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

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

Drive, fly to Kigali  •  2 h 36 min

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

$70 - $217

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Kampala to Kigali

$12

4 alternative options

Fly to Goma, drive  •  4 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Entebbe (EBB) to Goma (GOM) EBB - GOM
  2. Drive from Goma to Kigali

Fly to Kihihi, drive  •  6 h 29 min

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

$50 - $273

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

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

Volcano Express Ltd operates a bus from Kampala to Kigali every 4 hours. Tickets cost $12 and the journey takes 7 h 57 min.

Airlines
Rwandair Express
Website
rwandair.com
Flights from Entebbe to Kigali
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $440
Aerolink Uganda
Website
aerolinkuganda.com
Flights from Entebbe to Kihihi
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $240
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Entebbe to Goma
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $400
Bus operators
bus
Bus from Kampala to Kyanika
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
facebook.com
Volcano Express Ltd
Phone
250 722 000233
Email
info@cargopress.com
Website
volcanoexpress.co.rw
Bus from Kampala to Kigali
Ave. Duration
7 h 57 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
volcanoexpress.co.rw

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Kampala to Kigali?

The distance between Kampala and Kigali is 377 km. The road distance is 505 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Kampala to Kigali?

The cheapest way to get from Kampala to Kigali is to bus which costs $12 and takes 7 h 57 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Kampala to Kigali?

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

Is there a direct bus between Kampala and Kigali?

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 7 h 57 min.

How long does it take to get from Kampala to Kigali?

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