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There are 8 ways to get from Kakamega to Mwanza by taxi, plane, car or bus

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Taxi to Kisumu, fly to Mwanza  •  3h 36m

  1. Take a taxi from Kakamega to Kisumu
  2. Fly from Kisumu (KIS) to Mwanza (MWZ) KIS - MWZ

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Bus, Matatu  •  18h 29m

  1. Take the bus from Kakamega to Naivasha
  2. Take the Matatu from Naivasha to Nairobi
  3. Take the bus from Nairobi to Mwanza

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Drive to Grumeti, fly to Mwanza  •  8h 12m

  1. Drive from Kakamega to Grumeti
  2. Fly from Grumeti (GTZ) to Mwanza (MWZ) GTZ - MWZ

Taxi to Kisumu, fly to Masai Mara, drive  •  8h 16m

  1. Take a taxi from Kakamega to Kisumu
  2. Fly from Kisumu (KIS) to Masai Mara (MRE) KIS - MRE
  3. Drive from Masai Mara to Mwanza

Taxi to Kisumu, fly to Maasai Mara Game Reserve, drive  •  7h 46m

  1. Take a taxi from Kakamega to Kisumu
  2. Fly from Kisumu (KIS) to Maasai Mara Game Reserve (KTJ) KIS - KTJ
  3. Drive from Maasai Mara Game Reserve to Mwanza

Bus  •  19h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Kakamega to Nairobi
  2. Take the bus from Nairobi to Mwanza

Bus via Nairobi  •  20h 9m

  1. Take the bus from Kakamega to Nairobi
  2. Take the bus from Nairobi to Mwanza

Drive  •  7h 39m

  1. Drive from Kakamega to Mwanza 528.9 km

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kakamega to Mwanza is to bus via Nairobi which costs $22 - $35 and takes 20h 9m.

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The quickest way to get from Kakamega to Mwanza is to taxi and fly which costs $280 - $800 and takes 3h 36m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kakamega to Mwanza. However, there are services departing from Kakamega and arriving at Mwanza via Naivasha and Nairobi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18h 29m.

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The distance between Kakamega and Mwanza is 373 km. The road distance is 528.9 km.

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The best way to get from Kakamega to Mwanza without a car is to bus and Matatu which takes 18h 29m and costs $22 - $35.

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It takes approximately 3h 36m to get from Kakamega to Mwanza, including transfers.

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Kakamega to Mwanza bus services, operated by Coast Bus, depart from Kakamega station.

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There is no direct flight from Kisumu Airport to Mwanza Airport. The quickest flight takes 8h 40m and has one stopover.

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Kakamega to Mwanza bus services, operated by Modern Coast, arrive at Mwanza station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kakamega to Mwanza is 529 km. It takes approximately 7h 39m to drive from Kakamega to Mwanza.

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  • Distance: 373.4 km
  • Duration: 3h 36m

What companies run services between Kakamega, Kenya and Mwanza, Tanzania?

You can take a bus from Kakamega to Mwanza via Naivasha and Nairobi in around 18h 29m.

Airlines
Auric Air Services Limited
Website
auricair.com
Flights from Kisumu to Mwanza via Entebbe
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Grumeti to Mwanza
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $170
AirKenya Express
Website
airkenya.com
Flights from Kisumu to Masai Mara
Ave. Duration
35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $550
Flights from Kisumu to Maasai Mara Game Reserve
Ave. Duration
35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $490
Air Tanzania
Website
airtanzania.co.tz
Flights from Kisumu to Mwanza via Nairobi, Dar es Salaam
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $900
Charterlines, Inc.
Website
charterlines.com
Flights from Grumeti to Mwanza
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $220
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
Modern Coast
MASH
Phone
+254 730 889 000
Email
info@masheastafrica.com
Website
masheastafrica.com
Bus from Kakamega to Nairobi
Ave. Duration
6h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Schedules at
masheastafrica.com
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mashpoa.com
VIP
$21
Business
$19
Normal
$15
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
Other operators
Taxi from Kakamega to Kisumu
Ave. Duration
47 min
Estimated price
$95 - $120

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AirKenya Express, Auric Air Services Limited, Jambojet Limited and two other airlines offer flights from Kisumu Airport to Mwanza Airport.

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