bus from Malaba to Mbale

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Bus via Kakamega  •  6h 31m

  1. Take the bus from Kakamega to Mumias
  2. Take the bus from Mumias to Bungoma
  3. Take the bus from Bungoma to Malaba
  4. Take the bus from Malaba to Mbale

Drive  •  2h 15m

  1. Drive from Kakamega to Mbale 144.8 km

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The cheapest way to get from Kakamega to Mbale is to drive which costs $21 - $35 and takes 2h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Kakamega to Mbale is to drive which costs $21 - $35 and takes 2h 15m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kakamega to Mbale. However, there are services departing from Kakamega and arriving at Mbale via Mumias, Bungoma and Malaba. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 11m.

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The distance between Kakamega and Mbale is 110 km. The road distance is 144.8 km.

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The best way to get from Kakamega to Mbale without a car is to bus which takes 6h 11m and costs .

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It takes approximately 6h 11m to get from Kakamega to Mbale, including transfers.

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Kakamega to Mbale bus services, operated by Crown Bus, depart from Mumias station.

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Kakamega to Mbale bus services, operated by MASH, arrive at Mbale station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kakamega to Mbale is 145 km. It takes approximately 2h 15m to drive from Kakamega to Mbale.

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  • Distance: 109.5 km
  • Duration: 6h 11m

What companies run services between Kakamega, Kenya and Mbale, Uganda?

You can take a bus from Kakamega to Mbale via Mumias, Bungoma, and Malaba in around 6h 11m.

Bus operators
Crown Bus
Coast Bus
Website
coastbus.co.ke
Bus from Bungoma to Malaba
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
coastbus.com
MASH
Phone
+254 730 889 000
Email
info@masheastafrica.com
Website
masheastafrica.com
Bus from Malaba to Mbale
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
masheastafrica.com
Book at
mashpoa.com
The Guardian Coach
Phone
+254 726 511 628
Email
info@theguardiancoach.com
Website
theguardian.co.ke
Bus from Kakamega to Mumias
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
theguardiancoach.com
Book at
theguardian.co.ke

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