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

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Taxi to Kisumu, fly to Nairobi Wilson  •  1h 51m

  1. Take a taxi from Kakamega to Kisumu
  2. Fly from Kisumu (KIS) to Nairobi Wilson (WIL) KIS - WIL

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Bus  •  7h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Kakamega to Nairobi

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Taxi to Kisumu, fly to Nairobi  •  1h 55m

  1. Take a taxi from Kakamega to Kisumu
  2. Fly from Kisumu (KIS) to Nairobi (NBO) KIS - NBO

Bus to Eldoret International, fly to Nairobi  •  3h 22m

  1. Take the bus from Kakamega to Kapsabet
  2. Fly from Eldoret International (EDL) to Nairobi (NBO) EDL - NBO

Bus to Eldoret International, fly to Nairobi Wilson  •  3h 28m

  1. Take the bus from Kakamega to Kapsabet
  2. Fly from Eldoret International (EDL) to Nairobi Wilson (WIL) EDL - WIL

Drive to Kitale, fly to Nairobi Wilson  •  2h 46m

  1. Drive from Kakamega to Kitale
  2. Fly from Kitale (KTL) to Nairobi Wilson (WIL) KTL - WIL

Bus, Matatu  •  5h 47m

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

Drive  •  5h 38m

  1. Drive from Kakamega to Nairobi 377.4 km

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kakamega to Nairobi is to bus which costs $5 - $21 and takes 7h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Kakamega to Nairobi is to taxi and fly which costs $140 - $240 and takes 1h 51m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Kakamega and arriving at Nairobi. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h 15m.

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The distance between Kakamega and Nairobi is 288 km. The road distance is 377.4 km.

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The best way to get from Kakamega to Nairobi without a car is to bus and Matatu which takes 5h 47m and costs $11 - $16.

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It takes approximately 1h 51m to get from Kakamega to Nairobi, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Kisumu Airport to Nairobi Wilson Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Kakamega to Nairobi bus services, operated by Nairobi Matatu, arrive at Nairobi station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kakamega to Nairobi is 377 km. It takes approximately 5h 38m to drive from Kakamega to Nairobi.

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  • Distance: 288.2 km
  • Duration: 1h 51m

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

You can take a bus from Kakamega to Nairobi via Naivasha in around 5h 47m.

Airlines
Kenya Airways
Website
kenya-airways.com
Flights from Kisumu to Nairobi
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $160
Flights from Eldoret International to Nairobi
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Jambojet Limited
Website
jambojet.com
Flights from Kisumu to Nairobi
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $80
Flights from Eldoret International to Nairobi
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Safarilink
Website
flysafarilink.com
Flights from Kisumu to Nairobi Wilson
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $130
Flights from Kitale to Nairobi Wilson
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Renegade Air
Website
flyrenegadeair.com
Flights from Kisumu to Nairobi Wilson
Ave. Duration
46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$15 - $260
Executive Air Transport
Flights from Eldoret International to Nairobi Wilson
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$15 - $270
Skyward Express
Website
skywardexpress.co.ke
Flights from Eldoret International to Nairobi Wilson
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Seven Four Eight Air Services
Website
748airservicesltd.com
Flights from Kisumu to Nairobi
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $150
Fly540
Website
fly540.com
Flights from Eldoret International to Nairobi
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$50 - $120
Bus operators
MASH
Phone
+254 730 889 000
Email
info@masheastafrica.com
Website
masheastafrica.com
Bus from Kakamega to Kapsabet
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
masheastafrica.com
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mashpoa.com
Bus from Kakamega to Nairobi
Ave. Duration
6h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
masheastafrica.com
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mashpoa.com
VIP
$21
Business
$20
Normal
$16
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
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 - $11
Schedules at
theguardiancoach.com
Book at
theguardian.co.ke
Crown Bus
Other operators
Taxi from Kakamega to Kisumu
Ave. Duration
47 min
Estimated price
$95 - $120

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Renegade Air and Safarilink offer flights from Kisumu Airport to Nairobi Wilson Airport.

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