There are 4 ways to get from Kampala to Kigali by plane, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly  •  2 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Entebbe (EBB) to Kigali (KGL) EBB - KGL

$70 - $217

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9 h

  1. Take the bus from Kampala to Kigali

$12

2 alternative options

Bus, drive  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Kampala to Kyanika
  2. Drive from Kyanika to Kigali

$18 - $24

Drive  •  7 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Kampala to Kigali 315.8 miles

$40 - $65

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The cheapest way to get from Kampala to Kigali is to bus which costs $12 and takes 9 h.

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The quickest way to get from Kampala to Kigali is to fly which costs $65 - $220 and takes 2 h 36 min.

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The distance between Kampala and Kigali is 377 km. The road distance is 505.2 km.

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It takes approximately 2 h 36 min to get from Kampala to Kigali, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Kampala and arriving at Kigali. Services depart every four hours. The journey takes approximately 9 h.

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The nearest airport to Kigali is Kigali (KGL) Airport which is 8.6 km away. Other nearby airports include Goma (GOM) (96.3 km), Bujumbura (BJM) (173.2 km), Bukoba (BKZ) (207.5 km) and Mwanza (MWZ) (322.9 km).

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Map of how to get from Kampala to Kigali.
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  • Distance: 235.7 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 36 min

What companies run services between Kampala, Uganda and Kigali, Rwanda?

Rwandair Express and Qatar Airways fly from Kampala to Kigali 4 times a day. Alternatively, Volcano Express Ltd operates a bus from Kampala to Kigali every 4 hours. Tickets cost $12 and the journey takes 9 h.

Airlines
Rwandair Express
Website
rwandair.com
Flights from Entebbe to Kigali
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $440
Qatar Airways
Website
qatarairways.com
Flights from Entebbe to Kigali
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $310
Bus operators
bus
Bus from Kampala to Kyanika
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
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Volcano Express Ltd
Phone
250 722 000233
Email
info@cargopress.com
Website
volcanoexpress.co.rw
Bus from Kampala to Kigali
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
volcanoexpress.co.rw

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