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There are 6 ways to get from Kampala to Beni by bus, car or plane

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Bus, drive via Kyenjojo  •  9h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Kampala to Kyenjojo
  2. Take the bus from Kyenjojo to Fort Portal
  3. Drive from Fort Portal to Beni

Cheapest option

Fly Entebbe to Kihihi, drive  •  10h 7m

  1. Fly from Entebbe (EBB) to Kihihi (KHX) EBB - KHX
  2. Drive from Kihihi to Beni

4 alternative options

Bus, drive  •  9h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Kampala to Bwera
  2. Drive from Bwera to Beni

Drive  •  8h 50m

  1. Drive from Kampala to Beni 493.9 km

Bus to Entebbe, fly to Kasese, drive  •  7h 23m

  1. Take the bus from Gapco - Post Office to Entebbe Town
  2. Fly from Entebbe (EBB) to Kasese (KSE) EBB - KSE
  3. Drive from Kasese to Beni

Bus to Mbarara, fly to Kasese, drive  •  9h 47m

  1. Take the bus from Kampala to Mbarara
  2. Fly from Mbarara (MBQ) to Kasese (KSE) MBQ - KSE
  3. Drive from Kasese to Beni

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kampala to Beni is to drive which costs $40 - $65 and takes 8h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Kampala to Beni is to drive which costs $40 - $65 and takes 8h 50m.

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The distance between Kampala and Beni is 346 km. The road distance is 493.9 km.

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It takes approximately 9h 18m to get from Kampala to Beni, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Entebbe Airport to Kasese Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 35m.

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Beni is 1h behind Kampala. It is currently 4:22 AM in Kampala and 3:22 AM in Beni.

Yes, the driving distance between Kampala to Beni is 494 km. It takes approximately 8h 50m to drive from Kampala to Beni.

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Aerolink Uganda offers flights from Entebbe Airport to Kasese Airport.

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  • Distance: 346.3 km
  • Duration: 9h 18m

What companies run services between Kampala, Uganda and Beni, Democratic Republic of the Congo?

There is no direct connection from Kampala to Beni. However, you can take the bus to Kyenjojo, take the bus to Fort Portal, then take the drive to Beni. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Bwera then take the drive to Beni.

Airlines
Aerolink Uganda
Website
aerolinkuganda.com
Flights from Entebbe to Kasese
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$10 - $300
Flights from Entebbe to Kihihi
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$12 - $310
Flights from Mbarara to Kasese
Ave. Duration
15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$2 - $210
Bus operators
Link Bus Services
Phone
+256 414-255 426
Email
info@link.co.ug
Website
link.co.ug
Bus from Kampala to Kyenjojo
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
link.co.ug
Bus from Kyenjojo to Fort Portal
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
link.co.ug
Bus from Kampala to Bwera
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
Frequency
5 times a day
Schedules at
link.co.ug
14-Seater Paratransit Taxi
Website
transportforcairo.com
Bus from Gapco - Post Office to Entebbe Town
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Schedules at
transportforcairo.com
bus
Bus from Kampala to Mbarara
Ave. Duration
4h 44m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
facebook.com

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