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

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Fly  •  2 h 36 min

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

$70 - $217

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Bus  •  9 h

  1. Take the bus from Kampala to Kigali

$12

1 alternative option

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

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

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The best way to get from Kampala to Kigali without a car is to bus which takes 9 h and costs $12.

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

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Kampala to Kigali bus services, operated by Volcano Express Ltd, depart from Kampala station.

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The best way to get from Kampala to Kigali is to fly which takes 2 h 36 min and costs $65 - $220. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $12 and takes 9 h.

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The quickest flight from Entebbe Airport to Kigali Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Kampala to Kigali bus services, operated by Volcano Express Ltd, arrive at Kigali station.

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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
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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Kigali is 1 h behind Kampala. It is currently 10:02 PM in Kampala and 9:02 PM in Kigali.

Yes, the driving distance between Kampala to Kigali is 505 km. It takes approximately 7 h 26 min to drive from Kampala to Kigali.

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Qatar Airways and Rwandair Express offer flights from Entebbe Airport to Kigali Airport.

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There are 185+ hotels available in Kigali. Prices start at $30 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 $4 - $7.

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