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There are 7 ways to get from Kakamega to Meru by bus, car, train, taxi or plane

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Bus, drive, train, taxi  •  9h 39m

  1. Take the bus from Kakamega to Naivasha
  2. Drive from Naivasha to Kiganjo
  3. Take the train from Kiganjo to Nanyuki
  4. Take a taxi from Nanyuki to Meru

Cheapest option

Bus, Matatu, train, drive  •  13h 57m

  1. Take the bus from Kakamega to Naivasha
  2. Take the Matatu from Naivasha to Nairobi
  3. Take the train from Ruiru to Karatina
  4. Drive from Karatina to Meru

5 alternative options

Bus, Matatu, drive  •  12h 8m

  1. Take the bus from Kakamega to Naivasha
  2. Take the Matatu from Naivasha to Nairobi
  3. Take the bus from Town Terminal to Thika Town 237
  4. Drive from Sagana to Meru

Bus, train, taxi  •  17h 19m

  1. Take the bus from Kakamega to Nairobi
  2. Take the train from Nairobi to Nanyuki
  3. Take a taxi from Nanyuki to Meru

Bus, train, taxi via Kakamega  •  18h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Kakamega to Nairobi
  2. Take the train from Nairobi to Nanyuki
  3. Take a taxi from Nanyuki to Meru

Drive  •  7h 29m

  1. Drive from Kakamega to Meru 471.8 km

Taxi, fly  •  5h 1m

  1. Take a taxi from Kakamega to Kisumu
  2. Fly from Kisumu (KIS) to Samburu (UAS) KIS - UAS
  3. Take a taxi from Samburu to Meru

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kakamega to Meru is to bus and Matatu and train and drive which costs $28 - $50 and takes 13h 57m.

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The quickest way to get from Kakamega to Meru is to taxi and fly which costs $270 - $800 and takes 5h 1m.

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The distance between Kakamega and Meru is 324 km. The road distance is 471.8 km.

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The best way to get from Kakamega to Meru without a car is to bus and train and taxi which takes 17h 19m and costs $150 - $200.

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It takes approximately 9h 39m to get from Kakamega to Meru, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Kisumu Airport to Samburu Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 10m and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kakamega to Meru is 472 km. It takes approximately 7h 29m to drive from Kakamega to Meru.

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World Ticket, Renegade Air and Safarilink offer flights from Kisumu Airport to Samburu Airport.

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There are seven+ hotels available in Meru. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Kakamega to Meru.
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  • Distance: 323.9 km
  • Duration: 9h 39m

What companies run services between Kakamega, Kenya and Meru, Kenya?

There is no direct connection from Kakamega to Meru. However, you can take the bus to Naivasha, take the drive to Kiganjo, take the train to Nanyuki, then take the taxi to Meru. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Naivasha, take the Matatu to Nairobi, take the walk to Town Terminal, take the bus to Thika Town, take the taxi to Maragua, take the train to Sagana, then take the drive to Meru.

Airlines
Safarilink
Website
flysafarilink.com
Flights from Kisumu to Samburu via Nairobi Wilson
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $500
Train operators
Kenya Railways
Phone
0709 388 888
Email
info@krc.co.ke
Website
krc.co.ke
Train from Kiganjo to Nanyuki
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
krc.co.ke
Train from Ruiru to Karatina
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$1 - $8
Schedules at
krc.co.ke
Economy
$2
First Class
$8
Train from Nairobi to Nanyuki
Ave. Duration
7h 49m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$1 - $9
Schedules at
krc.co.ke
Economy
$2
First Class
$9
Bus operators
Coast Bus
Website
coastbus.co.ke
Bus from Kakamega to Naivasha
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
coastbus.com
Nairobi Matatu
Website
digitalmatatus.com
Bus from Naivasha to Nairobi
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
digitalmatatus.com
Bus from Town Terminal to Thika Town
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Schedules at
digitalmatatus.com
Easy Coach
Phone
+254 0202210711
Email
ict@easycoach.co.ke
Website
easycoach.co.ke
Bus from Kakamega to Nairobi
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
easycoach.co.ke
The Guardian Coach
Phone
+254 726 511 628
Email
info@theguardiancoach.com
Website
theguardian.co.ke
Bus from Kakamega to Nairobi
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
theguardiancoach.com
Book at
theguardian.co.ke
Other operators
Taxi from Nanyuki to Meru
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Estimated price
$140 - $170

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