There are 3 ways to get from Kampala to Arua by plane, bus or car

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Fly  •  2 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Entebbe (EBB) to Arua (RUA) EBB - RUA

$36 - $258

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Bus  •  7 h

  1. Take the bus from Kampala to Arua


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Drive  •  14 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Kampala to Arua 586.3 miles

$80 - $120

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

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The distance between Kampala and Arua is 353 km. The road distance is 938 km.

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The best way to get from Kampala to Arua without a car is to bus which takes 7 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 42 min to get from Kampala to Arua, including transfers.

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Kampala to Arua bus services, operated by KK Traveller, depart from Kampala station.

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The best way to get from Kampala to Arua is to fly which takes 2 h 42 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 7 h.

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The quickest flight from Entebbe Airport to Arua Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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Kampala to Arua bus services, operated by KK Traveller, arrive at Arua station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kampala to Arua is 938 km. It takes approximately 14 h 35 min to drive from Kampala to Arua.

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Eagle Air Uganda offers flights from Entebbe Airport to Arua Airport.

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Map of how to get from Kampala to Arua.
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  • Distance: 220.9 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 42 min

What companies run services between Kampala, Uganda and Arua, Uganda?

Eagle Air Uganda flies from Kampala to Arua 3 times a week. Alternatively, KK Traveller operates a bus from Kampala to Arua every 4 hours. Tickets cost $10 and the journey takes 7 h.

Eagle Air Uganda
Flights from Entebbe to Arua
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$30 - $250
Bus operators
KK Traveller
+256 718204665
Bus from Kampala to Arua
Ave. Duration
7 h
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
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There are four+ hotels available in Arua. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Kampala to Entebbe Airport is to drive which takes 1 h 19 min and costs .

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